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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Lighting Up

Are you all getting ready to settle down for an afternoon of epic tennis then?  The tv is on in the "studio", as are the fans, so I'll be heading out there shortly for a craft and a watch of what could be British tennis history...

But before I do that, Penny Black Saturday Challenge have Christmas in July as their theme and I just had to take part for two reasons, I need to get on with Christmas cards and its been far too long since I used one of my beloved Penny Black stamps!

So, for this one I have stamped PB Lighting Up
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Twinkling H20s
Paper is from the Nitwits/LOTV Cake & Candles pad
Holographic mirri card is from stash by I think it originally came from Create & Craft
Sentiment is by Little Claire
Memory Box dies used are Festive Lights and the smaller one of Precious Snowflakes
Square crystal gems are from stash

I did the lights by running the main part of the die through with gold mirri card, and then used the bulbs part of the die with the red, blue and silver mirri card.  It was a challenge to glue the individual bulbs to the string part so a steady hand and fine tweezers are recommended.  I used Impex Hi-Tack Glue for this as the surfaces were shiny.

An enormous cheer has just gone up so I assume the players are now on Court ..... sees ya later!

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Lisa Jane said...

awww so cute - and i love the little string of lights embellie
Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love the cute image and the pretty string of lights.

Donna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel, I like the adorable image the string of lights and the hanging snowflake.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Love this card hun, fab image and layout and love the bright colours. Hugs, Claire x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous, I love the cute image and wonderful colours. That's 2 more dies I NEED now!
I hope you enjoyed the tennis!
hugs Sue xx

kay said...

Brilliant,love the Xmas lights,I see another die to go on my list x

Tracy said...

This is fab Squirrel, the string of lights are wonderful. I had one of your friends in my garden this morning, see my post tomorrow to see him.
Have a good week
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, love the bright colours! I have yet to make a Christmas card this year :/ time is a-ticking! I'm going away for the first two weeks of december too so I really need to get a move on!!

Tags xx

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Squirrel. Cute image and I love the string of lights.

Deborah A

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Squirrel. I love the cute little hedgy and those lights look brilliant.
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and love the string of lights, very effective

coops said...

love this squirrel.stunning image and the lights look so fab.love your bright colours too :D
oh loved the tennis, what a match :D

xx coops xx

Rufus said...

Squirrel...CONGRATS on British tennis history being made! What a match that was to watch. He deserved to win, incredible play from both of them. Imagine that the party is still going on over there! Loved the Christmas card, fantastic lights, that took some patience and steady fingers!

Jackie said...

No, I settled down to the Tour de France to watch the amazing Chris Froome, he is a force to be reckoned with. I don't like tennis but of course I am so pleased for Andy.
Gorgeous card, I love those stripes :o)
Jackie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! This is awesome sweetie, love the image but those lights are fantastic.


Annette said...

Love it. Those little lights are perfect.

Faith A said...

What a GREAT idea for the lights, love this card

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