Thursday, 25 December 2014

Family @ Christmas

Good afternoon.
I've just eaten a very full turkey lunch that I started cooking with the help of my daughter at 7:30 this morning!
Usually we are awakened to the patter of Grandson's feet sometime after 6 but it was well after 7 this morning, still the oven got put on while we opened our pressies and cleared away the plate that Santa ate on his way through to deliver our parcels.
Last night at 17:20 GMT we saw Santa cross the sky in his sleigh as we did last year after a couple of false alarms, airplanes which Ben wasn't fooled by! We then had tea and took my 4 year old Grandson for a ride around the town looking at the festive lights. We went past a  particularly well known private display 3 times!

I know this is Christmas Day but while the rest of them are repleat on the sofa watching cartoons, I am taking the opportunity to post a card I made a couple of days ago but with all the prep didn't post.

I made it with a couple of Challenges in mind.
Less is More - Family
TIME OUT - Christmas is love with all the trimmings
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas/ New Year

I still had my snowman family stamp out when this weeks Less is More challenge came up so it was a no brainer to use it again. While looking for a bit of card to stamp on I found this off cut from another card and the idea of a snow globe came to mind! The family were coloured using Copics and the snow in the globe were dots of white Cosmic Shimmer PVA. The base was cut from a scrap of black, stamped and embossed in white. The whole was lifted up on pads over an embossed background on an A6 white base card.

Well that's about it for this Christmas post. The others seem to have finished watching Mr Bean's Christmas so I suppose I better organise some coffees!

To all my readers and followers.


  1. Merry Christmas! I'm glad you have your family to share it with. Your card is adorable!

  2. Such a cute card, Jules ... this snow family's so beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out ... and Merry Christmas! Anita :)

  3. Merry Christmas Jules! Love your snowman family!

  4. Your Xmas sounds like lots of fun and you also got posting in. This snow globe is such a great design, I am pinning this for next year!! Thanks for joining TIME OUT

  5. The snowman family is just darling!

  6. Oh my goodness Julie your snowmen snow globe is so cute. I love your coloring and that awesome image.

  7. Lovely card mum. Had a great Christmas with you xxx

  8. Such a sweet card! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  9. Love your adorable card Julie and glad to hear that you had a lovely christmas:) I hope you have a wonderful new year too - hugs xx

  10. Hi Julie! I simply adore this! What a cute, fun, clever design. I have to remember this for next year's Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  11. Absolutely loving the cute snowman family in the globe. So beautifully coloured and the snowing fall is a lovely touch.
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  12. This is a super cute snow family Julie.
    Love the snow globe and colouring is perfect.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  13. That is one sweet snow family, Julie! Hope your Christmas was very special!

  14. Your snowglobe snowman is so adorable, Jules! Your coloring is perfection!! It sounds like your Christmas was wonderful! I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. How sweet and adorable, your little family!

  16. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday! Happy New Year!

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous... what fabulous colouring!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"
    Happy New Year

  18. This is a beautiful-cute snowmanfamilly! Love the colouraccents! Thank you for taking TIME OUT and join us!

  19. Lovely snowglobe thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.


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