Monday 3 December 2012

Too simple?

Hello blogworld

And an especially hello-y hello to my new followers - thank you for deciding to listen to my waffle and watch the odd card being made!  Hope you enjoy!!

Hmmm, so now I'm in full Christmas swing - the trees are up and decorated and the advent calenders are open.   I thought this year that I'd try something new with advent calenders - can't take away SWMbO's choccie one (or ones!) but she's also got the addition of a Playmobil one.  It makes up into a Woodland scene over the course of the month.  She likes it, I think, but she's not overly impressed so far that all she's got was a bare tree and what looks like a raven!!  She did like the owl tho today, and has guessed that tomorrow is her first person.

Now then, this here card - I'm not sure.  I was debating a few more layers on it than this, but showed hubby and he said it looks very smart (whoo-ho get me, making a card hubby likes!) so I left it alone.  Oh apart from I added a sentiment to see what I think.

So here she is in nakedness:

Here's the glittery arty-farty:

And here's with a sentiment:

What ya think? With or without?

The photos really don't do either the snowflake or cardstock justice.  They truly shimmer and shine and even hubby said that it was a very glittery snowflake.

I used:

No stamp!  
It's OK I've taken my temperature and I'm not ill!!

No hang on, maybe I am ill - there's no papers either!

Ahhh - normal service resumes!
Nestie for the square
Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake

Anything else?
Glamour Dust - Martha Stewart Glitter and gem from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - sentiment

Can't promise when you'll see me again, but it will be before the end of the week, hopefully!!  By then maybe I'll have persuaded those darn kittens to leave the darn Christmas trees alone!

Oh and, I know, I'm behind with commenting - again!  Please bear with me, I will pop by your blogs as much as I can, it's just this is such a busy month.  Apologies in advance.

Going now,

A challenge, or two:

Cupcake Craft Challenges: Cupcake 221 - It'll be All White on the night

Eclectic Ellapu: Week 8 - Santa Paws and/or snowflakes

The Squirrel and The Fox: Challenge 32 - Summer or Winter, winter for me!


Karen Petitt said...

Very, very chic, absolutely gorgeous, do not do anything more to it - it's perfect xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sarah, It's wonderful, very elegant and just right :) Love it, Hugs, Teresa x

Unknown said...

Very posh! It looks classy but not too difficult so that if I organised myself I could do a simple production line to get through a few cards based round this idea. hmmmmmm Thank you.

Tracey T said...

A fabulously elegant card - really stunning. Love both versions but think I slightly prefer the simplicity of the one without the sentiment. John Lewis would charge a fortune for this! Tracey xx

Caroline said...

It's perfect leave it as it is. Stunning. Caroline xxx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Sarah. The snowflake is just divine and love the embellishment in the middle. Well done you on a CAS card. I would love to do CAS for a change but up to now have never managed it.
Hugs Sharon. x

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. It is perfect as it is!!!

cathi139 said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the simplicity of it - I think I prefer it without sentiment... or perhaps stamp the sentiment directly on the card base, this could be nice also
Happy Xmas Greetings from Germany

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Sarah. I love that sparkly snowflake, it deserves to be the focal point.

Hugs Sue

Anita said...

I think it's gorgeous Sarah! Love the sparkle on the snowflake and I love white cards.

catherine said...

Sounds like you are having so much fun with the festive season Sarah!
We had one of those playmobil advents when mine were young and we had a snow and skiing set. I was more excited than the kids to get all the parts each day!!!
Beautiful card and so elegant looking. Please can you email me when you have a min

x catherine

Sandra said...

CAS can be outstanding at times, and this one is no exception! I love that gorgeous snowflake. Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Eclectic Ellapu :)S

coops said...

simply stunning sarah.i absolutely love this :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

I think 'without' is stunning!! Love the fabulous gem... love the gorgeous snowflake... and wowwww to no colouring!!

I always struggle to put a sentiment on cards... always feel that it detracts from the image and can ruin... especially WOW as the sentiment often looks too heavy. And if they can't guess what the bloomin card is for.... too bad!!

Christine x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, I love it with or without the sentiment, it's so elegant and pretty, the snowflake is gorgeous and that center is beautiful, LOVE it
Lindsay xx

Vicky said...

What a beautiful and effective card love the center piece of the snow flake, thanks for joining us over on Eclectic Ellapu, Hugs Vicky

Anonymous said...

A perfect WOW card Sarah, simply gorgeous...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Tonya said...

I think it is gorgeous. I love the elegant look of it.

Wishcraft said...

Ooh it's gorgeous Sarah, love that fabby snowflake :o)

You're brave having Christmas trees - there's only one kitten in our house, and I'm not risking it this year! Hugs, Lisa x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is stunning as it is Sarah! :) Gorgeous and elegant hun.

I have to make my hubby an advent calendar, and one chocolate is never enough for him! :D lol.



Jacki Daniels said...

This is stunning love love love it thank you for playing along with us at ellectics this week with my santa paws and snowflakes theme I am now a follower too
Jacki xx

MagsB said...

Simply beautiful! (I prefer the naked one myself!!)

love Mags B x

PS and thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox, too, it gives me a lovely warm feeling when someone I follow joins in with a challenge I'm on the DT for!! x