Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tilda and Edwin are decorating up a storm!

Hi everyone, did ya miss me?! Well I'm back now, and whats more I even have some cards to show you!! Today I am showing you the Xmas cards I have made for my mother and mother-in-law, to be fair I made them both the same.
I fell in love with this Edwin stamp, i mean, don't we ALL have this problem at xmas time? I am not as bad with lights as I used to be, I have memories as a child of untangling lights (although my helping was probably counter productive) and then having to wait patiently as my parents tested them to make sure they were all working (which they never were) and then waiting as they had to go through and test EVERY globe until they found the 1 that had died, it was sooo painful because from as far back as I can remember I have LOVED to decorate the tree, it is my favourite thing to do at xmas, hell, probably me favourite thing to do all year, I get so excited when it gets close to tree time and I start to see a few in the windows of houses. Hehehe, funny story, I am convinced I have xmas induced ADD or something, it was my wedding day and I was in the car with 2 of my bridesmaids on the way back to my place after having out hair and make-up done and I was chatting away a mile a minute about something when we drove past a house with a tree in the window and I stopped mid sentence and yelled "xmas tree!!!" needless to say I frightened the heck out of the other girls, it's a good thing they already knew I was nuts, lol! They were just surprised I could focus on anything else considering I was getting married in a few hours :) So yeah, I like xmas just a little bit, hehehe. Sorry about the waffle, I just thought of that little story and it made me giggle so I thought I would share.
So anyways... I figured there little guys represented hubby and I well at xmas time, me decorating my tree and him putting up the lights on the house (yeah, we do that too, I will try and get some pis of it this year for you) Now all I need is a stamp of too cheeky little monkeys running around and touching everything!! Apparently Buzz Lightyear likes to venture amongst the branches of my tree in search of adventure, I am not impressed! So, the card, finally I hear you all say... The papers were actually from a pack I picked up in Kmart, and the ribbon too I think. Cardstock is Kraft and some green I had in the stash. The flowers are from iamroses.com, the chipboard 25 ornament and tiny bells are from my local scrapbooking shop (I so have to go back and get more!) and the Maggie and pearls are from TPS.
I have stitched my edges and inked them and then glimmer misted all my DP and the 25 ornament with iridescent gold... it's soooo pretty and sparkly IRL, I love that stuff!
Sooo... I think thats everything, I am going to pop this into a few challenges, just because I can :P
ABC christmas challenge - Y is for yuletide (I went with a red and green theme)
Bizzy Bec's store - christmas theme
Dutch dare - christmas card, tag or ornament
Just Magnolia - Anything goes... with sparkle
Magnolia stamp lovers - Ornament

Thanks for sticking with me through my ranting, hehehe, and congrats on making it to the end of the post LOL!!


♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Yayyyyyyy She's back!!! We have missed you and your fabulous creations!!! This is amazing!! So much detail I love it!
Kristy xo

Kylie said...

Hahahah - you musta missed blogging cause you just said a month full on one post :D
Gorgeous card! I love every single inch of it !
Kylie xx

Aussie Loz said...

This card is gorgeous fran! those 2 images are perfect together ♥

Stephanie said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at MSL and be sure to check back after this challenge, we will be having some candy to give away!

Cindy2 said...

Simply amazing. Gorgeous colors and papers and I love the layout. Thanks for sharing at the MSL challenge. C2

Lena said...

OMG! This is an adorable Christmas scene. Love stamps, beautifuly colored. Desing perfect and very elegant!! I love it.
Thanks for joining us at DDCC.
Hugs and merry x-mas.

Yenni Natalia said...

beautiful beautiful and beautiful!
i am totally love your colouring! :)
well beautfiul images and lovely pattern paper--what a perfection!

thanks for sharing it on the Dutch Dare challenge..
hope you will join us again for the next challenge :)


Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Fran! What a cute pair, and so beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Aussie Loz said...

Fran - I just saw your name as the winner over at Just Mag! Congrats ♥

Carolyn L. said...

This is so beautiful! You coloring is fab and all those great papers really makes this card special!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Fran and beautifully coloured!!! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs!!