Sunday 12 January 2014


Hello friends
It stopped raining yesterday - hurrah!
In fact the sun was shining so it was definitely time to take Bella to the woods.
 More storm damage, it is a little bit like an obstacle course now!
Thank goodness for wellies - seriously muddy!
And my favourite part of the woods where I take a photo.  
The farmer's lane. No leaves left on the trees now and the track is very wet.
 Can you spot the difference...? There is a little muddy Bella in this photo..! 
Today I am working on Spellbinders projects and writing a long list of 
jobs for Elliott - he starts working for me tomorrow...!  (Cruel harsh mother!)

For something crafty today, I thought I would look for a winter-inspired project
and found a Christmas card - so either I'm late or very early!
Untraditional muted grey/blue colours. The papers are Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove Collection
and the dies are Create A Flake Three - these can be found here.
Take care friends, hope you are having a lovely weekend.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I bet you are looking forward to getting back to normality! Fab card with such pretty papers. Enjoy your day Christine and don't work Elliott too hard - at least on his first day! Susan x

Chris said...

Good morning Christine,
Aaah Bella looks so tiny in the Farmer's Lane. I love your Christmas card and the lovely soft colours you have used. I didn't get around to making many Christmas cards for last year, although I had spent a lot of money on my stash, maybe I should start now for this year, LOL. Enjoy your Sunday, and Good Luck for work tomorrow to Elliott.
Chris X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, if not the normal colours for Christmas. It was nice to see the sun yesterday, we have a very heavy frost this morning but the sun is out.
You must be pleased to be able to get back to normal. Keep that Elliot busy looking forward to seeing what he does to the web-site.

Maid of Kent said...

Love the wellies.

Maid of Kent said...

Love the wellies.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love your photos ,Bella looks so small.
Your card is very pretty.
Good luck Elliott tomorrow,I am sure you will enjoy working for Mum. Take care. x.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great shots of the woods etc. It is frosty and sunny here today too. Lovely Christmas card. Good luck to Elliott in his new job, I hope his boss is kind to him and doesn't work him too hard : ) Take care.

Lacelady said...

You wouldn't go to the woods today Christine, if you lived here - it's blowing a gale, with driving rain this morning. All I can say is that I am very thankful it isn't snow! Well done to Elliott if he thinks he can start work tomorrow, good for him!

marg said...

Good Morning Christine!
Lovely when the rain stops. Something like when everything smells fresh after a summer shower!
Its white with frost today, and yesterday was lovely and bright a sign of another season on its way !lol
So pleased Elliott will be having some normality in his life tomorrow.
Enjoy it Elliott and I hope is boss is not such a tyrant!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Love your pics and this card is fabulous. Lovely papers. Don't work Elliot to hard at least not on his first day. Work up to it gradually and hit him with it unexpectedly. In case anyone complains I don't mean hit him literally. No rain yesterday either. A sunny day here at the moment, but a very sharp frost as well. I start back to work tomorrow as well as Elliot. I do voluntary reading with year 1 tomorrow and foundation stage on Tuesday's. I help thenm with learning to read. these teachers really have to much to do now, so every little helps.

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, almost as much mud as we have here in the West.
Lovely card today, so understated, take away the snowflakes and it could be used for other occasions too.
Good luck Elliott for the start of your new job tomorrow, as a very important member of the firm I hope you have someone on hand to keep you plied with coffee and biscuits.
Anne x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Fabulous piccies, I bet Bella loves that walk. We have a very, very thick frost this morning and the sky was red, doesn't sound good, but at least the rain has stopped.
I love your Christmas card, the blue gives off a chilly feel, so is ideal for a Christmas card.
Don't work Elliott too hard on his first day haha, I'm looking forward to his input.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Some lovely photos Christine love the card whether it's belated or really early its just gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend and list making xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine , Love the colours of the Christmas card so different, and it's so good to see you getting back to normality. Good luck to Elliott working for you keep him busy I know he will enjoy it .all my love Jean Z xxxx

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Great photos today, and I love your card, gorgeous colour you've chosen.
Enjoy your day and good luck Elliot for tomorrow! 😉
Janice x

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Beautiful card gorgeous design.

Lovin the photos took me ages to spot Bella Bless her bet she loved all the smells and mud he he
I think its great that Elliot is going to work with you he will really enjoy creating I am sure.
Hve a lovely Sunday hope the weather is kind to you.

Luv n hugs Annxx

Magzeeann said...

Hi Christine, I love the colours and design of your card today~ I left my Christmas card making until the last minute in 2013 so I'm really going to try to make an earlier start this year(but not just yet!). Best of luck for your new job tomorrow Elliott, I bet you'll love it. Take care, love and hugs,
Maggie x

Laura O said...

nice card ,hope Elliott enjoys working with his "wicked mother "HA HA,ah enjoy it both of you.Laura O

Janice said...

Hi Chris, if Bella is anything like Rolo she will be having more baths than me!!! Enjoying the photos. The photo that you take in the same place are you going to do a "year in" exhibition ?
Glad to hear that Elliott will be put to good use next week. Janice x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine,I am pleased to see you out and about with Bella. I do hope the list isn't too long for Elliott.
Enjoy the weekend if you also are returning to normal duties.
X Ros

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely card Christine even though early/late! Nice wellies. Now you see her now you don't - Bella I mean. I really thought my eyes were playing tricks on me before realising there were two photos!
No I hadn't had a drink.
Enjoy your first normal week for ages and best wishes to Elliott in his new role.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, love the card..I really love these soft, vintage colours for Christmas cards. It was fabulous to see the sun all day yesterday, if every day of winter could be like that! Good luck to Elliott at work tomorrow! Carole Z X

Carolyn H. said...

We have had three days of sunshine (Worcestershire) until today, back to the wet stuff - ug.
Still need Wellies for dog walking as like yourself, the woods and Lanes are very muddy!
Lovely photos, Bella blends in well with the scenery, you can just pick her out!
Lovely card albeit early or late!
Hope you enjoy working with Mum Elliott. Love Carolyn.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos ! Hope Elliott enjoys his 1st day !

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