Sunday, 2 December 2012

Snowy Church at Advent

 This card is for my Great Aunty and Uncle in the North East. They are both in their 80,s and yesterday we had sad news that Uncle Jack had fallen and had badly hurt his head and back. He is in hospital but my poor Aunt can't even visit his as she has agoraphobia and. hasn't been out for years  although in her youth she was a real party girl and lovely looking. They have no children . Despite all that's happened she still sent Christmas cards for all the family and £10 for everybody regardless of age as she does every year.
I know she will love this card and I will enclose a letter too.

The card was made using the fabulous La pasha cd that I adore. It looks tricky to make but is actually really easy because the cutting guilds are printed for you to follow on the ivy etc. The card is a 8x8 with a sqare cut in front and the church image glued inside. I've added some glamour dust to the snowy church (why does the glitter never look glittery in my pictures ?) and used some gold transparent peeloffs from pinflair. The holly paper is do craft vintage Christmas.

Challenges entered :

Allsorts : Advent
Fussy and fancy : I love Christmas
Totally gorjuss : anything goes with glitter
alphabet challenge : V for vintage

Had a panic this morning my pc wasn't working , it happened a couple of weeks ago in the same way, hopefully fine now, who wants that expense just before Christmas. We had to have a new tyre on the car the other day,big bolt right through it ! that was bad enough.
Sam had his party and they where all as good as gold. My tummy is a little better ,touch wood.

Enjoy your Sunday and happy crafting.janex


Beryl said...

Morning Jane - frosty here too. Congrats on winning the Sir Stampalot challenge - lucky girl - I love Indigo Blue stuff.
Your card this morning is gorgeous - love those cut out window ones.
Sorry to hear about you uncle. I hope he's home soon.
Beryl xx

Shannon White said...

Wowie Jane! This is just Gorgeous! Your Aunt & Uncle are going to LOVE this Beauty for sure! Hope your Uncle feels better soon and sending wishes for his Super speedy recovery!


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Jane. I love the image and wonderful design.
I am sorry to hear about your Uncle and that your poor Aunt will not be able to visit him, hopefully he will make a good recovery in time for Christmas


cotnob said...

This is another gorgeous La Pashe Christmas card Jane, I love the way you create a window and mount the image inside.
I hope your Uncle makes a speedy recovery.

brenda said...

This is really gorgeous Jane, the image behind the aperture makes for a very effective card and I'm sure your aunt and uncle we'll love it. I might have to scrap the lift this idea.

Sorry I've not been by in a while, being a bit under the weather.

Hope you are having a good weekend this........ I think we could get even better if you pop over to stamping sensations challenge !

B x

B x

Pia S said...

A beautiful card! It's such a lovely and peaceful winter scene, and the paper you've used to make your card front page work so well with this image!

May said...

Beautiful card Jane, What a fabulous scene I really must get this CD it's fabulous all these wonderful cards you are making... Your Aunt will love it im sure... I hope your Uncle is recovering from his fall... Hugs May x x x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card...lovely image and

Carissa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Your aunt will love it for sure.
I hope your uncle recovers quickly.
Hugs, Carissa

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your win!!
This is another gorgeous card. I love the church and fab layout.
I hope your Uncle recovers quickly.
Lorraine x

Louise said...

Hi Jane and wow this is gorgeous,love the aperture and pretty scene you have created.
Louise xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet challenges
Hugs Shaz x

pinky said...

Well done on your win mrs!! So glad to see that. I love your gorgeous card today and can't wait for my cds to arrive, all your fault lol. Hope your uncle mends soon and gets back home to his poor wife. That must be hard.

MagsB said...

This is one beautiful card, the image is so peaceful. Your poor aunty and uncle, I hope he comes home from hospital really soon. They sound like wonderful people.

I hope your tummy improves - it's not what you want during the run-up to Christmas! Take care!

love Mags B x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jane.

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning I love your colour choices too, gorgeous work, huggles Pops x x x

Jules said...

Hi Jane

This is super special.

I love what you have done with the ivy and berries! Great finishing touch!

I hope the party went well and as for the new tyre .. .. ouch!!!!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jane! You've made stunning Christmas cards this year.

Glad you're feeling better and hope your uncle recovers soon,

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jane

This is such a beautiful card love its traditional feel and elegant style!

Thanks for joining us for Advent at Allsorts this week!

Emma xxx

May said...

Hi Jane, It's me again.. Just to say Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... with this Gorgeous card... May x x

Jo Channon said...

Such a lovely card for our Advent theme this week. Thankyou for joining in at Allsorts this week and I hope that your Uncle is on the mend. Jo x

Annie said...

Wow this is gorgeous, i love the holly on the front. Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Hugs Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card love the scene, Great to see you at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)