Friday, September 9, 2011

What a week!

The first week back to school is always crazy and this year was no different.  I don't know why I haven't learned over my 16 year career that the first week is just plain nutty, no matter how well you plan and prepare.  I am SO tired...summer holidays seems like months ago!  I did have some news that kinda made my day, though...

I just checked this week's challenge and discovered that I'd been chosen as the Rock Star for last week's challenge with this card.  Who knew that such a tough challenge would produce a winning card???  Anyhow, it was an honour to be chosen and a terrific way to end an otherwise crazy week.  Thanks to all the ladies over at the Mashup for choosing my card.
Since I've been so busy I haven't been down to my stamping corner much this week.  But that doesn't mean I don't have something for you!  Today's post is a Christmas card I did a while ago and never got around to posting.  So, without further complaining, here it is:
Christmas card using The Sounding Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini
This layout is a CASE of someone I saw online somewhere, but I have NO idea where!  If this is your design please let me know so that I can give you credit.  I changed the colour combo and added the ribbon, which wasn't on the original card.  I do love this colour combo for rich and elegant looking.
This card is really  simple in design and execution...the hardest (and by that I mean tedious) part is poking all of the little bits out of the snowflakes after die cutting them with the Big Shot.  There are an awful lot of little bits to poke!!  I had originally thought I might do this with my Christmas Club this month, but after spending so much time poking all those little bits I figured my club members would likely poke ME...HARD..if I made them make four of these cards!  So, its back to the drawing board in terms of designs for this month's class, but I DO like this card.  I'll just send it to someone special this Christmas!


  1. Soooo elegant and pretty, Leena!
    Love the rich colour and sparkle!
    Look how CAS!
    Congrats on the Mashup!


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