And ........ breathe ........... !!
Time for a cuppa I think ..... while I catch my breath and join in the fun with all my favourite blog challenges.
It's been one of those days today ..... busy from the start.
Got hubby off to work ...... did all the usual boring stuff around the house ..... stocked up the fridge for the weekend because I'm not here! Put the last few bits in my bag for tomorrow ..... everything's in there with a little bit of room to spare ...... result!!! Some new craft stash may just find it's way in there before the trip home!! And ...... on top of all that ...... I dropped the little man off at school.
It was his first day yesterday ....... bless him! Here he is all smart and grown up, in his new uniform ......
Anyway .... after my busy morning I did get treated to a lovely lunch out ........ Hubby took a long lunch break and we went down by the quay and had a delicious meal, and a cheeky glass of bubbly .... just the one mind! Then it was a quick trip into town to pick up a special birthday present for a certain little someone who is five next weekend (Hmmm .....I wonder who that can be!) Now I've just got to hide the rather large box that it comes in ...... I don't remember Tracy Island being THAT big!!!
OK .... on to the crafty stuff! Get this ...... one card ..... entering into not one .... not two ..... but .... THREE challenges!!! Now that doesn't happen very often ...... not in my craft room anyway!
I haven't had a lot of time to play this week and I don't like to miss out on a challenge so I've combined them ..... luckily two had the same theme anyway so it wasn't that difficult .....
First up it's Merry Monday ..... and their theme is ..... to use HOLLY
(love the inspiration picture!)
Here's my card .....
The holly is cut from glitter card using a punch and then the leaves have been coloured using a Copic Marker (I didn't have green glitter card!)
The sentiment is made up from two of the HLS stamp sets ....... the HAPPY is from Bold Birthday Sentiments and the CHRISTMAS is from Mixed Christmas Sentiments. I love how you can mix and match these ..... great sets of stamps to have in your stash!
I've heat embossed the HAPPY with Gold embossing powder
and then just stamped the Christmas underneath using a green Memento ink
I added a few gold gemstones for the berries and framed the whole thing using a Gold Leafing Pen around the edges ....
There's a little something on the inside too ....
The latest Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge is all about HOLLY too .... so I'm joining in the fun over there ..... that's challenge number 2!
And ......last but not least, challenge number 3 is over at Less is More.
It's a Colour challenge this week .... hence the Green and Gold and the CAS design.
Three for one eh! .... not bad!
Thanks for popping by ... enjoy the rest of your day.
Cheerio until next time