Friday, 20 August 2010

Bah! Humbug! - Challenge 32

Summer holidays are officially over now as the schools started back a couple of days ago.   Just a shame that we didn't actually enjoy much sunshine during the 6 1/2 weeks of holidays, although I believe much, much, MUCH nicer weather was enjoyed 'darn sarrf' ... especially 'sarrf' of London!
Anyway just in case you hadn't realised, this means that Christmas is creeping ever closer and will catch you out if you're not careful!
So thank goodness for Bah! Humbug! Challenges because without them my 2010 Christmas Card supply, and that of many other cardmakers, would probably be non-existent.   This year I should have a fairly healthy stockpile of special cards ready and waiting to send to some ... if not all ... the special people in my life. 
The Bah! Humbug! theme this week is Winter Wonderland and I had hoped to spend a little more time than I actually managed, attempting something mind-blowingly fantastic to wow you with.  However ... best laid plans and all that jazz!  I'm afraid you'll just have to wait until another time for the 'mind-blowingly fantastic whatever it is that hasn't happened yet' project LOL!
My trusty and reliable Cuttlebug was combined with Spellbinder Nested Pine Trees and a couple of, (oh so popular), embossing folders, and that helped to make this card a little more interesting than it might otherwise have been, although I must confess I lurrrrrrve the linen effect card blank.
Adhesive gems and silver peel off letters for the greeting are the final finishing touch along with a couple of fancy snowflakes popped into the cornersI'm swithering whether to add Stickles to the white trees  - what do you think?
My fellow 'Bah Humbuggers' Ann and Irene have been much more industrious AND ... dare I say adventurous? ... yes I dare! ... so you absolutely MUST pay them a visit.   And just in case anyone missed our exciting Bah Humbug Claim to Fame this week, just CLICK HERE


Irene said...

Morning Max

What a fabulous card, I love the Christmas trees and the fabby embossing. Your sparkly gems and peeloffs and gorgeous snowflakes finish of your card perfectly.


Lilacanglia said...

this is fabulous,
love all the textures and shine,

Rita said...

Hi Max, This is beautiful, and I love how you have put it all to-gether. I think the white tree looks great the way it is. Hugs Rita xxx

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous card - love all the layers.

Wedgie xxx

Tasha said...

Down here the summer hols arent quite over. We dont go back until second week of sept.
Love this card Max, its stunning
love tasha xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love it Max, great embossing.


Swedie said...

That is beautiful... love the different ways you did the trees!

E.T said...

beautiful! love it