A warm welcome to my new followers - I am so happy to have you! I always visit those who leave comments and, of course those who follow me, but recently there have been a couple followers that I could not locate. I am assuming that it is because you do not have blogs? If you are one of these gals and you do have a blog, please drop me a line with your url - I would love to visit and admire your work too!
Hope everyone had a great weekend - and a great long weekend/happy thanksgiving to those who live in parts of the globe who celebrated this weekend. There was soooo much food, but I didn't indulge myself too much. I'm holding out for Christmas to partake in complete gluttony :o)
Speaking of Christmas, I have a festive card to share today:
Sadly, my computer has reached its end and is currently being reincarnated so these are photos in the raw. :( Hopefully I will have my lifeline back in the next couple of days.
Stamps - Sugar Nellie (warm winter wishes), Hot Off the Press (Christmas Stamp and Punch)
Paper - Bazzill and Stampin' Up cardstock, SEI Alpine Frost, My Mind's Eye I believe
Ink - Stazon (black), Distress inks (tattered rose, black soot, peeled paint, rusty hinge)
Other - lace (Kaiser), glitter (Stickles - star dust, Stampin' Up - dazzling diamonds and iridescent ice embossing powder), green rhinestones (Kaiser), Spellbinders Create a Flake 3 and machine stitching. This is my first attempt at machine stitching and it was a bit of a learning curve. One should always check to make sure the bobbin has enough thread to avoid having to hand stitch like I had to.
This card was inspired by the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sparkle and bling
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Animals
The ABC Challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - In stitches
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!