Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A one for two ....

...  not the most creative of titles, but accurate!  I've made this card for two challenges.  The first is this week's CAS-ual Fridays - CFC27 - Over the Edge, and I'm only just in time for this one.  The second is Less is More - LIM40 - use orange and red (it's a colour challenge this week).












This week's LIM challenge launched on 5th November, which in the UK is Bonfire Night.  The evening of bonfires and fireworks commemorates the Gunpowder plot - the failed attempt to assassinate King James I of England and VI of Scotland in 1605.  Chrissie and Mandi have picked the bright and brilliant colours of many fireworks - orange and red - for their challenge.

My card celebrates another annual event in the year - Christmas!!!  I started off by embossing some white card with snowflakes and then spraying on some pearl Cosmic Shimmer.  Next I stamped my favourite little snowman onto white card, coloured him with Promarkers and then cut him out and added a bit of sparkle.  The sentiment was free with one of my magazines and it's simplicity works really well for this card - it's also been coloured with promarkers.  Another card for my 2011 Christmas card collection.


Stamps:  Funstamps - Scribble Snowman; Noel - free with craft magazine
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Promarkers: Poppy, Bright Orange, Pastel Blue, Blender pen
Accessories:  Cosmic Shimmer - Pearl Mist; Cuttlebug - Ice Crystals; Card and glitter from stash

We're getting quite exciting here.  Our tickets are booked, I sorted out the travel Visas and we are now beginning to think of what to pack.  The weather in Detroit is likely to be quite a bit colder than we're used to here in North Wales - so we need to make sure we have warm clothes.  And trying to get Kathryn to wear jumper and cardigans is always tough!! 

Anyway, that's all for now - Mum's back from her walk and it's time for lunch.  I'll be back later as I'm busy catching up with challenges!!

16 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Great combo of the two challenges Deborah - love the snowman he's very cute.
Tara x

Julia Aston said...

Wow Deborah! your snowman looks great in the red and orange - who would ever think?

Pauline said...

Great card Deborah, the snowman looks so happy! Love the shimmery embossed background.

Kathyk said...

Delightful - your card looks great in this cosy colour scheme

Kathyk

Stamps and Paper said...

Love these two colour together and what a cute snowman

Anne

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous Deborah!
The colours this week really suit your little snowman.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Such a cute snowman and he looks fab in red & orange, love the embossed background :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Your snowman looks fantastic against the embossed background Deborah! You sound very excited about your trip... my daughter is mad about jumpers at the moment and there are some gorgeous ones in the shops!

Jenny said...

Not the traditional colours for Christmas but they work really well for this little snowman! Fabulous shimmery bkgd too :)
Jenny x

Jeanne J said...

That happy snowman is too cute Deb! Whoever gets this one is going to be smiling too! Yes Detroit is VERY cold! They're saying flurries tonight here near Chicago - the temp dropped 20 degrees in 3 hours - welcome to the US!

Valerie said...

Love the snowman Deborah, would never have thought to use those colours for him:)
Val x

Karen B. said...

What a delightful little fella he is! I think these colors are great for the holidays! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

So cute!
Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!
Laura

Vicky said...

Cute card Deborah! Congrats on doing a red and orange christmas card! I didn't even attempt it as I didn't think I could make it work, but you did an amazing job!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Mynnette said...

Oooo! Stunning! That background is absolutely wonderful--and love the use of the red and orange!!! :) Good luck on the travels--safe warm wishes being sent your way! :)

Viv said...

Love the red and orange on the snowman, he looks really cheery :O) Viv x

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