Saturday, 4 May 2013

52 { Christmas Card } Throwdown May Sketch Challenge......

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well I went to bed this morning, at about 08.30 hrs, and the weather here in Cornwall was gloomy, woke up at 11.30, and yay the sun is shining, so I sat out in the garden with a coffee, bliss...... my night shift went without to much disturbance, from the residents that is,  however..... there was some strange going's on last night, the Care Home I work in is a very old and beautiful building, and years ago was used as a convalescence home for the soldiers, although it has been modernised, it still has some of the original features, that are amazing, huge fireplaces, high ceilings, with ornate carvings, and of course creaky floorboards and doors...... the unit I work on is on the top floor of the home, and is probably the oldest part, and has an amazing staircase, that would not be out of place in Gone with the Wind , well myself and Mark, there are only two Care Staff on duty at night, on this floor, kept on hearing the floorboards creak, and a shuffling  outside the office, when we went to see who it might be, no one was there, this happened on more than one occasion, then you would here the doors creak open, ( most of the bedroom doors are alarmed as it is a secure unit ) but still nobody....... it is not the first time this happened not only to us, but to other staff even in the day, they have heard a woman say hello, which is nothing out of the ordinary, except the unit I work on is all male......... so I am not sure was what going on last night, but I am glad I am not in tonight, spooky....... I entered the challenge over on 52cct.blogspot.may-sketch-challenge. outcome is below,

Recipe for this card,
Square White Card Blank 320 gsm
Papermania, Lamp Stamp,
Papermania Welcome Home for Christmas Holly Stamp,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood,
Spellbinder Label Dies,
Beaded Christmas Ribbon in Green,
Image shaded in using Watercolur Pencils,
Around the top of the Lamp I have used some White Glitter for the Snow, 


  1. I think this is beautiful, Suzie! LOVE the fabulous stamping and I adore the bead detail! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

    PS: If you're interested, I have a DT call going on for a new challenge called House of Cards! I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)

  2. How lovely - especially that gorgeous green ribbon - thanks for playing along this week a t 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  3. This is a great take on the sketch, love the holly stamp and that ribbon is gorgeous. I would have been well and truly freaked out if I had to spend the night in such a place, good job you weren't alone!

    Louise xx

  4. I love the frame and the pretty lantern! Love the way you've treated the ribbon too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    PS Your place of work sounds interesting ;))

  5. Very original - congratulations! Very nice card to the eye.
    Have a nice day!

  6. Very pretty card Suzy and a fab take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  7. Oh my what an interesting story. My son and I used to watch Ghost Hunters together. I love stuff like that and am a true believer - but I must admit that I don't know what I would do if I actually found myself in that situation rather than watching it on tv or reading about it :o)

    Really pretty card - love your lantern and the shape of the image panel. Wonderful job with our sketch this week - thanks for joining us at 52CCCT! Hugs D


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