Its good to be back home, relaxed and rejuvenated we have had a wonderful few days away and off work. We had a super time in Cambridge,staying in a fab luxury hotel in the penthouse suite…it was huge and beautifully decorated, four poster bed, huge balcony and two glass‘walls’ with fab views of the city…I could have easily stayed longer and not left the room!...although I don’t think hubby could have afforded too! We enjoyed a walking tour of the city and the universities and a bit of shopping…bliss. Back to work today although this will be a nice short week.On the way home we also got some furniture for my craft room as I only had my desk and a tall drawer unit which was getting a little cluttered. Hubby very kindly put them together yesterday; I've rearranged everything and it looks fab, I have loads more storage space and feel very lucky to have a room for myself.
This is the card I finished before we went away. last night I finished a further two and working on a third I'm definitely on a Christmas roll now, although the last two where very simple designs and small cards. I used a new Molly Bloom stamp that I bought recently as part of the Christmas Carnival ‘pack’ it has some fab ideas inside the booklet, lovely stamps, papers and embellishments that I'm looking forward to using and the stamps are lovely to colour.
The papers I've had since I first started card making (half heartedly, before I had my wonderful ‘craft room’ and crafted out of boxes stored under the stairs!). When I gathered all my Christmas bits together I was surprised at how much I already own, a pleasant surprise and a little surprising…but now I'm putting them all too good use.I followed this weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge as I find this easier than trying to put together ideas myself.
On an exciting note I was chosen as the monthly random winner for Septembers Forever Friends Challenge Blog and won a selection of goodies from The Ribbon Girl ,I'm over the moon it’s my first non digital prize so a big thank you to Forever Friends.
I used the following materials:
· White square scalloped card
· Pink and brown Dovecraft papers -layering
· spot, stripe holly leaf papers - Wild Rose Studio-Milton & Co Paper pack
· Molly Bloom stamp- Molly Bloom Carnival Christmas set - coloured with
Promarkers- pink inked edges
· From Stash-
· Holly leaves- cut from holly paper above
· Red gems-‘holly berries’
· Red wooden heart
· Deep Pink organza ribbon
· Pink buttons
· Sentiment –freebie
I would like to take part in the following challenges this week: