I have gone for a vintage style Christmas card this time, all in pink just for October. I was going to put a snowflake circle around the poinsettia, but it turned out to be slightly too big to fit comfortably, so I used the slightly circler centre from the die-cut instead.
I made a backing paper using a 'Season's Greetings' stamp with red versa mark ink and stamping multiple times.This was layered onto red mirror card. A small lace strip was added across the centre (which is difficult to see in the photo) and the die-cut paper layered over this. A poinsettia was cut from pink and cream fabric using Brittania dies Large poinsettia die twice. This was added to the centre of the paper and a pearl added to the centre and pearls added to the bottom of the panel. Self-adhesive Christmas edges the panel with a pink glitter ribbon on the inner edge. The sentiment was stamped onto a scalloped circle and heat embossed with silver embossing powder and layered onto the panel.
I am entering this card for the following challenges:
live and love crafts #28 - Pink
Crafty Calender - BINGO (pearls, sentiment and die cuts; or Flowers, pink and sparkle; or embossing, sentiment and sparkle)
addicted to stamps #89 Anything Goes
jinglebelles Pink Christmas
fussy and fancy #124 Lots of pink
craftyribbons #104 Christmas past
deep ocean Christmas in October
crafty hazelnut Something Round
Winter Wonderland Lace and Pearls
artistic inspirations #113 Make your own background
Completely Christmas Poinsettia
And this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Audio Book - Addition by Toni Jordan - Grace uses numbers to determine her life and has done since she was young, but then something went wrong and she lost her job and became classified as disabled. At the start of the book you see how important numbers are to Grace, who has to have certain times to do things, certain numbers of each item in her grocery shopping and set strokes to brush her teeth and hair. She also has a set routine for her daily outings and gets very stuck and begins to have panic attacks if the routine cannot be carried out correctly. She meets Seamus after stealing a banana from his basket one day and then bumps into him again later that week, when her routine threatens to fall apart. She becomes hooked on Seamus and stops relying on counting so much, and then Seamus suggests therapy. This is a very humourous story with a note of seriousness in it. It takes you from one extreme to the other before finally finding a middle ground, and it is a fun journey along the way. A brilliant, light-hearted listen for long commutes and a nice break from the more in-depth crime stories.