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Tuesday 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my family, friends and followers.

I know I've been missing for almost 3 weeks now! Like everyone else, I was so busy in the run up to, wrapping and writing, and since I finished work on Christmas Eve I've not had any time to just sit and write.
But I have to say, we've all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the company of good friends and family.
We've either had visitors or been out visiting every day and I'm starting to feel a little fatigued now. I've also been out with friends to see an Elvis impersonator...he was actually very, very good and if I was an Elvis fan then I'm sure I would've enjoyed it more, and I went to see West Side Story at the Palace theatre in Manchester with the that was excellent!

I haven't set foot inside my craft room since the first week of December but I hope to get some playtime before I have to go back to work...I think it's going to need a good dusting first!

I hope everyone has enjoyed Christmas (and got lots of crafty stash to play with).
Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Blessed 2014, and many thanks for your continued support and friendship.

Love 'n'hugs

Sunday 15 December 2013

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 87

Good morning my lovelies.

I'm sorry I've not been on here recently...more of that later, but I'm back today with a card for the new challenge at Totally Tilda. This will be the last challenge for this year. The theme we have is a nice and easy one for you, "Anything Goes" with an optional added extra of "recycling" if you so wish.

(sorry for the very wonky photo!)

Winter Tilda has been coloured with the usual DI markers.
The papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost basics and the little sentiment is cut from one of the sheets, as is the Finland postage stamp.
I set a good example and added some recycled bits to my card.
The diagonal strip of lace was on a Christmas gift I received last year, I just had to dampen it and iron it flat again. The Norway stamp at the top was peeled off a parcel of papers from Papirgleder and the blue button I snipped off my PJ's. (It's very considerate of clothing manufacturers to be so nice to us crafters and supply spare buttons with clothes...that is why they're put there, right?)
Plenty of glamour dust on Tildas muff and hat pom-poms, a few pearls and a bow made from 15mm Ivory satin ribbon.

There are 3 very generous sponsors for this challenge, please pop on over to the Totally Tilda blog to read all about it, and to see all the fabulous creations from my DT sisters.

So, as I said at the beginning, my apologies for not being on here lately.
We went away last weekend to see Hal in London, travelling down on the Friday and coming back home on Sunday. Hal took us to his favourite places, Camden Market, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Covent Garden and a stroll along the Southbank. 
We had a fabulous time but my poor feet were throbbing!

This week I started my Christmas shopping...a tad late I know! I think I'll need to give up sleeping to get on top of everything before the big day arrives. I also bought Christmas cards because I haven't got any handmade ones to send! 
I was asked a while ago if I would donate some cards to the Christmas Fayre, to raise money for the Salvation Army and of course I said yes. I did think I would have plenty of time to make some more but I think someone's been stealing the months and wham bam before you know it...Christmas is almost here!

I just have a few more gifts to buy now, presents to wrap and cards to write...I need one of Santas Little Helpers please!

Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs