Wednesday, 21 December 2011

happy holidays

I thought for a moment there I was going to have to Photoshop
a bit of Swiss snow for you all, it just seemed like it was never going to happen
but finally yesterday was the day, brooding skies, snow flurries, and great light!
Thank you for your wonderful comments and continued enthusiasm throughout the year!
I wish you and yours all the best over the festive season
see you in 2012  Mx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

and there's more...

and a couple more litle surprises arrived in my mailbox last week
this beautiful 'joy' Christmas card from Jan
I love the colours and texture she's created on her card
and it's the biggest card I've ever received!!
 Jan also sent me this gorgeous crackle heart ornine
oooo... I love post!!
 Gini, my favourite 'shiny' gal sent me this beauitful magnet, totally fab!
and a cute little card
Thank you both so much, it's such a pleasure to have your artwork in my house Mx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Gifts from afar

The QB5 gals have been at it again
we decided on a 'free for all whatever takes your fancy' Xmas swap this year
Nathalie sent me a lovely piece of appendage art
how cool is this little beauty!!
Linda made us each a glitter beehive
 blue, white and silver for a lovely winter wonderland effect
 Patty's darling little bird and nest are so pretty
this is a colour combo I plan to use next year
I love it! 
 Carole's snowy the snowman arrived all decked out in his winter wollies
just in time for our first snow
 I also went for a red/green theme with this little matchbox
an idea I used from a swap with Jan last year
Thank you all for you fab ornies!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Glitter glitter everywhere

A couple of years ago lovely Linda
sent the QB5 gals a little glitter house
and I've been meaning to have a go ever since 
 there are instructions for making these all over Blogland
but I found some  here (Village houses scroll to page 33)
I ended up designing my own to fit the size of the box
gliter glitter everywhere
 does that stuff stick or what?!!

Monday, 5 December 2011

I'm underway...

well, I've begun but just quite how long this current burst of energy will last
is anyone's guess!
 Day 2 was rather nice as the last of the QB5 ornament swap arrived
I used a postcard in lieu of a real pic as some of the gals are still waiting
I hung the ornies with last years swap, lots of silver, white and blue
I've made a mental note to make something in these shades next year!
 already writing about stress on Day 2, deary me...
Day 3 and 4, I will fill them in, really I will
and now it's 21.30 Day 5 which is also looking a bit blank, oh my...
 I got slightly distacted in the depths of my journal
I'd already prepped the page with a plastic pocket and 'trim the tree'
when Patty's envie arrived
the perfect place to hang her ornie stamps!