Wednesday 27 December 2017

For Ben .....

.... Hi! Well that's Christmas over for another year! Our holiday started with our flight from Detroit being delayed by two hours, but the pilot made up some time and we landed only an hour late. The trip on the underground into London was good - it was early on Sunday morning and the tube wasn't too busy. We met up with Ben - so pleased to see him at last. Then we got on the train to Leicester to see the rest of the family. The train was a bit delayed, but not too bad. The weather has been quite mild so far - I've seen some of the photos from Michigan and they've had a really white Christmas, not here in the UK though. We're halfway through our Christmas holiday and today we're heading to Fleet, Hampshire to visit my Mum, Aunt and Uncle. More travelling, but so worth it to see family. Today, I'm sharing the card that I made for Ben. I always miss him so much, and it's been super to be able to see him and catch up with all his news. Here's the card:

Joy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Christmas Cheer Turnabout, Joyful Noel
Inks: Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers; Gina K - Black Onyx
Dies: Concord & 9th - Joyful Noel
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist; White Signo Gel Pen; Copics; Shimmer Spritz - Frost; Nuvo Glitter Drops - Emerald City, Ruby Slippers, Dazzling Blue; Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Brush - Clear; Copics

I used the last of the panels that I made with the Christmas Cheer turnabout stamps. After stamping the outline images, I added some white highlight with a gel pen and also used some of the small solid images to add more colour. I spritzed the whole panel with frost shimmer spray and adhered it to a white card base. I die cut the word 'joy' from bright lime card and covered the J and Y with Nuvo shimmer and added some glitter drops to the wreath O. On the inside I cut a mat layer of kraft card and on the white panel I stamped a Christmas light wreath which I coloured with Copics and added a simple greeting.

Joy inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsJoy sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this one to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die Challenge - HLSAG#12, and also to Love to Craft Challenge Blog - LTCCB#17 where it's anything goes. That's all for today. Do come back tomorrow to see the card I made for Kat. Bye for now.



Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card and masculine too for Ben.
So good to hear your flight went well, hope you enjoy your time in the UK, and hope it didn't snow on you you to cause problems in your travels here.

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Craft! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card! I love all the stamping in the background and the wreath on top! Hope you enjoyed your time with family! Happy New Year! Thanks for playing with us at HLS anything goes with dies!

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