Can you believe it's September already? Where is the year going to? It only seems like yesterday I was going to work in boots and a heavy coat, and now the shops are full of them again... sigh... the British summer is far too short for my liking!
And you know Christmas is just around the corner, so the ever so helpful Kerry is releasing a new range of Christmas digi images over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink store which just perfect to get you a great headstart. Don't forget the LCI summer sale is still on (at least it is when I wrote this!), so grab the opportunity to get your hands on the fabulous range of cling stamps with a whopping 70% off!
The challenge over at the LCI challenge blog is Winter Wonderland. As ever at LCI, we're a flexible kind of a bunch, and love to see your designs, so any kind of Winter Card is welcome :-D
Of course it wouldn't be a LCI new release without the chance to win an additional prize on top of what is already offered for entering the challenge - one lucky person who comments on the main challenge post will win all 10 images!
I think that's quite enough housekeeping for the time being :-D Onto my card
I kept this one a bit more simple than of late... And check me out, using my old MME Lost and Found 6 x 6 stash! Makes me feel slightly less guilty about all my recent aquisitions :-D. I also used my La La Land Fancy Bracket Die on the right hand vertical panel
I used the Tree image, and coloured him up, added glitter, then cut him out with a circle die using the Out of the Box technique as I couldn't resist popping his hat off the circle - the tutorial here explains it far better than I can! I then used a Memory Box "Frostyville Wreath" Die, and tucked it behind his hat, and added gems... well I said I was keeping it simple, but I just couldn't resist!
A ribbon tied into a bow, a sentiment, and ta-da! One card... and I reckon this might be a good design for batch making cards... says she, who despite all good intentions will probably be found mid-December onwards, trying to get out of the house to see friends while still sticking the card together, getting covered in glitter, and handing it over without envelope because there will be wet glue on there somewhere :-D Maybe this year will be different though!
That's it from me for today, more tomorrow :-D