Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Big thanks for all your very special entries last week :O) Just seeing you join in with my challenge makes me smile BIG! This week the weather has turned hasn't it? I for one am happy as I loves Autumn and Winter! So, a seasonal theme this week, which is... WINTER. To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, worry not! You can also join in via Facebook (simply tag my name on your upload) or via email, attaching a small size piccie for me. (my email is over there *points left* where my profile pic is) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 26th October 2013.
So, my entry this week is another festive creation. I have an old bag full of photo frames that are unloved and ripe for altering. Every year I like to make a Christmas frame for the house decorations... so being as I have been addictively playing with the gorgeous Christmas Post Papers from Craftwork Cards, I figured this little frame would be perfect! Now, normally I would change the appearance of the frame... and I do this last so it matches perfectly with the things I have used. However, whilst sizing up and working out placements for the embellies, I popped the frame around the creation and saw that actually, leave it alone! It is perfect the way it is! So I left it! And, yipyah and thrice! I remembered to get a pic of the "before" although I needn't have because.. erm.. it is the same lol
The paper base has an added strip across that was torn and then distressed with Walnut Stain... and I added some smidges of flourish stamping using my fave new inkpad... the Watering Can from Ranger's Archival range by Wendy Vecchi... LOVE these colours! MUCH!!! I stamped the sentiment, which is a mini Tim Holtz one, onto more paper, distressed the edges and then popped this onto some Kraft Distress Core-dinations.
I used the same cardstock and cut some Tattered Pinecones and Holly Branch shapes from the Tim range of Alterations for Sizzix.... made them all sanded and shabby and then glued them into place, adding a gorgeous fabric poinsettia, some pins and a few pearls. The snowflakes were actually snipped into to make them go further, well, there's little point hiding half an embellishment underneath right?
Woe is me today! I have a sore throat and snuffly schnozzle! It started last night and also, I keep going dizzy... yep, a proper dizzy blonde, I thinks I may have picked up a bug so today I shall mostly be taking it easy.. I haven't got time to get sick! Hope you all have a fabby Sunday! Thanks for looking... TTFN!