Saturday, 15 December 2012

Decorating for Christmas

Hello!  We're decorating our house for Christmas this weekend, so I thought I would add some Christmas cheer to my blog too.  I got this banner from Godelieve Tijsken's blog, Stamping Mathilda.  She is giving away this blog banner so if you'd like to spruce up your blog, you can pay her a visit.  Thank you Godelieve!

I've been busy crafting, but not too much stamping - making calendars for teacher gifts (like the one in my last post), knitting (cowls, scarves, hats), and writing and sending Christmas cards (yes! before Christmas!).  And of course, shopping and wrapping.  This weekend we'll get the tree up and decorated and the house will feel festive.

Here's a little Christmas card, one I made this summer and coloured up at my daughter's soccer game.  Happy memories of a sunny evening at the park!

The image is one from Artful Stamper, and I coloured it with Copics and added Stickles for some sparkle.  The ornaments have some Glossy Accents for effect too. The background paper is from one of the BasicGrey Christmas packs.  This was a fun little one, and I see that Sauron the scanner has added a few extra smudges.  This must be why DH has been after me to clean the platen on the scanner after some scanning of embellishments that looked dry, but weren't. Somehow, my obsessive cleaning of my house (snort) consistently overlooks the platen of the scanner.

So, how are your Christmas preparations going?