Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Fab 'n' Funky Christmas Blessings

Ever have one of those moments when you suddenly realise you've forgotten to do something you were meant to do and the last minute panic sets in? I had one of those moments last night! I have been so looking forward to working with this beautiful image from our lovely Fab 'n' Funky sponsor Delicious Doodles, but have been a bit poorly this past week, and between my son's 4th birthday on the 14th, that had celebrations spanning over a week and my hubby's birthday on Monday, a few things have slipped through the gap. But the Delicious Doodles images are so fabulous to work with, and this one being a 'scene' only needed a few snowy touches. So I managed to whip up a card double quick time. I wanted the image to look like a 'postcard' so I used deckle edged scissors to cut around it. I loved this image when I saw it, as it reminded me so much of our lovely red pillar box at our old flat in London. I'll share some of our snowy pics at the end of this post.

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I am having printer issues at the moment. For some reason, randomly, my printer gives me 'sepia' images. Don't know what's going on there, but it's our old printer from the UK and I can't get ink for it here in New Zealand, so I think it might be time to let it go. But when this came out in this sepia tone, I must say I actually quite liked it! The track looks like dirt showing through the snow and the tree has a hint of the bark colour, the bricks would be reddy toned I'm sure and I thought the house looked okay in that tone too. So I decided to embrace the mistake and just add a little ink with my red and green promarkers to the letterbox and the wreath and tree. The rest I left as printed. I liberally added liquid pearls in white opal wherever the snow lay clumped. I was tempted to add a little glitter too, but actually loved the affect of just the liquid pearls. 

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I've added some gorgeous blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts. A white poinsettia and red open roses in differing sizes. I've used a lovely berry spray in the centre of the white poinsettia which is from Live and Love Crafts, one of my favourite stores for all things crafting shabby chic style. Some ribbon from stash with a couple of heart pins, a doily from stash and a really lovely tartan backing paper from the My Mind's Eye paper pad Christmas Wish.

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The final touch for my Fab 'n' Funky DT card this week was to choose a sentiment that fit the scene here. I just love this Molly Blooms Christmas sentiment. I think it is the perfect finish to this card. I stamped it straight onto the Kraft card for a rustic feel.

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Thanks for popping in to visit me today. I hope you'll be inspired to get on with some early Christmas crafting and join in our current 'Christmas Challenge' at Fab 'n' Funky this week. Do pop on over to check out the amazing creations by my fabulous team mates. I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge and do pop back in again here soon, there'll be more creativity flowing as soon as I've got over this bug and my mojo's back. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
A Little Bit Crafty: Flower Power
Party Time Tuesdays: #174 ~ Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: #41 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #58 ~ Anything Goes
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown: May Stash Challenge
Inky Chicks Challenge: #30 ~ Use A Metal Embellishment (Metal stem heart pins)
Simons Says Stamp Monday Challenge: The Artsy Stamp (Fab Delicious Doodles Scene)
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Colour Duo & Why (Red & White, I just love the crispness of this combination, it's one of my all time favourites and I find myself using it a lot for Christmas makes.)

For those of you who made it all the way to the end, here are the pics of my lil' crew on one of our snowy days in London ~ Feb 2012.

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Zachy and mama

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My sweet Georgie

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Finally, one of my fav' snowy photos taken a couple of
months before Zac was born in 2010.

13 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

delightful card Wendy. And loved the photos.

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is super gorgeous! LOVE the image and I adore the liquid pearl accenting! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

fabiola jaques said...

super jolie ta création Wendy, , élégante et pleine de charme avec une très jolie touche country, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Samantha said...

Oh I love the colour combo I would not have the nerve but your card looks Brilliant LOVE it and LOVE LOVE LOVE all your photos too! really brought a smile thank you!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Wends, love the colours & design...fabulous photos too
Hugs
Wendy xx

Kates said...

Love this card! Also love the snowy pics!! Katie x

Sheena Brooks said...

Even if your printer is on the way out the image turned out beautifully! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

coops said...

so stunning wendy.gorgeous winter scene and your design and details are beautiful :D
stunning family pics too :D

xx coops xx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you added the snow. The snow photos are great! Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

lilybygilly said...

It was serendipity because your card is gorgeous! Hope you get your printer sorted out, but must say I love the way it printed this one. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.
Hugs
Gill x
52 CCT Design Team

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥ hugs Pops x x x

Elise said...

Ooo Loooove your family photo's! What a beautiful family you have! And yes yes yes .. I always have those moments where I realize I've forgotten something .. and I have them a lot! hahahahahah!

Your card is absolutely GOR-GEOUS! Wowwww! You did such a FABULOUS job with this .. and it truly is a STUNNING Christmas card!

Big Hugs,
Elise

mixamatoasties said...

Fab photos! And a gorgeous card too. Lovely scene.

Susan xx

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