Morning lovely peeps and sorry about the extremely unimaginative post title today - I think I have brain freeze or something!!!
Anyway over at Papertake Weekly we’ve gone all festive and this is our
First Christmas ….
…. challenge of 2011.
We are sponsored this week by the lovely Tracy over at Dies To Die For and there is a voucheroonie up for grabs for one lucky girlie to spend in the shop :)
I don’t often mention it on here cos quite frankly I think we have better things to talk about lol (and I would just die if it looked like I was bragging cos that is SO not me), but I have been doing Christmas cards since May for various commission-ie / DT type stuff so I am kind of Christmas-ed out now. I’m working on Spring and Valentine things now and it used to seem a bit strange but I suppose I’ve gotten used to it over the years. There are a few of us that do mag work on the PTW DT and I bet they’ll all say the same thing!
But the truth is that I haven’t made a single Chrimbly card for me to send out so I better get me skates on cos Easter will be here before we know it!!!
So I made a start here!!!
I have to confess that I love easel cards but I cannot take a decent pic of one to save me life peeps. This, for me, isn't a bad attempt but I can never get the angle right. Anyway I went with a lilac theme and I used one of my new Tilda stamps. Why is it when I decide to not buy a Magnolia collection, that it turns out to be amazing!! The new Christmas stuff is beautiful and has renewed my love fore these images (not that I ever really fell out of love with them)
Anyway on with the card – for a change I’ve put the shopping list on the end in the form of linked pics so clicking on one will take you straight to the right place on the website .
I so love making these rolled flowers :)
Stuff I used …..
From Simon Says Stamp -
And the Copics used were-
E000, E00, E11, E21, R11, R20 (skin), E40, E41, E42, E43, E50 (hair), B0000, BV00, BV0000, BV00, BV02, E41 (the rest).
From Nitwits -
From Dies To Die For -
From the fabulous Ribbon Girl
The card base was made using a Craftwork Cards Scalloped Circle Easel Card
Now the post title mentioned some news to share and …..
I am going to be Grandma again – woohoooooo!!!
And bless Emma cos she has evened it out a bit here as this little one is due in May, which makes a change from the December / January crowd that make up the rest of us. Kyla is beyond excited and wasn't even sure she wanted to stay with us on Saturday night as she was going to ‘miss her baby brother or sister’ (ohh bless – and she keeps kissing Em’s tum as well!!). So I was gobsmacked – still am, cos I never thought I’d have one let alone 2. Although I have a feeling that this may well be that last one ….. but you can never say never I guess.
So on that happy note I’m off to do some more work and I’ll see you tomorrow.
Have a great day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx