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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Stop the world I want to get off!

Holy cling stamps Peeps....what's happening to the time??!!!!! First of December...REALLY??? I don't know about you but I could do with an extra 6 hours in my days and even then I don't think that would be enough. I haven't bought one Christmas present or even thought about shopping. I've had a couple of Pampered Chef table tops recently and had a fundraiser in someone's house last night. MIL, SIL and niece arrive early today (9am) from Dublin for one night and then I guess once they've left on Sunday I can really start panicking lol. Crafting has been happening in fits and starts...I haven't had a good run at making my Christmas cards yet though I have found a design (no coloring) that I think I can mass produce in a day or two and will hopefully not line Royal Mail's pockets!!

Today is my mom's 74th birthday....happy birthday mom!!! Here's a picture from her 70th and the most recent picture I have of her from Nicole and Ben's wedding (did I mention I'm going to be a grandma???!!!)....I hope I look this good at her age. Hardly any difference in 4 years hmph!

This isn't her card as she hasn't received it yet {I KNOW!} ... yes I've made and sent it but it just hasn't landed yet. This was a friend's card from last month...

I've colored Coffee Delight from the Floral Delight Too collection with my Copics and cut it out with my fancy scalloped Nestie. The pp is from Bo Bunny's gorgeous Little Miss pad...could be my new favourite! I wasn't going to stitch but when I laid the pp down it looked boring so I went a bit crazy and even stitched the fishtails!!

A little peek at the inside

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Stitching real or faux

We're going for a collective birthday lunch today (Niece Oct 21, MIL Nov 6, SIL Nov 7, Nic Nov 16 and mine) and then possibly MIL and I will get to stay home while the rest go to Ryan's game then after dinner we can settle down to Strictly, X Factor and I'm a Celebrity....bliss!!!

Hope you have a fabulicious weekend.

Catch ya later x


Susan said...

Oh boy - how much do you look like your mum ?!?!
Hope she had a lovely day and that your card eventually arrives....
Your card is beautiful - love the colours you have used - way out of my safe zone.....I bought a bow die from L'il inkers and just love love love it......yours looks delicious too.....
love and hugs Susan xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Kerry, your Mum looks fantastic & your card does too! I love all the little details on it! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty pad this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, I love your image and great colour combination.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Ali said...

This is such a pretty card - I love the subtle coffee colours and the stitching... and the decorated interior looks lovely too!

Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


Dora said...

Your card is stunning Kerry, so fun and sweet. Happy Birthday to your mum too, wouldn't have given her more than 50 if you hadn't told me her age! She looks gorgeous and you look so much alike :) Thanking you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck xxx

mags said...

A beautiful card. The image is gorgeous and love the colours and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges.

Made by Mandy said...

Lovely photo of you and your Mum, you look so much like her and she definitely doesn't look her age.

Love this card, the soft colours are beautiful and I love the little ladybirds in the image, so cute :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Erin said...

Stunning Card and thank you for Joining us at
Digi Galore Erin

Sue from Oregon said...

Kerry-such a lovely image-love that touch of glitter and that pretty felt bow added just the special touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions! ♥ Sue Kment