Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jingle Belles card 24

Happy Sunday!!
It's raining here and not exactly warm but I am content having visited my Aunt yesterday and finding her looking so well ... I just cannot believe she is 84 ... she certainly does not look anywhere near that! (Please God I have her genes) ... the journey to Lincolnshire was beautiful as the sun shone and the countryside was stunning ... fields and fields of the most gorgeous red poppies against the hues of Lincoln greens ... It certainly is a lovely part of the country ... little villages nestling amongst the acres of farmlands and fields ... villages with strange names like ... Spital in the Street ... and lots of cottages like this ...


Before I left I managed to get my card done for this weeks' challenge over at Jingle Belles Rock ... where my sweet blog friend Kirsty is Guesting and also sponsoring a prize from her store ... Pixie Dust Paperie ... Kirsty has set us a sketch challenge this week ...

... and this is my take on her brilliant sketch ...


I started with a sheet of denim blue paper from Core'dinations  which I embossed and sanded and it grew from there ... the only problem I had of course is photographing it because there is quite a bit of  silver ... both my images are 'upcycled'  with a little fussy cutting


Lucky for me I see that The Shabby Tea Room are having an embossing challenge this week hosted by Pattie so I covered two challenges with my card and my Christmas card box continues to fill ...

This evening my Thursday group are doing the church service ... so I will be going along and watching like a proud mama ... 

Have a lovely day my friends ... thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~







19 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Hi sweet Ros...Well I love your beautiful card...glad you got to visit your Aunt..It looks a beautiful place too..
Have a lovely day at Church..lots of love :) xxx

~amy~ said...

Lovely work...great upcycling and fussy cutting...nice work on the sketch!

BEAR's Mom said...

beutiful card Ros.
love you upcycled embellies!
glad to know your aunt is in
good health...
i yearn for my older generation
they are all gone and i am the
oldest family member @ 60!
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooh! what a gorgeous combination of images plus ♥YUM♥ to the denim + silver color combo! (which i'm sure looks even COOLER in person, tho you've done REALLY WELL photo-ing!!!) what a great version of kirsty's sketch as well! LOVE THIS, missus!!! ♥

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Ros! I love the way you used the sketch. It is nice to a photo of the village where you visited yesterday! Sorry it is rainy and cold, I will hope for you, some sunshine. Have a wonderful week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a wonderful holiday card with great texture!
Hey, that photo is beautiful, that is what I envisioned for life in UK, I just love it! Take me to your aunt house next time I visit, LOL!

Cheryl Nelson said...

LOVE that cute card!!! Sounds like yesterday was a lovely day in the country visiting your Aunt! How nice!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely card, Ros! Lovin' the striking blue card!!! :) xx

Linda B said...

Ros, I LOVE this new background... have I been asleep or did you just put this up?
So happy you had a good visit with your Aunt and a pleasant trip. Your photo is amazing... just as I remembered. I adored your little villages.
Your card is truly a winner... blue and silver are pure class. This is just so pretty with that window and the embossed tree! Terrific!

Susan Allan said...

You paint a lovely picture of Lincolnshire with your words, almost poetic. I love poppies!!! so delicate. Glad your aunt was well...
Have a lovely evening.
Sue xxx

SmilynStef said...

What fun elements to use for the sketch ... and I love the embossing ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

yyam said...

Just lovely! Love the upcycling! :)

Linda R. said...

Such a nice Christmas card.. And a fun sketch. And the embossed background looks great..

Hugs, Linda

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful work Ros... Love it... Have a great week ahead... hugs...xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! Looks like a real Winter Wonderland! love the blue snowflake brad!

Ira said...

What a dashing blue background you've taken for this card Ros, it's the kind of blue I like best for X-mas cards! Love that gorgeous cottage, too, wouldn't mind living in one ;-)

June Houck said...

Terrific upcycle! The Core'dinations paper is an excellent choice too. Great card, Ros!

Stella said...

You create magic and I love it...!!! The embossed background is gorgeous. Can you teach me how to fussy-cut? I tried it several times but it looked horrible. And yours is stunning!

Good to read you had a wonderful time with your aunt.....

XXXX

Debgem said...

Love the embossed texture on the backing and the pretty embellishments on your card! It's fab!

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