Sunday, 24 October 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge - Cards 27 & 28

Hello Everyone

Its been another long time since I joined in with my friends in the Christmas Card Challenge. It seems I was a bit  previous when I thought I'd have more time to get back into the swing of things. So I won't make any promises but will try to participate any time, like today, I'm able.

Today the challenge is for 'Santa's little helpers' but much to my surprise, and after an extensive search through stamps, etc., I can find nothing at all suitable. So I thought that if I couldn't produce his little helpers, I'd settle for the man in the big red suit himself with these two cards made from toppers recycled from those received in previous years.

And that's it from me. Short and sweet because I'm up to my eyes trying to somehow catch up. This craft room is a disgrace. I should organise myself and tidy away the mess that's cluttering up the place. And I would if I didn't keep getting sick. This last week it was the winter vomiting virus ... like I needed another virus after this last 18 months!!! 

There is good news. Alan has been pronounced well enough to no longer need home visits from his Cardiac Nurse. She's very pleased with his progress, lungs clear, water retention under control, weight and appetite good and he's walking better - not perfect, but better! He's never going to be as fit as he once was but he's a lot better than when he came home from hospital. We have much to be grateful for. 

I hope you are all well. I hope, too, you will pop over to see what my teammates have created for this fortnight's challenge. You'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - as always their work is so much more creative than mine.


Christine Harrop said...

Lovely to see you back again Elizabeth with a couple of great cards. I love that super Santa. Don't stress yourself - when you feel able then join in, otherwise leave it till another time. Crafting is meant to be fun rather than a chore. Glad to hear your husband seems to be on the mend. It must have been such a worry for you. Take care. Christine xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth, so pleased to see that you are able to join in this time, and to hear that Alan is so much better. Poor you having the vomiting bug, but I guess it's that time of year. I hope you are back on track now. Have you had your boosters yet?, we seem to be slow in inviting folks for it up here, I however an getting mine tomorrow, Alistair as yet has had no word of his.
Anyhoo, I love your cards, I was the same I had no little helpers either. Good you could recycle these lovely toppers, take care, Kate x

Sandra H said...

Oh wow two stunning cards both are just fabulous lovely to see your post popping up xx

dutchess said...

Hi Elizabeth,so glad you felt well enough to craft for the challenge..what great Santa’s you have used for your cards…so nice to see you back with us.
Great news about your husband such a blessing that he is so improved…take care both of you xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely to see you back and joining in again Elizabeth. Two lovely festive cards, I love the Santa images.

gwen70 said...

Fabulous cards, so pleased to hear your husband is a lot better xx

rachel said...

Great cards Elizabeth - sorry to hear you've been poorly but glad to hear that things are better for your husband - it must be a relief! Hugs rachel x

Gibmiss said...

Stunning cards ..Elizabeth ….
Love them both …
Hugs Sylvie xx