Karen's card for Neighbours
Two of Margaret's Christmas cards
Well here we are again at the beginning of another weekend, boy this week has whizzed by, panic is about to set in, after another full day shopping we still don't seem to have made much of a dent in the list, I find it really hard when you read a list and it says "Surprise" or in Sophie's case "Really Cool surprises" ! Do you think a tangerine and a walnut would be a surprise???? We always had a tangerine and a walnut in our Christmas stocking, I have no idea why to be honest. In those days though you only ever got tangerines at Christmas time, so they were much more of a treat, their fragrance still reminds me of Christmas today, do you all have any funny Christmas traditions ??
Now onto today's cards,
Karen has digitally designed her Neighbour's Christmas cards using the Serif Craft design software on her PC, I have both first and second editions of Serif but I am absolutely lost when it comes to using it, oh my I wish I could come up with designs like you have Karen. Karen used a Free Graphics Kit called ,"Tis the Season" to create her card, the kits come packed full of design papers, embellishments, frames and alphabets for you to use as you would when designing an actual card, this way there is no paper wastage, if you don't like it you can delete and start over! I love all of the elements you have used, particularly that cute Snowman with all the birds perched on his twig arms! The Sentiment is genius too, your neighbours must have been very impressed Karen, thank you for sharing xxx
Margaret's cards are both fantadtkc, I can totally vouch for the first one as it is sat on my Dresser in my dining room, alongside all of my handmade cards, I love the Nativity scene, it reminds us all of what this season is all about, the die set is fantastic Margaret, it has die cut so well, your new Gemini made easy work of all that die cutting too!
Your second card is really pretty, using that pretty double layered doilly die (which isn't obviously Christmas, making it really versatile), topped with a Cute little gold foiled Christmas tree, the matching good foiled sentiment finishing the card off.
Now onto Margaret's new dies.......
Those 'Apple Blossom' dies are all so pretty, the flower ones especially, getting you all set up for those Spring cards, that Front door die will be really useful too, for New Home and of course for decorating with that Wreath die you have bought too, the Pretty Quick' Winter Scene die set is fantastic too, I saw a lot of cards on
Pinterest with this style die cuts or stamped images, so there is lots of inspiration out there. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulius cards and shopping with us today Margaret xxx
Mostly decorating the house and hopefully some crafting time today for me, the girls have their last day today, they finish at lunchtime, it was quite funny listening to them describing the 'Christmas Lunch' last night, they were shocked that they only got 1 Brussel Sprout, sausage without bacon (most unimpressed), they said the turkey looked like plastic and they had a slice of wrinkly wet ham ! I am not sure what they expected for £2.30 though.
I am not sure whether Lucy will make it through the morning bless her, she is absolutely full of cold/flu symptoms, but she wants to go to give out gifts to her friends, I wonder if we will get a phone call??!
Maria, it's lovely to have you home, I see you got straight back into your walks, with extra entertainment thrown in, poor chap sounds like he was terrified of those dogs, owners should always have their dogs under control in public places, they can't assume that everyone is fine with dogs, Sophie and Lucy were absolutely terrified when they were younger, we needed up avoiding public parks for that reason.x
Brenda, I am so sorry that you came home to such sad news, it seems even worse this time of year. I can just picture the mess you and Ciara made making her Christmas hat, I bet it looked amazing, I can just picture her big beaming smile as she proudly shows it off, it makes the mess so much more worth while.
I am glad to read that you and John have a little break to look forward to, well until the new year anyway! My sister's school is Essex doesn't finish until next Wednesday, I haven't heard of them finishing that late before.
Enjoy your rest (or use the time to nip to Ikea) xx
I am hoping that they might deliver those trolleys, I will look it up, although Sue told me that she uses an Ikea Anglepoise lamp and one of their Daylight bulbs to craft with, my Craft lamp is on its last legs and I dont really think it was worth the £50 odd pounds Paul paid for it so if I can get one there for a third of the cost I would be happy, plus if they don't deliver I will have to pop to Milton Keynes and have a coffee with Maria !!
Lynda, Lynda, Lynda, fancy having to do the 'walk of shame' off of the bus, I bet you and Terry had a giggle about it, it just goes to show that you aren't using them often enough, your story did make me smile xx
I hope you all have a lovely day ladies,
(sorry Michele, if you read all of this you were probably late for work) !! 😉
Love and hugs