Wednesday 27 November 2013

Christmas thanks .....

.... I was about to say good morning, but it appears I missed noon!  So, good afternoon everyone.  I hope you are all safe and well.  There's a huge storm going across America at the moment and many places have had lots of snow or rain.  Seems to be missing Northville - we have blue skies and bright sunshine, but it's very, very cold.  I've been inside all day - making a fruitcake for Jonathan and a sponge cake for Kathryn and me.  I've also managed to get an hour in my craft room to make a thank you card:

Thanks so much - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Pocket Silhouettes; Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments #3
Inks: SU - Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Accessories: SU Card - Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride; White Lustre Card; Clear Embossing Powder; SU Punches - 1" circle, 7/8" scalloped circle

The theme over at Jingle Belles - JB:13-24 is to make a thank you card to be sent out after the holidays.  I used the colours from this week's Dynamic Duos - DD#80 - only this week they've given us three colours - just right for this card.  I used the layout from this week's Retro Sketches - RS#91 challenge - very clean and simple.

I cut the mat layer in Pear Pizzazz - it looks very lime in this photo - must be the sunshine ;)  I cut a few panel in raspberry and pink and decided to use Pocket Silhouettes (now discontinued).  I stamped the first image of each panel in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder.  Then I stamped the same image again tone-on-tone.  Finally on the raspberry card I finished with the images stamped in black, on the pink panel I stamped the final image in raspberry.  I edged all the card with black marker to define the panels.  I made the little label by punching a circle in green and scalloped circle in pink.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment (which is actually a long line).  I finished the card on the inside with a mat in green and a bold thank you in raspberry, as well as a small bunch of flowers in the corner.  Very quick and simple.

Thanks so much inside - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the States - both Jonathan and Kathryn are looking forward to the long weekend.  They have both been working really hard and are looking forward to a very lazy and restful weekend.  That's all for now.  Take care.


Beverley said...

Beautiful Deborah. Wishing you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow. Hugs Bev x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Deborah and your vibrant colours,


SmilynStef said...

Love the double-stamping of the different images ... so glad you shared your gratitude with us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

ooooooh! i *LOVE* everything about this: the colors, the perfect simplicity, the cool techniques, and the fact that it's a GREAT take on all the challenges!!! so pleased you could join our thankful fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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