Today sees a new challenge on Polkadoodles, to make a card based on the beautiful Christmas poem by Clement Moore
"'Twas the night before Christmas"
I took the first line of the poem quite literally, as for me, Christmas Eve is a most magical time, your head is full of carols and the timeless beauty of the Nativity. There always seems a hush over the earth somehow, after all the frantic preparations for Christmas day........ so I made my card to reflect this.
1. I used the magical tree stamp from Polkadoodles, and coloured some of the layers very lightly with tea green Promarker
2. I chopped the tree off to different heights, and mounted them onto a base card of navy blue with embossed snow (snow folder from Kars UK). I sanded the embossing so that the snow dots showed white on the card.
3. I handcut some snowbanks and inked them in blue, then stamped a Studio G sentiment
The star was cut from George at 2" and glittered
Be sure to pop over to see what the rest of the team came up with, and for any of you reading this bright and early in the UK, Nikky is on Create and Craft TV this morning at 9:00 AM (or you might catch the repeats). Don't forget also, if you missed the Polkadoodles blog hop this week, you still have until Sunday to enter - lots and lots of goodies up for grabs.
I have a very unreliable internet connection in the hotel, so I will save the anecdotes until we get back to Florida. I have every intention of getting up to hit Macy's and Lord and Taylor at 5am tomorrow, we leave for the airport at 11am. I couldn't possibly miss my chance of a New York black Friday.