It's the talented Karren's turn to host at Merry Monday's this week and she has a great challenge for us: It was wonderful to find a way to showcase a sentiment and I chose to use SU Silver Glimmer Paper and mixed it with some trees from Tim Holtz and a sentiment and die set from Papertrey Ink. I bought both of these last year and have had very little chance to use them, so thanks to Karren for giving me an excuse to get them out of my crafting cupboard :-)
Here's my take on Karren's challenge:
I inked up the trees in Smokey Slate and stamped off onto scrap paper before stamping onto my focal layer. I then die cut the "Merry" from the Silver Glimmer Paper and stamped the sentiment to go with it in StazOn black. I used some clear foam tape, cut into very thin strips, behind the "Merry" so that I could pop it from the card base.
I used SU silver metallic card stock for the base and a piece of All is Calm DSP underneath the focal layer. Of course, I had to finish off the card with a little bit of bling. This time I used the Frosted Sequins (sequins and snowflakes) from the new SU catalog.
The design team have created some amazing cards for your inspiration! We hope that you will play along with us this week.
On a personal note:
Last week was a verrrry long week. By the end of Thursday I had already worked over 70 hours and the week wasn't over yet! On Thursday I started work at 5.30am and finished after 10.30. Consequently, I wasn't able to get to my blog - or anywhere near my craft room! It meant I was very far behind on everything and wasn't even able to get to make a card for my Paper Players challenge this week!
Lou got back mid-afternoon Friday from two weeks in Asia and managed to arrive home just as I was presenting on a conference call. It was a quick kiss and then back to presenting :-) Luckily he was so exhausted he hardly even noticed :-)
It might have been crazy busy this week, but I was walking around the family room whilst I was on a conference call on Wednesday and saw this...... I apologize for the terrible photograph, but hopefully you can see
Yes... it is Georgina!!!! She is back in her burrow. She obviously spent the wet spring and summer in her backup burrow, but has decided to winter in this one. Lou went and checked today and she has cleaned out all of her entrances and the area around each entrance is clear of debris, leaves and the ground is nice and compacted. She has been several times sunning on "her" log. It is wonderful to have her back and we hope she will be nice and warm and safe for fall and winter. After all, our little groundhog was here before we even built. So, the woodland is as much hers as it is ours :-)
I'll be back tomorrow with a card. Yes! A card! I had actually made several cards last weekend and it had been my intention to load them last week.... but.... Anyway, it does mean that I have cards to show you this week.
I will also have an update on the Cards for a Cause card drive tomorrow. Cards are arriving and a couple of boxes are ready to be sorted and photographed. My huge thanks to COLLEEN B, COLLEEN T and GILL. Whose gorgeous cards have already arrived. I really do have the most amazing blogging friends.
As always, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: Whisper White. Silver Metallic (SU)
- Stamps: Wonderful Words - Christmas (Papertrey Ink) (sentiment). Trees from Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp Christmas 2013
- Die: Wonderful Words - Christmas (PTI)
- Inks: Smokey Slate. StazOn Black (SU)