Good Tidings of Great Joy

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
How is it just a few days until Christmas?! Time has been flying here and am looking forward to a couple of weeks off. 

Our final Little Red Wagon challenge of 2022 is hosted by the lovely Imke and she wants to see "Angels". 

Of all the cards I've ever made, this one took me the most amount of time to create. That's because there were supposed to be six of them. I stamped and coloured six sets of those mice (including a set of Joseph) but, when I cut them on my Scan'N'Cut, the poor little mice all lost their tails. It was something horribly reminiscent of the Three Blind Mice nursery rhyme. Fortunately, little Jesus had his tail tucked safely away under his swaddling clothes and was spared. Anyway, I had to quickly do up another (single!) set of the nativity leading cast and fussy cut them. Despite five remaining backgrounds, I decided I was done! And Joseph seemed to crowd the scene so I opted to leave him out. Perhaps Mary sent him off to pick up some extra finger foods to serve all the unexpected guests. 

I used an MFT stencil to create my multi-scene background and then stamped with a sentiment/verse from Sweet and Sassy's Born This Day stamp set. The adorable little mice are from Clearly Besotted's Nativity Play stamp set (which seems to be discontinued). Hopefully, Imke is okay with my angel having big ears and a tail!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to be immersed in angelic inspiration - and then use an angel (or a  multitude of heavenly hosts!) to create your own project.

Wherever you are, I wish you a very happy Christmas and/or the happiest of holidays to those who celebrate differently. Whatever you believe, may your holidays be filled with joy and peace.

Today is all about you

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Happy snowy Wednesday! We're due for another snowstorm tomorrow. I think I'd be much happier down south!

It's my final turn to host at Little Red Wagon this year and, in keeping with my Beatles' hits as inspiration, I've chosen, "You Won't See Me" as our challenge for the week. I'm looking for vellum or transparency on your projects. 

I created this card with a strip of vellum which I embossed with an ancient floral embossing folder. The peony and leaves were made from free stamps that came with a magazine a few years ago. The stamps really didn't stick to anything (my Misti or acrylic blocks) so there was a bit of frustration involved! However, I was determined to make things work and, with patience, they did. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends used vellum and transparency and then create your own "You Won't See Me" projects to join in the fun!

Babies are Such a Nice Way to Start People

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Happy Wednesday! I simply cannot believe it's December. The time is flying by! For the most part, I've finished my Christmas shopping although will get groceries closer to the big day and also have some baking to do. I've done lots already although too much has already been enjoyed!! 

It's the lovely Brenda's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's looking to "Make it Move". From shakers to spinners to wobbles to sliders. If your creation is interactive, please share in the fun!

My goddaughter recently had a baby shower and I made this shaker card for her. I bought these tiny little beads years ago with shaker cards in mind so I'm glad Brenda finally gave me the incentive (push!) I needed. The fun little sentiment sticker (I love it!!) was from the paper pack I used for my card. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to catch all the action there! We would love for you to join us too! 

PS At the shower, my daughter (pictured right) and a friend gave my goddaughter a little onesie reading, "The friends before we were born club - the next generation". The girls' mothers and I have been friends since before the girls were born, so they always refer to themselves as "The friends before we were born club". I absolutely LOVED the idea of the little onesie!! We're so excited to meet this little one in the next generation of friends. 
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