It was nice to read some of your Christmas traditions, we did start putting a Tangerine in our children's stockings but as some of you said yesterday because they are available all year round now it doesn't create the same excitement! I also don't think they taste anywhere near as good, I remember the smell used to fill the room, which was a heck of a task in my parents house, cutting through the cigarette fog! hahaha. Funny how when we used to live in it we didn't really notice it, but now whenever we go to Mum's the smell is so strong. I dread to think what my clothes must have smelt like going to school etc. It still makes me chuckle that my mum insists to her GP and nurses etc that she doesn't smoke, I think her yellow finger also gives the game away. Sadly it's making her so much worse but she refuses to even try to stop.
Now onto today's card, carrying on the 'Simple' Theme, this card features I stamp set with it's matching dies, I die cut the larger piece out of Very Vanilla card and then matted onto a 5 x 5 inch Blackberry Bliss card base (raised up on foam pads). I then added one of the tiny detail stamps into the little curves of the die cut, I stamped that central flower shape in Blackberry Bliss too, using my Stamperatus to get a good depth of colour, I had to repeat about 4 times. I added the three little dots to each petal and then die cut that piece and added foam pads to the back.
I then put the card back in the stamperatus and added the ' A note for you' sentiment around one side of the circle.
I then took the little detail punch and added it to each of the corners, just to draw your eye in to the centre.
I am determined to sit and finish my ATC's today, I keep forgetting about them, so I have a sticky note on my desk to remind me to make them.
How are all of you getting on with yours? I know that Lynda and Janet have completed their swap, how about the rest of you, I am looking forward to seeing them all.
Right I must go into my craft room,
I hope you all have a lovely day, stay warm and cosy,
Love and hugs to all,