Saturday, 17 November 2012
ATCAS1 - Snow and CFC79 - Winter Blues
This card is for Addicted to CAS's first challenge: Snow!
And it's also for this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge, Winter Blues:
Or as I prefer to call it, Blue Christmas. Doesn't sound quite so depressing (but I understand that the Girl Fridays want to be inclusive of everyone, even those who don't celebrate Christmas!)
I woke up with this idea in my head. It'll be perfect, I thought. This Lifestyles Crafts die is so symmetrical that it will be EASY to piece this together, I thought. WRONG. Each one of the "M" shaped pieces between the arms of the snowflakes (yes, they have arms, didn't you know?) is unique, so there was some serious re-cutting involved here, and even some re-re-cutting, once I figured out how to position the die to get the 'right' piece cut!
But I'm happy with the result - lots of retired Stampin' Up blues here - Brocade, Ballet, Caribbean, plus Bashful, Pacific, Turquoise and Not Quite Navy. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs.
Sunday is Toronto's Santa Claus Parade - I'll be marching in it, playing my tambourine, along with about 20 other ladies, in front of The Salvation Army band. It's always such a fun day, and a wonderful way for the Army to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas. Looks like the weather is even going to cooperate! Hopefully I'll be able to get a photo to share with you on Monday!