Friday, 12 August 2011


Well, I am glad that it is the weekend as I am exhausted. We have nothing planned, although I hope the weather cheers up a bit as it has been damp and horrid these past few days. The only advantage of the wet weather this week was this beautiful rainbow that I saw on my way to work yesterday. Shame I didn’t have my proper camera with me, this was taken using the digital zoom on my phone camera.

I have been busy crafting wise these past couple of days including scrapbooking the fun we had in the snow at Christmas, hence the ‘White Christmas’ title of the layout which I am entering in for Ooh La La’s ‘Christmas’ challenge. Part of the journaling was inspired by a line from this weeks song from the SIWAS challenge site ‘run and hide’. The journaling reads ‘It was such a treat to have deep snow at Christmas; it made the traditional Christmas Day walk much more fun as we all went sledging on the bridge. Games in the garden were also fun with us all running and hiding from Andy who could throw snowballs further, harder and more accurately than anyone else’. For decoration I used a snowman stamp, a pair of boots cut out of another designer paper and an embossed snowflake so this layout also fits with Creative card crews ‘best foot forward’ and DYSU ‘emboss it’ challenges.
I couldn’t resist this weeks challenge on Stamptacular’s site, which was to use a photograph as inspiration. The moment I saw the photo I knew which stamp I wanted to use, the chandelier that came free with Crafty Stamper. I stamped and then heat embossed that onto pale lemony creamy coloured card which I layered onto white and then black card. I kept the design of this card clean and simple so it also fits with CCT ‘CAS’ , with Delightful challenge ‘things with wings’, Meljen’s ‘use black’ and with Tuesday Throwdown and Spoon full of sugar ‘birthday’ challenges. That is all from me for now. Have a great weekend everyone.


WencheP said...

It's fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Miranda said...

lovely card and scraplayout Caro, very pretty
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Nina said...

A really wonderful card! The chandelier is so beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and lovely layout.

SuperMo said...


I was looking for inspiration and came to your blog. I really love the card you made for Stamptacular Sunday! This is what I had in mind with the photo, good luck with the challenge.

Greetz Monique

Shelley said...

That is such a great layout. Looks like you had a lot of fun taking them. Glad you joined us at SIWAS. shelley

Anne said...

What a fabulous layout Caro. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at OLL. Hugs x

Grenouille Greetings said...

You're right! This was the perfect stamp to have used for our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Lovely clean and simple card! Thank you so much for playing along. Hugs, Lesley

Splashbunny said...

Fabulous work on the lo and card hun! Very talented!
Thank you for entering our Things With Wings challenge at Delightful Challenges this week.
All the best in the draw.

Ren-Yi said...

Fab LO and fab card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

craftykitten said...

What a fabulous LO. They look as though they had real fun! Thanks for sharing with us in our Christmas challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx

princesskitten said...

Lovely layout - almost make the snow worth it ;-0

kitten DYSU team

Katja said...

Thank you so much for joining our 'use black'-challenge at Meljen's! Your card is very pretty.

Katja (Meljen's DT member)

Lauren said...

Such a cute card! So many wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


Carla said...

Great layout!! Love the lyrics you chose to inspire your journalling!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

sallysbitz said...

This is an elegant card. Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Robbie said...

Very Striking! Reminds me of a vintage paper cutting. Thank You for sharing your creation with us at MelJen's in our 'Use Black' Challenge.

kurlygirl said...

Your layout is just darling! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Embossing Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Robin Parker said...

Love the clean and simple look to your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What a adorable little card and layout. Love your image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!
I have blog candy available if you are interested!