Good morning everyone. Hope you're all set for the festivities or you're fast running out of time.
Thank you Elaine (nattyboots) for your duck saying. It did make me smile. And blimey, I've not looked at Pinterest before but I'm really flattered that you have a board for "Ang's cards" on there. It looks fab so thank you so much for thinking my bits and bobs are worthy of pinning.
Now, I have decided to post today, rather than tomorrow, as you will all have more exciting things to do than come a paddling. . . . . . .and quite right too!!!
I will be working this afternoon and Boxing Day morning but off for New Year. . . . . . . . . . Wonder how that stocktake went. . . . . ?
I am, with permission, showing Mr D's Christmas card, which was a labour of love and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
The centre panel is woven from red and gold satin ribbon (oooh yes, it did take some time to do) but I think it was worth it.
This is the back of the frame. . . . . .
The red snowflake card is from a Hunkydory Christmas set I bought a couple of years ago (I did in fact buy 2 big sets only to discover Spellbinders a month later. I am trying to use the sets rather than them going to waste). Didn't have a square die large enough so had to hand cut the aperture. I only wish now, that I had run my gold Krylon pen around the inside edge, but hey ho.
Cream card base (8x8) (Ross Card)
Gold mirror card
Red mirror card
Hunkydory red snowflake card (and round sentiment)
Soft gold card (Lime Tree)
Red and Gold satin ribbon
Hobbycutz Snowflakes (coloured with gold Krylon pen)
SB Snowflake Pendants
Docrafts "Husband" stamp
I know that its not going to be everyone's cup of Earl Grey but Mr D was genuinely thrilled with it so that'll do for me.
Its been a tough few weeks, with work issues, some sad news about a couple of friends I used to work with, lost two earrings (one a honeymoon pressie from Mr D and the other a special birthday pressie from Nesta. . . . . . . .both since found after much banshee like wailing), Mr D lost his wedding ring and now (with comedy timing) my cooker oven has decided to pack in (thank the Lord for halogen ovens) but thank you all for making me smile with your thoughtful comments.
And though its all upsetting at the time and tears get shed, it puts things in perspective when you switch on the news and see some of the tragic events that have happened during the last couple of weeks.
Its times like Christmas when we should make those special memories with loved ones that will always make us smile. And when I see what sadness others are having to endure, it makes me hug my loved ones just that little bit tighter.
Yuletide felicitations to you all my dear paddling chums. Enjoy your time with those you love.