Thursday 20 December 2012

A little innocence...

Hi Blogging Friends..

Hope you're all well and getting near the end of your Christmas 'to do' list.  Why do we leave things till the last minute and get so stressed?? LOL!  We KNOW for twelve months prior that it's going to happen... yet year after year we're in the same mad rush the week before!  I don't think I've heard anyone this year say that everything is all done and they're twiddling their thumbs waiting!!

Today I'm sharing a card with you that (believe it or not) has no pink anywhere....  but it really was a joy to make.  It's using one of my favourite (at the moment) range of stamps - Pure Innocence by MFT and it's called Presents for You.  The sentiment is also from the same set.

I coloured her with a mix of Copics and Promarkers and the DP I've used is a double sided Kaisercraft one which appears now to have been discontinued.... such a shame as it's a nice bright Christmas paper.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the red Bazzill.  Some glitter on her hat and gifts and it was finished.   Hope you like!!

I treated us to some new Christmas lights for the outside of the house at the weekend... and this morning we fastened them up... it's a tricky operation with Barry in the garden holding the lights up through the window to me with a washing line prop as I'm hanging out of the window (imagine the picture)....  ANYWAY....  I had them all fastened up... with various pieces of string through each of the windows holding them in place...  then closed the window with the wire coming through to the plug... and chopped one of the wires right through!!  So the lights only worked for about 10 seconds... and they were expensive too!!  Seems I put the wire too near the metal part of the hinge... D'oh.....  Ah well, apparently they can be mended so all it not lost!!

Did you all watch Last Tango in Halifax?  Wasn't it good?!!

Hopefully I'll be back before the big man arrives...
Big hugs and Happy Crafting..
Christine x


  1. Christine this is gorgeous the layout and design is beautiful. Have a wonderful christmas and all the very best for 2013. Caroline xxx

  2. Wonderful, sweet card Christine

  3. A gorgeous card Christine and a delightful image beautifully coloured.
    Believe it or not, for the first time in my life I have actually been ready for a week. No doubt that come the day I will suddenly remember that I haven't done something vital LOL.
    Jackie xx

  4. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I so love the colours that you have chosen perfect, huggles pops x x x

  5. Adorable and so gorgeous Christine.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2013.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  6. Gorgeous card. Have a great Christmas - hope the lights are fixed soon!

  7. Hi Christine,
    Sorry have not been around for a while - have been trying to get over this rotten cold :0(
    Love this adorable card - these Pure Innocence images are just too cute. Gorgeous papers and fab layout.
    Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.
    Denise xx

  8. So adorable Christine! You did an amazing job coloring that sweet PI image! Love you mix of patterned papers! Merry Christmas!

  9. Hi Christine, FAB card! Such a sweet image and lovely traditional colours.

    Lisa x

  10. I love your sweet card, the image is a darling. And I was surprised to see the lack of pink from you too!!

    I'm sorry to hear about your light fiasco! I hope you can get them fixed soon, so that all your efforts are not in vain.

    Hugs for the Christmas season.

  11. What a really really lovely card, and a very aptly named image, lovely colours and great colouring.
    I love the children at Christmas, before some rotten killjoy tells them there is no Father Christmas.
    Shame about the lights, it is the sort of thing that would happen to me.

    Kath x

  12. Awww, so adorable Christine! Love the touch of string!

  13. Hi Christine - this little beauty is gorgeous. Perfect colouring as always, and I love the Holly paper.

    Have a fabulous Christmas - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  14. Another fab card Christine, even if it isn't in our fav colour pink :) Poor OH I really feel for him, he must be so sick of Xmas by now.Wishing you & your family a very Happy Christmas too & thanks for all the lovely comments throughout the year :) hugs Viv xx

  15. so gorgeous christine,i love your traditional papers and really sweet image, i hope you manage to fix your lights.

    xx coops xx

  16. oh this is just gorgeous hun,just wanted to pop over to say,bless you for your comments,and support,and to wish you and your family a very happy christmas hugs Cherylxxxx

  17. So adorable Christine, gorgeous card! I'm sure I said the same last year, but I am ABSOLUTELY DEFINITELY going to be more organised next year lol :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  18. Sorry Christine, I know its not funny but I did laugh at your christmas light story! I hope they are working again now!!

    Your card is wonderful, lovely design and great image!

    Have a very lovely Christmas and best wishes for the new year. Hopefully we can meet up again next year some time!

    Pami x

  19. Hi Christine! I don't see an email address for you but I wanted to Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate your kind words :)


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