Sunday, 9 December 2012

The End is in Sight!!!!

Good afternoon, what a better day, at least I have been to keep upright today when walking the dogs.  The sun shone for a while and most of the ice/snow is gone, hurrah for that. It was great to be able to walk for a fair distance because we have felt couped up over the last week.  I think the dogs even enjoyed being able to run around, although they do love the snow, they roll around and push their noses in the deeper parts.

I have nearly completed my hand delivered Christmas cards and the posted ones, although not many this year, have all been despatched. So I am feeling good, was getting a bit fed up with Christmas cards so am looking forward to some new ventures in the New Year.  I have pick up lots of hints and tips from all you talented ladies so hopefully I will be able to put them to good use later.  There are so many projects I want to try that I do not know where to start.  This card received its inspiration from  Wendy at Confessions of a Papersniffer, when I saw a card she made I decided to adopt her background layout, so thanks Wendy for giving me this idea.

8x8 card
Kraft card, red and green card from stock
Papermania Home for Christmas paper pack
Spellbinders Grand  Labels One
Spellbinders Poinsettia
LOTV die cut topper (already coloured)
Glitter - Diamond Sparkles
Sentiment and germs from stock
I just love LOTV toppers but next year will buy some stamps and attempt to colour them myself, another project to try.  I hope you ladies will understand when I borrow your ideas that I find them so beautiful and need to try out your designs.  I believe that's what crafting is all about, passing on knowledge, and I am like a sponge these days.  Sometimes I amaze myself by creating something I am proud of, I sit back and say "well I did not know you had it in you".
Well dinner calls, hubby has done a Sunday roast with all the trimmings so I am looking forward to it very much.  After we have eaten it will be either clearing up and dishes or walking the dogs, either or I am not fussy, but I will have to wait and see what hubby wants to do. He cannot make his mind up the lesser of the two evils.
Oh I have just noticed I have a new follower, Christine Emberson, no less, welcome to my humble blog.  Christine featured my dogs today in her Pet Gallery on her blog and if you ever need inspiration you should visit her.
Well ladies wrap up warm and take care.
Wilma x x


  1. Lovely card Wilma and such a cute image..isn't it a lovely feeling when all your cards are done..just the grandchildren's to do now and thats it...


  2. Hello Wilma, another lovely card, colours are great. I agree, Wendy's cards and paper projects are always fantastic and she is awfully generous with her knowledge whether it's cardmaking or IT.
    I too have learned so much from following the blogs.

    Glad the roads are clearing up your way and you and the doggies could get a a longer walk, take care kate x

  3. Gorgeous card Wilma. Love that backing paper. Really cute image.

  4. Hi Wilma, great card. This has been my favourite set of backing papers this year. I really love them. Christine x

  5. Hu Wilma, adorable! Carole Z X

  6. Love your dogs and what a beautiful card!

  7. Hi Wilma, this is a beautiful card, love the layout..pam

  8. Good morning Wilma, another beautiful card.
    I love how you have put the whole thing together.
    Must have a look at that Blog don`t think I have been there.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  9. Hi Wilma,
    another super card. I love the papers you have used. Fab image and layout. I too must have a look at that blog.
    Isn't it just fab how we all inspire each other.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hello Wilma, this is a great design and I love the layers. xx Flora

  11. Hi Wilma great Christmas card, the LOTV toppers are just fab. Hope you had a super lunch on Sunday, I was at work all!
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.