Wednesday 28 October 2015

Christmas Doone

Welcome back to a Christmas creation on my blog. The nights are certainly drawing in now and by the time I get home from work it is pitch black, so no evening allotmenting for me now! However, I have been working late anyway, so I am not actually getting home any earlier to get extra crafting one either yet lol.

I did have a play with an unusual Christmas colour scheme last night though and came up with this card:
I used Core d'inations card, pearlescent paper and glitter card for the elements on this card. The Stocking die is a Marianne Creatables, the tag die came free with a magazine, the snowflake circle die is from Sizzix and the embossing folder is a partridge in a pear tree, and I think is a papermania one. Both the ribbon and the bow are papermania also. The little bells were just in my stash.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
The Card Concept #42 Colour Inspiration: (Freestyle Collage?)

polkadoodles Add sparkle, bling or glitter
Simply Create Too #97 Baby it's cold outside
atlantic hearts sketch #131 - Tag for the sentiment area

SOS #225 Go Paperless!
creative corner No stamp
Winter WonderlandJingle Bells

Audio Book Review
Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore
This is a very long romance novel based in between Somerset and Devon in the 17th Century. Although this is a long story, there are several side-stories other than the main romance. The story is written from the perspective of the main male of the story; a farmer called John Ridd, and is a story about his love for Lorna Doone and the things that happened to the pair of them, separately and together.
The Doone’s are a local gang of thieves who come from blue-bloodstock and so are looked up to by the people they steal from. They are also feared by most people due to their size and aggression, and the fact that they have killed many people, including John’s father. So when John falls in love with their ‘queen’ it all seems doomed to failure. However, John manages to rescue Lorna, and angers the Captain of the Doones, with some consequences. Along the way we see what farm-life was like, meet another highwayman of good repute who is close to the Ridd family, discover a gold mine, and meet high society in London.
A very good story that has the potential to get bogged down in the romance, but prevents this by the use of several side-stories, with plenty of action and drama. Well worth listening to!


  1. I adore those jingle bells on top of your pink stocking!

  2. Very pretty! That snowflake wreath is really nice!

  3. Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week. Love that snowflake wreath.

  4. Love your use of the jingle bells! - perfect for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week - thank you for playing along with us hugs judith x

  5. A lovely creation and perfect for this fortnights challenge at Polkadoodles

  6. Great sparkly wreath! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

  7. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles


  8. All the sparkle and the little jingle bells make this card adorable!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us here at the Card Concept!

  9. Great take on that sketch and colors, love all the shimmer! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  10. Super pretty! I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  11. Love the little bells! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Jess - DT Member

  12. Love those snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC

  13. super card. Thanks for joining at our challenge CCCB
    Dobroslawa DT

  14. Lovely card with so many details! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!


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