Sunday, 19 September 2010

Christmas Kiss

I'm back!  from my trip 'north of the border' that is!  Our trip to Scotland last week was very busy but we got to spend time with lots of relatives who we haven't seen for many years.  The weather was unkind to us at the start of the week, but, following a sharp hail storm on tuesday, it improved a great deal by the time we were leaving for home.  We were able to spend a couple of hours at the Roman Fort at Chesters on the way home.  The fort is along Hadrian's Wall and part of it was actually built into the wall.  I'll share a few piccies of the trip over the next few days for anyone who is interested.

I hope you've enjoyed the posts I pre-scheduled to publish whilst I was away and it appears they all posted at the right time!

I've missed my crafting and couldn't wait to get stuck right in almost as soon as I arrived home.  Yesterday a new sketchie challenge launched on the 'Craft Mad and Loving It' group on Craftbubble.  This week there's a sketch and the theme of 'Santa' for our projects.

This jolly chap and his cute companion plus the sprigs of holly are from a set of stamps by Kan Ban, and I cut the image out using a bauble shaped nestabilities die.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics, adding Glossy Accents dusted with Glamour Dust on the hat, jacket and scarf trims. 

The background paper was a magazine freebie from last Christmas and the small scalloped squares were cut with another nestie die set, the snowflakes punched from a scrap of gold mirror card and the sentiment from a small Christmas set of stamps I have in my collection.

It's nice to go away, but soooo... nice to be back in my own bed and be reunited with my craft stash!  Does that make me a sad person? !!

I am so pleased to see new Followers have joined my blog while I was away, welcome to you and thanks to my regular Followers for continuing to support me in my crafting journey - I do so appreciate you all :o)



jackid said...

Wynneth thats a lovely card and such a sweet image
Jacki xx

Linda said...

From a fellow crafter I think you're quite normal in wanting to be reunited with your craft stash!

Lovely card - I think nesties are really starting to call out to me.

Kathyk said...

A delightful image - well worth the purchase from Kanban - was this the QVC TSV then? G O R G E O U S backing paper Wynneth and I'm just loving the bauble nestie.


Annie said...

ooo I like him! is he yours? and you have new Nesties too .. .. ! a stunning card Wynneth. when do you want to meet/talk/go to Exeter? I'm free any time.
hugs, annie x

Brandi said...

Love this super cute card! Puts me right into the Christmas crafting spirit! :)

Louise said...

I just love this card. The colouring is superb and the bps are ace. It is great the way you have cut the image layer into a bauble too.
Glad you had a good time up north. Thanks for following my blog.