Sunday, 5 September 2010

Black & White Trees!!!

Back to the trees!!! They are one of my favourite things for Christmas cards.
Here I have masked and chalked the background using a paper mask for the snow and peeloffs for the snowflakes which were then removed after chalking.
The tartan card is from Kanban and the trees are from a stamp set by Artemio.
Finished off with a little Stardust Stickles.

I had quite a nice day yesterday. Went and got my glasses sorted and while we were waiting for them we had a mooch round town. Mr Manic was in a very generous mood and bought me the giant red teapot I have had my eye on for some time plus a couple of kitchen things I needed. Then we sat on the market place in the sunshine and had a cappucino. I was very sad to see how the market has shrunk. I remember it being such a busy place on a Saturday morning and now there are hardly any stalls outside and lots of empty stalls in the market hall.

Being a glutton for punishment I tried not one but two new recipes yesterday. One I cobbled together myself which was a pork and apple meatloaf and the other from a farmers cookbook for a marrow, tomato and onion layer bake with a cheese topping.
Both were very nice and hubby was chuffed because the marrow was from our own garden.

Didn't get much time upstairs as Saturday night is now X Factor night so I am up there today. This morning I have had a bit of a mucking out session and now have a nice tidy desk to work on this afternoon.

Hope you're all having a nice weekend too.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. I too love trees on Christmas cards Sheila! I am loving the cards you have been making. How are you feeling? I hope things are getting better for you. How is Ruby? Well, off to stamp...maybe I will have something new on my blog later today!

  2. love this card, always think monochrome looks really classy!

  3. Beautiful black and white card using one of my favorite sentiments! So happy you shared a peerless work.

  4. Yesterday, I went market for buying same this type of ribbon, but did not get, hope you will share some off-line addresses or web site address about it. I want it, soon.

    1. Such a beautiful card Mariann...Great card...I love this image and decoration.decoration. always think monochrome looks really classy.

    2. Really lovely combination of black and white color in this card. The idea of attaching ribbon in this card is one of the best linking on the occasion of Christmas festival.
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  5. Hi Sheila-x. You have done awesome creative. god gives you such a creative card.In your card snow and peeloffs are create amazing look.

  6. Sheila! you are good creates I too love trees on Christmas cards creativity's Sheila!also crafts and paintings was too good.also indies was good.

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