Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Brunch and Card making

Hi Everyone

Thanks for your visits to my little blog. I really appreciate the time you take to read and then make comments.

First off I have to give a plug for a new Christmas CD I bought last week by Michael Buble`. I had it playing while I put up our tree and it is so, so good. Here is a little snippet of songs to get you in the mood.
Today I thought I would take part again in the Simply Christmas Friday Link Party

Firstly I had lunch with a couple of my lovely friends and part of my Chrissy presents to them were these shopping/market bags that I painted last night. I used some new Crafters workshop stencils called Cubist, Harlequin, Flower Frame and Flower Shower, gesso and Jo Sonja paints with Jo Sonja Textile medium. Doodled on it, stamped with Black Staz On and painted the words and outlined with my trusty black Sharpie.

We had a lovely time catching up and eating a scrumptious breakfast. In fact we were so caught up in talking that I only took a couple of photos of the girls with their bags and then forgot to get a group photo. 

Oh well, a good excuse for another brunch.

After lunch I went to my favourite scrapbook shop Scrappers Warehouse and made a few Christmas Cards. They have tables where you can sit and do your own work which is great because if you need anything you just go and buy it on the spot.
Anyway I had bought a kit of papers and die cuts called Me To You Winter Wonderland featuring Tatty Teddy. There is enough in here to make 80 cards so I had plenty to choose from. Great value for money too.
 I played with Impress inks in Pale Aqua and embossing powders in Silver Lightning and Vanilla Sparkle....
 made some 3D paper tole characters, and added more embossing.....
 and generally had fun putting these little teddies on the cards.
They are so cute, these photos really don't do them justice. I couldn't get a great photo in the bad light that we had today. From such sunshine earlier this week, we had a big thunderstorm today and it rained all afternoon.

Tomorrow I am off to the races and then staying in the city overnight. 

Luckily we are in the members stand at the races but hopefully the rain will hold off when we are enjoying the city on Saturday night and Sunday. 
We're also going to the movies to see New Years Day while we are in there. Has anyone seen it yet? Let me know what you thought.

"From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other."
Emily Matthews
Hope you have had a great week and I hope you have a great weekend
Only 14 days till Christmas :)


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lee,
Lovely post!

It was great to catch up yesterday and Thank you soo much for my gifts.
Very much appreciated!

Ahh, I see you've had plenty of fun at Pam & Jacinta's and achieved some really gorgeous cards.
Have a great weekend,
Creative hugs,

Tyggereye said...

ooh they look like my art journal you sent me. I love them. The Christmas cards are to die for. Gorgeous. Completely gorgeous. :)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm so lovin' Michaek Buble right now... lost count of how many times I've played that CD - lol.
Gorgeous gifts and cards Lee. Thanks for linking to the Simply Christmas inspiration Party at Shabby Art Boutique.
Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

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