Monday, 26 October 2015


I've managed to make a card for this challenge well before the deadline. I was supposed to be helping fit a sink but really wasn't much help so was able to scuttle off and do inking in between times. 
Last post I mentioned how I'd forgotten how much I like inking. This time I realised how much mess I make. There were finger prints everywhere! I thought I'd got much more careful but it obviously depends what I'm doing. 
The challenge at 52 CCT is:

 I do like this technique and used to use it a lot.  I got out some shiny paper and this is what I made:

 My plan was for the panel to be dark blue but as you see it turned out in shades of purple with a little pink and blue. I cut out the circles in the panels and stamped using the same snowflakes on the basecard. The when looking for a ribbon I found this purple snowflake ribbon left over from last year and it was perfect. A knot and a couple of scored lines on the right and it was done. Apart from a lot of fiddling about trying to get the panel stuck in the right place over the stamping, anyway. 
I'm not a huge fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards but I do think this is pretty. As I said it wasn't supposed to be this colour!
I've seen that it is Rudolf Day in Blogland, a challenge which i have never entered before. The challenge starts on the 25th and is to make a Christmas card,so here I go for the first time.



  1. Lovely! Much nicer than fitting a sink :-) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  2. The non traditional colours you used here look wonderful. I have three friends who adore receiving any shade of purple cards at any time of the year! I always try to make a purple one for them!

    Yours will inspire me! Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  3. What a pretty card, the colours look lovely, and the ribbon a lucky find xxx

  4. I love how it turned out and the ribbon is a great finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
    Lynn x

  5. What a great idea and lovely colours, perfect ribbon.

    Kath x

  6. elle est charmante Alison, sobre et chic et j'aime les couleurs, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  7. Very pretty snow flakes in lilac.

    Love and hugs

  8. I like the non-traditional colours and your gorgeous snowflakes. Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!


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