Happy hump day! I hope your week is going well. Have you started your Christmas cards yet? It is hard to believe that it is already October. Thanks to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' I already have a stack of Christmas cards prepared :) A new challenge starts today, and it is a good one - a card for a male. Eeeek! We all have men in our lives who (even though they may not admit it) enjoy getting a hand made card, and if you're anything like me, you put off making them until the last possible minute. They can be so tough! So this month, we hope to help you to get those male cards done early. The team has made some gorgeous cards to inspire you, so please do pop over and check them out. Then come and play!
After much procrastinating, I finally opted to make a sappy card for my hubby. He says he likes funny cards, but I think he will like this one too.
My card features the adorable Warm Winter Wishes by Sugar Nellie which I have framed with a gorgeous crocheted mat that my talented blog friend Jessi (One Crafty Mama) sent to me. Thank you Jessi!! Because it is black, it was really hard to photograph it in detail, but I attempted anyway:
It looks so gorgeous IRL. If you pop over to Jessi's blog, you can find all the details for getting your very own mats.
Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes by Sugar Nellie, stamped on 300g hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks (black soot, tattered rose, faded jeans, broken china, wild honey) and embellished with polar white flower soft. Sentiment is from the Christmas Messages set by Stampin' Up!
Paper - black and white card, DP is from Authentique, Journey collection
Other - Jessi's crocheted doily mat, Stampin' Up! Northern frost snowflake die inked with frosty ink for a little shimmer, ribbon from my stash, white lace stickles, Stampin' Up! marker and Copic glitter pen for colouring the sentiment, Magnolia vintage tag die
We have a fantastic sponsor again this month - My Mum's Craft Shop will be giving a £10 voucher to one lucky winner!!
I would like to enter my card in these fun challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - photo inspiration (I went with the colour)
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge Extra - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - two by two
Simon Says Stamp - no digis/use rubber
ABC Challenge - W for words (add a sentiment)
The Sugar Bowl - anything Sugar Nellie goes
Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate each one and will do my best to catch up with you as soon as possible.
Hugs and happy crafting,