I hope all is well with everyone and you're enjoying the start of the new week! I am currently having a delayed weekend as we ended up working Saturday and Sunday so we've decided that we're going to have Monday and Tuesday off. It's just as well actually because we popped out last night for a 'few drinks' to celebrate our friends' birthday and I don't know about anyone else, but it has occurred to me that I just can't do these things any more without paying for it dearly the following day! Oh well, it was a lovely evening and like I say, no work today!
So, what better way to spend my pyjama day than at my desk!? It was a no brainer really!
A few days ago I saw somewhere that it's only 70-something days until Christmas and I was like...what!?!?!?! As of today it is 71 days until the big day - I cannot believe how quickly this year has just zoomed by! I think time has crept on my darling mother too as she called me today in a panic as she realised that my birthday was coming up sooner than she thought! To be perfectly honest, I'd forgotten too! I'm half hoping that if I don't have this birthday then the biggie next year can't happen because I won't be another year older! ;)
Luckily, I'm on a kinda Christmas roll here in my little craft space (which is handy given the number of cards I need to make, not only for myself but for other people! Jack darling, your 30 cards are ready and waiting for you to collect!)
The idea for this card has been floating around my brain for a little while now, although not in a lucid form, if you know what I mean?! I had the notion of what I wanted it to look like, but the details evaded me...until I saw the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - In Stitches. The little light bulb in my mind 'pinged' and this card finally got it's debut!
You know how sometimes you can have a great idea for a card (well, you think it is anyway!) and then when you actually make it it's a bit of a disappointment and you look at it and think 'meh'?! Well, this card actually turned out just how I imagined it! Whoop whoop! The stitching solved a big problem for me as I was wracking my brain as to how I was going to make little silhouettes of trees without having any silhouette stamps!? I don't know why I didn't think of it before, but sometimes you just need a little nudge, right :)
Now, there's also the Festive Friday challenge going on just now which is to make a project the 'whimsical' in nature. I have no idea if this counts as even remotely whimsical, because if I'm honest I find it difficult to pin down exactly what that means when it comes to cards? (Call me dim, but we all have our flaws!) So, I'm going to enter this into the challenge and wait for the inevitable comment which says, "thanks for entering, but you just don't get it do you?!" !! I'm cool with that, just let me know ;)
I think that's just about enough jabbering for today, I'm off for another cup of peppermint tea to see if I can't fix this
Thank you so much for stopping by ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White
Stamps: Bo Bunny - Sentiment Stamps
Ink: VersaColor - Black; Distress Ink - Broken China
Other: WOW! - Clear Hologram e/p; thread; rhinestones