Yesterday we had a huge tree in our garden cut down. Unfortunately, it was leaning towards the house, and if it did fall, it would crush the house! We have several birdfeeders in our garden, which have plenty of visitors everyday. We’re just hoping that removing the tree won’t disturb them too much. Our neighbour has plenty of tall trees in his garden where they can sit and watch and wait for their turn on the feeders, so hopefully all will be well!
Today’s card is actually two cards which are more or less the same. When I had finished the first one, I wasn’t happy with it because I thought it was too busy! So I made another card, and reduced the “busyness”. I’m sharing them both and would appreciate knowing which card you prefer; the busy card or the not so busy card?
The busy card is the one below with the strip of ribbon underneath the row of elves. I had put everything together apart from Mrs. Claus, and then found there wasn’t really enough room for her! With hindsight I should not have used that image but chosen something smaller! Alternatively, I should have put the sentiment lower, which would have allowed me to put the ribbon and the elves lower! Oh, the benefit of hindsight.
I stamped the images of Mrs. Claus – which is from the Signs of Santa Stamp Set – using Black Stazon Ink. The colours of the Marker Pens I used to colour the images are Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Smokey Slate, and the retired Blush Blossom for the skin. Ooops! I’ve just noticed, I’ve missed colouring the hands in on the less busy card….ooops!
To decorate the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of the elves, and then a strip of the polka dot design. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Santa’s Workshop, and the elves are on the reverse side of the polka dots. The sentiment I’ve used, Christmas Blessings, is from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set.
We only have about three weeks until the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Convention, and this time it’s more exciting than normal for me! Not only is there going to be eight of my team going, but with the help of Maire, who’s the Silver Elite in my team, we are going a day early so we can have a day crafting together! This will enable me to do some team training first of all, and then we can craft away for the rest of the day! I’ll share the projects with you once I get back. As my team stretches from the south of England up to the north of Scotland, and many places in between, it’s going to be a great opportunity for all of us to get to know each!. I think I’d better get on with some swaps, and sooner rather than later! Happy days!
That’s it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.