Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas...

Hi there!

I know you're probably all wondering where on earth I've disappeared to but life has been incredibly hectic of late.  I have been dealing with a slipped disc myself, which has prohibited me from long periods of sitting, as well as continuing to work and take care of the family.

Nevertheless, I hope the new year will bring a more settled routine for myself and my crafting.  Also, I have decided to step down from the Winter Wonderland DT - this was a very hard decision to make but I know it was the right one for me at this time.  I cannot find the time to dedicate myself properly to anything crafty right now and I certainly don't want to do anything half-heartedly.  I hope you're still able to pop on over to the challenge blog and join in with their fabulous challenges!



I hope to have some cards to show you after the holidays once I get a chance to relax and sit at my craft table!!

Danielle x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Photo Inspiration at PaperWorksCo!

Hi there!

Sorry for the delay in posting up my PaperWorksCo Friday Recipe ... yesterday was a busy day and after a week of dealing with back pain, Friday just couldn't come quick enough!

Anyways, it is a pretty simple card but my idea behind the colouring in warm greys is that the little girl is putting up her christmas stockings in a darkened room, just before Santa arrives.  I really do like the finished look and to be honest, it looks much nicer in real life too!  The background is velvet paper which I ran through a holly cuttlebug embossing folder.  It is very lush and elegant!

If you pop on over to the PaperWorksCo blog you'll find the inspirational photo for this weeks challenge. Now we take a blog break from December 15th so the challenges going on right now are purely for inspiration only and hopefully a help to you in getting some of those christmas cards finished and mailed off!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I plan on doing some Christmas baking with my brand new KitchenAid ... wooohoo ... I don't think I've ever been excited about baking before!!  :)

Danielle x


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