Tuesday 31 December 2019

Twas the Night Before New Year

Evening Everyone
Oh dear, where did Christmas week disappear to??
To be honest I was working, so it rather felt much like any other day in the week, but I think that's what happens as you get older, it doesn't seem to have quite the same magic.
We always have less staff on Christmas morning so it was not a good start to the day when we were greeted by the bulk of our chillers going down and only two of us on duty. I had done 10,000 steps by about 11am, rushing backwards and forwards with stacks of food while serving customers in between.
I think that probably contributed to my Christmas afternoon being spent sound asleep on my bed. Oh the joys of getting older and being able to enjoy a granny nap lol.
Today was a little less eventful at work, although a did enjoy a brief lie down afterwards.
New Years Eve is always a rather hard day for me as it is the anniversary of my son's death. I had company to the cemetery today though as it would also have been the 80th birthday of a good friends brother so it's been a hard day for us both.
Christmas crept up on me again this year so I decided against sending out any Christmas cards, as they had more chance of getting there in time for next year than this.
Instead I made several Masterboards using white embossed images
and plenty of Distress Oxide sprays for quickness.
Once cut up they quickly transformed into a stack of cards to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
I can't see me staying awake long enough to see in the New Year, but then I do have the excuse of another early start at work tomorrow.
So I will wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2020.
Thank you for following my rather sporadic blogposts. Let's hope that I can do better in the new year.
With much love and crafty hugs

Thursday 12 December 2019

A Christmas Post for CCM

Evening Everyone,
Here I am late to the party again.
We have a new Christmas challenge over at CCM, which will be our last challenge of 2019. (We return in mid January 2020)
Now my problem was which of my numerous Christmas cards would I share with you for this challenge.
I decided on a fabulous old design from Hobby Art. 
I went with a fairly simple design for this trio of cards, just stamping and embossing and a bit of bleach. 
Once I had bleached the colour out of the green panel I then painted with Distress Inks and added a little sparkle with a clear sparkle pen.
The red card has been dry embossed and then the design highlighted with a little gold gilding wax.
I hope that you will be able to join us for our Christmas challenge, I'm sure most of us have at least one Christmas card that they could share.
Happy Crafting and hugs

Monday 2 December 2019

Made to put a smile on your face.

Evening Everyone,
How's it been where you are? Personally I think that perhaps we should have had a rainy day competition. I think we might have won that one. I don't think it has stopped here for the last few days. Or at least it hadn't when I started to write this, and now we are having heavy frosts and freezing cold weather, I'm chilled to the marrow.
So lets have a couple of LOTV cards, sure to put a smile on your face.
This little cutie was made for my youngest Granddaughter Chloe.
Nothing like a nice bunch of flowers to cheer you up either. Although I'm not sure that my youngest daughter would actually agree. She always says that they are very pretty, but it just feels like another thing that she has to try and keep alive along with her and the kids. She does say it with a smile on her face it has to be said lol.
 These cards were made for a friend of mine.
If in doubt of what to do, a LOTV Simply Print always saves the day. 
My friend does have a rather nasty habit of giving me very short notice of a special card that she needs. 
Fortunately I had this one ready in my stash. 
And this last card was made for my nephew who got married recently.
Let's hope it's not quite so cold tomorrow. I'd even welcome the rain back if it made it a little warmer to work in.
Happy Crafting and hugs.