I hope that the weather has not got any worse for our friends in the North of the Country, I know more rain has been forecast for the weekend, I pray that it isn't enough to cause more problems, it is so upsetting to see the misery it is causing. We have donated today the money we were sent for Christmas from family, its quite easy you can send a text to 70070 with the message 'FLUD15' and the amount you wish to donate for example 'FLUD15£20' or whatever amount you wish. You can also donate by visiting 'Justgiving.com/charity/cumbriafoundation/cumbriafloodappeal2015' .
Today's Christmas card is one of mine, it goes against the grain for me to create cards that are flat, my cards are usually made up of many layers, so I had to stop myself from getting carried away, I used some White Glitter Card and die cut it using Spellbinders Snowflakes View die set, I layered it using a pretty blue Frosted Shimmer card that I bought in a pack from Anna Marie Designs card stand at Ally Pally, it has some really pretty colours in. I used Spellbinders labels 8 largest die to cut the second Blue layer, this is the same basic label shape as the Snowflake die I have used, I finished with the next size down in the Snowflakes View set and then added the Creative Expressions 'Merry Christmas' Sentiment Die cut out of the Frosted Blue Shimmer card, I finished with some Blue pearls and some Aurora Borealis gems on the sentiment for some added sparkle.
I hope that the amount sparkle and shimmer makes up for the lack of dimension!! But we have to consider these things when it comes to postage!
Well you can feel the relief in our house as the girls have finished their exams for now, thank goodness,
so I am hoping for a much more relaxed weekend, we may even get the decorations out, hopefully Paul and I will go and get a tree later today. I am concerned how it will fair at the hands or 'paws' of Milo and Bella, well mainly Milo really, last year they weren't really too fussed but they have grown both in size and confidence since then, so we will have to wait and see, I think that I will leave my most precious Baubles in the box this year!
I have baked a fresh baked of Viennese Topped Mince Pies this morning, the mincemeat has had an extra glug of Brandy for added warmth, they are in the counter waiting for you, I have left the Brandy beside the Coffee machine you can add a shot as you please, or there is Baileys of course!
Sending Love and Hugs