Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl challenge - Judy's sketch and a new camera!!!!!

Firstly, I'm so excited as we have at last bought a digital camera so I can return my Dad's to him and hopefully improve the quality of my photos! I can't believe the difference. My hubby has wanted a camera for ages and recently has started to use the tactic of it improving my blog photos if we got one! how could I refuse LOL!

Here is my entry for this fortnight's Sugar Bowl challenge to Judy's fantastic sketch. There is also an option to use sparkle.....think I've fulfilled this LOL! Well you can't have too much sparkle on a Christmas card can you?? This is my first Christmas card since I started stamping! I've made my family Christmas cards for the last four or five years but with things like fimo characters I made or hand drawn images! This stamp I got in my Sugar Nellie goodie bag a few weeks ago and it is the first time I've used it.
I don't have any Christmas stash yet so have had to improvise a great deal here. The huge snowflake I have made by cutting a star out of some pearlised card and then punching branches with my MS branch punch and glueing them behind each point, I then added a tonne of glitter and a huge gem! The small snowflakes I have made from some plastic flowers, by just cutting into each side of the petals and adding small gems, quite pleased with these actually!

The sentiment I have again written myself with my calligraphy pen on the same pearlised card as the snowflake, I'm afraid I don't know the name of it anymore! The edges of all the papers have been distressed with Antique Linen distress ink. I haven't decorated the inside of this card as I have used all the paper! Hope it doesn't depress you too much seeing a Christmas card in July! x

Image: Maggie with stick and accessories from Sugar Nellie coloured with copics
Papers: coredinations cardstock and Kaiser Scrapbook Vagabond, Doodlebug glitter card
Other equipment: Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen, MS glitter in Crystal Coarse, Luster Rub ons in White sparkle


Rach said...

this is fabulous Jane, love your improvised snowflake, very clever and i like your snowball pile as well. fab little image beautifully coloured. lol at the reasoning behind the new camera. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jane, must get round to come Christmas ones myself!! Sue x

Lilian said...

HI Jane! Your Christmas card is brilliant! Clever improvisions and your snowflakes are so pretty! Maggie is beautifully colored & your calligraphy is awesome! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Vicky said...

This is just beautiful Jane and you've done so well to say you haven't any christmas stash! Great improvised snowflake! I found your blog through a comment you left on sugar nellie. I love your design style. If you would like some christmas images I would be more than happy to stamp some up and send you some to you. If you are interested you can send me your address to
Have a great week!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

cats whiskers said...

Oj Jane this is just stuinnign what a fantastic colour scheme and lovely colouring of the cute SN image, that snowflake is to die for sweetie
Jacqui x

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a beautiful card such beautiful colours and detail
hugs Dawnxxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Jane, love your idea for the snowflake! Gorgeous.
Erin x

Tab said...

Ooooh just adore your card sweetie, love the image and the colours are delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Swaantje said...

Ohhhh what a cute card!!
The image is so sweet..


Kathy said...

Wow this is so cute!!! I absolutely love it!! The colors are so cute together and that image always brings a smile to my face ~ adorable!!
Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge with us :)Kathy