Well I finally made it - a proper post and my first card of 2015!
- do I have the winter blues? - no I'm actually feeling pretty good right now : )
My horrible cold is on its way out and I'm getting some good nights (cough free) sleep
I went to slimming world yesterday and was slimmer of the week- how's that for a good start to the year - I have even lost 2lb over Christmas and New Year - I don't want to lose a huge amount but I need the motivation
I'm back out walking again and feeling good about that too - 1000 steps a day on my pedometer - works out at about 5 miles a day and the weather's been pretty good for walking too - and the dog's really happy that I'm feeling fit enough to walk again too!!
So you see nothing's really happening - but I definitely haven't got winter blues :))
The eternal optimist - that's me!
But well ... over at
The Paper Shelter
and here's the card to prove it lol
I even like this card - something else to be happy about!
It's the gorgeous Hope - available here
I started off thinking this was going to be a fairly CAS card - but then when I'd coloured her I had the idea that I'd add a huge messy bow because I remembered that I had the perfect toning colours in my collection of vintage seam binding - well with a collection like mine it was hard not to - I just love ribbons!! - with the addition of some sparkly things from Creative Impressions and coloured Bazzill card, some glossy accents and pearls - it was done
I decided not to add a sentiment because I haven't decided what to do with this card yet - I think it could fit a few occasions - as well as Christmas - so is this my first Christmas card of the year!? -well it is a Christmas /winter image so yes, probably - unless it just turns out to be that perfect card for something else lol.
I coloured her with copics in blue and blue-green shades and then shaded with spectrum noire pencils in similar shades with a touch of grey - I really like how she turned out. I was a very lucky girl when DH got me a full set of pencils - I usually use prismacolor - but I have to say I rather like the Spectrum Noirs - they blend very well and there's a great range of colours
Anyway back to the challenge
as usual we have a great prize at TPS
So let's see your winter blues (anything in shades of blue)
We'd love to see you at our first challenge of the year
Hope you all have a great crafty week and banish those winter blues
Challenges I'm entering with this card
ABC Christmas - A - optional antlers