For Day 26 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge the prompt is the letter W.
I have chosen Wreath
The image on this card is an old digi from Anne Fenton which I coloured way back in 2011. I had made it into a card at that time and my husband hd forgotten to give out the cards at work to his colleagues. I found them in his workbag about 3 weeks after Christmas and was blooming gutted as they were all handmade ones. They didn't have inserts so I threw them in a box to re-work them at some stage and they never saw the light of day until this year when I came across said box. (I've had both parents die, mental heath issues, moved house, major building work, new craft room and a really good sort out in between so they haven't just been gathering dust)
I have re-used this image as I am now in my 'love poinsettias phase' as I used to absolutely hate them (and I do mean hate.... I know strong word!). When we went into lockdown in March I started growing plants and vegetables from some little pots that M & S gave away when you bought £20 of shopping and it gave me a new love of gardening. I always said I could appreciate a nice garden but wasn't old enough to do it myself. I put my new love affair with Poinsettias to learning to slow down and appreciate what is around us more as I am sure many others have during this time.
The paper and sentiment are both from the Poinsettia Perfection range from Crafter's Companion. This was a freebie with a craft magazine and has really come in handy with Christmas cards this year. It has a lovely patterned frame on both sides so doesn't really need a lot adding to it. I used some of the lovely printed poinsettia ribbon and a simple sentiment.
We have an elderly asian couple who live over the road. They don't celebrate Christmas so I always make them a card without a specifically Christmas sentiment.
Where we live it has been really foggy for the last 2 days (sorry for rubbish 'daylight' on my photo). Last night t was the start of a Christmas tree trail in the neighbourhood and Santa Claus came round in a horsedrawn carriage so it has been very atmospheric, just like something out of an old Christmas movie. Loads of people have put their trees and decorations up but I always wait until 17th December as hubby has his birthday in the 10th and then his cards are up for a week. From December 1st I will start watching Christmas movies though 🎄🎅
Card Details -
Size - A5
Image - Wreath (Anne Fenton)
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Poinsettia Perfection (Crafter's Companion)
Embellishments - Ribbon, gems, glitter glue
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- Allsorts - #600 Christmas Flower, Wreaths & Trees
- Aud Sentiments - #265 Anything Goes & Sentiment
- Beccy’s Place Challenges - Month of Holiday Cards - Day 26 W for Wreath
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #518 Anything Goes Christmas & Things With Wings
- Creative Knockouts - #378 Christmas Delight
- Craft Rocket Challenge - #76 Christmas/Winter
- Jingle Belles - Inspired by Banner colours of red and green
- Polkadoodles - #48 Anything Goes
- Stamping Sensations - Garlands, Wreaths & Christamas Flowers
- The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #84 Anything Goes