Monday 5 December 2011

A big thank you!

Hi there hope you are all ok and enjoyed your weekends!  I received my candy from Janet at Pink Gem today and it is beautiful, thank you so much Janet I am hoping to make a card with it tomorrow - big hug xx

I don't know where the time goes.  We had a lovely time in Manchester on Saturday, went round the markets, got Christmas shopping done and had a nice lunch at The Living Room (or was it in the lounge??).  I've managed to get some white Christmas paper from Paperchase so I am quite pleased with that - yay.  My sister came round for dinner yesterday so that was nice and she has taken all (except for 2 - gulp) of my Christmas cards to sell (or I should say try and sell haha) at her luncheon club.  My husband kept saying I think you shouldn't do that you're putting yourself under too much pressure and I kept saying nah its ok I'll just make more.  I didn't really stop to think that I've been making these since July and its now less than 3 weeks.  Anyway, I don't think she'll manage to sell them all (if any) so I'll be getting them back.  But today he is going to see an old friend tonight so I brightly said oh I'll make a card for you to take.  Hah!  Then I could not think of anything to do at all so it has taken me about 3 hours to do this card and really it looks like it should have taken about 10 minutes!  But to be honest I am not a quick card maker, believe it or not,  I cannot rattle of more than 1 a day on a really good day maybe two but that is rare.  I am in awe of people that can make three or four a day and then you find out they work full time as well - how do they do it?  Anyway I think I have waffled enough so I shall show my card which you have to remember took me all afternoon to make:

I have decided to do another vintage type card and printed out a cute picture from my Tuscan Rose CD which I then cut out with shaped scissors to make it look like the old photos we used to get.  The doily is a Cheery Lynn die and the numbers are made with a Die-namics die using glitter paper. The papers are Raspberry Road and I have used seam binding and a charm from my stash. I have added stickles to the picture and distressed the papers, numbers, pictures, doily and seam binding with Distress Ink Antique Linen. I have decorated the inside to match:

Thanks so much for looking.  I hope the weather is not affecting you too much,  please take care xx


Unknown said...

You are doing well with these candies, your card is beautiful, sweet image and lovely design, I hope you got my email this time????
Your cards are beautiful I wouldnt think you will get any back.
Chris x

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan,love the image and fabulous design. I wouldn't bank on getting any of your cards back!!!!.xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Your cards are absoslutely gorgeous Susan and oh WOw congrats too. Judy x

Sue B said...

Glad you had a nice time in Manchester Susan!!
Hope you have enough cards for Christmas. I am still making them LOL
I am the same - not a fast card maker. Although I am faster than this time last year. It took me a week to make one card a year ago !!!! LOL Now I can do one in one or two days. But yes, I really don't know how people work full time, make a card a day and Comment!!!! How do they do it !!!!??? I think there must be some secret - e.g. little elves making the cards through the night hee hee
Anyway, your card is gorgeous!!! Love the vintage look and the glitter on the trees - so pretty. Beautiful design - hubby's friend will love it!!
Hope you have a nice evening!
Hugs Sue xx

Jo said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty - bet they will love it! As for your others - bet they all sold already! I'm like you......on a good day can only manage 1 card.....mind you that's probably due to all my boys wanting food and Bex taking over my desk lol.
Take care
Jo x

Chrissy said...

Beautiful vintage card Susan, really lovely.


Vicky said...

Beautiful Susan...and I'm so pleased you had a lovely time at the weekend too hun...

I can only manage 2 cards a day....that's on my day's off...! Couldn't manage after a 12hr shift...I take sooooo long to make them I wouldn't be able to have any!

big hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve it.
Glad you had a lovely time in Manchester! It's wonderful to see the Market selling such pretty things!
Don't want to put you in a panic lol....I have made a Christmas card EVERY week this year....still not got enough!

Craftychris said...

Glad you had a nice time in Manchester. Your card is lovely - I wouldn't bank on getting any cards back!! x

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the vintage design - very pretty! Your cards should sell well!
Love Nicola xxx

Debbie said...

Hi Susan...glad you had such a lovely time in Manchester. I love your card and the beautiful vintage image. Don't think you'll be getting any of your cards back hun.
Debbie x

coops said...

so beautiful susan.your soft colours are gorgeous and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is just lovely!


Sandy said...

Love the image - you make a very nice Christmas card - big sigh from my heart!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card hun & great image too!
hugs and xxx