Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Polar Express

Hi all... sorry I haven't posted for ages. We've been having a major clearout at home and a few repairs done. We're hoping to have a new fitted kitchen in the New Year... can't wait as the one we have at the moment is from another era... errr... maybe even biblical times?!! Lol

 Anyway, I've finally managed to photograph some of my Christmas Cards and upload them.... here's one I made using my gorgeous new Stampendous Train Postcard Stamp! I couldn't get a decent photo of this card... tried it with flash, lamp and nothing seemed to help? it looks much nicer in real life!

Image: Stampendous Train Postcard Stamp
Papers: Craftwork Cards - Magic of Christmas
Sentiment: Hobbycraft
Border: Tonic Studio Punch - Vine
Mark Richards - White Glitter Domes
Wooden Snowflakes

I really enjoyed colouring this image... all done with Copics even the Postcard bit... just wish that the sparkle on the snow showed up in the photograph!

I hope you are all doing ok and nearly ready for Christmas? I've finished all my shopping apart from food which we are having delivered next week... most of the presents are wrapped... just a couple of last minute ones to do.

Huge hugs to those who are unwell or going through difficult time at the moment... I really hope things improve for you soon.

I will be back soon with another Christmas card... and think Santa himself might put in appearance! ;-) 

Just realised I haven't got Christmas Countdown on my blog? Will have to try and find one...
Love and hugs


Christine Harrop said...

This stamp is on my wanted list Sue, and having seen your gorgeous card it is moving higher!! Fabulous card and the colouring is great. How exciting to be getting a new kitchen! I remember when we replaced ours and it was fabulous checking out designs and different wood finishes and placement of everything! Oh you will have fun. Mind you, I don't envy the time you will be without the services you need, but it won't be for long. Have a super Christmas if you don't get back before then. Hugs Christine xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh SUe this is stunning, what a brilliant stamp. Love it. Sounds like it's going to be great with the new kitchen!!! I know how much better mine is now with its new things!!! Love Hazelxx

Wendy L said...

Two lovely cards, so vintage style, love them, xxxxx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love this stamp bought it myself and made a few of my Christmas cards with it, I love the vintage look, super card you have created. Have a good evening.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

What a great stamp Sue..fabulous card and colouring and love the vintage feel about it...and a new kitchen, how exciting..hope it all goes smoothly for you..


meg said...

Wonderful card Sue, your colouring is fantastic love the soft tones for the train and the sepia for the postcard.Great embellishments too.

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope 2016 is better for you health wise.

Take care Christmas Hugs Meg xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,a lovely image and design.xxx

Pia S said...

You did a great job coloring this vintage image and giving it an extra old age look. I think your card looks gorgeous, Sue!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, such a fabulous image and beautifully coloured - your papers are perfect, a super Christmas card.
It sounds like you've been busy, how exciting a new kitchen to look forward to.
Take care.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lovely vintage Christmas Card Sue! I absolutely love the colours you've used!
Dawn xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Sue, great image and lovely embellishments.
Keep well and warm

Kath x

Tammy said...

Oh Sue, this is gorgeous!! I absolutely that train stamp and the beautiful vintage feel! Good luck with your new kitchen, how exciting!
Big hugs, Tammy

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sue. Your colouring of this gorgeous stamp is awesome.

Thank you for all your support since the beginning of July sweetie I couldn't have got through it without you.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love your new stamp & what you have done with it

Thank you so much for my Christmas card, it was a lovely surprise
Hugs Shell xx

Babs said...

Hi sue what gorgeous cards you have created with your beautiful stamp you have coloured them to perfection..
Merry Christmas to you and your family sue and all the very best for 2016..
Hugs Babs..x

chrissy xx said...

What a Wonderful stamp Sue...I LOve your colours and lots of sparkle.
It really is such a pretty scene..LOve your yummy papers and this FAb sentiment hanging on little bows too.
Yikes! your countdown is all I need lol still not ready here, but, I LOve this fun reindeer.
A new kitchen to look forward to! How Exciting.
We've had a poorly Grandson two days. but, thankfully he's feeling better today x

Anneke said...

hi Sue
i am speakless when i see this beautiful card and awesome design.
And such a beautiful card with a very elegant design from your previous post
I hope you are alright and i wish you a wonderful Christmas and the best wies for a happy - healthy - and creative 2016.
hugs from Anneke

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Sue!!! I love the train stamp you used...I think your photos look fab!!!! Love how you added the sentiment at the bottom with the snowflakes, too!!!! Congrats on your new kitchen...you will have to take some pictures to show us when it's finished!!! Have a great weekend!!

Debs said...

Hi Sue - oh wow I love this gorgeous traditional card - think I might have to add that image to my never-ending wish list but put it at the top as it is stunning!!!!
Sorry I have been such a bad blogger lately - but hopefully things are settling down now and I am back on track.
Sounds like you are busy too - and will be with your new fitted kitchen - but how exciting.
Can't wait for the Downton and Strictly Christmas Specials - will be watching whilst enjoying a break at Centre Parcs with John, Jack and my MiL.
Thank you so much for my gorgeous card - I love it and it's really appreciated.
Hope you have a wonderful stress-free Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.
Love and hugs
Debs xx