Ok, for a change.... card first, blather after.
|Forever Friends Retro / Traditional
Without being a 'downer', many of you know I am currently having some serious issues with my back which has made my life in general, as well as my crafting a bit of a challenge. The doctor has recommended that I try to keep moving around as much as possible, and considering that at the moment my lounge and dining room are essentially mini (or perhaps not so mini) craft supply rooms, I thought I could try to go through a little each day to cull out what won't be needed or used before Christmas (or at all). This way we might actually be able to put up the Christmas tree IN the house.
Today I went for going through stacks of papers and I came across a pile of artwork that I had either printed or colored at some point. I do this all the time, so I suspect there may be a few more similar entries (for cards made from 'found' elements that got so deep into the middle of paper stacks that I forgot about them).
Anyway, I came across these forever friends characters from Forever Friends Retro Christmas CD using docrafts Digital Designer. I printed three of each - obviously with the intention of decoupaging them. I did just that, then layered a 5x5 square card with patterned and textured papers. The die cut Merry Christmas was purchased on line as it is. (I have been trying to find out where to buy the die to cut them myself, but to date I have had no such luck!)
I wanted to keep this one relatively simple, but since every Christmas Card needs a little glitz I added the crystal stars.
I do think this card meets the criteria for a few challenges, so I would like to enter it in :
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog - Sundae Bar Toppings (Red and die cut)
ends Sat 10 December
Pollycraft Monday - Challenge #120 - Christmas Fun
ends approx 21 December
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge 5 - Shades of Winter
ends 10 December
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes
end 7 December
Please feel free to leave any comments (even constructive criticism). I am always striving to improve techniques and am still developing my style so I am open to input from everyone.
Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a very happy and healthy holiday season!