Friday, December 18, 2009

Another Christmas CASE

Before I give you all the information about my card I must apologise for being MIA lately. My posts last week were scheduled as I was away showing our English family the beautiful scenery of the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. I then came home to a week of stress and upset at work - not knowing if I would have a job next year and then not knowing if I WANTED to take the position on offer! I've had sleepless nights and been up emailing work at 5am. And then there's trying to finish off the Christmas shopping before the kids finish school for the Summer today. With all of this I haven't had the energy to craft or to visit you lovely people out there - so please bear with me - I can smell the ink pads beckoning and feel the need for some down time with my stamps! The joy of seeing the AMAZING work others have been up too is also on my "To Do" list!

Now onto my card. When I was at Stamp Camp a few weeks ago the lovely and talented Kristy Young asked me if I had seen THIS amazing snow globe card made by the always inspiring Kirsty Brown! When she showed it to me I was itching to get home and CASE it - I knew exactly who to give it to - it was PERFECT. The video tutorial for these is HERE. I did add some Glycerine (usually available at Health Food shops) to the water as it makes the liquid more viscous and the particles are suspended longer - sorry - a hint of my Science background there - LOL.

I made 2 "globes" but did have one leak a little - so I did secure the seam with some Pritt Power Gel - I think I got some water on the adhesive on the one that leaked! I have also been wanting to try a double bow with my new Bow Easy - and it turned out not too bad! I think lighter ribbons may work better though - or more practice - LOL.

All supplies are SU except the digital ticket stamp from Bizzy Becs, the embossing folder I used under the ribbon and the holly leaf punch.

I'm not sure how often I'll be posting over the next couple of weeks so in the meantime I'd like to wish each and every one of you an AMAZING Christmas and nothing but good things for 2010! Thanx for all of your support and inspiration in 2009 - you guys make blogging SUCH a rewarding experience!!!



Leonie said...

Debbie, that is just wonderful! So tricky!

Leonie said...

Hope that things are looking up for you, so sorry to hear that you have been stressed out, chin up :)

Cheryl said...

WOW this is brilliant,the colours are so beautiful and vibrant and your design is perfect!!! Love your bow,haven't tried my bow easy yet!!

LINDA said...

This is so pretty.. Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Amazing, I love it. The colours are gorgeous and the image is so cute. The double bow is beautiful. Hope things are on the improve. Sending a huge thinking of you hug, Jodie from Oz

Bec said...

Oh Debbie. I love this.. I too am sorry to hear you have been stressed.. I do hope thing look up for you in the New Year.. I just want to thank you for your support over the past year and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.. Take Care, Bec xx

Sunshine said...

AMAZING! When I grow up I wanna be you! Merry Christmas Debbie! and all that is wonderful for you and your's in 2010~!

Philippa said...

Love this Debbie. So have to give it a go. Hope your feeling a bit better and have a stress free chrissy.
Take care
PHilippa xxoo

Emma said...

Wow Debbie, that card is amazing! Hope things get a little less stressful for you and you have a verry merry chrissy! Otherwise I always find a glass of bubbly or wine make me feel better! LOL.

nessy said...

amazing card debbie ~ beautifully made.
hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas time
vanessa xx

Merry said...

Merry Christmas to you to Debbie. I hope that your work life is sorted out for you happily. This card is just amazing. I love the bow but now have to check out the how to on the snow globe. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Deb! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration in 2009! All the best to you and your family for the festive season and 2010!!

Cheers, beers and reindeers!


Marcia said...

Not good to hear the stresses you have had ... hope they have been or are close to being sorted.

Gorgeous card, love the faces peeking out there.

:) Marcia

Butternut Sage Designs said...

whew you made me out of breath just reading your busy schedule....enjoy your Christmas and we will be here when you come back....everyone desrves to destress this week. See you next year! Hugs~Donna

ps making one of these cards today! YUPPERS!

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Debbie so glad you made this! Im so sorry and sad that you have been stressed, I hope it all works out soon.
Kristy xx
P.s Did your copics arrive?

Liam said...

Beautiful card. I am so sorry to hear you are so stressed at the moment especially during Christmas. I hope everything works out for you. Thanks for the tip I was having difficulty with making this card too so will try your little trick.

Debbie M said...

Once again AMAZING!!! Thanks for ALL your inspiration! Wishing you and your family a bright and wonderful Chrissy and all the best for whatever 2010 brings you all!! Good luck!

Debbie M

Anonymous said...

Hey Debbie! Sorry to hear that you have been so stressed! This time of year is always crazy. I hope everything works out with your job!

Thank you for your lovely comments. You are too kind! I love your card. Your bow is gorgeous. Awesome tip about the Glycerine by the way!
Kirsty xx

Emily said...

Too freakin' cute Debbie! I Love It!!! I'm totally casing this card! I already saved the tutorial on my blog. There's just so much you can do with that stamp set. It's going to be a fav of mine for many years.

Good luck with the whole job thing. I am so glad to be retired right now. I don't miss the stress of a job at all.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Precioso Designs said...

This card is stunning Debbie, one I would liek to try at some stage. Hope everything works out for the best with work and that you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.


Sue said...

Dear Debbie, you sound so overwhelmed. Take some time for yourself, everyone will be here when you get back to blogging. Your card is so cute, love the red with the white snowflakes. And the globe idea is wonderful. Things are getting hectic here and I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lynda said...

Breathe in...out...and repest Debbie. We forget this simple thing in times of tension. Bugger counting to 10 tho....NEVER works...LOL!!!!
This card was a HUGE hit with my 9yo son to the point where he actually sat and watched the how to VDO with me...perhaps that was my Chrissy miracle!! Brilliant effort all reound dal and I hpe things go ur way soon!! ooxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie. Amazing ... all that going on and you still managed to post this stunning card. What a FAB use of the sweet treats cups ... and I so wanna try this idea! I can feel a CASE coming on! TFS ... and I do hope that whatever 2010 brings ... you will be blessed and at peace with your decision. Praying for a wonderfully bright and happy Christmas. Thanks so much for your blog friendship. Will pop back soon! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Stamp and Smile said...

O' Debbie, just the cutest!! You are using one of my FAVORITE Christmas sets!! Holiday Line-Up!! Super cute card and your bow is PERFECT!

I hope all the decision making and stress has lightened up for you... and now you can enjoy Christmas! And summer break! Thinking of you... :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I shall email you soon to commiserate. I miss you, but I know you've got a full plate right now...and the job stress just puts one over the edge (which I well know!). I hope YOU are having an amazing Christmas dear girl. You deserve nothing less!


P.S. Oh, and I LOVE your snow globe... very clever!