Wednesday, 22 December 2021

We're almost there .........

Happy Wednesday ........

Yes, only 3 more sleeps until the big day ........ are you getting excited!!!?
I am.  We're off to the panto on Christmas Eve ........ Oh no! you're not!  Oh yes we are!! (sorry!)
We're out for a late lunch and then it's Jack and the Beanstalk at the Gaiety theatre.  
And then, we've got the whole family staying over on Christmas Eve.  It's going to be so nice having everyone together first thing on Christmas morning ........ it's been a long time since that's happened.

The festive season has definitely got underway here ........ we've been watching Christmas movies all week!  Cards have been posted, presents have been bought and wrapped, and the food shopping is almost done.   The cupboards are bursting with Christmas goodies, I've tried out the chocolates and they're fine!
I've just got to pick up the bird etc., and grab fresh fruit and vegetables and then that's it ........ all done! We can sit back, relax, and enjoy a good old Walmsley Christmas.  Well once the cookings done. 

If you've been a follower of my blog for a while then you may recall that in the past, just before Christmas, I got asked to create a set of cards, to be used on a Christmas Quest. 
They were for a very special lady, made to hold clues and details of treats and activities arranged for her Quest, all put together for her by her lovely husband ........ how cute is that!

I haven't been able to do the cards for the last few years but, this year Doug got his order in early, and I must say I really enjoyed making them.  I was a bit nervous at first, what with the old mojo not playing ball and all that but, I was really happy with the results.

I know that the Quest has now been completed so I think I'm safe to share them with you (Catherine if you're reading this I hope you don't mind!)

Doug wanted 5 cards, all with a sort of vintage style, so here they are ........

The beautiful poinsettia embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  

You may be thinking 'I've already seen this' ....... well you'd be right!  (You'll find it here)  
This was the first one I did, and I loved it so much that it became this year's family Christmas design ....... slightly different colours though.

Next up, beautiful vintage skating boots ......

Tim Holtz woodgrain cardstock in the background, inked with Distress Ink and then I used his Bigz die for the skates ....... this one is my favourite I think!

We had to include Santa in the collection too .........

There's that woodgrain cardstock again ....... and more of Tim's products

A pretty little winter scene next, done using white inks onto Kraft card ...... I do love this look

And finally a jolly snowman .......

A little bit of no-line watercolouring, and one of my favourite Penny Black stamps. 

Well, I think that's me done on the blog for this year. 
Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.
It's time to get a few more things crossed off my to do list.
Before I go though, I'd like to thank all my friends and followers for visiting the blog this past year.  I really do appreciate each and every one of you. It just wouldn't be the same without you ........ 💖

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas 
and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

See you in 2022!


Epie said...

Beautyfull cards Linda , Happy Holidays to....
Hugs Epie

Bonnie said...

Awesome cards, Linda! Have a wonderful Christmas! How special to have all your chicks under your roof for Christmas morning!

HilaryJane said...

Thanks for sharing these great cards. Merry Christmas to you too xx

Loll said...

All five cards are amazing, Linda. I bet Doug and Catherine were thrilled with your beautiful cards for their special event. The big day is almost here. Always so much to do in the lead up ... and always nice to relax after the dinner is done. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family, Linda. Thanks for all your wonderful, inspiring cards this year. xx