Saturday, 26 November 2011

It's getting nearer...shhhhhh only 29 days to go

Yet another week has flown by and we are now getting so near to my very favourite time of the year....yes CHRISTMAS!!
Four weeks tomorrow and the presents will have been opened, the turkey eaten and our family will probably be giggling over a game of cards...Chase the Ace is one of our firm family favourites.

Meanwhile I have been making some more cards and I am entering this particular one into a few card challenges.
Here it is
I have used a Lili of the Valley stamp called Angels with crib. I have coloured them with my trusty Promarkers and highlighted this with a touch of Prismacolor pencil.





I have punch cut some snowflakes in white and silver and used plenty of Stickles diamond glitter glue to give some extra sparkle. I also used silver card as backing card to give some festive shine.















My backing papers are Dovecraft and I have finished everything off with a lovely die cut bell and a blue organza ribbon.



















I used a LOTV circular sentiment for my Christmas message.






I am entering my card into the following challenges;
Lili of the Valley, challenge Anything Goes
Promarkers challenge 127 Swirls and sparkles (swirls in my backing paper and lots of glitter and foil to sparkle)
Winter Wonderland Challenge Nativity (Baby Jesus)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 108  Sparkle
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge 61 Christmas Time
Paper Crafting-Journey Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Challenge  Jingle all the way to Christmas
Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Snowflake challenge

Thanks for looking at my card!

Today has been another incredible mild day and as I was outside tidying a little I spied that I STILL have some of my fuchsias in flower. I don't think I have ever had them last this long into the autumn. Just look at them, still adding some colour and grace to my little garden.



We are still awaiting the cold weather and have not even had more than a couple of frosty nights. How good is that! It was 15oc this afternoon. It has meant that I have been snug with my little heater on out  in my studio, whenever I get any spare time, to work on the last of my cards and jewellery for this year.

 I will be back with some more Studio news very soon to show you how things are coming along but will leave you with a little sneak peek of my cosy creative space taken this evening...!!
I hope all my American blogging buddies had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will now join me on the sleigh ride towards Christmas.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I hope you are starting your Christmas lists? Thank you as always for your visits and for taking the time to leave such lovely comments. It's always such a pleasure to see you here.

Bye for now,

Jane x

28 comments:

  1. Dear Jane, oh your card is so pretty.. I am wishing you good luck on the competitions!! I also have some fuchsias still in bloom.. love that! I gasped at how cozy and lovely your studio looked in the dimming light.. what could those fun shapes be! I can't wait to find out! And thanks for the good wishes on our Thanksgiving.. it was yummy.. I'm about to go heat up a plate of leftovers now! Yes, now we'll be sharing the lovely bright ride on the Christmas. Fun!

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  2. Thanks Teresa I have my fingers crossed. I'm glad you still have some colour in the garden too. Enjoy your Saturday .
    Jane x

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  3. Lovely card, nice to see a blue card for a change and |I like the LOTV image. Good to see pictures of your fuschias, we've still got begonias and the red geraniums are still flowering as are some of the roses - but the wind is becoming ferocious so I doubt they will be there in the morning! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge. Mary G x

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  4. Beautiful card as always Jane, I love the blue! Can we vote for your card at any of these places, please let us know if we can!
    Believe or not I too have a fuchsia still in bloom, even in our climate, it looks just like your second one!
    Your little studio is looking nice and cosy. :)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jane,
    Vivienne x

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  5. Hi Mary, our weather is so mild isn't it, nothing like the snow storms of last year! Our gardens seem to be hanging on until December.
    Thanks for visiting and offering the challenge.
    Jane x

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  6. Oh Vivienne you are such a sweetie. Sadly no, the winner comes out via the random number thingy! Some blogs have a top 3 award but those are chosen by their design teams. I am so chuffed by you liking my cards :0)I feel like a winner! Thank you,
    Bed time here now! Night night,
    Jane x

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  7. Hi Jane, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  8. Hi Denise thanks for looking at my card and it's great to be able to join this week's PFP challenge this week.
    Jane x

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  9. Beautiful card, your colouring is lovely. Love the fuschias too!

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  10. Hi Gail thanks for visiting. The sun is shining yet again after some early rain this morning so my fuschias are still smiling! Enjoy your Sunday.
    Jane x

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  11. Great choice of image and gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

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  12. Hi Kate, I love the theme of nativity for this week's WW challenge. I shall be over to look at your new candy, thanks so much.
    Jane x

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  13. I love how cozy your studio looks in the evening! Really like the curtain hanging in the window too. People must really look forward to receiving cards from you. Always so special. Good luck with your competitions!

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  14. It is really cozy Linda, I still have one more blind to fit but the one I have looks pretty good - courtesy of my dear Hb! I have made his card out there this afternoon...shhhh!!!
    Jane x

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  15. Hi Jane, Thank you for the Thanksgiving Day wishes. We had a lovely day and weekend! Once again your card design is to die for. You are already a winner!! Love the evening photo of your studio, it looks so inviting and mysterious too. Have a great week. Onward and upward to Christmas now.. xoRobin❤

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  16. I'm so glad you had a good Thanksgiving Robin, seeing photos of turkey roasts on blogs made me thing of Christmas dinner....mmmmm, only 4 weeks today!
    Jane x

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  17. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the snowflakes and the bell look beautiful
    Lindsay

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  18. Dear Jane,

    I was SO SURE I had left a comment on weekend already but then I remembered that I read the post, went to your etsy-shop and rest is history as they say! So you know how much I love your cards :)

    It snowed here heavily last night and now there's rain coming again so I do not know, really... But your little craft-studio looks so cozy and inviting, could I come in for some tea, dear?

    Happy week!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  19. Thanks Lindsay, great to see you here!
    Jane x

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  20. Hi Mia, thank you again for buying from me ;0)
    My studio does look so good with its new blind and my door is always open for you to come and take tea with me...how wonderful that would be!
    Jane x

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  21. Hi Jane,
    What a gorgeous card & beautiful flowers. Love your colouring & the fab enmbellishments. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  22. Thanks Andie, it's so lovely everyone visiting me and my card ;0)
    Have a great week and thanks for the challenge,
    Jane x

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  23. Oh, it's coming so quickly, isn't it Jane?! My belated thank you to you for your lovely visit recently..I'm so delayed in visiting you. My goodness such beautiful card creations! These are simply magical and so special for the holiday season. Your studio lookfs fantastic from the outdoor shot..can't wait to see more. Hope all has been wonderful in your world!

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  24. Hi Shirley, all is great here thanks but busy, busy, busy. I am enjoying my outside space and my heater is keeping me warm so far. Thanks for you kind words about my card,
    Jane x

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  25. Jane that is such a pretty card! I love the colours you've used and how you've coloured it in. Gorgeous Karen x

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  26. Thanks so much Karen. It was my day off today so I had some more studio time and made some more Christmas cards....new post coming up soon!
    Jane x

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