Good afternoon you lovely bloggers out there, I hope your weekend has started well - special love to Sue J and her hubster Paul - hope you are fully charged, energy wise, very soon!
Must just tell you about my horrific experience on Thursday night, I usually go to bed to read while hubster watches the late news. I do find that reading helps me to sleep because it seems to wind me down just that little bit. Anyway I always do a cursory check in the bathroom and the bedroom for 'things'! Well, the bathroom was clear - phew! - but I sensed that the bedroom might not be!!!! I switched the light on and there it was - the biggest ruddy eight legged beastie I have ever seen - I could have fitted a saddle on it and it wouldn't have looked out of place! Needless to say I screamed and, fortunately, the hubster came running - bless him! We keep a large yoghurt pot in the bathroom (just for these 'problems') and he caught it and popped it out of the window - he told me it's legs were hanging over the edge of the pot!! The thing is I still keep seeing it and am wondering where the rest of his family are - yuk!
This is a card for the CCC - Scrappymo (Maureen our lovely friend in Canada) has given us the theme of 'upcycling an item onto our Christmas card'. I usually save some of my Christmas cards - as well as all hand made cards - if there is a particular picture that I like. This is one from two years ago, I just loved this little Santa popping down the chimney, so I cut it out to use at a later date!!!
I used mainly gold and red on a kraft card base and added my new favourite die by Joanna Sheen from her Signature range, this one is the Ivy Flourish and is a brilliant size, so useful to add a swirl with a difference!
7" x 7" Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Upcycled topper from an old Christmas card
Pink Paislee Papers - City Sidewalk
DCWV Papers - Christmas Wishes
Joanna Sheen Signature - Ivy Flourish Die
Spellbinders - Labels 33 Die
Daisy and Dandelion - Christmas Wishes clear stamp
Ribbon/bobbles/red and gold card from stash
I have quite a pile of Christmas cards ready now, and I am so pleased with myself and grateful to the CCC for giving me the incentive to make these cards throughout the year (as opposed to the last minute mad dash I usually have).
I hope you like it, thank you for any comments you have left, I love reading them so much. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am now going blog visiting - see you soon!
Big hugs to you all
I will be entering my card into the following Challenges -
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge No 3 - http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Challenges 4 Everybody No 30 - http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-30-anything-goes.html
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/here-comes-santa.html
Christmas Card Challenge No 44 - http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/challenge-44-anything-goes.html
Crafting by Designs Challenge - http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/anything-goes-with-sassy-studio-designs.html
Craftitude Challenge No 50 - http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/craftitude-
Creative Craft Challenge2 No 20 - http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge No 147 - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-147.html
challenge-50-anything-goes.html (Letter S = Santa)
Sister Act Card Challenge No 27 - http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/challenge-27.html
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge (1-7 Oct) - http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/ttcrd-october-1-oktober7-challenge.html