What a lot of exciting news there was yesterday! I've managed to calm myself down though and am back to making Christmas cards.
There's a fabulous new sketch over at CAS(e) this sketch and I used it to make a card for the final St Lukes Charity Challenge. Tara, the founder, has worked tirelessly for nearly two years to raise money for the St Lukes hospice but has now made the difficult decision to close the challenge. Do visit the site to applaud her efforts and to join in with her just-for-fun last challenge: 'Make a Christmas card using a traditional festive image'. Come and see what I made:
Holly is one of my favourite traditional festive images and I love the gorgeous red berries against the glossy leaves. I've made my leaves with my oval punch, nibbling round them with my 1/2" circle punch.
This is the sketch I was working with today - the fourth one at the challenge. I have loved them all! It's good to hear that DT members on the east coast of the US have all got through the hurricane ok. My heart really does go out to those that weren't so lucky.
Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: For My Family
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Gumball Green, Garden Green
Other: Large oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot, Real Red brads, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday my husband showed me an email he'd received from a hotel that we've never even stayed at, apologising 'most profusely for the extremely unfortunate situation yesterday evening' and offering a free stay in recompense! "Good grief!" said my husband. "That was quite a night out we had there!" I giggled (but frankly I would've been quite willing to have put up with whatever ghastliness had taken place - we could have done with a nice weekend away!) We've been amusing each other ever since by making up stories about what might have happened.
Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,