Thursday, 15 July 2010

Forever Friends for Christmas

Here's one quick card made this morning - just dropped the little one off at school and got straight down to the crafting!  The Forever Friends stamped image was a free magazine cover gift last winter.  I've coloured it with pro markers and added a bit of glitter to the party hat.  I used my nestabilities to cut the aperture and placed the image on the inside of the card.  The scallop frame was again made with the nestabilities.

I have used a Sizzlits die "Sparkle" for the snowflake because it matched in with some of the snowflakes on the papers.  Both of the design papers are by DCWV.

This picture does help to show the inside of the card and the smaller snowflake paper that I've used.  Sorry its not a brilliant picture!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Pro Markers - Animals (I hope bears and robins are okay!)
Secret Crafter - Include an aperture
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - A very Beary Christmas 
Just Cute Bears - I used their sketch

Before I go, the observant ones amongst you may have noticed that my photo has changed - YES! It is still me!  The old pic was about 3 years old so it was time for an image re-vamp.  The new pic was taken last month - without the specs and with  straight hair.

Right, I really must go now, lots of house work to do and plenty of crafty clutter to try and sort though (yet again)!  I'm sure I could win the prize "The World's Messiest Crafter".

Pop back soon!



Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Amanda,and yes I did notice !!!the new you is

Unknown said...

Hi, love your aperture card, it's fabulous and yes me too love your new photo :) you look great!!! I still got me a hide behind my sunglasses photo he he .. should change it yes I know :)

Lynne said...

So gorgeous!! love the way you've put him in the aperture :o) thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Amanda, what a pretty card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Great job on the aperture. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Liz said...

HEllo Amanda

Great card as is normal for you lovely work hunni


Julie said...

Oh, lovely cute card! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

Emma said...

An adorable card Amanda, love the FF bear.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x
PS I have a £10 voucher giveaway on my blog if you would like to pop over and enter

Trisha said...

Beautiful! thanks for playing with us this week at DCD's Xmas challenge!xoxoTrisha

Anonymous said...

Oh it's so great to meet a fellow crafter from just around the corner so to speak, I was just blog hopping through this weeks entries at SCSC and happened to notice your from my neck of the woods, I have to say I love your blog,and hope you don't mind me popping by again soon

Love your card, even better when it's a freebie, isn't it. The coloured aperture frame looks fab against the papers and I love that snowflake

Fabulous card, thanks for joining SCSC this week

Michele Roos said...

Such an adorable card Amanda. Love the colours you've used and the iamge also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Amanda.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Amanda, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Sandra said...

Hi Amanda....gorgeous card,love the FF image you've used...i managed to get this freebie...lovely papers too!...thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears..

Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Debs said...

such a sweet card..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Anja´s kortkreasjoner said...

Awww such a lovely ChristmasCard, and your colouring is just perfect. Thank you for joinung us at PfP this week.
Hugs, Anja

Sonia said...

Amanda this is one sweet card, love the FF bears...thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
Hugs Sonia xx

jenny said...

Gorgeous card! I love FF bears x
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

Jenny xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears & the SCSC!
Helen x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Amanda,
This is lovely. Such a cute image.
Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Amanda, I love the window xxx