Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. I have managed to get some of my christmas shopping done but still have quite a few bits to get. Should get that done during the next week. Still have a few cards to make but a crafty day tomorrow should help.
Christmas has come early for me as hubby has got me a new laptop. He gave it to me on Wednesday evening and I have been trying to get to grips with it since then. It is lovely and has Windows 8 on it. I think he was getting a bit fed up of me shouting and swearing at my old one.
Anyway, this card was going to be blogged last night. But after uploading the photo to my new laptop I realised that I had no photo editing software. On my old one I used the basic Windows photo editing, very basic but it did me. However, I could not find anything on my new laptop. So off I went into cyberland to download some free photo editing software. I finally managed to download Picasa 3. But after doing all that and figuring out how to use it, it was then time for bed.
By the way, if anyone does know of a free photo editing package that I can download then can you let me know. Picasa 3 seems okay but not sure if there is something that is easier or better out there.
Anyway, finally here is my traditional christmas card. This card is going to one of my hubby's Aunties for christmas.
I used some free papers and an image from a recent copy of Creative Cardmaking magazine. All of the matting was done onto silver mirror card. I used some ribbon down the left hand side and embellished with some snowflakes. The large snowflake was done using a spellbinders die and the smaller snowflakes were a punch. The little bell in the top corner is a wooden embellishment that I glittered. I then cut a poinsettia using another spellbinders die for the bottom corner. I added some glitter to it for a bit of sparkle.
Thanks for popping by and hope you all have a good weekend.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Tic, Tac, Toe (red and green, die cut, glitter)
Lexis Creations - Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - I love christmas
Natalie and Amy - Winter wishes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with glitter
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Cards
Craftymess - Vintage Christmas
Card Makin Mamas - Silver and/or Gold
One Crazy Stamper - Holiday themed cards
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Lisa B - Christmas joy
DCC & Friends - Christmas
Cards Galore - Christmas
Love to Create - Holiday cheer
Unstampabelles - Christmas
Ribbon Girl - Ho, ho, ho it' christmas
Papertake - Anything goes
LEJ Designs - Countdown to christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Simon Says - Snowflakes
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Red and green
Paperplay - Christmas is coming
Delightful Challenges - All about christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Wooden