Monday, September 30, 2013

Harley biker CAS card with a twist!

Morning all, a morning post, that's a first for me in a while!
No work today, just a bespoke card then a man mountain of ironing to work through.
Did you have a good weekend then?
It was super busy at work on Saturday and I spent most of my day on the shop floor and not out the back as usual.  With a meal deal and a clothes sale it was all hands on tills, so to speak.
Then relaxing evening was spent in front of the TV, how lazy but I did manage a little crochet square.  I am having fun with the basic Granny square just now, I just can't decide what colour combo I like the best for my cushions.  I think I might have to just show you one day this week and see what you think too. 

On Sunday we went to Nairn for some fruit picking.  I was hoping to get some more raspberries to make jam as all my pots made earlier in the summer have vanished!  Unfortunately the raspberries were finished but the family did have fun and managed to pick a few last strawberries, the biggest juiciest cooking apples and a couple of punnets of very large blackberries which are lovely, sweet and juicy.  The blackberries are much better than the ones in our garden.
Now what to do with it all?!
Yesterday we had a flan with fresh fruit on the top for pudding but I think I might be on a jam making fest...later this afternoon.  I have found a very old recipe for apple and blackberry jam which I am tempted to give a go, decisions, decisions.
The place where we fruit pick also has a great little farm shop and it would have been rude not to have tried the ice-cream on such a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon, don't you think?
Anyway they also have a play area with a sand pit, slide and trampolines so half an hour there with ice-creams in tow to blow away the cobwebs was just fine.  I even managed a few bounces on the trampoline too!

Back to today and this was a card my mum asked me for.  It was for a fella Harley biker, the brief was for a CAS card with a Harley theme....oh he is always recognised for wearing his black cowboy hat and boots.

Brief covered.  The hat and boots were cut on my cricut with Harley bits from EK Success.  Simples!
As Alexander the Meerkat would say.

I'm away to crack on with another bespoke card and then grab my crampons and rope to climb the ironing mountain.  Can't wait!
Have a good Monday.  Happy crafting.  x

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bespoke time!

Back again, washed changed and fed after a busy day in work, time to relax before going in again early doors tomorrow.  I had a wee argument with a pot of ginger curd today and spent the rest of the day sticky and spicy!  Nice! 
I thought today I would share with you a bespoke card I made recently.  The brief was for a local lady who is in Moray runners and also works in the jewelry department of Bijou.
I love the coffee shop at Bijou and they also have some lovely gifts and dare I say fabulous cards!
This is what I came up with.....

I don't have anything exciting to share tonight, I think I am going to sort my uniform out and then put my feet up.  I can't decide whether to have a wee rum and coke or get my crocheting out? 
I might do both.
I shall sign off now, short and sweet today, enjoy your weekend folks what ever you have planned.  Work for me Saturday and maybe some crafting Sunday?  Still not managed all my ironing, it seems to be an endless task in this house so maybe a bit of that too.

Have a fun weekend and happy crafting.  x
Back with more on Monday.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hi folks, a super late post tonight by a tired crafter.   I know, I have no staying power!  Still I've had a great day out crafting.  No photographs tonight as the light has gone.  
I will share with you later but right now I'm away to clear up tea and get organised for tomorrow.   A full day at work!   Yikes!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

And now for a little origami.....boxing clever!

Another busy day at work today, all the new winter lines coming in and lots of Christmas foods and gifts starting to arrive.  Lots of oooh's and arrh's!
I've tried our new fruity curry tonight, nomn, nomn, I can recommend it, very fruity and creamy just like my gran used to make.

Today I thought I'd share something a little different, it's a box.  This is an idea that I saw over on two fella bloggers pages Hazel and Patricia, with many thanks to Christina for sharing the instructions on how to make it.
I love everyone's version of the box but I'm afraid mine is quite simple....'cause that's just how I roll!!  ;)

And inside...

The papers are by SU and were the range from last Christmas.  I love the Scandinavia theme.  I also have some stamps somewhere from Waltzing Mouse that would go just fine with this....must dig them out and have a play.

Short and sweet from me tonight as I have to now take the boys to band practise.  I'm out on a course with my pal Irene tomorrow, looking forwards to a day of fun!
Enjoy the rest of your evening.
I'll be back late tomorrow to share with you what I've been up to!*

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

And now for a little inky number!

Back again after another day in work, not what I expected today either.  I usually work behind the scenes but today I was front of house for most of the day.  "Variety is the spice of life!"
Or so it is said.
This next item was my third class in Aberdeen and it was my stamping and inky class.  This project was to introduce masking as a stamping technique but also using distress ink and markers for water colouring.
Oh and I forgot to's PINK!

This is the project closed.

And open.

For this I have used Spellbinder dies; Grand circles, Classic circles and Grand large scalloped circles.  The stamps are Button Florals by Same Poole at Creative Expressions.  I have used distress stain Peeled paint and markers Spun sugar, Peeled paint and Black soot.  The centre of the flowers are black gems and a small circle of pink card, all card from the Papeterie.
Finally I have attached together with black brads and a wee bit of white seam binding.

The only thing you need to remember, which doesn't apply to my telescopic card, is if you have writing on the middle circle when putting together with brads it must be upside down to the large and small circle, that way when it opens all the writing is the same way up. 

This style of card could be made with the smaller Spellbinder circles but I wanted it to fit in a 6" card box or envelope.
I think it makes a nice change to a regular card.

More from me tomorrow, I ended up cleaning my windows yesterday evening as it was such a lovely night so still have the dreaded ironing to face and a couple of bespoke cards.  I wonder if I will change my mind tonight and do something else?!  Decisions, decisions!
I know that is how exciting my life gets on a Tuesday.  :)
Enjoy the rest of your day.  x

Monday, September 23, 2013

The third and final card from my purple range.

Hi folks and it will be late posts all around this week from me as I have a full week planned.  I am in at work everyday except Thursday and Sunday and I have a course on Thursday...more about that later. 
I predict not much crafting time this week! 
Mind you I will have to have some time in my little room as I have a couple of bespoke orders due this week.
Before I crack on with my card I must just mention Hairspray from Saturday night, WOW, OMG, what a show! 
I absolutely loved it.  If you haven't seen it you really must.  I giggled, sang, clapped, shuffled my feet and even shed a tear or two.  The singing was fantastic and made the X Factor look extremely sad, the dancing and acting was top notch too.  The conductor even had me laughing as he got right into the show and reminded me a little of Animal from the muppets. 
The boys enjoyed their first theatre experience that wasn't a panto although my youngest did have a wee wobble about sitting so high up...we were in the upper circle, not quite the gods but not far from it!  Boy it was warm up there.  An ice-cream at the interval was a welcome sight. 
Needless to say by the time we got home everyone was a little "pooped" so yesterday was spent having a chilled day and I even managed a little crocheting, even if I should have been ironing!

Back to my card before I have you all dozing off.  This is the last of my purple class from the Aberdeen retreat.

For this card I have used Spellbinder Embossing A4 folder dots together with Gold labels four, Vintage labels two and Fancy tags.  The sentiments are from Just Rite Live, love, laugh vintage labels two with pearls from my stash and paper from The Papeterie. 
I think this is a great sentiment, "Live life to the fullest today!"
I'm away to do just that with dog walking to do, ironing, (that I should have done yesterday!) tea and then maybe a little more crocheting.  Mind you better get those bespoke cards done first.
Enjoy your Monday in the sunshine as it has been glorious here today, blue skies and sun, I feel a walk coming on......x
Happy crafting.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Part two feeling spellbound and purple!

Another late post for me today after a morning in work. 
The dog is sat at my feet wanting out for a walk so I better make this quick, bless.  It is beautiful and sunny outside which is nice to see after the last few days. 
An early start again for me tomorrow but looking forwards to the evening as I'm off with the family to see Hairspray.  Whoop.  Can't wait.  I just hope I can keep awake after my early morning start!

Back to today's card....the second of my purple class....

For this card I have used Spellbinder A4 embossing folder dots and Splendid circles, using the circles to create a locking device on a 5" central gate fold card. 
The sentiment is again by Just Rite, loving these stamps! 
Finally with pearls and seem binding from stash and card from
The Papeterie.

So what is on the cards for the rest of today, I've got a trip to the dentist with my eldest boy and then maybe a little housework or ironing.  The excitement is too much!  Still better start by getting wee Holly out for a walk before school is out.
Have a super weekend whatever you have planned.  x

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Now for my everyday Spellbinder class with a touch of purple!

Back again today with the start of my Everyday Spellbinder class from the weekend.  The first card I am sharing is this one....

For this card I have used Spellbinder dies Jewel Flowers and flourishes and Vintage labels two together with A4 embossing folder dots.  The sentiment is from JustRite Live, love, laugh vintage labels two.  Pearls from my stash and card stock from the Papeterie.

To make this card you need to cut a 8½ x 4¼” piece of card stock and score it at 5½” and the centre card is a 8 x 3″ piece of card stock and score at 4″.   To these cards I have matted and layered black then purple card stock (after embossing it).  Once you have added your layers to the larger card you can then glue on the smaller card to the centre making sure the fold is the opposite side to the larger card.  Make sense?!  Time to add further decoration.
I think this card looks affective but is really easy to put together and you know the saying "a change is as good as a rest!"  It also fits just fine in a C6 envelope.

I'm now away to have lunch with my lovely pal Irene and pick up a few bits in town.  Then back later to catch up on a few jobs.  Enjoy your Thursday.  x

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

3d emboss that wreath....I did it my way!

A later post from me today with work, a child home from lunch and dog walking duties all now done.  Time to catch up in blog land.
Today I have the last of my Christmas card class and we have used the new beautiful 3d Christmas wreath by Spellbinders.

I have used sentiment stamp Wishing you by Woodware, Ranger distress pens Fired brick and Barn door together with red Stickles.  The Spellbinder die is Fancy tags, twine and bling from my stash with paper from The Papeterie in Aberdeen.
I used Versamark direct onto the embossing folder and then added Perfect pearl Green Patina to the card after embossing.  The card is a 6" easel card. 
I love these newer Spellbinder embossing folders, the detail is fabulous and very subtle with the perfect pearls.  You could take it further and add bling or buttons for the holly but I like it the way it is.

So what have I got on for the rest of the day?
The boys have drumming and band practise.  I have a project to make for my post this weekend over on It's a Creative World.  What to come up with?!  Decisions, decisions.....
I have a joint of pork slow cooking in the kitchen #JamieOliver's new program....cook it big and slow!!
If the smell is anything to go by....mmmmmmm!
Enjoy the rest of your hump day and more from me tomorrow.  x

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It really wouldn't be Christmas without a red poinsettia.

Morning all.
Back again today with another Christmas card and this time a little bit of dramatic red and black.
On Sunday this was the last cards in my class and not all got it finished with goodie bags to collect and the raffle.  Hopefully with the picture today and instructions for the bow you will manage the finishing touches at home.

For this card I have used Spellbinder dies Gold labels four and Layered Poinsettia (one of my all time favourite dies) embossing folder by Sue Wilson Interlocking circles.  The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch, the sentiment stamp is from Woodware Wishing you, with bling and ribbon from my stash.  Not that you can really see the ribbon on this photograph but this is how it is made.....

You need 3 lengths of ribbon, a long, medium and short.

Place double sided tape on the centre of your largest strip of ribbon on the back and bring in the two ends to create loops or bunny ears.

Place double sided tap on the back where your join is and add the middle strip to the longer strip.  Finish off the ends as preferred.

To tidy the whole bow off, add more double sided tape to the back of the medium strip and wrap the small piece around the centre and attach at the back, simples!
Then attach your ribbon to the card.

I love these style of ribbons as you don't get the huge knot in the middle, good for posting.

This morning I have had another brisk and breezy walk out with the pup, finished a couple of card orders and now I have to decide what to tackle next.  After a day yesterday of appointments and music lessons I didn't really achieve everything I set out to do so a catch up day today.  I also manages to chop a wee end of my thumb whilst making tea last night!  Ouch!
You know when the kids shout "Mum" and you look up to see what is going on whilst still chopping away at the vegetables.  It is fine, although the pup keeps trying to take the plaster off and I've ended up using my scalpel to remove my tape and 3d foam backs this morning whilst crafting.....who would have thought a thumb was so useful?!
Enjoy your Tuesday, I'll be back tomorrow with the last of my Christmas cards from Sunday.
Happy crafting.  x

Monday, September 16, 2013

The big reveal....lets start with Christmas, ho, ho, ho!

As the first snow has been sighted on the hills this weekend lets start with our snow seems somewhat appropriate don't you think?

After a brisk and breezy walk on the beach this morn I can certainly feel a chill in the air....#get out your woollies!
To the card.....

For this card I have used Sue Wilson's A4 embossing folder Interlocking circles, the new Spellbinder 2013 Snowflake pendant (these snowflakes just get better year on year) together with stamp set Huge snow from Woodware, paper from Dovecraft Back to basics Christmas.  The glitter is Distress dry glitter clear rock candy and bling from my stash.
We cut out the snow twice and layered the colours and the Spellbinder snowflake on the O. 

As for the Craft retreat in Aberdeen, I think it went down well.  I certainly enjoyed my day yesterday and met some lovely ladies plus familiar know who you are!!  Lots of hard work and giggles but don't just take my word for it why not pop over to the blog and see some of the finished projects here.  You'll also get a better look at my projects before I reveal them later this week with further details.
The girls have also set a date for the next one in spring 2014, a 3 day event.  Whoop!
#I best go and check my diary.

So what do I have planned today?
I have a couple of bespoke cards to create plus a huge heap of ironing, can't wait!
The food cupboards are running low too.
Doesn't it just sound like an exciting day?
On the upside the weather doesn't seem to be as bad as the predicted forecast for today.....will I need to eat my words later?  Only time will tell.

I'm signing off for today, away to get a cuppa to help me decide what to start first.  Enjoy your Monday whatever you have planned.
Happy crafting.  x

Saturday, September 14, 2013

It's the weekend! The craft retreat is finally here......

Hi all, some of you will have already made it through to Aberdeen last night, others this morning...are you excited yet?

Whilst I'm beavering away at work I thought I'd show you my final class "inky techniques!"
This is one project but it has three parts to it.  AND ITS PINK!
OMG....for those who know me, get up off the floor and stop laughing! 
Those that don't.....I don't normally do pink.  I'm not a girlie girl at all.  In fact I think the only pink things I have are crafting tools and that's because the choice was pink or pink!  ;)
Anyway enough of the chat....reveal three.....

I'm away to have a sit down in a dark room now!
I've come over all funny.

Have a good weekend and I will finally start and share my cards with you next week.
Catch you soon, happy crafting!  x

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sneaky spellbinder peak two.

Hi folks back again today with another sneaky peak and this time it's all Christmassy, ho, ho, ho!
Without any further ado....

We wish you a Merry Christmas!
To soon, to soon I hear you cry well you better get used to it as the shops are now getting in all things Christmassy, mince pies in last week, nomn, nomn, can't beat a good mince pie.  This will be followed by mountains of sweeties, biscuits and all round yummy goodies, none of which are good for the waist line.
I shall give you the final sneak peak tomorrow of my inky class and then it will be off to Aberdeen I go to join in all the fun.  First however I have to make it through a dine in tomorrow at work, up at the crack of dawn!
If today, Friday the 13th is anything to go by tomorrow is going to be fun!! 
I hope you have a super weekend.  x

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sneaky peaks with something for the weekend, spellbinder style!

Hi folks and I've been asked by the lovely staff at the Papeterie to show you a couple of sneaky peaks for my classes this weekend in Aberdeen.  This is the class I featured earlier in the week when I mentioned....can you guess what it is yet?
For those of you who are going to the retreat and have picked the everyday Spellbinder class here is a little sneak peak to get those creative juices flowing!

I do like this colour combo, white, black and purple. 
Do you like?
I will reveal all next week or Sunday if you are joining me.
Happy crafting all.  x

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time to get scrubbing....the homemade way!

Back again with a late post today.  A busy morning in work then my pal Irene popped over this afternoon for a cuppa and a natter, in no time at all it was school home time and that's where the fun starts....homework, drum lesson, band practise etc...
Today I'm afraid I have a very boring picture for you but remember I mentioned I was making the mother of all dish cloths?
Well I think I will have to name this a floor cloth as it is a 12" square....but will I get the housework finished quicker....that is the question!

It is square honest, I've just taken it at a jaunty angle!
Still got to loosen my starting chain stitch, I seem to always start tight and loosen up! 
That sounds so wrong reading it back.  LOL.
Thanks for the feedback with reference to classes and watch this space. 
I'm away now to do something really exciting, the ironing, yawn!
Enjoy the rest of your evening.  x

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's Christmas again! Of years gone by.....

Back again, just like a bad smell!
So what have I been up to today?!
This morning was spent in work sorting out the food, the calm before the storm.  It's dine in coming up this weekend and it's going to be another good watch out for the advert.  Nomn.

This afternoon I have been making a bespoke card.  Another one with a very specific brief and I can't wait to show you it.  I need to hand over the order first before sharing with you all.

I'd also like to thank you for the interest shown in my classes this coming weekend....I think I might just give you some sneaky peaks later in the week.

Crafters I know locally have asked if I have considered organising classes myself.  I have had a really good response so far.  Would you be interested? 
If so would you prefer an evening or a Sunday, sorry but Saturdays are out?
What would you like to make?
Any feedback would be taken into consideration and gratefully received.
Lets just say I have my thinking cap on and watch this space.  x

As I've had a busy day so far and really must go and sort something for tea I thought I'd show you this oldie but goodie.  I love this stamp from Lilli of the Valley, it just looks like my pals dog hence the Christmas card.

Isn't he cute?
Papers:  Dream Street papers Wonderland Magic moments & Let it snow.
Dies:  Martha Stewart Vintage lace patp, Spellbinder Nestabilities small deckled rectangle & Papertrey ink ticket.
Snowflake purchased on line, glitter & satin ribbon from stash.  Image coloured with copics.

Monday, September 09, 2013

A deconstructed sneaky peak.....mmmmm can you guess what it is yet?

Hello and how are you this fine sunny Monday morning?
I have a wee sickly boy this morning although I do think he is just tired after a busy weekend.
Another busy day Saturday and cropping yesterday afternoon in the village.  Lots of giggles and crafty chat, tea (thanks to Sharon and Irene for topping me up!) and lots of yummy cakes and biccies.
I was then out for a curry last night with my husbands work group which was also a good evening.  I was full as a gun when I got home and will need to be good for the next fortnight to recoup!  LOL.  Back to being good for a while anyway. 
I did have to smile at my hubby as he ordered what he thought was a warm curry.  He was just like one of those cartoon characters when he started to eat it.  You know the ones where you can see the face go red from the bottom up.....did make me giggle, bless.  There was half chunks of chilli in it!  Too spicy, hot, hot!

No exciting projects to show you today as I ramp up for this weekends craft retreat in Aberdeen.  Lots of cutting and packing plus I'm also in M and S the rest of the week, just mornings.  Busy, busy!
Looking forwards to next week when I'm hoping to catch up on other things and good friends too.
I've moved from my desk this morning to sort out this lovely lot......

"Can you tell what it is yet?!"  Mmm!
All will be revealed next week.
Loving this colour combo anyway.  A few bits are missing too just to add to the mystery!
It's a short post from me this morning as I crack on with a wee man at my heels.
Enjoy your Monday.  x

Friday, September 06, 2013

I did mention it would be a late post.....another oldie for you tonight, staying with the vehicle theme.

Hi, I did mention it would be a late post today, didn't I?
A busy morning in work then home to walk the dog. 

The afternoon I spent cutting out Spellbinder dies for my classes next Sunday and then I decided to try a new recipe for tea.
That is two nights in a row I've had my Slimming world cook book out, last night I did lemony chicken, which I really kids not so much!  (I do wonder why I spend time cooking food from scratch when they'd prefer a pizza from M & S!)
Tonight I did a fish pie and that went down just as well.  I enjoyed it and had second helpings!  My eldest enjoyed it but the youngest just refused.  He always has been fussy with food and I have tried every trick in the book to no avail. 
The pie was follow by a weekend treat, a naughty pudding, as I picked the blackberries out of the garden yesterday.   It could only mean one thing in my apple and blackberry crumble, nomn, nomn!

Tonight I need to get organised for another busy day in work tomorrow but first I thought I'd share another bespoke vehicle card.

This was made up for a lovely lady who I have made various cards for over the years.  A mini cooper in brown was the brief.
It was a challenge but I was happy with the results.

Anyway I am going to sign off and go and get organised.
Have a super weekend, whatever you are up to.
I have a crop on Sunday so I am hoping to get some more cutting out done and maybe have some play time with my crocheting.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

VW camper crafty style!

Afternoon all, mmmm where did my post go yesterday?
Not quite sure.  It wasn't until I sat down last night that I remembered I hadn't blogged, whoops!
A busy job day yesterday, food shopping, housework etc....too boring to share.
I've been into work this morning, tomorrow and Saturday, with our local crop again this Sunday afternoon.  Another few busy days to follow. 
I now have all three classes for the retreat next weekend planned, the next job is to make up the kits and cut out.  The fun bit!  That is what I shall be spending the rest of this afternoon doing and probably tomorrow as well, I will have to see how I get on.

Today I thought I'd share another bespoke card with you.  The brief for this one is the lady is a teacher who likes her wine and has a blue VW campervan.
I think I included everything!

The papers are by DCWV Grade school and the digi I bought off etsy, embellishments from my stash.  The digi is coloured using my copic markers and glossy accents.

I do think these campers are cool or should I say "sick" as nowadays apparently cool is anything but! 
The mind boggles!
I look to my boys to keep me right with the lingo and they usual do.

Short and sweet today back tomorrow, have a super Thursday.  x

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

And now for something a little different.......less is more don't you know?!

Hi back again today and as I type I am looking out my craft room window, it's a beautiful clear blue sky, the sun is shinning and there's a nice breeze in the air. 
I'm just back from my early morning walk with the dog which is usually just over an hour, not the beach today but up through the country lanes instead. 
Time now to up date my blog whilst slurping a nice hot cup of earl grey tea....I've snaffled a couple of M & S biccies too!
I do wish hubby wouldn't buy them when he pops in to get a milk and bread.  Nomn, nomn.
My mind works on the principal the sooner I eat them all the less the temptation.  You can loose the weight but never the desire to eat something sweet and yummy.  I can not resist!

Back to today and as I showed you the last of my demonstration cards yesterday today I have something completely different.  The last few bespoke cards I have been naughty and not taken pictures of, usually keen just to get them to the customer but this one I remembered. 
This is a less is more card and was for a baby's Christening.

For this card I have used silver ultra thick embossing powder with an anchor stamp by PSX, button and cord from my stash and Martha Stewart punch Traditional scallop.

Now I must explain the nautical theme for a Christening card...the parents have Naval connections hence the anchor and button with rope theme.  I wanted to include the theme but still keep to a simple classic Christening style card. 
I do have a little sailor duck stamp which I thought might work, it was my first stamp I ever bought, but it didn't have the same feel.  It would have been great for a first birthday maybe but not a formal event like a Christening.
I was happy with the outcome and I do hope Lara's mum and dad like it too.

That's me done for today, I got my second class for the retreat designed yesterday so today it's thinking cap on for my third and final class.  Wish me luck!
Enjoy your Tuesday and happy crafting.  x

Monday, September 02, 2013

How about a sprinkling of snow, Spellbinder style?

Time for snow again, so wrong when the sun is shinning outside, but it has to be done, after all it is September already.  Where has the year gone? 
Before we know it, that time of year will be back around again!

Anyway I hope you all had a super weekend?

I had a very lazy day yesterday, I had planned to go fruit picking but the weather wasn't great so I finished a book Me before you by Jojo Moyes.  Oh my what a great book but beware I had a soggy tissue at the end. 
I then decided to make the biggest dish/floor cloth ever!  LOL.  Two balls of cotton for my cloth in the hope that the housework is completed even you think it will work?

Back to today's card and this style is inspired by Marianne's folding cards.

This is mine closed.

Open stage one.

Open and stood up.

And finally inside.
You can find instructions to make these cards if you click on Marianne's name above along with two other cards along the same lines.  Aren't they fab?  Thanks for sharing Marianne.  x

For my card I have used the following products;
Spellbinder 2013 Snowflake pendant, Grand large scalloped, Opulent ovals and Grand classic circles.
Embossing folder Christmas wreath by Crafts too.
Stamps Woodware Huge snow and PI Snowflakes with holographic sparkle embossing powder.
The wreath is coloured with distress pens Broken china, Barn door and Crushed olive.
Papers by Docraft At Christmas and bling from my stash.

I love the way to close this card the semi-circle sides pop under the snowflake to secure but it would look equally as nice tied with a big bow, using eyelets to attach to the card.  It would make a super Wedding card for a special couple don't you think?  Obviously not in Christmas paper, that goes without saying, but thought I better mention it just in case someone out there thinks really?!  In Christmas papers?!

I'm starting to waffle so that means it is time to leave.  Today I am hoping to plan my second class of three for the up coming retreat the middle of this month in Aberdeen so I'm away to get my thinking cap on.  Have a super Monday.  x