Thursday, December 15, 2016

Have you hung your Christmas wreath?

Good afternoon and how are you folks?  I've been a bad blogger.
Are you like me running around like a headless chicken, or shall we go festive and say a headless turkey, trying to get everything sorted in time for Christmas?
Bar humbug!

More cards to write today, parcels to wrap and post.  Gift cards to make and lots more wrapping to do, not to mention presents still to buy.
I've had a busy time at work this week as you can imagine but the force is strong and the festive spirit hasn't waned yet.  That probably has more to do with the fact that I am part-time than anything else.
Tuesday I had a lovely trip through to Inverness with my best mate and although I didn't get a lot of what I wanted we both had a lovely day out.
Note to self:   I still haven't baked my Christmas cake or gingerbread house.  Yikes.
It's only one day and it will happen no matter what the state of affairs, therefore I am just going to go with the flow.  If things don't get done, then they don't get done.  If things do get done then excellent.
On the upside I have finished my crochet project and it is winging it's way to its recipient.  I do hope she loves it as much as me.  I might just have to make myself one now.  I'll add it to the list.

With that in mind I have made a few cards using previous ideas, to speed up the process.
Today a wreath!

The Spellbinder die is Fancy tags, twine and bling from my stash with paper from The Papeterie in Aberdeen.  I used Versamark direct onto the embossing folder and then added Perfect pearl Green Patina to the card after embossing.  I have added a little red bling for the berries and a twine bow and button to finish before matting and layering with corresponding cardstock.
I do like this technique of using Versamark and perfect pearls to accent the embossed image.
Another note to self:   I must use it more often.

That's all from me today, I'm away to pick an oldie for tomorrow before getting back to my to do list.
Enjoy the rest of your Thursday folks.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is certainly a beautiful design Erika, I love the shimmery perfect pearls accenting the wreath embossing, very festive.

Diane said...

Wow Erika, what a stunning color, I love the wreath design and your use of twine.

Happy Holidays


cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Erika, love the wreath design and what gorgeous colours.
Like your philosophy regarding Christmas, just go with the flow, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

We did the christmas food shopping today and if its not in the fridge now or in the freezer we go without!!
Every year The Doc gets the wreath out from the loft to hang on the front door and each year I think yep it really needs replacing but that's as far as it gets. I made a super one for our front door when we lived in London years ago. It was on the door for literally 2 hours and got nicked!!. I 'm a bit put off by chancing fate and making a new one so me thinks the one in the loft will live to see another year out.
Hugs Mrs A.