Friday, 18 December 2009

Snow Day!

Like lots of you, I know, we have SNOW!!!! Hurray. I just hope it lasts and we can have a white Christmas, wouldn't that be wonderful.

I hope you've all had a good week and Christmas preparations are going well. It's been a busy one here. I had a wonderful afternoon at Freya's Nativity and a meal out last night which was lovely, especially watching the snow fall outside. It felt really special.

School has now finished so things should be a bit more relaxing from here on in, fingers crossed!

I found another Christmas card I'd had a go at after seeing the wonderful Sheena Douglas making them. That lady is a wonderful source of inspiration and so infectious with her enthusiasm.

These were Bow Window cards made by cutting out a window frame slightly bigger than the base card you are using and then sticking acetate to it leaving a strip of card at each end to attach to the card using wet glue.

Before attaching the window a scene is stamped on the card. I used some papermania stamps I had, but Sheena used houses which looked much better.

Finally the window was decorated with a swirl and a greeting. Having had some success with working out the bow window I shall have another go at these but use a better scene behind.

Before I go, I just have to say it's the end of an era today with the final Wake Up To Wogan this morning. I know he's not everyone's cup of tea, but I was brought up listening as a child and all my adult life he has got me up in a morning and I'm going to miss him. That was some farewell he gave this morning, I have only just recovered. Happy Retirement Terry!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend. Keep warm.


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lisa this is amazing!
What a fabulous idea and I love your colour so pretty!
So glad that your Christmas has started now school has broken up.
I too am so sorry about Terry leaving I cried when I heard his farewell. Mornings just wont be the same will they.
kim x

Jill said...

Wow what a card, its really beautiful Lisa.
We don't do snow down here - maybe a flurry every few years but that is it. Its quite cold though!

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Lisa! Not much snow here, but there was an Arctic wind on the playground this afternoon! I'm off to sit in front of the fire with a glass of wine now x

Beryl said...

No snow for us yet - maybe over the weekendd. Hope you enjoy yours. This windoww card is fabulous. I cheated and bought the ready die cut windows.Yours is perfect.
Beryl xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi lisa
hope youve recovered from the 'terry wogan' saga.
love your card its beautiful.
havent we had a lot of snow.was shocked this morning when i saw it all on my car!!anyway we are all tucked up now in a lovely warm housexxx
have a fab christmas if i dont get around again but i will try!!

brenda said...

THis is lovely Lisa, saw Shenna make these as well and intended hving a go, but you know how it is with good intentions adn all that.

We have the snow as well and had a bit move overnight, now a really hard frost.

B x

Kathy said...

Your card looks lovely - the colours are perfect and really make you feel as though you're looking out of the window as dusk settles in

Kay Carley said...

Hi Lisa,

Love this card!! My sort of colours too!! Don't forget that it isn't too late to enter my Christmas Card competition!!!!!

Aren't you lucky having that much snow - it's just enough to give everything a nice covering. I too am hoping that it could do it on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - that would be wonderful!!

Kay xx

Paula said...

Beautiful card, Lisa.
I too love the snow, but not while Im trying to travel by train to work every day. They keep getting cancelled & I find myself away from home 12 hours or more a day. It is spoiling my "run up to Christmas creative time" :(
Hope we get a white Christmas:))

Lynda said...

Hi Lisa, what a beautiful card and I think the scene you've created is gorgeous. It's been pretty 'Baltic' here - my boiler decided to pack in yesterday morning of all days! Just got it fixed a few hours ago and it's so nice to have warmth again! Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas!

Love Lynda xxx

Sandra said...

Great card Lisa! I think your scene outside the window is perfect. I love watching Sheena too, I have to agree she is a very inspirational lady. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Sandra x

craftimamma said...

Wow Lisa, how on earth did you cut such a precise window? It's fabulous and I for one, love the scene looking through it. Just what we'd all like to see looking through the window on Christmas Eve!

Lesley Xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Lisa, I love the deer too. I watch Sheena Douglas when I can, she has some great ideas xx

Rhonda said...

This card is incredible, Lisa! Hope your Christmas is the merriest! Looks as though we are going to have a wet, green one here. Cheers!

Hope Jacare said...

What a fabulous project Lisa - not sure how I let this slip by me. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all that you wish for in 2010! Love Claire x

Merry said...

This is a wonderful idea....great colours.