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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sister's birthday picture

Hi everyone,

Hope you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and over indulged with yummy chocs and a glass of wine or two over Christmas.  I certainly have, but back down to earth this week with a big bump as I'm back to work.  It's my sister's birthday today and I've made her something a little different to the normal birthday card.  She keeps telling me to make her a card that she can frame for her bedroom wall.  So, her wish is my command - I've made a front only card so it will fit into a 10" x 8" photo frame.  I have used colours that match her bedroom; lemons, peaches and salmon colours.  I haven't posted it framed, but what do you all think.  I think it's a little unnusual to a normal birthday card.  Although it's her birthday today, we are not meeting up until tomorrow when we are going out for lunch so I will give it to her then.  I hope she likes it.....

Anyway, hopefully I will try and post a little more often if time allows, I do have a lot of family birthdays coming up, as usual so I'm going to be busy.  I was lucky enough to have a cricut for christmas off hubby and a table top easel to use when I photo my cards.

We are going to a fancy dress party new year's eve with my son, daughter in law and family members.  This will be the first time we've done fancy dress publicly so it should be fun.  I'll try and take some photos for you all to have a laugh at.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year, enjoy....  Dee xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A few More Christmas Cards

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all ready for christmas.  We've had a busy week trying to catch up with christmas shopping, trimming the house etc., but finally we've got there.  The decorating is finally finished, the new carpet is laid and it's looking quite nice now.  I just need to put the finishing touches to it after christmas, such as new lights, mirror and pictures.  I've been at work all week and finish tomorrow lunchtime (hopefully), so hubby has been left with finishing off everything and housework.....

I'm just posting a small selection of cards that I've made for family, as everyone else this year I'm embarrased to say has been given a bought card, something I haven't done since starting card making 4 years ago.  Still needs must this year.  I shall have to make the effort to start earlier next year.. (bet you I don't).....lol....

Anyway, the cards I made for hubby, son and granddaughter are amongst the bunch. 

I hope you all have a fantastic christmas and a very happy and healthy new year, and would like to thank everyone whose visited my blog during 2011 and the support you've shown me as a new blogger.

See you all in 2012.  Luv Dee xxx

Abigail - Our Granddaughters card

Hubby's christmas card - He loves pengiuns....

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sparkling Snowflakes Cards

Hi Crafty mates,

Wish I could say I felt better, I think someone's got it in for me over the past 2-3weeks.  First I came down with the dreaded stomach bug and had to come home from work, and now I've got a humdinger of a cold that's making me feel under the weather and a bit sorry for myself, basically I'm fed up with sneezing... now I know how Rudolph feels. lol .....  Plus to top it all off, my Son and DIL both came down with the stomach bug in the early hours of Saturday morning and felt really poorly, so my husband had to go and collect Abigail from their house on his way home from work, and she was really niggly all day and also started with it last night, so hence no card making has been done this weekend either!!!   Or decorating, present wrapping, or even getting the tree down from the loft..So I feel really behind this year.  Is there anyone else out there the same? 
So decision made I'm afraid only close family and a couple of close friends will receive handmade cards this christmas.  It has been decided at work that cards are not being sent, money is being given to charity instead, so at least that cuts down the volume a little. 

Well I've posted a couple of cards I made last week, the theme is snowflakes all glittery, red, black and white.  Mainly using a variation of die cuts, glitter papers and ribbon.   simples...
Be back soon.
Dee xxx