Yes I know, it should have been Wednesday and I’m behind as usual but it’s only a day late and what’s on my desk now has been there since yesterday because I’ve been shopping with dad this morning.
As you know, I was away in Germany at the weekend and have just about recovered from the gales and choppy seas in the Channel on our trip home. I hope to get some of the photos on here tomorrow if you want to see how pretty the Christmas Markets look, especially the one in Rudesheim. The flaming (and very alcoholic) Rudesheim coffee wasn’t bad either!
Anyway, yesterday I had to catch up on my last two Christmas card commissions for my friend’s two year old twin grand children. Hazel will be collecting them from me this evening when we all meet up for a pre Christmas meal, so I’ve had to get a wiggle on to finish them in time.
So What’s on my Work Desk today.
Well, it would seem the entire contents of all my cupboards!
Because these two cards had quite specific themes of Bob the Builder and a Princess or Fairy I was having real problems finding images to use in my stash. Whenever this happens I always head for my favourite port of call, downloadable, children’s colouring pages. They’re great for cards and for my charity stitching and I usually manage to find something I’m able to use.
Bob’s image was no problem at all and I found one that I could easily paper piece. I changed the tools in the wheelbarrow for die cut presents, making it more Christmassy and added a layered tree.
The Princess/Fairy image wasn’t quite so easy to find but that was just me being fussy. There were loads on there but a lot of them were Disney Characters and I didn’t really want to use them, so in the end I settled on a beautiful Holly Fairy Digital Stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil’s, which I also paper pieced and decoupage.
I was quite pleased with the way the Christmas tree turned out on this card too.
I stamped and embossed it using a stamp from the Technique Tuesday ‘Whispy Gigs’ set of stamps and then decorated it with Stickles and some card candy.
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try and do better next week and be on time for once.