Monday, December 01, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

Good morning and what a blooming cold one it is too here in Scruff's Corner. I've just been out to put something in the bin and the lid is frozen solid, I can't get it open!! Never mind, I will be in the cosy warm all day as I've got loads of work to do :)) I hope you all had a good weekend. I had to work but I was lifted yesterday when I went over to the Secret Crafters Challenge blog for this week's sketch and found out that I had won the monthly draw for a £20 voucher :)) In a couple of days time I will be the proud owner of a Martha Stewart punch and a set of pastel Promarkers :)

Yesterday I made a Baby's First Christmas card and it took me almost all day by the time I had decided what to put in it, on it, round it etc. I'm pleased with the results, what do you think?
I love this stamp for baby cards, I think it's an Anita's one. I've just stamped him onto white card hammer card, glittered his paws, added Glossy Accents to his nose and given him a felt Santa hat :)
Pages two and three! Papers through out are from Lilli of the Valley, Debbi Moore and the other one was a freebie from somewhere but I forgot to name it when I saved it. If it is yours please let me know then I can credit you properly. I've also used Sizzix snowman and frame and a Sizzlit Santa along with bits of ribbon etc.
Pages four and five and out come my favourite snowman and penguin :) The frame is from Shaz at Funky Fairys lettering is cut using the Wingo Zingo dies. I've also used a couple of Sizzlit and Cuttlebug dies too.
I've used another poem found on the net on the back of my card. The poem is called 'The Melting Snowman' hence the full snowman and the pile of hat, scarf and nose! The little polar bear is a Lili of the Valley die cut.
The box. I'm pleased with the way this turned out! Rather than make a card this time I decided to use Sue's Secret Crafters Saturday challenge sketch!I think it worked rather well! The papers are again by the elusive designer and Lili of the Valley and the image is a Pink Petticoat download coloured with Prismas and Sansador. I added a bit of Doodlebug glitter, ribbon and a couple of snowflake brads.

I finally managed to photgraph the earrings I made on Saturday.

My first Celtic Knots which I made on a wire jig which I bought from my friend Andrea about three years ago (and never used!)

These earrings match the black and red mesh necklace I sold at my jewellery party.
That's it for now.........I hope you like :)
Thanks for looking. xx


Ellen said...

gosh thats like a complete production line, I like blue/white christmascards.

love your Celtic earrings , they are beautiful

Sue said...

Hi Jackie i love your card very pretty and congrats on winning last week:(

thanks for joining us at scsc:)


Secret Crafter said...

Congratulations on winning the challenge this month Jackie. You've made a stunning card, I'm not surprised it took all day to do. Fabulous! Wendy x

Anesha said...

Congratulations on your win. I love the baby's first Christmas project, it is wonderful. the earrings are great as well.

Jane Carroll said...

congratulations on winning ast months prize.

the box and card are fantastic and i've fell in love with your jewellery!

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Beryl said...

Congrats on winning the prize. I love your take on the sketch challenge this week.
There's an award on my blog that I'd like to share with you. I do hope you have the time to accept it (I know it takes a while to fulfill the obligations) but it is very pretty.
Beryl xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Jackie, congratulations on winning and enjoying your goodies thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

CraftyC said...

Congratulations on last weeks win. I love how you have adapted this for the box. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SCSC!

Phree said...

What a fabulous baby's first christmas card. Love your jewellery it's gorgeous.