Sunday 11 October 2015

How long????

I can't remember the exact number (I must have blocked it out to preserve my sanity) but someone at work kindly mentioned that there are only 10…or was it 12 Fridays until Christmas!!!  What a sobering thought…..and then to walk in to Tesco's and see a whole seasonal isle of Christmas stuff right at the front of the shop……I am not ready to give  up on summer yet…never mind Christmas!!!

Luckily, I could craft for Christmas all year long and I was desperate to have a go at some Clarity style stamping, so here is one of my first efforts.
I did the wonderful ripping up paper technique and got brushing with my Clarity brushes and distress inks to come up with this little creation remarkably quickly. I had to be a bit careful though as my fingers got a bit inky…aaaargghh…smudges. All I am saying is that there is a reason why the reindeer is planted right in that particular spot.

I am really drawn to this style as I think the blue monochrome effects gives a lovey icy feel and it's the kind of card that you could give to anyone.

Anyway the good news is that the damage wasn't enough to have to launch this one in to the bin, so I am going to enter a few challenges now….it would be rude not to…ha ha!!!

Thanks for visiting today…I am off to get my fingers inky again…this time with something fabulous that will be coming from Crafters Companion in the not too distant future……I can say no more, but watch this space!!

Sharon x


  1. A lovely winter scene and a great Christmas card but unfortunately your card won't qualify at Less is More. You've linked up to our One Layer Autumn challenge and your card is neither Autumn or one layer. We also have a limit of 5 combined challenges which you've exceeded this time.
    Thanks for sharing and please do join us again.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. This is such a pretty scene and perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. What a fab example of monochrome Sharon, perfect for us at AYLI!! Good luck. Sarah :0)

  4. A beautiful monochromatic Christmas card, such a gorgeous scene you have created here. Thanks for joining in the fun at AYLI this week.

  5. Lepa, zimska idila. Krasna voščilnica!

  6. Fab card. Love the scene and gorgeous design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Gorgeous scene and love all the images,great card.
    In my Tesco's it has been all Halloween and I don't do Halloween.
    Thanks so much for joining in our No Designer papers this week at Allsorts and good luck.

    Kath x

  8. I am very much trying not to think about how long (or not) there is until Christmas!
    It's good to get started on cards though and I love your fab elegant design; you have created the most beautiful wintery scene :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  9. A stunning landscape creation with gorgeous colours and details - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  10. Stunning winter scene with reindeer and Santa.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  11. This is stunning Sharon!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  12. Lovely christmas scene. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October

  13. You've created a fabulous scene Sharon. Sue.x

  14. Absolutely beautiful, Sharon - so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Create and Inspire.

    Helen x

  15. I am not ready to give up summer either. lol This is a beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire challenges


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon