Saturday, 7 December 2013

The perfect distraction

I have been a little bit MIA with commenting this week in blog land...but I have had a really great excuse...Darling Daisy. My SIL had to go off to work in Dubai for the week and my hubby and I stepped in to help my daughter in these very early hard work days of having a baby. It really reminds me of when mine were is a major achievement to get dressed and washed by midday. My girlie is a natural Mummy and is doing just brilliantly but Nana was very helpful with cooking, clearing up and providing a constant supply of freshly laundered nappies. It was not all work and no play though as we managed a coffee in Costa, daily baths, we made our clove oranges and took a walk and caught leaves.

And one very special thing my daughter asked me to help with was to decorate her Christmas tree.

How sweet are these Christmas outfits on Daisy ;0) My sweetest little Christmas pudding indeed.

My own tree was chosen last Saturday and is sitting in our garage and is ready to pot up over this weekend. I can't wait to get it decorated and will share this with you very soon...

My card today is the one I have made my darling Daisy for her very first Christmas and it uses my newly bought Wild Rose Studio's Bella's Christmas stamp, as my daughter loves this sweet baby elephant.

It took me a long time to colour the image, I used a combination of Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils. I added some white to the tree which I rather liked. I also added some Glamour Dust to Bella's hat. The Santa and sleigh die is Cheery Lynn, the fern is Marianne and the deer is Memory box which I have embossed with silver embossing powder. I have also embossed the snowflake and added a wooden snowflake which I have coloured with pewter distress paint and added a pink gem for some bling.
The sentiment is LOTV. Here are a couple of close ups.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Winter Wonderland embossing my snowflake and deer are both embossed with silver embossing powder
Magnolia-liscious Happy Holiday blog hop
Card Crafters Circle Celebrations celebrations
The Ribbon Girls Hi Ho Christmas
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Christmas sentiment
Crafting Muskateers Layer it up
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
Deep Ocean Santa is coming
Whimsy Stamps party time
Natalie and Amy Cute and cuddly Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop Winter/Christmas
Sparkles Christmas animals
Emerald Faeries Christmas
A creative romance Sparkle at Christmas
Ali Craft Christmas
Crafty Catz Use 2 or more dies
Crafty Hazelnut For someone special
Joanna Sheen make it sparkle

Have a great weekend everyone and I hope your preparations are all going well? Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving your lovely comments.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. I love Daisy's card, your colouring and shading is amazing Jane! Such a sweet image.
    You have had a lovely week with your girls...precious!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend,
    V xxx

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh so cute so cute coloring,,,,,so funny little elephant,,,,,,please takea look to my Bessie Guttman picts,,,,so I´ll send the pack to create a sooo funny card for the little princess,,,,

  3. Sounds like the best kind of week, dear Jane!! ( I just saw your comment on Vivienne's blog) and had to pop over to see yours.
    So great that you could be with Milly and Daisy.
    Perfect Christmas card with a Christmassy elephant.

    Send some warmth over my way, it is FREEZING here.

    Happy weekend,
    Anne and all

  4. gorgeous embossing and love the background blue colour wow fabbie don't forget to share on the WRS Facebook page a great entry to our Winter Wonderland Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS looks like you had a wonderful time with lots of cuddles :)

  5. Hi, Jane! So happy to see you are enjoying some precious time with your 2 girls at this special time of year! Little Daisy looks an absolute doll, though we do forget just how much hard work they can be!
    Love your sweet Christmas card with that cute image and I see your Distress Paints have made an appearance again (product of the moment?!) Can't wait to get my craft room back and to get my Christmas tree up - everyone keeps telling me that it's Christmas...not that I'd know it! It's decorating of a different kind for me! Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hugs, Lisa x

  6. thats the sweetest little christmas pudding I ever did see Jane! Love our card too - so beautifully colourful - love it xx

  7. Oh, I can't get enough of Daisy Jane! She's a beautiful child with HAIR! Mine were all bald forever! What a nice thing for you to help out while SIL was gone, a super way of bonding with DJ. You really should get a bottle of this ink for hubby.. it's downright LUSH. Would you get the red or blue?

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    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos of Daisy and your daughter, who could not be distracted by such a sweet little girl. Love the card you have made and cute image. I have one room and one tree decorated. Still got two more trees to do and two more rooms to do, hopefully today.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Hi Jane! She a sweet little budding! I'm so happy you had time together! I love Daisy's card! It's beautiful and so cute! Enjoy your Christmas preparations! Hugs! x Teje

  10. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  11. Wonderful photos shared thank you .Your card is brilliant . Thanks for sharing that on Card Crafters Circle

  12. Pretty, pretty girl. I like her Christmas outfits too. She seems so expressive for such a little baby. You're so lucky this year! Adorable card too. I like the sparkles.

  13. Okay I am so sorry but I love the baby pictures.. I actually forgot I needed to leave a comment for your adorable card. The baby is so cute so big smiles for you and quality time. So glad you could join use at Loves Rubberstamps!

  14. Hello Dear Jane!

    Thank You so much for sharing these beautiful and sweet photos of your DD and DGD!! It is such a special time, the beginning of motherhood for your DD and having you there...I remember that feeling...
    Daisy is too adorable in her Christmas pudding outfit!

    I also love your card of course and you have inspired me to make cloved oranges again! I must share that with my DDs since they're both at home

    Thank You~

  15. Very lovely, all of the pic. Thanks for joining us over at PTW last week, running later due to power break. A new fun challenge is up now. :)
    Love n hugs

  16. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  17. Love all the photos! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge 154 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  18. Beautiful embossing Lindsey for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week! Thanks for joining in!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  19. Oh how gorgeous is Daisy in her little Christmas outfits?! She's just too cute. Sounds like you were a great help, we live so far from family, I'd have loved to have had mine nearer when the boys were small. Bethx

  20. Love this card and adorable baby. Thanks for joining us at CM Merry Christmas xx Jan

  21. This is such a pretty card. I really like your design and image. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month. Please join us again next time.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  22. Your 'Little Pud' is gorgeous, congratulations.
    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it for the Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge,
    Jackie DT


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