Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Going round in circles all the time

Well some days it definitely feels like that, weeks flying by this year just seems to be disappearing too fast and I definitely don't like getting up in the dark and the nights drawing in. I feel mother nature has cheated us all a little bit after having a winter that caused chaos, not mother natures fault if we can't cope with a little snow but I really thought after an almost proper winter we would have a real long hot summer, but what happened to that? There are loads of berries on the trees so we may well be in for more snow again this winter.

Well less of the weather and onto more fun stuff craft.

My first card today is for our challenge over at CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES. Now Sandra is on holiday , sunning herself in Spain (lucky lady) and we have been left to sort things out and Bev is doing her first challenge post so please pop over and say hi and join in to give her some love.

Our challenge this time is sponsered by stitchy bear and they kindly sent the dt some digi images to use. Now I haven't seem what the rest of the team got so can't wait to see what they came up with and the images they recieved so I'm looking forward to that. We have a theme of circles this time so no reason not to enter as there are so many things you could use, dotty paper, brads, buttons, die cuts, the list is endless, well not quite endless but there are lots of circles out there you could use and we wants to see loads, so come on join in and have some fun with us and the chance to win a great prize too.

My card, well, the images I recieved just made me think of Christmas and with the weather looking proper autumn I was in the mood to make another christmas card.

I decided my circle could be a bauble you know the ones with an indented window in, probably very old style as the type of decoration I remember mum getting out of her decoration box and saying they were some her mum bought when she was first married. Pretty old style then, didn't realise I probably have some 60 or 70 year old baubles left in the loft.

Sorry I digress get back on track Julye, I decorated with some neutral patterned paper and then cut a window so you could see the fireplace. My idea was coming home from christmas shopping to a warm welcoming fire. Have to say it didn't look quite like I had in my mind but I think what I imagined was probably a little more adventurous than my ability, but I'm not too unhappy with the way it turned out.

I added some stickles for sparkle to my ladies scarf and earmuffs and finished with a ribbon and a rose.

Now it's your turn.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Paper Sundaes-christmas
Cupcake craft challenges-use a digi
Raise the bar-a living area


melsanford said...

This is fab - love it! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

fi's cards and crafts said...

excellent card...thanks for joining us atPaper Sundaes this week.


Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Great card. I really like the felt holly.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundae's this week!


alicaz said...

SO cool! Love the circles and how you combined the 2 images. The holy looks great too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Faye said...

This is a wonderful project with a gorgeously coloured image. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

HappyExpressions said...

What a great card! wonderful idea of a home. Love it!

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Great card love how you used the fireplace inside with the peep hole thankyou for using my stamp

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Thanh Vo said...

I'm late in commenting - but I wanted to say thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

Creative use on the take of "hut." Eeks - it's Christmas soon hey... lol reminds me I gotta get going on my cards. :D