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 tiny...it 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.
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.
Bye for now,