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Friday, 26 November 2010

Bah Humbug Blues

Over at Bah! Humbug Challenges, the DT have set the final challenge for this year and are preparing to wind down for Christmas ... unlike everywhere else in blogland where they are winding things up as the magic month approaches.
We will really miss our Friday get-togethers with the loyal friends who have supported us throughout our debut year and "Humbugger Hall" will seem very cold and lonely without them. So it is fitting that this week our challenge theme is "Feeling The Blues" 
Icy blue card and pretty snowflake paper, combined with silver mirri card provide a perfect base for this beautiful large white snowflake, which is from a set of tree decorations I spied in Asda.  I just lurrrrve the texture and hint of sparkle but if you are tempted to get some yourself, then take the precaution of opening the packet in a shoebox or something similar and spray both sides with cheap hairspray before use to help reduce the 'shedding' of bits.
Silver snowflakes and some ice blue glitter ribbon were added to embellish the greeting which was stamped with a Pearlescent Blue Dew Drop ink pad and cut with a scalloped punch, before being popped on with silicon glue.
Inside was decorated with a leftover strip of mirri card which had been diecut with Marianne Snowflake for another project and was conveniently lying on the desk, along with a sparkly peel off greeting matted onto mirri card.
A couple of blue star gems are the final finishing touch to the snowflakes.
I will be entering my card into Simon Says Stamp Challenge -Let It Snow which qualifies me for entry to Lorraine's sponsored Blog Candy for the chance to win an adorable House Mouse stamp.  Am also joining in with Wild Rose Studio's Blog Hop as the layout follows Dawny P's sketch ... if you turn it 90 degrees. There's a fantastic prize on offer and all the DT members have a stamp to give away, so plenty of chances to win.

There's lots still to do at Humbugger Hall before we close and padlock the huge iron gates for the last time and settle down to hibernate with the dust and cobwebs. Including the announcement of our Special Prize Draw winners next week, which will be very exciting, so don't miss it.
Meanwhile there's a challenge for you to be getting on with ... so GET ON WITH IT!   Remember to leave us a link or we may be forced to let the Humbug Hounds out ... and you wouldn't want us to do that as they haven't been fed since .... ermmmm ... January!

13 comments:

Susan.... said...

Morning Max,
Thats a super card ! just love those snowflakes,what a great find ..Beautiful LO too !
Hugs
Susan x
Ps, Thank you so much for my lovely spot prize, have put a post on my blog..also, thank you for all the hard work you ' Humbuggers ' have put in during this year to make the challenges so much fun ! XXX

Aquarius said...

Great card for the final challenge and thanks for the warning about the shedding of the glitter on the snowflake. this often happens with bought glittered items I find. See you next year - Seasons Greetings.

Ann said...

wow Max what a fabulous card to round off the year. Just beautiful. I have been eying the snowflake up in shops just lately too. Perfect for a large centre piece.
Hope you have had a good day. I'm tidying the craftroom - you wouldn't believe what I'm finding. eeeeeeeeeek
Ann xxx

Pat said...

Ooooh Max love that snowflake its gorgeous, super card.

Pat xx

Irene said...

Hello Max

What a beautiful card its gorgeous. I love the different textures and shades of blue, wow that centre snowflake is gorgeous. It looks stunning with the darker colours in the centre.
Your Snow sentiment is just perfect.

irene
xxxx

Katina said...

Fabulous card Max; I love the snowflake! Thanks for joining us for the WRS blog hop and good luck. x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Max :-) I love the big snowflake and all the details ,,, stunning !! :-)
I was wondering how I missed this ,, I am so sorry me darlin ,,I thought I was following you !!! so sorry xx I am now !! put it down to senility :-) xx

thanks for joining us on the Wild Rose Studio Hop and Simon says Stamp Challenge :-) good luck with the prize draws :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Debs said...

What a gorgeous card Max, I love all the snowflakes. Debs xx

Susie Little said...

Hiya Max
Gorgeous card xx

Pressie for You!

Susie xx

Zoe xx said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Max. Thank you sooo soo much for joining in on the WRS first ever blog hop!! Its soo nice to have a nose around peoples blogs that i havent seen before!! Your creations are all stunning!! Loving the snowflakes!
Zoe x x

Tasha said...

This is stunning Max, such beautiful snowflakes
love tasha xx

Cheryl said...

Stunning card!

Heike said...

This is a truly stunning card Max. x