Friday, 18 November 2011

A Christmas card....for someone special.....

It's Friday already and it's another card challenge post from me today. I am entering this into a couple of new (for me) lovely challenge blogs I have found on the internet. These are Penny Black, Winter Wonderland and Gorjuss. I am also entering this week's  Lili of the Valley challenge. I am getting quite hooked on card challenges. They are a great way of getting all my Christmas cards made and even some birthday ones too.

Without further ado here is my entry


The stamp is one of my favourite of this year's Lili of the Valley Christmas release called Milly Winter Window and yes my Milly and Billy came straight to mind "Waiting for Santa!"

I have coloured the image with my trusty promarkers and used some die cuts from my stash and some very sweet Tibetan charms which I use with my bag charms. I have bought lots of Christmas themed charms which are so useful both in my jewellery and card making. I do love it when craft ingredients cross over (and it is much more economical too!)






Here are the little charms in close up which spell "Let it Snow" and also a tiny snowflake.






















I also added some pretty blue flowers which I "glittered" to give them some extra sparkle.

I finished my card off with a round sentiment.












These are the challenges I am entering my card into;

Lili of the valley card challenge 121 A card for someone special (shhh I can't tell you who this card is destined for yet but they are indeed special ;0)

Penny Black November card challenge All creatures great and small (A big girl and a tiny cat!)

Totally Gorjuss challenge 106  Christmas traditions (my tradition is Waiting for Santa!)

Winter Wonderland Challenge Awww what a cutie any cute image.

I also want to mention here the candy up for grabs at The Ribbon Girl blog. They have a stash of Christmas embellishments that I would love to get hold of!

Thanks for looking at my card.

So there we are, another week over and only 37 days til Christmas. I went shopping yesterday with my dear friend Karen and we started our search for our gifts. I can't give much away but I can say that there are already some gifts  for Santa to stack on his sleigh ;0)

We are off Milly's again tomorrow. My Hb is going to try to get her radiators downstairs in her new house to actually heat up properly whilst my girlie and I disappear for some Christmas shopping. I am reliably informed that there is a Cath Kidston outlet shop nearby too.....yipee , I can't wait. I am also meeting up with some old school friends first at lunchtime in London. Some I have not seen since the day I left school, July 1979. It should be great fun. I am then catching the train and will meet my Hb and Milly there.

Wishing you all a great weekend. The sun is still shining here in the South East of England and I still have not got out my winter woollies. I was told that it is the warmest start to November for 350 years!  I hope you are all keeping cosy and warm where ever you are and that you are just beginning to get into the spirit of my favourite  time of year.

I also keep meaning to tell you that dear Billy is now 100% better and back to leaping and climbing. He has a new place to climb to now...


My King of the Castle! He has still not really ventured into my Studio but he keeps a look out for me whilst I craft away.

Bye for now,

Jane x

30 comments:

  1. Haha Billy is up there like the captain of a ship!!:)
    Beautiful card Jane, I really love the colours, the cute cat and the pretty little snowflake!
    Have a wonderful weekend with your friends and Milly, don't spend too much in CK.;)
    Quite mild here too but a bit damp,
    Vivienne x

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  2. What a perfect card! Almost seems like this cute stamp was custom designed for you. Glad to see that Billy is doing well and has found the perfect perch to watch over his territory. Have fun- hope you find more treasures! :o)

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  3. I loooOOOooo the card you made! It's a work of art! Good luck on the contest.. do let us know how you come out. I got such a kick out of seeing Billy up on the peak of your studio.. what a great kitty!!

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  4. Hi Vivienne, he has such a view from there he can see anyone/ cat approaching! Bless him. I will enjoy my weekend and as for not spending too much in CK.......you can guess my answer there ;0)
    Have a great weekend yourself.
    Jane x

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  5. I thought exactly the same thing myself Michele, it could have been called "Milly and Billy waiting for Santa" ;0)
    Billy salutes you from his perch.Have a lovely weekend,
    Jane x

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  6. Thanks Teresa...I have my fingers crossed for the random number thingy and by entering 4 challenges I may have more of a chance!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you for next week.
    Jane x

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  7. What a pretty card, Jane, I love the three dimensional effects you've created and the little charms that hang there. Good luck with the challenges. The picture of Billy high up on his new perch really made me smile! Have a lovely weekend.
    Helen x

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  8. Hi Jane,
    First of all I think you could enter the photo of Billy in a contest!! I just love him watching over you!
    Love your newest card, it is so artistic and I love the use of your charms. Hope you have an amazing weekend, sounds lovely.
    xoRobin❤

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  9. Thanks Helen, I love using all my embellishments and the charms really do add an extra touch. Billy is such a sweet lad and he loves his new vantage point.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Jane x

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  10. It's a fun photo isn't it Robin. He sits up there a lot as it is such a high point for him to be King Cat! I am so looking forward to the weekend. Seeing Milly twice in a month is such a bonus!
    Jane x

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  11. Hi Jane! Billy found the best garding place and he will enjoy to lie down there on the sunshine!
    Your new card is again fantastic!
    Meeting your school friends after so long time will be quite exiting! Have a lovely trip!
    xxx Teje

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  12. What a lovely card, Jane, and the most wonderful name too :) These are little masterpieces, really, but I should know as it's soon time to take out the last years beauty in it's frames!

    Wishing you the most wonderful weekend, dear friend, and following Viv's advise: don't spend it ALL in CK :) Kisses to Billy, what a brave boy and my best to Milly too! Happy shopping!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  13. Billy is in the sunshine as I type this Teje. Just off to catch the train to London. I am so looking forward to this weekend and the sun is shining yet again :0)
    Jane x

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  14. It is a great name isn't it Mia and just such a Christmassy image! Billy sends a big purr to your Winter Wonderland and tells you to keep snug.He is out enjoying our continuing mild weather. Enjoy your weekend my dear,
    Jane x

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  15. Gorgeous cat on the roof!!!
    And the card of course, great many lovely details.

    Thank you for joining in at Penny Black and More this month, good luck;-))m

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  16. Thanks so much my whole post features all creatures great and small I think!
    Jane x

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  17. A really pretty card Jane, beautifully embellished.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

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  19. Hello Jane!...Your card is so pretty and all the extra little details make it so special..I hope you have a lovely day catching up with old friends..Oh my, how time flies by doesn't it?
    Love the photo of Billy up there guarding your crafty domain...Cats do the funniest things...
    Susan x

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  20. This is one gorgeous card Jane, perfect for our Christmas card for Someone Special theme this week.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Hugs,
    Nicola

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  21. Wonderful card just so pretty,thanks for joining us this week on Penny Black and more.
    Hugs louise xx

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  22. Thanks for your kind comments Brenda, fingers crossed for the competition!
    Jane x

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  23. I had such a lovely weekend thank you Susan and yes cats really do the funniest things - and can get to places no one else can reach them!
    Jane x

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  24. Hi Nicola and Louise thank you both so much for both visiting me here. I am really getting into card challenges and hope to be able to enter them regularly.Thanks for organising them.
    Jane x

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  25. A gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xxx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

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  26. Thanks Kate and yes I will head over your way...I always love the sound of candy!
    Jane x

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  27. Hi sweetie I love this what a gorgeous creation in fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x x x

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  28. Thanks again for all these lovely comments,
    Jane x

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  29. A great "sparkle" card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week.I hope you will play along again next week.

    Sarah x

    p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog when I reach 300 followers

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  30. Thanks Sarah I enjoyed. this challenge v much.
    Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x