Monday, 15 October 2012

Christmas Stockings

Good morning blog friends,

Sorry I have been MIA for a few days. Since John had been away for over a week I didn't really want to disappear into my craft room. Anyway, things are almost back to normal - he's just about got through the list of jobs I had waiting for him on his return. LOL! Got to let him feel wanted you know!

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I used a Lili of the Valley diecut topper that I got at the NEC last year. I think they make quite nice traditional Christmas cards if you want to stay away from cutsie images. The backing papers are Papermania Home for Christmas, flowers from WOC and the little adhesive red pearls are from Hobbycraft. The sentiment was computer generated using Bernhard Fashion font onto white card and matted onto green card die cut with Spellbinders scalloped squares. The priority job on John's list was to fix my printer which started to play up while he was away. I had tried  the usual things like cleaning the cartridges and the printer heads - the sum total of my printer technology!!!

I went to a small papercraft fair at the National Motorcycle Museum yesterday. £2 entry fee (being a "senior"  has its advantages!) and free parking, so very good value. I mainly wanted some cardstock because there is just nowhere near me at all.  I also bought a new Spellbinder die which I had been looking at for a while, and a new Christmas stamp - which I definitely did not need!!!!! But what the heck! Unfortunately that means less to spend at the NEC next month. Mind you I have a birthday and Christmas coming up...........

Well I hope you all have a great day and manage  to squeeze in a little crafting.

Love from Christine xx
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  1. Hi Christine, What a lovely topper, I can feel the stockings dancing to Christmas music. Oh that's me into Christmas spirit, no not the alcohol. Just love this card the balance and colours just do it for me.

    Have a great day.

    Wilma x x

  2. Hi Christine, love your card, super colours and the stockings just cry out 'Christmas' don't they?
    Carole Z X

  3. Good Morning Christine,I love this,these LOV toppers are great. As you say nice to get away from the "cutsie", and these stockings do that for me.
    Have a Great Day


  4. Hi Christine,
    a super Christmas card. Love the image of the stockings. Nice to have you back, but hubby does come first.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Love this topper Christine definitely gives you a feel for Christmas. great papers

    jacqui x

  6. this is gorgeous Christine, I love the traditional festive colours with beautiful flowers and brilliant layout


  7. Hi Christine, oh this is just amazing and your choice of paper and colour combinations is fantastic. Beautiful design I love it!! Would love to go to the NEC but not sure if I can make it, will see. Enjoy your Monday, love Christine H xx

  8. Gorgeous card Christine. Love the image and the papers.

  9. This is lovely, Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz xx CSD DT

  10. Wonderful Christmas card^_^ Fantastic image,is it a stamp or not? Really gorgeous dearest Christine^_^ All more elegant^_^

  11. Gorgeous card Christine. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  12. A gorgeous Christmas card and I love those toppers of the stockings. Reminds me we haven't long now to Christmas. Ughhhhh lol. Hugs xxx

  13. Lovely card, these toppers are great. Thanks for playing at TG. I have some candy on offer.

  14. This is delightful Christine. Love the little stockings and the beautiful candy coloured papers are lovely and coordinate perfectly. Hugs Linda xx


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