Wednesday, 8 June 2016

L is for Last Minute!

Good morning lovely friends,

Phew what a scorcher we have had here for the last few days - hope you have all managed to keep your cool! (-:

I want to apologise to you all for not getting round your lovely blogs recently.  Life has been really busy this month.  My youngest has come home from Uni and I had obviously forgotten how much work boys are!  

Plus, we have a big fundraising 'Open Village' event for our church every two years and it takes up an enormous amount of time.  It was last weekend.  The weather was a massive bonus and we had a fabulous time but I am still trying to recover - I look like a very hot and tired tomato! 

We have a new challenge today at ABC Christmas Challenge and it is 
Anything beginning with L
(Anything Christmas that is)!

What a fab challenge, there are so many fun Christmas things begin with L
Lantern, Lamp, Lights, Laughter, Logs, Lapland, Ladies dancing, Lords a leaping, Love, Late night shopping, Leftovers - go for it peeps! I bet you can come up with some really clever Christmas L's! 

Our sponsor this time is wonderful
Krista Heij Barber
and the lucky winner will be able to choose three images from Krista's lovely etsy store

I have tried something a little different for this card.

I decided that in my Christmas world L was for Last Minute! 

I thought this elegant gent looked like he was in a rush so I created a distress Ink background, stamped him onto it and added some snow...

Simples eh! errrrr not!

I might run a competition for you all to guess how many times the background got crumpled up in the corner!

I got there in the end...and let's hope this lovely gent gets to his Christmas Party too!
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Deco Christmas Stamp Set
Stazon Ink Pad in Black
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Ranger Cut 'n' Dry Foam Pad
Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel
Black Card Stock
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in
Seedless Preserves
Festive Berries
Spiced Marmalade
Fossilised Amber

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to ABC Christmas Challenge to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 


CornishKat said...

Stunning card Sue, the colours are gorgeous. I feel your frustration - I usually have something go wrong when I'm making a 'simple' card. Well done for persevering, it was well worth it
Katrina xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Fabulous! It was so worth all the crumpled card! This is stunning - really love the background. One day I might be brave enough to give it a go! Something beginning with 'L' . Hmm, I'll go see what I have ! Hugs xxx

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card !
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous card, love the vibrant colours and CAS design. I agree about the time taken for 'simple' cards, they are never quick when I try them. I hope you didn't throw away your other pieces that had the crumpled corners, I'm sure they have die cutting potential... oh oh that's my inner hoarder coming out... get back I say! he he.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue and great colours you have used
Gr Karin

Sarah said...

Fantastic work Sue and well worth the faux pas!! The inky colour combo is glorious and I love the look of that Dickensian chap xx

Natalia Smith said...

Such a fabulous card Sue, love the beautiful colours x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous, love the silhouette image and fab colours
Lorraine x

Anne said...

This is fabulous Sue, what an amazing effect.
The weather has been lovely hasn't it, makes such a difference to those organised events. I can remember so many summer fairs and parades when the kids were little that were a wash out - it's such a shame after all the work that goes into them.
Anne x

Anne said...

PS. Those are 3 colours I would never have put together but don't they work well!

Kat W said...

WOW!!! Just stunning, such an effective design with the silhouette against that background...THAT background which is bee-yootiful. I bet the ones in the bin were bee-yootiful too but I know you are only satisfied with sheer perfection...which you ended up with :-)

I'm glad you had a lovely weekend and hope you have had time to chill out today...not literally I bet though since it has been hot hot hot again today!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Annette said...

WOW, that is LLLLLLLLLLOvely. Fabulous background and so effective.

Olga Fink said...

Oh Wow! this is fantastic!!! I love it!
xoxo Olga

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's sounds like you've really been busy, Sue! I'm sorry your card gave you a hard time, especially when you were last minute, but the end coloring result is outstanding!!! Hugs, Darnell

Christine L said...

WOW - love these vibrant jewel colours and perfect blending - that silhouette looks so perfect against the background - and the chunky frantage is a fabulous finishing touch!

Big hugs
Christine x

Dot said...

Such a Lovely L card, Sue, beautiful colours for a Christmas card,
hugs Dorte

Cathy Clowes said...

Sounds like you are having a busy but fun time at the moment Sue. Your card is stunning. I love the background, especially with the silhouette image. Cathy x

Lisa S. said...

Wow, love the colors on this card Sue and the theme for L that you used. :) It's fantastic! xx

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card Sue! And your "L" interpretation is awesome. BRAVO!!! :)

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous coloured background worth the effort and love the silhouette image -the cards that look simply done and CAS are usually the most trouble lol
Carol x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colours and CAS design of this is absolutely fabulous! LOVE it! :-)

Lols x x x

Helen Haines said...

Awesome love the background beautifully smooth xx

Helen Haines said...

Awesome love the background beautifully smooth xx

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