Thursday, 24 December 2009

Penny Black - Christmas Charm

It seems odd to be getting back to making a card after all the rushing around that we seem to have been doing for the last week.
Yesterday was quite eventful, trying to find a farm shop in the snow stricken part of Hampshire, from whence we had ordered a haunch of venison for Boxing Day. The roads were narrow and very slippery and it took us a while to find the location, despite having printed a Google map and directions plus using the added bonus of the sat nav in the car. Anyway we managed it; they had left the meat hanging on the door handle in a poly bag, as we couldn't manage to get there before they closed! There's trust for you!
We picked up the turkey on the way home and now have enough food in the house to feed the whole street for a week!
This card for Penny Black's Christmas Charm challenge is utilising a fairly recently acquired stamp. I masked the star on the stamp so that I could add the charm star instead. It's coloured with Copics, with a little added Glamour Dust to the wings and halo. The sentiment is also Penny Black. This gorgeous backing paper is from Pink Petticoat.
I'm trying out my new camera. Actually it's my Christmas present from my husband, but he doesn't mind me using it now! I wondered whether to get one of those light cube whatsits to take my pictures, but I think that this cardboard box with one side cut out, draped with a tablecloth and lit by my new daylight lamp seems to do the trick!
What do you think?


  1. The card looks wonderful and lighting appears perfect...but I'm no expert. Hope you have a really special Christmas and look forward to an exciting New Year.
    A x

  2. card looks good in your box! I have started using a box with some 12x12 white paper when i saw the price of a real light box!!!
    Merry Christmas

  3. super cute card chrissie and your improvised light box seems to have done the trick.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...wishing you a very merry christmas..hugs kath xxxx

  4. Hi Chrissie
    what wonderful work you've posted lately, Hope you had a great day and wishing you all you would wish for yourself in 2010
    x Michelle

  5. Loving your card and you have setup the photo perfectly. Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2010.

  6. Pretty card Chrissie, such pretty colourss after all of the festive red, green & gold!

    Your camera and lighting seems to be working a treat, super shot!

    Keryn :D

  7. Tehehheee!! Love the card Chrissie! its super cute!! glad you got your venison ok!
    and well is it the light box or the new camera!! that did the trick! :0)


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