I hope you're enjoying the weekend.
First off I'd like to say a big Hello and Welcome to my latest followers ..... it's always nice to see the numbers growing. Thank you all for taking the time to visit my little piece of Blogland ..... and I hope you visit again soon.
What a week it's been ....... busy doesn't come into it! You know me though ..... I wouldn't have things any other way.
The week got off to a great start on Monday ...... when I was chosen as the Weekly Winner over on one of my favourite Blog Challenges ..... Merry Monday. Watch this space next Monday ..... that's all I'm saying!
Thursday saw one of my tags win Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas event ........
Thanks Jeremy ...... I had so much fun playing along! Hmmm ......maybe I should have bought a lottery ticket this weekend ...... they say things come in three's!!
It's been quite the week for socialising ...... Tapas on Tuesday, the usual Walmsley Wednesday, Thursday saw us trying out one of the newest restaurants on the island ..... The Forge (if you don't eat meat or fish then it's not for you!) And then finally on Friday, we went Italian! If things carry on like this I'm going to be the size of a small house by Christmas ...... the diet starts on Monday!
Anyhow ...... back to the crafty stuff.
Speaking of Merry Monday ...... this weeks challenge is all about Christmas Bells ..... Ding! Dong!
This was a tough one this week ..... would you believe I haven't got any pretty Christmas Bell stamps!!!!
I managed to find one jingle bell, but everything I did with it ended up in the bin!! (it's not been a good week in the old craft room!)
Anyway ..... this is what I eventually came up with ......
It has got bells on it at least .......
And as its a CAS design, with lots of white space ........ yes you've guessed it, I'm doing a two for one this week, and entering it into the latest Less is More Challenge ...... well the recipe is
Jingle all the Way!
I think it qualifies, don't you.
I die cut the letters using a Cuttlebug alphabet ...... cut each one three times and layered them together to add some depth
The coloured ones have been inked using Distress inks and then I've added a few glitter dots using Stickles Glitter Glue.
I attached them to the centre of a piece of white card and then added some embossed lines for a bit more interest.
The little sleigh bells and festive ribbon add the finishing touch to the front and of course I had to add something to the inside.
I actually found some jingle bells on an old Penny Black sentiment stamp which I stamped, cut the bells off and coloured them using Wink of Stella pens ...... pretty!
That's me done for today. It's a lovely afternoon so we're taking the little man down to the prom with his bike.
Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your Sunday. And I'll see you all again next week.
Cheerio for now