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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Eve Eve!

Hello friends
Is it really going to be Christmas Eve tomorrow!!?
I've finished all the gift wrapping - a tree looks so much nicer with parcels beneath it.
This Christmas has crept up on me (hence why I was making the Christmas cake last night...
just a tad last minute!)  I know that sounds silly because I was actually designing Christmas cards back in the Summer but I just kept telling myself it was a long way off and then before I knew it Christmas was here!

I visited the shop/studio yesterday, the plasterboard for the ceilings is up and already it looks transformed. 
 The workmen were very busy working in semi-lighting due to having to take down all light fittings 
and the weather being so wet, dull and grey.  
It was impossible to get a decent photo but I will go back and take some as I want to 
keep a catalogue of the progress and share it with you.

Today's card isn't new but it's festive.
It features Layered Poinsettia cut from glitter card and Holly Motifs.
The papers are Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends.
I distressed and inked the papers and used my little sewing machine for that extra
handmade touch.
I'm back tomorrow, thank you so much for taking time out to read my blog -
I appreciate that right now is such a busy time for everyone.
Take care.

14 comments:

Lin W said...

Your tree looks lovely,alass we have no tree this year as we have a puppy and thought life would be a lot easier without a pup trying to climb a tree in the living room.
xxx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, your tree is gorgeous as is your card. I love the poinsettia die and use it for making other flowers. Looking forward on the update of the shop/studio, so excited for you.

Wilma x x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your tree looks lovely,and you now have a cake,so you have caught up .
I really love this card love the flowers.
Looking forward to seeing the photos off progress in the shop/studio. Take care x.

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Well, it sounds like you're nearly there! Your tree looks lovely and I'm sure the smell of the cake cooking was wonderful!
Really pretty card today, I wonder just how many cards and projects you've made and shown us this year with the wonderful pointsettia dies!!
Pleased to hear the ceiling is looking good too.
Have a lovely day.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Your tree looks beautiful with all the pressies underneath.
I absolutely adore your card, the poinsettia is my favourite, favourite die and the papers being neutral show off the poinsettia in all its glittery glory, I love the stitching too.
So glad your studio is coming on well, can't wait for the piccies.
I know what you mean about the year flying, I finished work in June 2011 and I just feel that I have 'blinked' and now we are at the end of 2012, it is so scary ha ha.
I need to ice my cakes today, amongst lots of other things, where does the time go ......
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Your tree looks lovely the card also.
Iced my 3 cakes yesterday very late for me, never mind they are done.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hazel said...

Wow gorgeous card Christine i do love those cosmic papers you keep using. So glad to hear the shop is progressing xx hazel

val jones said...

Hi Chriistine. Your tree looks really pretty. Lots off exciting pressies underneath.

The card is lovely. Where would we have been the Christmas without the poinsettia die? I know it's featured on most of my cards.

Only two more sleeps - I'm so excited.

Val in Spain xxx


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, your tree and card and both lovely, I think the poinsettia is always going to be my favourite die! Glad to hear the shop/studio is coming along nicely..looking forward to the updates! Carole Z X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, well im reading blogs etc before i make a start on everything else today. Your tree looks lovely and lovely little card. I have one present left to finish so not bad going this year. Emma

SusieB said...

Lovely tree Christine! You say thanks for spending the time to read your blog but actually i want to say Thank YOU for taking so much time to share your creations and ideas with us. It must be such a commitment to blog every day and keep up with all your other activities. I do hope i can get to one of your workshops over the coming year and meet some of my fellow blog followers. Happy Christmas to you and your family, plus bella of course! X

Ita said...

Good Morning Christina, love the card and that Poinsettia Die a die you get great use out of it .Great news about your shop ,looking forward to seeing the photos.I am also doing things at the last min., and now waiting bfor my daughter and hubby,and their dog Baily to arrive from Swansea,they had a very rough crossing on the ferry,and they have a 4 houre drive here,Charlie will be happy to have Baily to play it
Sm

Sarah said...

Pretty tree and a nice pile of pressies too!!
I love Christmas cake but my family don't so I never make one...maybe I should make a small one just for me!! :)

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

Fab photos. Have a great Christmas.

Sarah x

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