Good afternoon to all my blogging friends.
Where is this year going???...it's April already! I am already beginning to feel
a sense of panic that I will be rushing at the end of the year to have all my
Christmas cards made in time to make mailing deadlines.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of experiencing a 'white' Christmas, but
with the horrendous heat we have here in Australia in summer, I guess that is never
going to happen. Understandably then, I have always been attracted to Christmas
cards with snow, deer and pine trees, so I decided to make a few of my own.
Breaking my own rule of never making 2 cards the same, I made several with this
design, and had such fun using these 3 tree stamps, and 4 different green inks. I
bought the large tree stamp (PSX) on eBay many years ago, and must confess
that I have rarely used it...don't know why as it stamps with such a
lovely textured impression.
Inside my card I am trying to use up my HUGE collection of peel-off stickers.
I must admit I have not been caught out with an April Fool's joke for many years,
but John 'got me a beauty' big time this morning...I think he is feeling much better
because while I was asleep early this morning he put all the clocks forward 2 hours,
so when I woke up I panicked as I had wanted to go to 2 special local Autumn fairs
that started early. He managed to keep a straight face for about 15 minutes then
said, very quietly, "it's April Fool's Day today" and burst out laughing
as he handed me my wrist watch which he had not altered.
Mind you, he's lucky he did not finish up back in hospital. lol.
Challenges I would like to enter
A Snowflakes Promise #38 - 'Anything Goes'
Aud Sentiments #176 - 'Any Sentiment Except Birthday'
Fab 'n' Funky #344 - 'Christmas' TOP 3
Fairytale #165 - 'Cards With Animals'
Kitty Bee Designs #9 - 'Spring Cleaning'
Moving Along With The Times #42 - 'Into The Woods'
My Time To Craft #342 - 'Woodland Animals or Easter'
Season's Greetings #4 - 'Always Anything Goes, with Inspiration Twist' TOP 3
The Holly and the Ivy #2 - 'Always Anything Christmas Goes' TOP 5
Winter Wonderland - 'Christmas Animals or Birds'
Tree Stamps - PSX; Stamp-it Winter Wonderland; My Stamps Pine Tree
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Stormy Sky
Dies - Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle; Memory Box Deer Trio
Glitter - Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Peel-off Stickers are from my
I'm off now to transform into a 'domestic goddess', so until next time, thank you for visiting.
P.S. I did make it to the Fairs in time.