Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend, ours disappeared fast, we were mostly doing jobs around the house, including some serious decluttering in our bedroom. Paul does like to hold onto things, I threw away packaging from birthday gifts from August, he recently had a new electric toothbrush and the packaging to that was still on his chest of drawers and that was the tip of the iceburg. We ended up making a huge difference, getting the printer moved to its rightful place, curtains re-hung in my bedroom as a lot of the loops on the curtain rail had snapped. I think its all the little jobs that take up the time. You can actually walk down Paul's side of the bed without turning sideways now, the hoover fits down too, so it don't have to take the hose off and use the stair tool.
We went shopping on Saturday, we have started getting bits in for Christmas, mostly from Aldi as everything we tried from there last year was delicious!
One Christmas treat that has lost its magic for me is Tangerines, do you remember when you only got them at Christmas, we always had one in our Stocking, we had a walnut too for some reason. I remember peeling it and being excited at the smell because it was one of the smells of Christmas, we had a lovely big fruit bowl full of them on the table in the lounge along with the tin of Roses, After Eight mints, Eat Me Dates with a funny fork, my Dad always had dried Figs at Christmas too (yuck).
The other thing that reminds me of me Mum and my Nana is those awful Orange and Lemon slices covered in sugar, they were jelly sweets, they had them every year. Did you all have particular treats??
Now on to this weeks Challenge, I wanted to do something different, not a sketch or TicTacToe, so after much deliberation...……
I would like you to make any card you like....BUT.....'Keep It Simple', by that I mean use just one stamp set/Colour/die or punch. You can add a sentiment too of course, but just keep the card as simple as possible.
I used the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies to die cut my Reindeer the little flower is from the same die set too. (So I just used 1 die set). I stamped my sentiment in gold to match the Deer and punched it out.
The background I have chosen is the Swirls and Curls embossing folder.
You can used an embossed background OR some decorative paper. Even better use your chosen stamp set to stamp your own background.
I find Simple quite tricky as I want to embellish till the cows come home, so If I can do it so can you!
I can't wait to see your cards.
I hope that you are all prepared for the week ahead, they speak of it getting much colder, so please stay warm my lovelies.
Pat, I will be thinking of you as you embark on another week of hospital appointments, sending hugs to you both xxx
Love and hugs to all,