Good morning and how are you this bright and sunny Monday morning?
It is a little colder today but I will always take clear, dry and sunny over wet and windy any day of the week.
Did you have a good weekend?
I had a shorter shift at work on Saturday under my new contract and spend most of my morning stocking up the Dine in deal, gosh that moves at a pace on a weekend. I had big plans when I got home to get organised for the crop on Sunday but after lunch I nodded off again. OMG what am I like, this afternoon nap thing seems to have appeared from nowhere!
I was back in the land of the living by tea time and packed my bag later in the day.
On Sunday I had to dash to work and pick up cake for my cropping ladies and then went to set up the hall. We had a super crop. We were in the big hall for a change as the little hall was in use for something else. It was great, so much room and the sun was shining in too.
The hall has also had a new kitchen fitted and it is amazing, I so want to live in it.
I got a few simple boxes for Christmas made and half a dozen CAS cards.
After tea I put my feet up and enjoyed Victoria and Poldark, loving those two series, do you?
That was my weekend gone!
On to today and soon I shall be heading into work for my share of the cleaning roster, then it's off for a check up later.
Whilst I am away I thought I'd share with you the Christmas cards I was making at the weekend.
I made three on this theme, the teal one was duplicated as it is my favourite colour. I might do a range of this card, I'm thinking red and white next.
I have used the sentiment by Waltzing Mouse stamps, the die from Spellbinders and Distress inks Peacock feathers and Twisted citron. Finishing with 3d foam and a bit of bling.
I have used the negative of the die on top and have inked on the image below.
These cards might be touch and go as to whether I need to pay for large letter postage due to the 3D nature and gems, but I felt they really need the element to create the best effect.
I used to make all the same card for everyone at Christmas time and it is normally a last minute panic to get them made, written and posted. The last couple of years with working I have made life a little easier and the creating of them more enjoyable by making smaller batches of the same design.
Plus I have also started a little earlier and kept the design on the CAS style.
How are you getting on with your Christmas cards?
I know a lot of you make all year and so are very organised when it comes to December. I do wish I could be so good but it is never going to happen I'm afraid, there is always something else needs doing.
I am entering my cards into Mo's September Rudolph day challenge, thanks Jenny for the heads up.
That's all from me today, more tomorrow. Enjoy your Monday folks and happy crafting!
I will be back later to catch up with your blogs when I have more time, after work.