Sunday, 29 November 2009

Have a Magical Christmas...

I'm still struggling with conjunctivitis in both my eyes, wasn't able to go to the Hennessey (Newbury Races) for the first time in years to my great disappointment. I've had dreadful withdrawal symptoms for my crafting and I've made this card over the last couple of days, which has been a struggle as it's so hard to see what I'm doing. The matting has been cut smaller and smaller on shapes as I've tried to keep it even, to the point you can barely see it all! I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head, just can't wait to get back into action :). But at least I've managed to make something :).

I've used a Shirleys2Girls digi image of a snow-woman. You can buy her as a digi or you can buy the clear stamp for a bargain price while it's still in stock. I printed twice onto white and once onto card sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The idea was for my snow-woman and the hills behine her to be paper pieced from white onto the Glimmer Mist. However I wasn't really thinking and glued the snow-woman onto blue hills. So how did I get out of that one??? Well thanks to Craft Stamper magazine, which came on Friday, it was easy... I read an article in there about watercolour scenes which removed colour with bleach. I used my waterbrush, dipped into a little bleach, and painted until the Glimmer Mist had gone from the hills. I wondered what it would do to lines from the inkjet printer, happily they remained unchanged - phew!

Extra colouring on image was done with Copics, hat and gloves are cut out a second time and foam mounted. Papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, I've Cuttlebugged some more of the Glimmer Misted paper and rubbed Distress Ink in Dusty Concord across it. The "Snow" sentiment (torn and mounted onto mirri card) and the snowflake brads are Papermania, the image and the dry embossing have some Glamour Dust sprinkled on.

I'm entering this for several challenges:


  1. You are suffering Anne. I'm so sorry you missed the races, that's such a shame. I hope your eyes feel much better very soon.
    Your card is beautiful, clever you rescuing the hills, they look fantastic.


  2. Awww bless you, sorry to hear you're really suffering with your eyes! I hope it clears soon for you, eyes problems are so irritating aren't they, and painful! I love your card though hun! That snowman is super cute, and am loving all the glitter! Love Rowena

  3. this is just gorgeous! I love the colors and you did a great job on the sketch too! Thanks for playing along with Whimsy Stamps challenge blog!

  4. Oh this is fabulous Anne :-) I love this image and th scene you made is brilliant :-)

    I hope your eyes get better soon ,,, I am amazed that you could make a card !!! :-) you re a die hard crafter eh ! :-)

    Thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. Beautiful card Anne, so lovely, that image is fab. Kim

  6. ouch Anne, you poor thing and in both eyes too, hope they are better soon, I love this pretty christmas card...thanks for joining in with my candy and good luck
    Mina xxx

  7. So sorry that you have conjunctivitis Anne, it's so painful. My daughter Megan has had it this too.You have done well to keep crafting.Hope you get better soon, love Judith xxx

  8. Beautiful card. Love the colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

  9. Sorry about your eye problems, hopefully you will be better soon. I didn't ever think of using bleach on a card. Thanks for the tip. I love your snow woman, especially all the sparkles.

  10. Gorgeous card, beautiful snowman and details.
    Hope your eyes are much better now.

  11. Superbe carte, j'adore le bonhomme de neige !!!!!

  12. WOWZER!! Look at that shimmer and what a stunning layout!! Fabulous details and color for this!! Frosty is just the hat man, isn't he?!! :) Thanks for playing along with us at both Saturday Spotlight and Whimsy challenges!! HUGS

  13. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your lovely card!!

    Saskia :)

  14. Really gorgeous! Very nice image! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.


  15. Beautiful, Anne!

    Hope the conjunctivitis clears up soon. :(

    Thank you for joining us this week at Quixotic Challenges!

  16. Wonderful card -- beautiful image and awesome DP choices! Thanks for playing along in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

  17. Another great card Anne! Love the image and your wonderful colouring and design. Chris :)

  18. great papers choices, and the gloves on the snowman are tooo cute!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at cuttlebug challenge blog!

  19. What a great job of combining challenges to create such a beautiful card!! Love your image and your combo of dp paired with the design. Beautiful coloring!

  20. Hi Anne your card is `Beautiful`
    Thanks for joining us at the CB Challenge
    Hope your eyes get better soon!!!!


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