Sunday 27 April 2014

C is for Corpse ... and Christmas

Hello everybody,

The weather has not been as bad as predicted this weekend. I am going to go into the garden in a little while and do some more weeding and planing up of seedlings. I also prepared the carrot and leek bed down at the allotment yesterday, and bought a storage bench for the allotment! I am going up in the world :)

I finished C is for Corpse audio book by Sue Grafton on Friday and thought I would give a quick review - hence the blog title. I do like crime novels and have read a few of Sue's books. This one was as good as her other work and was very interesting. She is very good at keeping you guessing until the very end, but I found that with this particular book I had figured out who it was about two chapters before the main character does. However, this did not detract from the book and I really enjoyed reading it. In this particular book Kinsey Millhone ends up working for a dead man, and has to try and piece things together without his input.  I will try and give a quick review of each of the audio books I listen to.

And now for my Christmas creation:

I used a plain red A5 card stock folded in half for the card blank. The stamp set used was the Honey and Hugs Festive Frolics set. I used a small snowflake with VersaMark grey ink to make a backing paper with vellum. I stamped several rows of snowflakes onto the vellum to cover the area required:

I then used the Christmas pudding stamp with black ink on green paper for the next layer:

A scalloped circle was die-cut from deep red card stock and affixed to the centre of these layers. The sheep was stamped onto white cardstock using black ink and coloured in with Promarkers (predominantly the 'Brights' collection), and then cut into a circle and affixed to the red circle:

Finally the Christmas pudding was once again used, but this time onto a spare piece of vellum, and coloured in with the 'Brights' Promarkers. This was attached to the bottom right of the image to create the final card seen above.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
#216 Hats - ilovepromarkers
Anything Goes - craftycatzcompletely Christmas613 Avenue CreateOCS (no digi)
#14 Food - stampingboutique  #174 Festive food/drink - CraftyHazelnut
no sentiment - Winter Wonderland
No designer paper - sweetstampin'
Several layers - jinglebelles (Bundled up); simplycreatetoo (stack em up)

Hugz Tinz


  1. Love all of the fun little layers ... so glad you got all bundled-up with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. Such an Adorable Design, thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week.... Good luck in the draw...
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  3. lovely fun card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week
    Rachel dt

  4. this is a lovely cute sheep card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz

  5. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 9 and CHNC challenge 174 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. Such a fun card, love the cute sheep, thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xxx

  7. Very cute card and good book review! Thanks for playing along at Simply Create Too!!

  8. very cute!! thanks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!!! DT Kerri

  9. Super cute Christmas card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  10. Sweet Christmas card!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Hope you will join us again soon.
    Pia xx

  11. Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  12. Beautiful combo of image, colors and embellishments. Thank you for joining our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz and don't forget to come back tomorrow for a brand new theme.
    Anna xxx

  13. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  14. Cute Christmas card! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

    DT Member

  15. love the fabulous layers, especially the gorgeous snowflake translucent one! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

    ps: BEST blog post title EVER!!! :) :) :)


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