"What a relief", I hear you sigh, "not a poinsettia in sight"!
This card is for a lovely friend who lives in England, and is a very talented
lady, whose watercolouring of stamped images is second to none. In fact
the gorgeous guru himself, Tim Holtz, has given her a mighty "thumbs
up" for her colouring. Many of you will know her by the name,
Squirrel, and her favourite style is CAS.
The first time I saw this little cutie, I fell in love, and just had to bring
him home with me. This is the first time he has seen ink. He comes
with an assortment of Christmas greetings.
Inside the card with a large area on which I wrote my personal message.
Image - Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice Christmas Carols
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Makey Bakey Mice Christmas Carols
Die - Memory Box Virtuoso Music
Punches - Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake; Making Memories Corner Rounder
Alphabet - 'W For Whiskers'
CAS on Sunday #49 - 'Christmas'
I Love Promarkers #250 - 'Anything Goes'
The Dream Factory #15 - 'A Christmas Carol' (O Come All Ye Faithful)
I made this card several weeks ago, and because of the image and the included sentiment (O Come All Ye Faithful, [which is my favourite Christmas hymn]), I used my music die which I have only used once before.
I photographed my card, put the photos in my 'draft folder', then mailed the card to England. Imagine my surprise when 2 days later, I was browsing through various challenge blogs, and when I opened 'Animal Friends' there was a lovely card (posted that day) by Dreja (DT), using the same image and die. I'm definitely not a gambler, but in this case I would have liked to have had a large bet on a co-incidence like that occuring......truly amazing....we must have telepathic powers!
John and I are now off to battle the Christmas Eve supermarket crowds. We are also driving down to Newcastle to the Seafood Co-op where the seafood is always super-fresh. I just heard on the local radio that the queue outside the co-op is l.o.n.g!! In Australia, we tend to have seafood at Christmas, because the weather is usually scorching (often in the 40sC).
In case I do not get a chance to do so tonight or tomorrow, I would like to wish you all a very