Sunday, 13 April 2014
Christmas Card Club with Stampin’ Up! UK Christmas Card
It's time again for the Christmas Card Club Challenge, set this time by Asha. Her challenge is to make a card featuring something that gives Christmas light! Her words were
Streets, shops, homes, trees ... everything looks so enchanting at Christmas. From twinkling fairy lights to flickering candlelight, from brilliant stars scintillating in the night sky to the faint glimmer of lamps and lanterns - lights transform the mundane into something quite magical.
It's a lovely challenge and one I've really enjoyed working on not least because Asha has dedicated this challenge to the memory of her dog Snoopy who she sadly lost a year ago today. Those of you who are pet owners know that pain and tragedy when you lose a beloved pet.
It's also given me an opportunity to tell you about Ben, our crazy made Border Collie. He's a rescue dog from the RSPCA and we've had him for about 18 months now and I think he's finally settled with us, but for those of you who know him already you'll know he's quite a character and very mischievious!
He steals anything from brooms to wellies to itsy bitsy knickers including lacy numbers that my daughter will murder me for saying!!!! He has worked his magic on us so well that we are all besotted with him and can't imagine life without him. Our pets are such an important part of our lives not only for the fun and cuddles, but also for the friendship they offer, the stress busting skills they have and for the unconditional love they give from the moment you walk through the front door.
Asha I hope the wonderful memories you have of your adorable Snoopy will bring smiles rather than sadness to you today.
Candles - Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Silver Foil Sheet
Holly - stamp set Watercolour Winter (retired)
Sentiment - stamp set Christmas Messages
Tools - Decorative Label Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, heat gun, Embossing powder
Ink - Metallic Encore Pad silver, marvellous markers real red and gumball green
Adhesives - dimensionals, mini glue dots
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything goes
Completely Christmas Challenge - Anything goes