Over the last week I have been clearing the garden and managed to fill the car up and make the trip to the dump 3 times, and I'm still not finished. It's only a small garden so I have no idea why it was so much. And, I'm still not finished! I ran out of steam halfway through the holly tree, which is I have to admit looking a little odd only half done. Oh well it will just have to stay that way till I get me some more energy and time. Anyone know a good shop where you can get it? lmao.
On Wednesday I met my 20 year old niece Laura for the first time. It's been an emotional month or so for our family I can tell you. I won't bore you with the details, but we always knew she was out there somewhere and a short while ago Laura with her mothers help and blessing contacted my brother. We are all pleased as punch and over the moon. She is a lovely, beautiful young lady and I'm looking forward to Laura coming to stay for a few days in the near future. Can't say I'm looking forward to be called Auntie Deanne, It makes me feel old and it's only my Mum and Aunties that ever call me Deanne so I'm going to have to work on that one.
Right lets get my head back to work and craft, not so easy at the moment with so many things rushing round and round in my head, lol. The challenge on the Polka Doodles blog this week was set by Claire and is to make a decorative item for the home. I chose to make a Christmas banner with the new cd Paper Boutique Vol 2. Sorry about the pics, but it's not exactly the easiest thing to photograph.
I made this card so it would tip backwards and forwards, just a bit of fun and it makes it slightly different.
I used the blank templates over the backing papers for the holly wreath.
And another use of the blank templates using Cosmic Shimmer spritzed card this time, then I stamped round the edge using a snowflake stamp from the Christmas Doodles stamp plate.