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?