Gosh I really had to race to make this card ready for the new Cuttlebug Mania Challenge, where the theme is 'Winter Wonderland' - that can be Winter nature, snow, ice, Winter sports and so on.
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- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- then found I had an already stamped image using a House Mouse stamp called, appropriately
enough, Joyous Noel. What tickled me when I bought this stamp ages ago
are his little skates - paper clips!
- then coloured the image using Whispers markers, mostly for speed and the very fine point they have at one end
- the backing paper is a snippet, in real life it's a delicate ice blue with silvery edging- from my Christmas papers box
- then I
used Spellbinders Labels 8 dies to cut the image and a Core'dinations magenta
coloured card backing/frame then just added some Anita's Christmas Dimensions stickers
(peel offs, shame on me!), and Glossy Accents to the bell that the mouse is
gaily waving :)
Normally I would make a thinner frame by drawing round the edge of the die I used for cutting the image, but this card just called for a little more of the cheerful magenta colour! Still giggling about those paper clips :)
Thank you so much for the input and lovely comments about the Playground. I have almost decided on the way forward - it will be a bit different and hopefully easier for me to keep on running it almost alone (with Parsnip!) but we'll still have our lovely Playground, yay! Tune in on Sunday for my thoughts.