Tuesday, 30 November 2010

N for Note to Santa

What a day! Our car didn't quite make it through its MOT last week so had to go in for a bit of work yesterday and wasn't allowed home until today. DH happy now his car is back in his tender care - it is a fact that my husband loves his car almost/more than me so the agonies he goes through every year at this time is almost unbearable!

I, of course, consoled myself with a bit of crafty work - as you do :)  So here is the next card in the Alphabet series entitled N is for Note to Santa.

It was harder deciding what the letter N would stand for than it was to make this card. The cute Popcorn stamp came with the Crafter's Companion Make Christmas Cards pack

I used Momento Rich Cocoa to stamp the image and then coloured it with Promarkers and, of course, I've forgotten to list them again but I remember using, caramel, putty and blush for his body, buttercup and pastel yellow for Souffle's body, ginger for his beak and feet, cardinal red for the blanket and hat, cobalt blue for the pencil and ice grey 1 for the highlighting and edging. I glittered up the edge of the blanket and the little heart on Popcorn's ear and used fluffy stuff on his hat.

The gorgeous red backing is something different, not paper but sticky backed fabric which made it really easy to use. I found this together with the embossed gold card (used for matting, lace border and circle nestie) from Rosebuds, my local craft shop. The ribbon is from my stash and matched perfectly. I finished off the inside and back with some of the fabric stuff (can't call it paper) and a Sentiments 4 You sentiment and that was it - really easy.

Just a little note, I'm totally devastated as Rosebuds closed on Saturday and I really did love that shop - not least because they sold Promarkers individually in all the colours. No one else does that in the area. Also there was a wee coffee shop attached where I could relax with a latte after browsing round/buying up the shop. I will sorely miss it. However it is not all dark news, Andrea, the proprietor, who is a fount of knowledge and readily gave me hints and tips to help me with my card-making, plans to set up an online site in January. As well as selling many of the craft products as before, Andrea will also be organising classes and workshops, details of which will be up on the site.

Tomorrow is Wednesday and that means WOYWW so I'd better go tidy my messy desk before the reveal.

Bye for now.


Hazeyj said...

Hello Elisabeth and a big thanks for your kind comments. I love your card; you have such a great sense of design; who else would try sticky back fabric to such great effect. Your craft shop closing is horrid - damn the recession! My local shop also has a coffee area but I have to go a bit further to the one that sells Promarkers individually. Can't wait to see what you make with the easel drawer card template. Hugs Hazel x

coops said...

gorgeous card elizabeth.the image is adorable and i love the warm rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Fantastic card. So pleased you have your car back, I am lost without mone :o)
Jackie xx