Monday, 6 October 2008

Christmas Is Coming .....

My daughter had announced that some time during my holiday she would like to spend a day with me making Christmas cards. After having a rummage through my Christmas stash, she decided that I needed new, more and different, bundled me into the car and headed for The Glitter Pot, where we had a lovely time ....
There was then a lull over the next few days and then on Friday she turned up at 8.30am with The Gorgeous One, aka Finley, bouncy chair, play mat, and half the contents of his wardrobe and her fridge. A day, I thought, staying for the weekend more like - lol. I casually mentioned that I thought we needed 8" x 8" Xmas papers (or bigger) and off we went again back to The Glitter Pot .... lol.
We were back by 11am and that was it - she was off like a rocket .... I didn't get to make any cards because I was detailed to feed, keep The Gorgeous One amused, run up and downstairs for foam squares, chalks, gel pens and anything else she thought she would need and keep her fed and watered ....
Here's some of the cards she made .... and yes she did go home but left the mess ....Saturday came along, complete with No. 1 son .... Christmas cards were put on hold ,as the day was spent commiserating with him about his love life, watching re-runs of Top Gear and Jaws 2 and generally running around constantly preparing food (that boy is an eating machine - lol).
Sunday dawned all grey miserable and raining .... so I sent a text to both my darling children saying that unless there was a real disaster, I was not available .... So here's some of the Christmas cards that I made .......
The first ones are some lovely Penny Black stamps that we bought .....
Christmas Trees also took my fancy. I just love the Ribbon Tree stamp set by Woodware and, of course, Paper Artsy .....
I had also bought a Penny Black clear stamp set - 12 Days of Christmas - and this is what I made with that ....The end result - we all got something out of the weekend - lol ....

4 comments:

craftytrog said...

You do make me smile Sue!! Some great xmas cards there! Love the tree ones! xx

Mar said...

weren't you busy!...all great cards
i intended to make some cards on card day
but as usual i am behind
i did backgrounds though
:)

Linda said...

I love these cards!!! The ribbon ones are fab and the 12 days of Christmas ziz zag card is just brilliant! You have definitely inspired me Sue.
Linda xx

Ed said...

love all your cards Sue - great lot of art work !!