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Monday 2 September 2013

Christmas Is Coming!

Well, my week off work is over and it's back to the grindstone again.
I always have a list of jobs I want to get done when we're off work, but this time none of them got ticked off the list - darn it!

But we did do other stuff...we enjoyed a lovely meal out with Emma and her beau at our favourite restaurant. I learned 2 valuable lessons...that Emma is a terrible influence on me *cough* and that I'm far too old to consume champagne, wine, champagne cocktails and shots without suffering the consequences the following day.
We also had a lovely dinner out with Phils Mum, and an equally lovely lunch out with my parents.

With only a fortnight left until Hal travels down to London and Uni, I took him clothes shopping to top up his wardrobe, and then it was shopping for all the other stuff he needs...pans, wok, cheese grater, cooking utensils, oven tray, duvet, tea towels, dish cloths, the list goes on and on, and not forgetting the most important item...toilet paper! 
There's a few bits we still need to buy for him, but I think most of it's done now.

So, not much was done in the crafting department at all.

I made this card a couple of weeks ago and it's pretty much the same as the card I made here.
Same image, same colours, papers from the same range...

I love the image Little Tilda and wanted to make another Christmas card with her.
Coloured as always with DI re-inkers and markers.
The papers are Pion Design Silent Night.
Joy! Crafts Winter Wishes Ice Crystal Border with Frantage on the tips.
A sentiment from PTI, a poinsettia made with spellbinders dies, and a few pearls.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Dear Elaine,
    i was waiting for you newest creation :) I LOVE your new card. Your coloring is amazing as always...did i told you before? haha
    The papers you've used and the snowflake border are gorgeous.

    Have a great week sweetie.

    Lots of Love
    Dunja xoxo

  2. Hi Elaine,
    What a lovely card,
    love your colour combo,
    cute image,
    lovely embellishments,
    simply stunning,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  3. Sounds like you had a great week to me. ;)
    The shores goes nowhere, but time with friends and family is something you cant save for later.

    Tilda looks so amazing, extraordinary coloring! Love the papers and dies. :)

    Lots of hugs,

  4. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. It might be the same colours etc...... but it does look quite different with your variations. Love that flower with the pearl & the blue snowflakes are delightful. Glad you've got Hal will seem a bit empty when he goes........
    Paula (PEP)

  6. OMG!! Another beautiful card Elaine!!! Love lovely paper and image your design is so special and unique!!!
    Big hugs,

  7. A gorgeous card Elaine, love the frantage on the snowflake border and your gorgeously coloured image. Glad you had a good break even though it sounds like you were very busy! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  8. Sounds like you had a really busy week and no wonder you didn't manage any crafting time.
    This is a beautiful card Elaine. I love those papers - must put them on my shopping list - and wonderfully coloured Tilda xx

  9. Love that dark blue you used on her outfit and that poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the shading just on the tips, very pretty!

  10. I love both cards!!!! Your CAS style is just wonderful and your colouring is superb! Hugs, Brigitte

  11. I love this card so I have no complaints if it looks like another. This was a busy 'vacation' for you, Phil and Hal. Hal's time will go fast at the Uni. Work will ALWAYS wait until tomorrow! LOL!

  12. What a beauty. So cute and nice colouring.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  13. Your card is beautiful Elaine. Your colouring is just divine.

    Hope you've recovered from the champagne now!

  14. Nice to read you did other FUN stuff instead.
    And yet again, a beautifull card! So glas I found your blog, always the cutest cards I see around here! Simple, yet elegant!

  15. Such a sweet card Elaine. Love the soft tones. Hugs Nina

  16. This is so pretty Elaine!!
    XXX Heidy

  17. so beautiful elaine.gorgeous soft colours and i love your papers and sweet tilda :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Love your sweetheart of a card

  19. Hi Elaine, hope your heads feeling better ;) xxx
    What a beautiful card, love the wonderful clean design, and your colouring is stunning, the layers in her hair look fabulous!
    Love, Mel. xxx

  20. Hi Elaine, beautiful Christmas card, love the little poinsettia. The colouring is very soft, ideal for a little girls first Christmas I love it. I do hope Hal settles in quickly and enjoys his new abode, it will be such a change for him moving away from you both. Just think about the years to come when you can go visit him in London for holidays. (once he's made lots of money and staying in a lovely big house!) Have a good week...Trish

  21. Hi Elaine :)
    Wow it's sounds like you had a blast during your week off! Your card is stunning, as they always are. I love the gorgeous snowflake die-cuts and your beautiful poinsettia.
    Fiona L x

  22. Love this Elaine, gorgeous image and layout.
    Caz x

  23. Hi Elaine, oh wow what a stunning card, I love your colouring as always its gorgeous and your card layout is brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  24. Adorable! Love the poinsettia.
    Hugs Mau xx

  25. Loved it the first time and it's just as good again! Love those papers and the gorgeous snowflake die. Love that you had a bit much champagne, and ahem, a few shots, we need to let go now and then! ;)
    Hope all's continuing to go well getting Hal set up in London. It's a big city and can feel a bit daunting at first, but we loved it there and once he has his circle of friends sorted from Uni, I'm sure he'll love it! Big hugs, Wends xxx

  26. Hallo Elain,
    einfach traumhaft schön deine Karte,
    liebe Grüße ulrike

  27. Love your card sweetie ♥♥ Sorry I haven't visited your blog in a while..almost feel you have been more productive than me in here. So love how you coloured her. And the snowflake edge is really making this card pop!♥♥


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