Morning peeps, I’m back with another card.  How was your weekend?  Our clocks finally went back on Sunday morning. it was dark so early on Sunday evening, although it was quite light this morning driving to work which I liked.  Although, as I leave the house at 6:30am, “light” is a relative term!  I had such a wonderful weekend.  It was cold and showery all day Saturday so I got a number of cards made for posts this week.  Sunday was cold, crisp, sunny and dry, so after bagging a few groceries we went to the local woods for a walk, there’s still some wonderful colours about.  Back home for coffee and biscotti and time for a bit of stamping before we headed to a local Indian restaurant for their Diwali buffet.  Diwali is the biggest festival in India, The Festival of Lights, and all the Indian restaurants have an amazing and sumptuous buffet all set up.  We forgot about it last year so we made sure to have the date on the calendar for this year!  We were so very stuffed and didn’t eat again at all yesterday!  Back home I finished my stamping (LOTV images for a woywwer), and settled down with the laptop to check the challenges out and discovered I’d won a set of ProMarkers at Sweet Stampin’, and have been asked to be a GDT for Penny Black & More At Allsorts in January and had a Top3 pick at Winter Wonderland challenge!  So a good weekend all round really!

Anyway, today’s card!  A very CAS blue and white make, using very similar techniques to Saturday’s pink angel card.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Bahama Blue on Friday and then didn’t know what else to do with it so put it to one side!  I pulled out a few sets of stamps on Saturday and found this lovely tree image from Kanban that exactly fit the centre of the card.  I wanted to emboss it with the Ranger Holographic powder and knew the Memento ink is too quick drying, so I used ColorBox Q Sapphire Silk instead, which explains the slight colour mismatch between the image and the sentiments.  At least with this image you can see the lovely sparkly effect of the Holographic EP.

And that was it, single layer, very clean and simple.  It’s a small card at about 4 1/2″ square.  I concentrated this weekend on small, single layer, or close to single layer cards that are not going to break the bank to post off!  I’ll be back later in the week with another one.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank bought at a craft fair in England in May!
  • Stamps: Recollections Merry Merry clear set ~ Kanban clear set (no name but it has different Christmas Trees)
  • Ink: Memento Bahama Blue ~ ColourboxQ Sapphire Silk
  • Embellies: Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Heat Gun

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Challenges:

Winter Wonderland ~ Blue And White

Hazel’s Christmas Challenge ~ Bling It Up

Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Addicted To Stamping & More ~ CAS

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ All Things Christmas

Allsorts ~ Christmas Cheer

Aud Sentimens ~ Christmas Sentiment

Polkadoodles ~ Christmas Anything Goes

Beccy’s Place ~ Christmas Challenge (Day 9 Christmas Trees)

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