Good morning peeps - what a bloomin' week of weather - soggy and snowy (well six flakes but it WAS snow)!!! So sorry if you are still struggling with floods, I am sending you a virtual hug!
This weekend I am posting two cards - one for our Christmas Card Club and the other for the OSAAT DT. I don't really like posting two on one day so will post the CCC card today and the OSAAT card tomorrow.
The lovely Mary, in South Carolina, has given us the theme of 'feature a heart/the colour red' - now me being on me Planet wasn't sure if this was an either/or ... or ... both. Such is the world of Planet Susie - I could have asked buuuuuut ... I had a huuuuuge light bulb moment and I saw the card I wanted to do in my mind's eye (no pun intended). This rarely happens - so rare in fact it is probably only the second light bulb moment I have had - lol!
I made a couple of white or white plus a smidge of colour Christmas cards and I really love them so I guess this is where this one has come from - hope you like it.
The ivy leaves with shadows (top two on the right hand side and the three on the heart) are not glued down and I have tweaked them slightly so they stand off the card.
I used a Sizzix Embossing Folder 'Christmas Dots' for the background 'cos it looks like falling snow but as the design is only 5.5" long I had a gap at the bottom. I had made it wider by popping the folder back through my machine but I didn't want to mess it up by faffing about any further. Another light bulb moment (good grief!!) I cut out my gorgeous Border Flourish from Joanna Sheen's Signature Dies and popped it on the blank bit, added 6 red stones and wahey!! I think the rest is self explanatory and I am chuffed with it!
7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Cheery Lynn Die - Heart to Heart Doily
Britannia Dies - 3 x Poinsettias
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Ivy Flourish
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Ivy Corner
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Border Flourish
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Christmas Words/Dots
Gold Beads, Red Stones and Red card from stash
Creative Expression Sentiment - Pine Cone Christmas stamps
Please take care and if you (or your other half) are feeling poorly, please get better soon. Have a good weekend and if you have time to craft - Eccellente!!!
Loads of big hugs to you all
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge No 179 - http://4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/4ccc-179-anything-goes-and-crazy-egg.html
Crafty Catz Challenge No 216 - http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/challenge-216-anything-goes.html
Created with Love Challenge No 74 - http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/cwlc-74-anything-goes.html
Delicious Doodles Challenge No 73 - http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/challenge-73-die-cuts-andor-punches.html
Everybody Art Challenge No 263 - http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/263.html
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge No 201 - http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/challenge-201-christmas-at-fabnfunky.html
Handmade Harbour Challenge No 22 - http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/midweek-papercraft-party-22.html
My Craft Creations Challenge 20/1 - 2/2 - http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.se/p/61-181-thank-you-to-handyhippo-for.html
Party Time Tuesday Challenge No 157 - http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenges.html
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge No 25 - http://rheddandrosies.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/anything-goes25th-challenge.html