Thursday 23 December 2021

Last Christmas cards

Yeoooooo!  That's me done with work now till 4 January 😁. Tackled Tesco's this morning 😁 (it was a madhouse even at 9am!).  Presents are all delivered 😁  Just need to sort my hair out in the morning to hide the greys, a bit of Xmas cleaning, give myself a wee manicure and that's me done and ready!!  

These last 2 cards are for a couple of my neighbours - makes a change not to be sitting making Greg's but Dotty Jo's Christmas Kickstart challenge sorted that a couple of months ago 😉  I've used my MFT doggies for both these..

Layout inspired by MFT sketch#573
As You Like It - favourite sentiment - I much prefer Merry or Happy Christmas over Happy Holidays.  I'd love to get a set of "Merry Christmas" stamps just in different fonts and sizes - most of my Xmas sentiments have never seen ink so they're a bit of a waste of money!
Your Next Stamp #174 - pets

This card has turned out to be one of my favourites!  I love how it almost looks like he's trying to catch those falling sweeties!

Christmas Kickstart #57 - anything Christmas
CAS Colours and Sketches #450 - free voice of sketch - I flipped #402
Tuesday Morning Sketches - annual anything goes

Monday 20 December 2021

Snowy pup

 Hi all!  I'm still Christmas card making, this one's for the post tomorrow so hopefully it makes it on time!  I'm forever making cards for the MFT sketch and then missing the deadline, so I'm posting this now, though I would have preferred it to have already been mailed. Ah well.  

Not cold enough here yet for snow but the weather forecast this evening said there might be a chance of it on Christmas Day, we'll see.  It will be interesting to watch how Molly reacts, our wee Ruby absolutely ADORED it!

MFT Wednesday sketch #572

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge #418 - Di has her AMAZING Christmas draw on the go - if you haven't already entered all you need to do is make a card with some leftovers (I used some snippets to cut my snowflakes) 

Your Next Stamp #174 - pets

Stamping Sensations December - stamp a theme - I've gone for the easy one of Christmas

Saturday 18 December 2021

Mum's Birthday card

 Hi All!  Well not long now to the Christmas break, thank goodness!  I've had a busy old time recently, haven't shared any cards as I've been mostly making duplicates of stuff I've already blogged.  This one however was a special one for Mum's birthday.  She loves her rose garden so I got this Penny Black stamp a while back and this is its first inking. It took a few evenings to colour but I love how it turned out 😁

In case I'm not back before next week, I wish you a peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year xx   

I 100% intend to be a better blogger in 2022 than I have these past 2 years and especially more recently!  Fingers crossed lol

 Time Out #203 - inspiration - my mum's roses inspired this one!

Word Art Wednesday#521/522 - anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - bling it on

Penny black Saturday December anything goes

And what's Miss Molly up to?  Helping tidy up after an afternoon of present wrapping... Or should that be making a bit of a mess.  As usual.  😉

Sunday 5 December 2021

Christmas and more Christmas

 Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  A cold one for us, our car windscreen was already frozen by 5pm.  I was up bright and early this morning to get my booster vaccine at a walk in clinic in town , thankfully it was dry and bright so I didn't mind the wait at all.  My arm is absolutely aching this evening, but I'm glad to get it done in plenty of time for Christmas. 

I'm in full Christmas card production, making several copies of each so I don't have much to share with you.

MFT Christmas stamps are hard to beat and this sELFie set is a nice easy one to colour while watching telly.  My little blue snowflake was cut from a little snip of blue sparkly card that I was using for my next card and found a home on this one.  

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge#417 - it's a Ruby's Memory challenge so I'd love it if you played along - there are two fabulous sets of prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is use a scrap of paper or card to get into the draw

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas

Fab'n Funky #541 - Christmas

More MFT critters on this one.  I think I'll cut an additional sentiment in this blue sparkly card so it matches my snowflakes

As You Like It - favourite Christmas embellishments - mine are these oldie snowflake dies that I think came from Paper Smooches and they make their way onto my Christmas cards every year 

Layout from MFT Wednesday sketch #570

Crafty Calendar December - Christmas

And what's Miss Molly up to? We gave her a bit of a carrot thinking she might eat it.  Ha! It was obviously more fun just to shred it over the entire kitchen floor,  but at least it kept her amused for 10 minutes.  And gave me 10 minutes exercise cleaning it all up 😉