Saturday, 14 May 2011


Well I'm not sure where the first Princess post got too - Mr Blogger said he was putting them back but he seems to have missed mine out. Oh well, onward and upward as they say. I'm jumping ahead to winter with my next card and should get to work on my Christmas stash as I'm way behind this year.

This stamp is called Mary and Joseph from LOTV and, along with the other children's Nativity designs I'm working on, is made at the request of the Landrake Parish Church Vicar for my table at their Christmas fair. I've coloured with Copics: I think I've used the E40 shades for the beige-browns, B90s for the blue clothing, R0s for the swaddling wrap and B0s for the background sheet - I can't remember what yellows I used for the star and bear, sorry. The shadows are done with warm greys 0-3. The background papers are digi scraps from my stash with faux stitches pricked around the edge and I've matted the layers with Sahara Sand cardstock by Stampin' Up! Far less embellishments for this card today, just a snowflake created with Marianne dies. I hope to put a couple more Nativity designs together to share with you next week - I've almost finished the colouring so just need to sort out the papers.

Bah! Humbug! are looking for snowflakes, and Christmas Stampin' All Year Long would like to see stitching, thankfully it doesn't have to be real!

My Dad is slowly declining, he is quite week on the left side now and blind in the left eye. He keeps falling asleep and will, I am told, eventually slip into a coma and fade away. We are visiting again tomorrow and I have my bags packed ready to drive down and stay when we reach that final stage or if my Mum feels she'd like me there to stay. At the moment he still enjoys his food and isn't worrying about having puddings, cake and chocolate treats! So, I'm off to Waitrose to see what could possibly tempt him, and me!


  1. what a wonderful card - that image is so cute and touching.
    Thinking of you and your parents .. he deserves his treats xx
    Lisa x

  2. Just feed him his treats, he deserves it! Thinking of you and your Dad and Mum!
    Lovely Christmas card. Nice to make those in the middle of the year.
    Dutch Tulip

  3. Love your card Annie, that image is really sweet and beautifully colourd.

    I'm sure your Dad deserves his treats while he can enjoy them. Thinking of you all.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  4. Thinking of you and your Dad and Mum, hope he enjoys his treats

  5. what a lovely card, ove the simple colour scheme. My thoughts are with you Annie, hope your dad enjoys all his treats and you never know he might share

  6. Gorgeous card Annie.

    I hope you are sharing his enjoyment of puddings, cakes and chocolate treats too - you'll need them just as much. Hugs x

  7. So wonderful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. You're much in my thoughts.
    Love your stars & the elegance of this card - just right somehow.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Hi Annie
    Oh it's so sad to read about your Dad, I hope you find some lovely treats for him to enjoy.
    This is a lovely card, just adore this cute image.
    Take care :)

  10. This is a fantastic christmascard!
    Hugs Nicolet

  11. An adorable Nativity. Perfect simple design, lovely papers and beautiful colouring. Thinking of you and your father...
    Hugs, Lesley

  12. A stunning card Annie, thinking of you and your family.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. This is a beautiful card Annie, loving those pale shades and it is such an adorable image. Thinking of you and your family, let me know if I can do anything to help.

  14. totally stunning - love the gentle shades you've used and fabulous image.
    Ann xxx

  15. Love this card it's stunning. I like your paper piercing. Hugs x ChrisB

  16. Gorgeous colour combination using soft blues and browns. Your die cut snowflake looks fabby. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  17. this really is a gorgeous card. i love everything about it! x


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