Friday, 2 December 2016
Poinsettia Challenge card
Good Morning Ladies,
Well ladies, we are 22 days away from Christmas, and still we have only one gift sorted, Paul has been off for most of this week and now has leave until next Friday, but so far we have just not had the time or the inclination to go shopping. I think that this is the first year that our Girls have no idea of what they want, Matt is the same, Becca has a list as long as your arm, with a £150 pair of 'Cloud Nine ' Hair Straighteners sittting at the top of it! They are apparently the latest 'best brand' hair straighteners that do all but wash your hair in the first place. Her other half Josh offered to buy her the Dyson Hair Dryer but she declined that as £300 was way too much for him to spend on a hair dryer, but some how £150 is not too for Me to pay for straighteners, I did tell her that if she got them there certainly would be nothing else rattling around at the bottom of her stocking!
Have you all done yours yet? What about Christmas cards, apart from Janet and Val are any of the rest of you finished making them? I have about 10 finished I think, I need to find a simple design and just batch make I think, I made everyone a different card last year, but it got too much by the end of the posting period.
Now onto today's card, it is another take on this weeks Challenge card, I used Creative Expressions Poinsettia Border, from Border, Corner, Tag set, cut the base part in red and then used the base and decorative insert for the white top piece, I added some foam tape and placed on a 61/4 squared piece of Linen card that I had embossed with 'That Special Touch Holly Border Mask' , yes I used a mask instead of an embossing folder, as I wanted a frame but didn't have one the same size. I then used the Poppystamps Stitched Poinsettia die cuts that I did while at Pats on Tuesday, the little ones aren't Poppystamps but Pat didn't have packet to know what Brand they were, they are a sweet size though.
I used Creative Expressions Holly Sprig die for the Foliage and added some red gems for the berries.
I decided to go for a pale gold colour gems for the centres of the poinsettias and the border,
I hope you like the card.
Sophie has asked me to thank you all for your kind thoughts, her hand is still sore and she found having to wear a sling a bit of a challenge today, mind you so did I when she asked me to put it on at 6.30 am, but it held up all day, I was surprised she hadn't asked me to french braid her hair too as she couldn't do much with it, but she didn't, I don't mind doing it at all, it's just that they only ever want it done before 6.30 am and that is not the best time of the day for me! She managed to go in school again tonight with Lucy as they were asked to represent the school for ther 6th Form Open Evening, Lucy in Spanish and Sophie in Art. Paul has threatened to velcro Sophie's pyjamas to the bed so that she can't get up whilst still sleeping, I have to say that its the first nghtmare she has ever had and she has certainly never walked while sleeping, Lucy has had a couple of nightmares but nothing major, they have been watching some rather scary movies lately so I think we will put a stop to that for a while, they certainly don't get that from Paul and I as we are too scared to watch horror films.
Well that's more than enough for today, sorry ladies,
Lilian, have a very safe journey, I would love to see the football card if you have time xxx
Maria congratulations on Celebrating 25years of ???? but just being together for that long is celebration enough xxx
Lynda, I hope your wrist starts to feel better soon, it must be so frustrating when you want to get on and craft sending hugs xxx
Pat, I hope that Pete's surgery on his eye goes well and is over quickly xxx
Brenda, sending you huge hugs, I hope you feel better really soon xxx
Have a good day ladies,
Sending Love and Hugs to you all,