Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Time

Happy wednesday, I woke up this morning to glorious sunshine so I do hope you have done the same - makes you feel good doesn't it ?  Fingers crossed it will last as yesterday was very dull and damp.

Today's card is another Christmas card and I made this one as my entry for the november challenge over on the Craft Mad and Loving It group on Craftbubble.  My pal kathy set the theme as a song - "If I could save time in a bottle" by Jim Croce (if you don't know this song, here's a link), and asked that we use this song as our inspiration to interpret as we wish.  The words of this song are so lovely, thanks for reminding me of it Kathy.

She did say that if we had a very tenuous link, we should explain it a little, so here goes.  Gingerbread Men and Candy Canes make me think of Christmas (Time) whenever I see them, so my design is "If I could save Christmas Time in a Bottle (well, I know it's actually a jar, but I'm claiming Artistic Licence here ha...ha...!) then I would spend (eat) it with you ;OD  

Waddya think, did I get away with it ? 

As I'm staying with my Dad and not at home with my own stash I had to raid his to find stuff to use for my card.  I used magazine freebie papers and a set of Molly Bloom stamps which was a freebie with their magazine this month.

I cut out a layer from smooth white card using one of the SU! Framelits I had brought to Dad's with me, then stamped the pretty garland in the upper part of this shape.  On another piece of whate card I stamped the holly image twice and the cookie jar once and coloured them with Promarkers, I also coloured the garland with PMs.  I then fussy cut the jar and holly out and covered the jar and the berries with Glossy Accents.  Finally I stamped the star button image on to red card and cut out, adding Platinum Stickles to look like thread.    The bp is so pretty and busy so I kept my design and layers really simple.

Hope you've enjoyed today's project, thanks for dropping by.   A huge welcome to my new Followers too, I do appreciate you joining and hope you'll call back from time to time to see what I've been getting up to in my crafty space.  Also, thanks to those who have been Following me for a while, it gives me a huge Buzz to check out the stats on my blog and see how many wonderful people have visited and from where in the world they are viewing.  The world of Crafting is truly a Global Community and I am Blessed to be a small part of it.


Annie said...

I love this festive card Wynneth, cute and yet traditional colours give it a modern twist .. .. as to your tenuous song link, well I can't say I've heard of the song .. .. and the weather in Cornwall is dull and yukky so best stay where you are!
hugs, annie x

Linda said...

I think you've got away with it perfectly and the card looks fabulous.

Grey and murky down in our part of the world. Hope Dad had a wonderful birthday. x

Katiejane said...

Artistic indeed and pretty as a picture. Who wouldn't love to have a jar like that at Christmas time or any time really.
The crafty community is fab isn't it? Everyone is so caring and happy that's what I love. A breath of fresh air to daily life.
Have a great day Wynneth, can't wait to see your hearts!
Katie x

Kathyk said...

Glorious card Wynneth and with stash other than your own - I'm impressed matey

Hope you are enjoying your day


Debs M said...

oooh love the stockings and gingerbread stamp!! gorgeous card, fabulous embellishments too x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Wynneth. I love the image and fab backing papers.
Lorraine x

clare said...

a lovely card wynneth. i chuckled at the gingerbread men, as we made 106 of them on Tuesday in school!! i was dreaming of them last night too...but at least we have enough to feed the children and all the parents at our special class party!! x