Happy Thursday Bloggers, hope it's drier where you are than here in Cornwall ! Hours of rain and lots of flood warnings in the area right now - not at all pleasant.
As it's thursday we have a new challenge starting over on the Cute Card Thursday blog, our theme this week is 'Eat, Drink and Be Merry' and our prize is sponsored by Whimsy Stamps.
For my DT card I decided to use a stamp that has been in my stash for a very long time, but never actually been inked - how naughty am I ? This is the delightful 'Baking with Nana' from Bells & Whistles and I can't believe I left it un-inked and unused for so long. Looking at this image I can just smell the delicious aromas of christmas puddings and cakes baking - makes my mouth water ! I'm hoping to get time to get my mince pies made tomorrow, if I do that'll be one more thing to cross off my christmas 'To Do' list - how are your preparations coming along ?
When planning what to do for this week's challenge I thought about perhaps making a 'Happy New Year' card, but as I was going through my stamps looking for inspiration, I came across this one and I thought it would be ideal for the theme this week. So, yet another christmas card and, as I've already sent out all my cards for this year, it will go into my stock for christmas 2013.
I coloured the image using Copics then fussy cut both characters, adding a little Glossy Accents on Nana's spectacles and on the christmas cake mix in her bowl. The background paper is from Marianne's Designs 'Warm Winter Wishes' pack and I used a couple more different sheets from the pack to cut out layers using a set of Framelits dies from Stampin' Up!. The christmas cake recipe was printed on pearl paper and I added red Stickles around the edges to 'lift' it against the bp. I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink to distress all the paper layers before adding them to the design, a great way to define the die cut layers without actually matting them over larger layers.
The sentiment is by Lilli of the Valley, stamped using SU! Cherry Cobbler ink and again I added red Stickles around the edges and on the hearts for added christmas twinkle. I found a small length of ecru lace in my bag of ribbon/lace bits and added it to the bottom of the design as a finishing touch.
I hope you like today's card, do hop over to the CCT blog to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and maybe get inspired enough to enter our challenge this week - I'd love to see your interpretation of the theme.