Wednesday 19 December 2012

WOYWW - Merry Christmas!

Well it has been busy and eventful here and I've not got much crafting done. As you can see the table and sideboard have been cleared and my stash is neatly put away, so not much to show to Julia at the Stamping Ground and the WOYWW girls. I even sorted out my SU! cardstock into the appropriate colour collections so I would know which red is what red, if you get me! The tree is up and decorated, I went for a £25 artificial one from Tesco and just used my clear and gold decorations on it, plus a couple of new clear and white ones as that was going to be my colour scheme - maybe in a year or two I will have collected enough. My sister paid us a flying visit yesterday and thankfully we had electric so I could cook lunch. We have had 2 power failures since Friday last - the problem is the water getting into an underground cable joint and now we have to wait for it to go 'pop' - a technical term I'm told! They have replaced the big fuses in the sub-station twice, and next time they may do something to make it go 'pop'. Strange as it may seam I am hoping we get lots of rain today so it goes again and can be fixed before Christmas .. .. the last thing I want is for it to 'pop' half way through cooking the turkey!

I wanted to enter a card in the Marianne Design Challenge again, but with a theme of red, white and green I was struggling as all my Marianne papers are vintage/muted in style.  The challenge ends in just a bit so I must rush to finish this post and get linked up.  On Saturday we went to Truro and called in at Hobby Craft where they have a small selection of Marianne dies.  This scallop rectangle set LR0111 has been on my wish list for a while and when I saw it on the stand it kinda jumped in to my basket!  I've used the flowers and swirls from the set and it's twin LR0112 to create my card, along with a stamp from the Stampfairy set of greetings - simple but hopefully effective.  There's a candy offer on the blog too, so why not stop by.

I'll come back to link up with some other challenges once I get a chance to catch up and go down my blog list .. ..

Die Cuttin Divas challenge theme is Holiday Spirit so I can enter with them


  1. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

  2. I'm just popping by to say....
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with everything that makes you happy.
    A x #38

  3. A nice card you made.
    Thank you for joimning us


  4. Ah yes, the official 'pop'! Our local sub station kept tripping, several times a day over the space of a few weeks and we were told the same!

    Happy WOYWW

    Kyla #50

  5. I missed my work christmas party due to a power cut, so I share your pain. Have a lovely christmas
    Love Amanda @56 x

  6. Lovely tree Annie, I often think I'd like to 'theme' our tree, but we have soooo many ornaments, most of which have sentimental connections. Some from our very first christmas tree the year we were married (almost 44 years ago!) and I do love to see them all together on the tree. So, each year it's totally 'over the top' LOL

    Hope you get the electrics sorted OK, at least there should be enough rain this past 24 hours to make it go POP !

    Love your card, it's nice to make the sentiment take 'centre stage' and that new frame die looks fabulous.

  7. What a lovely tree and a nice tidy dining room all ready for Christmas. The card is lovely. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Caro (#65)

  8. Pretty...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  9. What a very pretty card!!Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!


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