Friday, 17 December 2010

For my cuddle bunny

Well this is the last card I have to make, now just the just in case cards then that's christmas cards done for another year and we can start looking forward to spring.

Talk about plans go to pot, my son came home yesturday and before he had even got in the house announced as he only had one lesson today his head of 6th form year had told him it wasn't worth him going in and he could work from home. I of course thought he was winding me up but when I phoned school he wasn't. He still gets his mark but I had planned on a bit of housework, a bit of washing, putting up the tree etc and a cuppa and some crafting before he came home at lunchtime.

He says if I wait till he has done his work he'll help me , well it's good to know he finally has his christmas spirit as he didn't want the tree up etc but as I know he will get distracted with facebook and Sims and whatever else there is on his computer  as well as sauntering through doing the work he has  I think I would still be there at 6pm tonight. I'm hoping he get so distracted I can get on and he won't notice. The best laid plans and all that. I have to admit though it's nice that he wants to help and will keep an eye on the washing and tumble dryer if I'm busy, so at least I know I've trained him well.

This card is for my hubby Tim, who also happens to be my best friend next to my son and mum, 3 best friends aren't I lucky. I decided to use the LOTV winter bunnies stamp again as I do love it and more white on white as I found hidden amongst some other papers some pearlised white. I did lots of dry embossing both on the base card and the pearl paper and finished with some ribbon, white and red to tie in with my colouring of monotone with a splash of red. I love all the different shades of grey in my promarkers, and thought it would make hubby's card a little more unusual than traditional colours, hope he likes it. Of course there had to be some sparkle so stickles and sakura stardust glaze pen for that.

Sorry about the picture but I took this yesturday and had to have the lights on as we were having a snow downfall at the time and it really makes the photos look grainy. I tried no flash, soft flash, auto flash micro mode and auto focus in various combinations and messed with the picture in photo editing and this is the best I could come up with. If we have any fine brightish weather today I'll try again, time and son and memory permitting of course.

I would like to enter my bunnies into the following challenges:-

Crafty Purple frog-christmas

CRAFT-black, white and a splash of colour

Moving along with the times-let it snow


The craftypad-embossing

Creative inspirations challenges-anything goes christmas

Incy wincy-non traditional christmas colours

Critter sketch challenge- no patterned papers

Stamping with the dragon-make it sparkle

Stamp with fun-christmas

Pollycraft-white on white

Pear tree designs-christmas

Enjoy the rest of your day and hope it goes to plan, thanks for dropping by and happy holidays to those I don't get chance to pop by to see myself.


Crafty_Fairie said...

Fab design thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Kerry x

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the embossing and the image is so sweet. I hope you managed to get things done.

Nikki x

Tammy said...

Wonderful card. You're lucky your son will help. Thanks for joining the Stampin with the Dragon challenge.

tiggertastic said...

this is soooo cute, i love the image and your colours

Good luck in the challenges and i wish you an enjoyable weekend,

Sarah-Louise x
Designing for : CCC & CPF

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just love thse bunnies really sweet!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Suzi said...

Such a cutie. love those bunnies and the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Suzi x

Lou said...


Thanks for joining us over at PTD and a very Merry Christmas!

Lou x

Renee said...

Very pretty. Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy this week and hope to see you again.
Renee DT

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.


Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

ditzy-crafts said...

gorgous card , i love the sweet image, thanks for sharing it with us this week over at c.r.a.f.tchallenges, good luck x

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Stampin With the Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

downrightcrafty said...

wow love all the sparkle and shine and such a lovely creation just perfect for our challenge at Stampin with the Dragon, thanks for joining us
Hugs Kate xx

Susie said...

Beautiful card, love the bunnies, how sweet??? Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and great colours. Thanks for playing along this week over at MAWTT, good luck & Happy Christmas! hugs Heidi xx

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Chris (catt871) said...

This is so pretty! I love the sparkle and the hints of red, very stunning!!!! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!

Mandy said...

Hey hun, I did chuckle at you ringing the school to check, sounds familiar lol.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous Julye, sooooo sweet. A little tip for the pics is shine a lamp with a daylight bulb in on the card when you take the pic, they come out so much better, or download Picassa 3 free and add a bit of glow.
My little zoo is becoming a madhouse, Daisy Mae has certaintly found her feet and is mad lol.
Just incase I don't make it over again hun, hope you all have a fabulous Crimbo
hugs Mandy xx

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Julye
I love your card and so apt for our MAWTT theme this week - thankyou for sharing it with us. I hope your son kept his promise.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Andrea said...

Wonderful card - love the details and the motiv! Thanks for joining stamp with fun. Have a great christmas time.

Big hug

Sammibug said...

Adorable! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

joey said...

Hiya Julye

gorgeous card, the grey of the animals to the red of the ribbon looks stunning, thanks for joining us at pollycraft, wishing you a merry christmas

Joey xx

Vicky said...

Hi Julye fabulous card I love the image it all looks fab.
Thank you for joining us at CPF, good luck.
Merry crimbo & all the best for 2011 from all the DT at Crafty Purple Frog

Hugs Vicky xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card a gorgeous image this is rather special thank you for joining our challenge at Creative Inspirations this week.
Lorraine x

marsha said...

What a cute card! Love all the embossing and the bunnies are adorable! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you join us again for another exciting challenge!

hayward69 said...

Love the image used and the embossed dp used.

Thanks for joining in with us over on CPF

Jayne xx

Colleen said...

Very pretty! I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Juls said...

Just gorgeous!!!! Love the embossed detail! Hugs Juls

Trimgym said...

Great Black, White and a Splash of Colour project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

tiggertastic said...

fantastic work, thanks for playing at CPF

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations and LOTV, hope to see you next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

kaos said...

Cute Christmas card!

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!