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15 December 2010

A Final Christmas Card!!!

Tonight's card is the last one for this year and is made with some old favourites and a new toy that will definitely become a favourite.
Old Faves are the poinsettia stamp (Stampendous) and the holly stamp (Magenta). I'm also quite fond of the Fiskars brayer with patterned rollers and have brayered the backgrounds with Versamark for a subtle watermarked effect. Colouring is done with watercolour paints which I very rarely use and then the berries and the poinsettia flower have been given a coat of Distress Clear Crackle which doesn't show too well in the picture.
The card base has been cut with my new toy......a Go Kreate die (the largest of a set of three). This card is pretty thick and it cut through it like butter so I am very impressed.

Today has been really nice. I went into town with Mr Manic this morning as he had to go for an interview. I hung around town until he came to meet me afterwards and we did a little bit of Christmas shopping before he took me for lunch. As we ate out I didn't have to cook tonight so got the chance to go upstairs and do some stamping until Apprentice time. Oh thank goodness Stuart Baggs has gone....he has been driving me nuts every week.
I nearly forgot to say that Mr Manic got the job he went for and goes for an induction tomorrow for four hours and then starts next week.....yay!!! The only downside for me is that for all our married life he has been at home for two weeks over Christmas from three days before Christmas Eve until just after DD's birthday in the new year and it has always been my most favourite time of the year. This year he will have just three days off. I know how lucky we are that he has got this job and how lucky we have been for him to have that amount of time off every year.....I'll miss him though.

Anyway....I am off for a soak in the bath and a read while I am there and then off to bed as we have Ruby Doodle tomorrow so I need to get my strength up. This will be the first day without a pair of helping hands so I guess I will be spending most of the day on the floor entertaining her royal highness......lol!!!

Bye for now and thanks for visiting.
Sheila-x-

1 comment:

  1. Ooh I do love this poinsettia stamp Sheila, and you never fail to amaze me at the different ways of using it. Love the Go Kreate die, did you have to use a Big Shot to cut it ? Good luck with going solo tomorrow, and congrats to Mr Manic ! Sue x

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