......................... Christmas!!!! and the blooming temperature thinks it still is 'cos it's perishing cold, lol. On my last post (ages ago I know) I mentioned that I was still waiting for one of my buddies to receive the Christmas card I had sent to her and which I had also sent to my 3 lovely CSQ friends. Well, unfortunately it looks like it has been swallowed by our Royal Mail's big black hole so I'm going to post the picture now albeit really belatedly. At least Sue will be able to see what she should have received. You never know it could turn up in years to come as these things have occasionally been known to do, Lol!
All the stamps I used on the above card, except for the greeting, are Elusive Images, some from this year and the snowy cottage scene in the background from a previous year. The greeting is a Clarity Stamp.
I am sorry I've been awol again but I have been quite busy on the crafting front just not with things I can show yet. Some has been DT stuff but a lot has been Wedding things for our daughter, Jenna, which I can't show yet either, mainly because everything is still in bits, lol!
Jenna and Tony have decided on an informal theme for the wedding of an English Summer Garden Party so there are to be no formal flower arrangements on the tables. Instead we have collected some really pretty jugs, vases and even teapots to hold cottage garden type bunches of flowers. We've also been collecting different sized jars which I'm going to decorate with ribbons and paper lace borders and these will have tealights in and the place name cards won't be cards at all but I'll show you all the different things nearer the wedding which is towards the end of May. Coming up with designs that Jenna liked proved to be a bit stressful because she changed her mind a few times (easy to do when it's your Mum you're getting to do the making), lol, but to be fair I also found it a bit difficult to get my head around what she wanted. Everything she tried to describe sounded such a mish mash to me I thought it was going to look totally unco-ordinated. The lightbulb lit up when we went to a Vintage Wedding Fayre at a hotel in Harrogate and she started pointing things out to me .......... then I finally GOT IT!!!!! ..... and I think it's going to look lovely .......... if I can do her ideas justice, ahem! I'm now knee deep in pretty little rosettes (thank goodness for Mr Holtz and his rosette die) and before too long bunting will be on the agenda too. We are hiring quite a few metres of bunting but the wedding venue is quite a large room and has a very high ceiling so we are going to supplement the bunting with some of our own. I'll let you know how I'm getting on with things as I progress but this is a pic of some of the things I'm using.
Finally, for this post, something not so happy. Immediately after the New Year, my Hubby and I had to attend a funeral so I had to make a sympathy card. I fell back on my favourite technique of last year which I had used for my quick Christmas cards. I said it was a useful technique you could use for absolutely any occasion by changing the colours and the stamps used and it is.
The stamp I used is a Lavinia one and the Distress Inks were Milled Lavendar, Dusty Concord and I think Stormy Sky.
Well, that's it for me today. Hope you like my makes and I'll do my best not to take so long to my next post.
I really appreciate your visits and especially if you have time to leave a comment. Stay well everyone.
Love and hugs
PS Don't forget you can click the pictures for a larger image and then you can see the subtle sparkle on the Christmas card.