Friday 6 June 2014

Christmas Kisses with Fatal Remedies

I decided it was time to make a Christmas card again - this time using the large deer from the honey and hugs festive frolics clear stamp set. I started by making a card blank from Anita's pearlescent card. I stamped two different sizes of snowflakes onto pale blue vellum using versamark grey ink. The top of this sheet was torn and then it was adhered to the base card using vellum adhesive. A torn sheet of white poinsettias from a Christmas paper pack was then stuck to the bottom of the card. The stamp was stamped onto the same card as the base card and coloured in using promarkers from the rubber stamping set of 10 and set 1 pack of 12. I cut closely round the deer but left the base square, rounding the corners, and then attached it to the card. At the top I stamped some kisses and placed the sentiment of Christmas Kisses using red, stick-on letters. I attached some fabric flowers along the bottom to finish.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes - crafting by designsCompletely Christmas
Flowers - Card Mania #48Hobbybook Designer
K is for Kiss - abc Christmas
Cute - Glitter n sparkle #87
3 of something - (3 stamps - deer, snowflakes and kisses) - Crafty Hazelnuts #179
Critters - SOS #154
Rip it, Tear it - Craft your passion #216

I also promised some pics of the allotment - so here we go:
Onion bed - Autumn planted

Pond through wildlife garden

Potato bed

Finally - I have finished listening to Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon audio book. I am not sure if it was the reader or just the style of writing but I actually found it quite a difficult book to listen to, and I believe this is probably one of those books that is better to actually read yourself so that you can set the pace. The blurb on the back cover was also not accurate to the story as there was very little mafia involvement in the story at all, but it was indicated that this as the main idea. However, as a detective novel it certainly keeps you guessing throughout the story and you are unsure of how it is going to end. Being set in Italy it also shows a very different, but similar, form of policing which is intriguing.

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  1. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 14 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for sharing for my CHNC challenge 179 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. This is a cute'll be ahead of the game in December. That deer is adorable and the trim at the bottom is very pretty. Thanks for joining our Rip It, Tear It challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  3. What a super sweet Christmas card.

    Love that image.

    Thanks for joining us at G n S.

    Tracey DTxx

  4. Super cute Christmas card and its nice to see your allotment photo's too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. What a cute deer! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    PS: I love a good decetive novel!

  6. Such a sweet card....thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)


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