Good morning everyone. Hope all is well in the wider reaches of the pond and that Patricia hasn't been rocking you in her wake lol !!!
I'm off to Birmingham with Nesta for our monthly meet up with a group of chums. Its fish n' chips from a favourite chippy local to one of the girls. Her hubby takes the orders, bless him, then goes and fetches them for us. We then sit with laptrays and mugs of coffee putting the world to rights and laughing our socks off. Happy days.
Hazel, thanks for the Naming Day explanation. Haven't come across it before but its nice to learn new things.
Val, I hope you don't aggravate your shoulder with the Tai Chi. I prefer Chop Suey myself, hahaha !!!
Maggie, I hope you're enjoying your visit back to the UK. Careful with that suitcase. Michael O'Leary takes no prisoners with excess baggage.
Christine, I did laugh at the thought of your farmer losing a whole herd of cows. That's just bonkers lol !!!
Jackie, I'm supremely jealous of your forthcoming hols. I started thinking about myself and Mr Duck getting away as we are late this year with Mr Duck's work schedule. . . . . . . then horror of horrors, realised that his passport has just expired and mine runs out next month. . . . . . . sufferin succatash !!! A trip to the PO en route to Brum to get renewal forms will be in order.
Now, back to today's card. I'm back on a Christmas roll again.
The base card is a cream 5x7 card blank. I cut the SB 2012 Holiday Tree out of the front to get a tree shaped aperture. I then ran the front through the GC with the SB Holiday Magic embossing folder. I then stuck another piece of cream card, 5x7, on the back of the aperture (ie on the inside of the front page)
I cut a second tree out of burgundy card and then stuck this in the aperture. Also, I cut two of the smallest SB Decorative Labels Eight out of burgundy card.
I used the same die to create the piece to stamp the sentiment on. I took some cream card and drew around the inside of the die twice, alongside each other to create one long label (if that makes sense) I then cut round this with scissors. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" (Indigo Blu) in Aged Mahogany distress ink and inked around the edges with the same.
I then foam padded this onto the two Labels Eight pieces, making sure they were even and in line then snipped off the bit of bulky excess in the middle. This was then foam padded onto the base card and all was done.
Hope you all have a smashing day, whatever you are up to. I shall spare a thought for Patricia and Hazel's friend, Anne and hope her op goes well.
Ps. . . . . . Didn't win the HOC challenge, sadly and no honourable mention as only 6 people entered. Nevermind, thank's for the encouragement folks. . . . . onwards and upwards. x