Thursday 4 August 2011

How long does it take to make one card?

In this house?  Nearly a week!  My goodness this has taken me ages, I've not had 5 minutes to myself until the evenings and then there are other things that need doing, plus we had visitors on Monday so lost the evening all together!

Anyway, hello blogland - hope you are keeping well.  Loving the summer that has finally arrived, we live near the coast in windy Lincolnshire and are generally a few degrees lower than inland so although it has been warm, it hasn't been unbearable.  Although I will say that overnight it has been uncomfortable to try and sleep.

Anyway, waffle over - onto card.  Now I warn you this isn't my usual standard of photo, if I get a chance I will take another tomorrow, as I've had to take a pic this evening and it's dull, raining and the light in the dining room isn't ideal.  It really doesn't show how gorgeous these papers are - they have a real shimmer to them. But anyhows, here you go:

Hmmm, that really is quite dark - I will deff try and get it changed tomorrow (if I get time!).  Still the details stand:
Pollycraft Stamp - From the Heart Winter Elves; Devotion.  Coloured with my Promarkers and highlighted with Stickles and Liquid Pearls.
Cut out then mounted onto a Cuttlebug embossed circle die-cut and then mounted with nesties.
The papers are all Craft House - Winter Wonderland.
Ribbon from my box.

There you go, I can't believe I've done a Christmas card in August - normally I refuse to start until October or November.  This is a first for me!

Best wishes all,

I'd like to enter this into:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - #104 - Paula's Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 91, Christmas in July
A Passion for Promarkers - Week 111, Theme (Hugs & Kisses)


Wendy said...

Gorgeous christmas card Sarah,really should start mine,always leave it to late.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, liking the card, I have these papers so I know they look brighter IRL. Cute image too. Hugs Kat xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Sarah, love the adorable image and pretty colours.

nessy said...

oh sarah where is the summer going..and no time to do any blogging/crafting!!
love this xmas card (just done my second one).. such a sweet image ~love the papers too!
vanessa xx

Joey said...

Beautiful card Sarah, love this image and beautiful colourwork, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

coops said...

gorgeous card sarah.i love your stunning colours and design and the image is adorable ;D

xx coops xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card Sarah, love the image, coloured beautifully. Look forward to seeing many more Christmas cards now that you have started. Debs xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, it is weird making Christmas Cards when its so warm isn't it!!!

Mary J said...

Sarah, a really beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining in with the Pollycrafts Monday challenge!

Mary J x

christine3m123 said...

Hi Sarah... Thanks for your comment on my blog and for joining.... and here I am on yours too!
Love this card... the image is lovely and your colouring is fab! Love the layout and background papers too. Look forward to seeing more! And if we win in each other's eyes, that's all that counts! LOL
Was over in Lincs on Thurs... visiting my brother in Laceby.. I could've waved!
Christine x

Christine L said...

Ooops the above comment should have read from me... not Christine3m123! It's my other email addy which confuses me!
Christine x

Unknown said...

Lovely card, love the image & the layout is fab

Sheena said...

A great christmas card and take on Paula's sketch! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

kay said...

fabby christmas card,x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Sarah,
Such a sweet image. I love your colour scheme & those fab papers. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Andie xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sarah, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x