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Friday, 10 June 2016

Happy birthday Winter Wonderland!

Good morning all

Well I'm back from my travels (yes I know again!) We've had a lovely couple of weeks, first up to beautiful Northumberland to drop off our youngest son on  his activities holiday at Keilder Water, I think Northumberland is the most beautiful county in England (IMHO!!) the gorgeous countryside, rolling hills, vast waters and then the beautiful coastline - it really is spectacular with lots of historical treasures to visit too.  We then drove from there to Edinburgh to spend a couple of days with our older son Matthew and the weather was just gorgeous, while England was languishing in the cold unseasonal weather Scotland was having their turn of temperatures in the 20's.  When we drove home it got colder and colder as we crossed the border - quite bizarre really.  But that was ok we weren't here for long!! After 2 days at home we flew off for a lovely trip to Rome with some good friends - some very good friends! - we discovered quite by chance while talking that it was our 40th friendship anniversary this year!! - We've all been friends since we were at school, oh where has the time gone.... So we had a drink or two in Rome just to celebrate properly.  It's taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things at home but I'm getting there.

but I digress......

The team at 

is celebrating this week
its our 7th birthday!

and we're having a lovely challenge just for the occasion

Add a ribbon and a bow

I'm using an image for my card from one of our lovely sponsors

this is Christmas Poinsettia  from
A day for daisies 

Can you see the lovely sparkle on my card!
I coloured this lovely image with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pens
- and I even managed to get the sparkle in my photograph too

This is what I did

Image - Christmas Poinsettia from a day for daisies
Coloured with spectrum noir sparkle pens - hearthside, boudoir and olive jade - and clear sparkle around it to pullout the colour slightly around the edges
Embossing folder - Sheena Douglas Christmas greetings embossing folder
Card - to colour onto - Sheena's stamping card,
           embossed TH vintage from Die'sire
           black card from Crafters Companion
Ribbon from my stash 
Jewel - creative expressions

Hope you'll join in with our celebration this week
we have lots of lovely sponsors

who are giving a prize of £10 to spend in store

who are giving a prize of £10 to spend in store

whoa re giving a $12 voucher to spend in store

hope we see you at 

 this week!

Judith xx


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love the sparkle on the flowers. I agree about Northumberland, we went there for a holiday a few years ago and I think it's one of the best holidays we've had - a lovely county.
Kath x

Kat W said...

It sounds like you have been having lots of fun on your travels and enjoying some sunshine too :-) I have never been to Northumberland and it sounds like I need to put it on my list of places to visit!

I guess it will be Christmas before we know it so good to start preparing early and your card is fabulous, especially with that gorgeous :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

P.S. your tick joke made me giggle!

Pat K said...

Welcome home Judith. Great to hear you had a wonderful time. Lovely Christmas card. Such a pretty image and love the embossed background. Have a good weekend. hugs, Pat K x

Chris said...

Sounds as if you've had a lovely time Judith, now it's back to reality :)'re probably looking forward to your next holiday by now!
Fabulous card, love the way you've coloured it, and yes I can see the sparkle - think I need some of these lovely sparkly pens.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation and beautiful image used.xx {aNNie}

Pat said...

Lovely card Judith, that image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Glad you have been having such a great time on your travels.

Pat xx

Alison Barlow said...

I love this image and the way you've showcased it - fantastic sparkle and embossed background. Glad you've had fun on your travels, Judith - we always had great weather in May/June when we lived in Scotland. Have a good weekend - at home this time...!!
Alison x

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Judith, lovely rich colours.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous image and a beautiful card, Love it! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Stamping Bubbles said...

Fabulous card Judith, you have capture that gorgeous sparkle really well.
Glad to hear you have had a fabulous time enjoying your travels.
Crafty hugs

LOU said...

Beautiful card Judith. I love the sparkle.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pleased you had a lovely holiday AGAIN!!! Your card is beautiful,belated Happy Anniversary too.