Well not really!
I love Christmas, I love everything about it. I can’t wait to head off to chopwell woods to pick my tree, and then spend a very happy afternoon decorating it, with xmas music playing in the background, and then sitting to watch the xfactor with only the xmas tree lights on ….. I know sad, very sad, but I love it. I’ve already made my Christmas Pudding and cake, they’re being fed with Rum on a daily basis ;). I’ve got shopping lists all sorted, I’ve issued my invites to xmas dinner, and got my acceptance’s in 🙂 and I am now waking the family up on a morning with Christmas Music (well now that’s what I call Xmas anyway!) and Porridge, it’s a tradition in the Chiver’s family household. Another tick of my list last night was my Christmas Card Design’s. I don’t know why but it takes me a good long time to decide, and by george I cracked it last night, so here we go – I keep looking at it and think shall I just add a bit of ……………., but then I give myself a good talking too and instruct myself to step away from the card!
It’s using my two newest favourist things, with one of my favourist stamp’s of the year (even though it’s only a little’un). So here we go, a white 6″ x 6″ card, with a panel of white card which has been embossed using the Tim Holtz Snow Flurries Embossing Folder. This has been matted onto a piece of teal cordinations card. The bottom edge of the card has been die cut with the Tim Holtz Snow Flurries, On The Edge, Alterations Die, and had a piece of co-ordinating teal card, stuck behind so the card stands up, I think the colour also adds to the design……. Finally I have stamped the small village scene, from Sheena D’s Bah Humbug 2 stamp plate, with Broken China Distress Ink, Dragged the colour out a bit with a damp brush and spot glittered the snow and the roof’s with glamour dust. I’ve then cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 4 die, embossed it, and then before removing from the die used a piece of cut and dry to create the sky and edge the image. I’ve then cut out the next size up, og labels four from the matching teal colour coredinations card (honestly this card is amazing for absolutely everything in your crafting and you will never not be able to find the perfect colour!) The completed image has been stuck to the centre of the embossed panel with foam tape to raise it a little.
Voila Christmas Card No. 1 sorted. The 2nd design I am going to use this year is one I made for my Sneak peeks of Jayne N’s range, It’s my absolute favourite card I’ve made all year! and it’s this one, that image of the little boy cuddling his sister melts my heart 🙂
And finally! I thought I’d show you some pic’s of my eventful trip to the post office yesterday! This was the road through the village at about 10.15am, it kept snowing all day, and by the time early evening came, it was like a scene from the Lord of the Rings, all we needed was Gandalf, banging his staff on the ground shouting “You shall not pass”.
This is the playing field at the bottom of my estate, it’s a white out, and the snow is still falling heavily.
And this is Rosie, seriously un-impressed with being taken out when it’s snowing, she has an aversion to rain! and snow is just frozen rain 🙂 she loves to run around like a puppy and play in the snow, but she doesn’t like it when it snows down on her and in her face!
I went head over heels twice, on my trip there and back! a journey that usually takes 10 minutes there and 10 minutes back took me 1 hour and 10 minutes for the round trip, the walking was so bad. I was seriously wet and cold when I got home. I did it for you crafters! I had to post stuff to the TV station for our POTD on Thursday night 😉 Did I mention we are doing a Pick of the Day this week, well we are, and you need to tune in, there are some things your gonna NEED NEED NEED 🙂 – I won’t be there to wave, but Sara will and she has some amazing demo’s to show you.
Ok I have definitely waffled enough tonight (I know I’m scarring you with the weird time warp thing) but this post is scheduled to self destruct, nope not self destruct, self post tomorrow at 10:30am
Ta ta for now