... 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!!