Sunday, 21 December 2014

Snippet Sunday - Weeks 156-157

Hello Everyone,

It's celebration time over at Pixie's Snippets Playground ... it's three years since our wonderful playmate Di picked up the snippets mantle from the equally wonderful playmate Jules. I couldn't possibly miss such an auspicious occasion, that's for sure.
Coincidentally I've chosen a reindeer for today's offering ... I really had no idea Di was going to feature a card with a deer too :) Anyway, this reindeer, Reindeer with Antlers, is a digital image that I printed off some time ago - probably 2011 because that's when I downloaded it from the Scrapbook Sisters! I found it in a box of stuff during the recent clear out and reorganisation of the craft room ... all it needed was a bit of colouring with Promarkers - just a couple of shades of light brown and holly red.

After colouring, it was put through the die-cutting machine with the second largest size in the Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five set. A faux die was made by tracing round the outside edge of the same label die on to a snippet of brown card and cutting the shape out by hand. Then a snippet of red card was cut with the largest size label and all three were put together to create the topper. The final touch was to add a touch of glitter ... it wouldn't be Christmas without glitter :) *

To make the card, the topper was adhered to a white scalloped edge card base. The greeting was added beneath the topper and some coppery coloured card candy added as the only embellishment. Really, nothing to it - an easy card to make with the added bonus that a couple of card snippets have been used up :)

Needless to say, I'm still working my way through a pre-Christmas to-do list as long as my arm and perhaps you are too ... it's such a busy time of the year. Although we are having a quiet Christmas Day, just the two of us, oh, and The Boss, of course she'll be looking for her festive dinner too, Boxing Day is going to be busy because we are having family and friends round in the afternoon. Should be hectic but fun :)

I hope the next few days go well for you and that by the time the big day comes you can ease off and take a bit of time out and enjoy yourself.

In the meantime, just in case we don't cross paths before, take care, stay warm and I wish you all a wonderfully fun festive season.

Happy Holidays,
* Did you see the BBC News report on the problems caused by glitter from Christmas cards. Apparently all that glitter is not gold to Royal Mail ... instead it's threatening to clog up the Royal Mail's sorting machines. Fortunately Henry, the vacuum cleaner, is on hand to keep the machines working and the mail flowing ... what a relief :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Friday Smile Week 98 - That’s Christmas To Me

A fellow scrapper, Shimelle, she of Glitter Girl fame, sent out this link this morning saying that she thought many scrapbookers would appreciate it. I listened to it this afternoon and thought you don't have to be a scrapbooker to appreciate it ... it's lovely and certainly made me smile. I've been humming the tune ever since hearing it and now have an earworm that may take weeks to go away :)

This is the last Friday Smile post until next year so may I wish you all the best of Christmases and a wonderfully happy festive season whatever you are doing.  And many thanks to Annie for hosting this weekly opportunity to share a smile - long may it continue because life always feels better when you're smiling :)

Christmas hugs and xx to you all,

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW Week 289

Afternoon Everyone,

Yes, afternoon again .. I always intend to post earlier for WOYWW but usually fail miserably :( Anyhoo, I've made it to the best blog hop on the net and here's my desk today.
Is that not a thing of beauty? A clean, clear and pristine desk ... to be enjoyed while you can because you can be sure it will soon be covered in stuff again pretty soon. As you can tell, I've had a clear up. I've tossed a lot of accumulated bits and bobs that were simply never going to be used and so made space for the stuff I do use.
It's not that I haven't been crafting ... well, actually it is. I've not been too well recently, trying to shake of an infection that didn't want to leave, but last night I had the first good sleep in I don't know how long and this morning woke feeling so much better so let the Christmas celebrations begin :) And talking of Christmas here's a pile of tags, presently tucked away in the blue box you can see on the desk, I made with some of the goodies I unearthed from the bowels of the craft room during that sort out.
Just the kind of project that helps clear up loads of bits and bobs. I've made so many they will do next Christmas too :)
And following on from last week's WOYWW, here's cushion #6 completed. Now that I'm feeling better I'll be back in the sewing corner to make a few more. I might even get around to making a couple of festive ones for me!!!

Once again, many thanks for all your comments and get well wishes recently ... they are all very much appreciated.

Happy WOYWW day to you all.