Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Hi folks

Just been watching the Michael Jackson Memorial Service on tele. Oh my, how sad was that? I don't know why I put myself through these things - I've been weeping buckets. I can't bear watching people being upset. How brave was Jermaine? And that poor wee Paris obviously loved her dad to bits. He was the same age as me - I feel like I've grown up with people like him and Donny Osmond and David Cassidy. I can't get my head around the fact that he's actually dead. I know we still have his music but there was much more to him than that, although he made fabulous music and I loved it. Most people don't know about all the other things he did. I feel so sad and boy, am I going to miss that smile.

Goodness only knows what happened to my last challenge - I thought I could enter it for three challenges but where I got the idea I could enter it for A Spoonful of Sugar I don't know. I thought it was summer but it turned out to be something like ribbons and bows! I think I've got a void where there's supposed to be a brain. Never mind, I enjoyed making the card and my mother liked it well enough.

This is my entry for this week's Winter Wonderland which is Christmas Past - I know 'cos I've double checked. I love this image; my daughter bought me it a couple of years ago and it's exactly my idea of what Santa should look like - all olde worlde, kind and smiley. I love the way he peers over his glasses and his eyes twinkle. This challenge is your own idea of Christmas Past or nostaliga, so I can't really go wrong this time, can I? I know I'm definitely a more is more kind of person when it comes to embellishments but I've kept this card quite plain because I wanted Santa to stand out. I've put some diamond glaze on his specs to make them look real - I think you might just be able to see it in the photo.

Hope you like him.

Card Recipe:

Image: Rubber Stampede (I don't think it has a name)
Coloured with Water colour pencils and loads of stickles
Paper: Crafts House Plum Pudding - Marzipan
Card: QVC Christmas pack
Gold mirri card: Tesco, kids section
Brad: Dovecraft
Ribbon, Gems and Charm: Stash
Stickles: Frosted lace and red
Diamond glaze
Tools: Cuttlebug, Swiss dots embossing folder

Off to watch some more Michael. Thanks for dropping by.



Teri said...

Love this Lynne! This is fast becoming my favourite Santa image! I love how you have coloured him, with his bright blue eyes and the glaze on his specs. I love all the glitter highlights too! The overall card is gorgeous, with the 'I Believe' underneath the image. Well done!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

helen said...

gorgeous card lynne, pass the tissues hon i've not stopped blubbing since it started ...
helen x

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Lynne you seem like an echo to me I can't bear to see people upset as I always end up crying as well and I get my challenges mixed up I get it in my head that a challenge is for one thing make the card then find it was something else lol. I know how you feel and agree about MJ. Anyway I will stop rabbiting and get onto the card which is perfect this is definitely my idea of Santa the old traditional style and you have done it wonderfully well.

Lorraine x

Rachel said...

WOW, this is GORGEOUS!!!

Pascale said...

This is beautiful I love the image and how you have used it. Thanks for joining in the fun at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Pascale

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