Good morning dear friends. I hope you’re having a good week so far. I cannot believe it is Friday already – although I’m not complaining. It’s been a super crazy week in work and I will be glad when today is over. It is my son’s 15th birthday on Monday so we will be going out on Sunday to the cinema to celebrate and probably have a nice meal too, so something to look forward too.
We’ve had more bad luck in the family this week, my hubby’s grandfather who is 95 has recently had a major operation for cancer but had come home from hospital and was recovering well when he fell and broke his hip. He is back is hospital and recovering from surgery on his hip now as well. I know he’s a tough old man but there’s only so much that someone that age can tolerate and I really hope he can bounce back from this.
Onto nicer things now and today there is a brand new challenge over at winter wonderland challenge and Squirrel has chosen the theme of “nativity”. She would like to see your images featuring baby Jesus, Mary & Joseph, the 3 wise men etc. I decided to go for a super minimalist look for my card this time – here it is:
I used a super sweet image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called ‘in the manger’ and I coloured it with promarkers and flex markers. The sentiment is from a clear set by personal impressions and the gems are from my stash. The plain card is papermania from textured card pack. I really like the simplicity of this card, although I really had to stop myself from adding more to it!!
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and one lucky winner will receive a £15.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
The rest of the design team have created amazing samples as always, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out. We really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for us. It is wonderful to see how many people are now playing along with our challenges – maybe it has something to do with the fact that there are only 30 days until Christmas lol!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Quirky crafts challenge – clean and simple
Stamptacular challenge – boy oh boy
Paper playtime challenge – use a stamped image and add a sentiment
Creative craft challenge – free for all
Digital Tuesday challenge – sparkle and shine (stardust pen on wings and gems)
Ladybug crafts ink challenge – winter blues
Papertake challenge – Christmas crackers (+ GDT call)
Everybody art challenge – Christmas card
Flutterby Wednesday challenge – open theme
I love promarkers challenge – anything goes
Little red wagon challenge – Christmas theme
My mum’s craft shop challenge – things with wings
Scrapbook sisters challenge – Christmas time
Aud sentiments challenge – use any winter holiday sentiment
CRAFT challenge – unusual Christmas
Bizzy becs challenge – Christmas and make it sparkle
I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge this week and I really look forward to seeing what you create. I would like to welcome my newest follower Mina *waves hello* – thanks for following and I hope you will visit me often. Have a wonderful Friday and thanks so much for stopping by.
Image: Mo’s digital pencil – in the manger
Papers: none, plain card from the papermania textured card pad
Tools: promarkers, flex markers, gems from stash, personal impressions sentiment stamp