Wednesday 18 November 2015

The North Pole

Hello to all this dark rainy afternoon, I hope you are all well.
I am trying to get back to normal after two weeks jury service which I just loved. I really didn't want to go back to work at all. It's a game of catch up now though both at home and at work, I'm only three days into the week and I'm exhausted!
I have treated myself to a couple of evenings of crafting though this week as I had a couple of images I wanted to make into cards-well, the same image but twice actually. At the weekend I really wanted to colour this lovely image when hubby said he liked it and wanted to colour it up for me. I really loved this image and wanted to colour it too so I decided we could both do it and I'd use them both for two different cards.
This is the first one-I've been wanting to have a go at a shaker card for some time but never really got round to it. As soon as I saw this image in my folder I knew it'd make a perfect one.
This image was a freebie from Pink Gem some while ago and it is coloured with Promarkers.
I embossed the front panel with a magazine folder and cut out the hexagon shapes with an X cut die set. The little snowflakes in the corners are done with a little Xcut punch. I had an awful job trying to photograph this today as it was soooo dark outside so ended up holding my daylight lamp up in front of it-not ideal but it kind of worked!! I'll be back in a few days to show you the card I made with my image!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly -let it snow
I love Promarkers #295 -traditional christmas
Crafty Sentiments -anything goes
Robyns Fetish #290-embossing
Glitter n Sparkle - #163-dies/punches
CRAFT #337-christmas
Pennys Paper Crafty challenge #254-anything goes
Inspiration Destination #60-anything goes
Creative Inspirations #336-festive fun

Well, thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you may wish to leave. Time for dinner now I think-just why do the evenings fly by so quickly??
Enjoy the rest of your week and until next time.
Andree x


  1. Hubby's colouring is fab and love the shaker card you have created to go with the image. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Gorgeous Shaker the cute image....Joolsx

  3. Beautiful card Andree. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  5. Great little shaker card. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  6. Gorgeous card Andree a lovely image and wonderful embossed background, colours and card design excellent festive make.
    lorraine x

  7. Gorgeous card Andree, love your design..Hugs Lozzy x

  8. So cute I love it x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  9. This creation is really adorable. Love the shaker card and the North Pole image. Great snowflake embossing folder and the red snowflakes as accents for your corners.Thanks for sharing on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #290 - Wet or Dry Embossing.

  10. This is a great festive creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  11. Adorable shaker and cute image Andreee...xx { aNNie}

  12. Shaker cards are some of my faves, and this one is GORGEOUS!!! Love the embossing folder you used! I think I have the same one, but I always forget to use it. Thanks for playing along at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!

    Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog DT member

  13. Fabulous christmas card, thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week.

  14. Sooo cute. Love this shaker card you've created. Thanks for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, ID Creative Team Member


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x