Monday 19 December 2011

Santa's Letter

I have had a hectic weekend getting the last few Christmas cards made and the presents sorted - just need to do a bit of wrapping up now. Most of the food is in except for the fresh salad and veggies to get later in the week. I'll ice the cake this afternoon and sit down and make sure I have all the ingredients for my recipes - I might just be organised after all! I am tired though, very tired, and the ME is certainly causing me some problems. I'd like to help get a few more tiles up in the bathroom and the kitchen, but think things may be on hold now until the new year. Hopefully my hubby will be here towards the end of the week and we can find the box of decorations in the loft so the place can be a little festive after all. As my grandsons will be here on Christmas Day I feel we should make an effort!

Today's card is for my youngest grandson so I've gone with bright colours, although the enhancement on the pc has perhaps made them a little bit too bright! The image is an old stamp from Sugar Nellie and I've used my Copics to colour in. I even made a note of the main shades I used: reds are R24, 27, 29 and 39; greens are G03, 05, 07 and 29; Santa's letter is E0000 and E40; and the browns are E53, 55, 57 and 59. I added BG0000 and BG000 for background shading before going around the image with the wet glue and loose glitter.
It's a simple layout with a scrap of digi paper from Cuddly Buddly (a free download from last year), a Cuddly Buddly sentiment and diecut poinsettias finished off with a couple of red domes.

Paper Sundaes have a celebratory theme and the One Stop Craft blog are looking for some Christmas sparkle - lots of sparkly glitter on my card!

I'll try and catch up with my commenters over the next couple of days, although I get very frustrated with the snail speed the internet runs at down in this part of Cornwall so keep wandering off to do something else while it tries to make a connection!


  1. oh this is cute ..gorgeous little image
    Lisa x

  2. Lovely for your grandson Annie - the colouring of his hat is an absolute joy. Please take care of yourself - I'm amazed you're icing cake midst all that you have going on let alone cooking Christmas Dinner.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  3. your Grandson will love his card, sounds like you are really busy

  4. Tis a beautiful card Annie, your grandson will love it!

  5. Hi Annie, your card is fab, reminds me of my husband ~ he wears his shorts whatever the weather lol
    Look after yourself and Have a lovely Christmas, BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  6. Aw a lovely card for your Grandson Annie, a gorgeous image and I love the paper too :)

  7. Great card Annie. what a cute little boy with a very long list!

    I know what you mean about slow internet. It's absolutely dire here. Takes ages to do anything!

    Have a lovely Christmas with your family.

    Kat xx

  8. Ale fajne, świetne kolory mają, bardzo wiosenne tchnienie :)

  9. This is precious and I love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  10. Wonderful, adorable card.

  11. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx


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