Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Candlelight Christmas

Hello.  Hope everyone is managing to keep well as we approach Christmas.  Unfortunately our house has managed to succumb to the fluey type virus that is going around.  Poor Emily has been ill for over a week and even managed to lose her voice for a couple of days.  She is on the mend now but has been unable to go to college and work placement which isn't good.  Edward and I both have had nasty colds and have been home for a couple of days.  Mark so far remains clear (hope I haven't just tempted fate!).
I'm feeling a little bit anxious and under-prepared for Christmas, still got lots to do and not enough time to do it all.  This year I was supposed to not let the stress get to me but it has. I'm still in the process of writing Christmas cards with more still to make, as well as presents to wrap.  I like to be really organised and "last minute" doesn't sit well with me.
Anyway, the card I am sharing with you today uses the Candlelight Christmas Speciality DSP, along with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Holiday Ornaments Framelits (all from SU).
I think these papers look great on the kraft card and I just added a touch of matching ribbon to the bauble (which is mounted on dimensional foam).
I'm going to a 12 hour scrapbook crop on Saturday (!!), I've never done this before.  At the moment I'm thinking it's not such a wise idea with so much to do, but I am planning to get some Christmas cards made there.  I just hope I'm not feeling too hungover as we have our staff party the night before.  Will have to rein in the G&Ts I guess to keep a clear head.  Which leaves Sunday to put up the decorations. 
Hope you are not buckling under the pressure!
Take care
Michelle x


  1. Poor you Michelle, I do sympathise. We've had illness in our family too and it seems to take a long time to recover from these fluey bugs, but looking on the bright side it means it's out of the way for Christmas and you will catch up in the end. This is a wonderful card design and it wouldn't take long to make a batch of them. Have fun at the crop - I find that I'm more efficient if I actually take a break sometimes! Vicky x

  2. Hi Michelle

    I;m loving your blog - your cards are AMAZING. (sighs with jealousy for such talent).

    Now I've found you I'll be checking in regularly to see your creations.