Good Monday Morning Ladies,
As you have all worked so hard at making challenge Cards every week, I thought that you had all learnt a week off, plus I know a lot of you are getting busier with preparations for Christmas, I still have cards to complete and send out and I know that a few of you have too.
I would however love to share some of the Christmas cards that you have all been making, so please send some of those in, I could show them on Sunday instead of challenge Cards if you like.
I made the above card yesterday and I have to say that I think it's my favourite one so far, I like the simplicity of it, although it was very time consuming edging all of those petals and leaves with a metallic gold pen, but I love the effect it gave.
I used Creative Expressions Poinsettia Frame Embossing folder, The 'Seasons Greetings' is an Elizabeth Designs die, (I love it)! The Poinsettia's are the original Spellbinders ones, I have had them years, I used Centura Pearl and Gold mirror card with a little green added in for the leaves.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
We managed to get our Christmas Tree yesterday, we used to have an artificial tree but as it was due for retirement I persuaded Paul to let me have a real tree, we go to a lovely old fella in the next village, his trees are usually freshly cut so they last for ages even though they aren't rooted. He was worrying because he could only get Nordman this year and they are £1 a foot more expensive, but at £6 a foot I don't think anyone could complain. It warms my heart a little knowing the money is going to him rather than a big company, our local Garden Centre (Burford) charges double that and more, some friends of yours bought from there and paid £80, by Christmas Eve that had more bare twigs than anything else, but we have been in at beginning of December and there are stacks of trees piled high, they aren't going to be quite so fresh by this weekend, bit of a rip off really. I think that we may go back to an artificial tree if the price continues to increase though, our last tree did us ten years and is still used in the girls room with all off the decorations that they have made from preschool onwards, some of Matt's are a good 20 years old, so cute though, so their tree is full of nostalgia.
I will say though that after talking with Paul about how good both our cats are with the tree, saying how lucky we are, it suddenly dawned on me that we have Harley this year, (Matt's Border Collie Puppy), he is like a thunder bolt tearing through the house, so I think I may leave the fragile baubles in the box!
I look forward to seeing and sharing some of your Christmas cards.
Have a fantastic week,
Love and Hugs to all,