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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

CAS for Christmas.

Good evening all, and thanks for joining me....I do hope that you are well this Wednesday and having a good week.

I have been ticking those jobs of the list....oh yes and adding more jobs back onto the list...you know how it goes....

This morning I had a lovely time catching up with the Hazel Grove ladies , we went to a local Garden Center and had coffee, some of us had cake....( and even the camel made an appearance!!!! )

It is so nice to take time out to just catch up with friends...

We did miss Mary ..who is quite poorly at the minute...please get better soon lovely lady....we miss you...xxxx

You see friends are so important....and real friends are even more important...

When I got home , I was just catching up with social media, emails etc when I saw what had happened earlier this week to a lovely and talented friend,,,Nikky Hall....

Do check out her blog

https://polkadoodlesandme.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/how-one-day-in-time-can-change-your.html

In short her tumble dryer caught fire...damaged most of her house and unfortunately her two lovely cats were killed...my heart goes out to her and her husband....

The machine wasn't even running at the time,,,I for one will now unplug my washing machine and tumble dryer when ever they aren't in use...

For anyone who wishes to help, Frances Day has set up a just giving page.

I have been and donated...it doesn't have to be a lot , but every penny counts ...

So please take care all....

This evening I have started to write some Christmas cards...and fingers crossed I may actually get some posted tomorrow...

So here is a CAS, Christmas card...the sort that I need at the minute....not just Clean and Simple...but QAE

Quick and Easy...lol..

I started with a piece of stencil card and yes , Jaynes new Christmas stamps..

And Black Archival ink

I stamped the tree once,

And then twice more, overlapping...

Then added the sentiment , cat and little bird.

On separate card I stamped the tree twice more and added some colour using Elegant Emerald Artistry ink and water..

And then cut them out.

Sparkle was added using some embossing glitter.

Then the middle tree was decoupaged.

 

Finally some shading was added to give a little depth...

Shame that the sparkle doesn't show up very well...

I do hope that your Christmas preparations are going well...not long now...

Although I will be glad when the weather turns a little colder...we are having lots of very muddy dog walks at the moment...and this morning Eric went paddling in a very muddy puddle,,,oh he was so pleased with himself....Tess and me just looked on in disgust....Bless him...

Must go....time for a hot chocolate before bed...if only I could make the Black Forest gateaux hot chocolate that Costa sell...have your tried it? Oh it is my favourite....mmmmm

Much love and hugs.

Jo. xxxxx

 

4 comments:

  1. Lovely design. So sorry to read about Nicky Hall's home and especially the loss of her cats, so sad. Eric you cheeky wee scamp xx

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  2. A great CAS and QAE card Jo. Glad you had a lovely time yesterday and sorry to hear about Nicky's house and the loss of her beloved cats. xx

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  3. Thanks ladies for visiting and for leaving a comment...hugs...xxx

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