Sunday, 9 February 2014

Sniff, sniff ..... cough, cough

Happy Sunday,

I hope you're all having a nice weekend.  Did you see Kay on the telly yesterday with IndigoBlu?   Two more great shows full of fabulous products (did you like the new stamps?), along with great tips and techniques from the boss, and lots of inspiration ideas from the DT ..... well done girls, great job!!

Well I should have know it wouldn't last ...... everyone around me has been coming down with one bug or another, coughing and sneezing everywhere, and I've managed to escape them all ..... until now that is!!  There it was this morning ........ headache, sore throat, stuffy nose ..... just what I need!!  So ...... to try and stop things getting any worse I'm taking the day off!  I'm taking to the sofa with a box of tissues, some hot lemon and the TV remote!

Before I do though ..... here's this week's little bit of festive spirit for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge

The theme this week is .......


Here's mine .....

These little stockings are soooo cute ....... and how true is that sentiment!

The background was created using my favourite favourite IndigoBlu stamp - Vintage Flourish  along with the Flitter Glu and Flake (Chariot of Fire) stamped onto some red cardstock.  It's not an actual 'Christmas' stamp but I think it works so well ....... very elegant.

I then stamped the words in the centre of a square of white cardstock, and embossed using a red embossing powder. It's a cute little cling stamp from Stampendous called 'get socks' (CRF218)  and it always makes me giggle ...... great for those dreaded mens cards I think.

I stamped the snowflakes around the edges using Versamark ink and then lightly dusted over the top with pearlescent gold and silver chalks

My 'stockings' have been hung onto the bottom of the words.  They're a cute little stamp from Art Impressions that I've had for a good few years, I just stamped them onto white cardstock, coloured them with Copic Markers and cut them out .......

A bit of matting and layering, and some sparkly gems finish the card nicely.

That's another one to go into the Christmas box ..... I've even done the inside so it's all ready to go.  I'm getting quite the collection now.

The fun part is going to be deciding who gets what.

Thanks for popping by today.   I see I have another new follower this week too ...... thanks for joining me, I do hope you enjoy the journey.

Until next time ........

(a sniffly and croaky)  Cheerio for now



  1. I love your adorable stockings and great card. The gold flourish background is gorgeous.
    Thanks for leaving your sweet comment on my blog.
    Have a great day. Hope you don't get sick.

  2. HI Linda, I do hope your cold doesn't last too long!
    Great card background and I love the quote.Enjoy the rest of your day on the sofa.
    Avril xx

  3. This is just gorgeous,love the image,great layout

  4. Linda, I certainly hope you start feeling better!! Thank you for playing with Merry Monday - in between sniffles! Your card is delightful - I love all the extra touches!

  5. What darling little stockings, Linda! Love the background and the sentiment too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! Hope you feel better soon.

  6. That saying makes me laugh, too. Very pretty card. It did turn out very elegant.

  7. Such a cute card, Linda! Love the sentiment and sweet little stockings! Hope you feel better soon. I too have been fighting a head cold for the last week. Each day gets a bit better! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  8. Hope you feel better soon! Love that flourish, especially in gold! Cute sentiment & stockings--great card!

  9. A really beautiful card Linda, that sentiment is just so true. I hope your cold goes away soon. Anne x

  10. Outstanding stocking card, Linda! I love that sediment, too! I'm so sorry that you got the crud and I sure hope you get an abbreviated version of it!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. P.S. I'm popping right back, Linda, because I just saw the winner's post from MM! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor!! That should make you feel better! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Congrats on your HM at MM. Your card was so cute. Love it!


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