A couple of facts for you to ↗ your stress levels - yesterday was the 301st day of the year, and two months from yesterday, Christmas and Boxing Days will just be a memory. Too much information? I thought so!
With the next fact, MY stress levels are where the planes fly - this is the first Christmas card I have finished! EEEEEK! I have coloured all but 2 of my images, and I have bought all my papers and most embellishments, but I still have to design my cards and put them all together. Methinks I may be using a small selection from sketches I have made of cards I have made previously. I never make 2 cards the same, but hopefully by using just a few sketches, and changing colours, images, and embellishments I will not be posting Christmas cards in January.
Speaking of sketches, I used the sketch which is the theme for the October Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
I love this image, and bought the stamp 2 years ago from Blade Rubber Stamps in London, in memory of my adorable Rodolfo who passed away 4 years ago, aged 16½ . He was blind, and friends used to refer to me as his 'seeing-eye person'. Many people, including our vet, were amazed at how strong the bond was between us.
The inside of the card co-ordinates with the front. The background paper has been in my stash for so many years, I had forgotten I had it. In 2006, I purchased an A3 sheet of the deeply embossed paper in an art shop in London, cut it into A4 sheets and 'squirrelled' it away so well that I forgot about it too. I found lots of hidden treasures recently, so hope to use much of them in the coming weeks.
Challenges I would like to enter are -
Whimsy Inspirations #52 - 'All Things Sparkly' (2nd entry)
Penny Black and More at Allsorts - 'Animal Magic'
I Love Promarkers #140 - 'Christmas Is Coming'
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #34- 'Circle'
Perfect Sentiments #53C - 'Christmas Critters'
Passion For Promarkers #172 - 'Pets'
Penny Black Saturday - 'Sketch'
IMAGE - Penny Black 'Jolly Xmas Kitty', coloured with Promarkers.
DP - Both unknown
DIES - Spellbinders 'Floral Ovals', 'Classic Circles'; Marianne Doily, and Poinsettias; EZ Cut 'Holly'.
Peel-off greetings and holly stickers, gold micro stars, crystalina and gold Kindyglitz, liquid pearls - all from my
Until next time, thank you for visiting.