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25 Days of Christmas – Card #22

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Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our childhood innocence.

Hello again!

I am such a dumbspud! It was my sis (Christine) & hubby’s 25th wedding anniversary YESTERDAY … and their card (made last week) is still sitting on my desk … cos I mixed her date up with my other sis … and decided there was no rush yesterday to get that to her … cos it was TODAY!!!!! DUH!!!! 🙄 Where is my brain! Christine’s is the 21st Dec … Louise’s is the 22nd Sept. How could I get that so wrong??? So … big apologies, Chrissie! I am so cranky with myself. 😦 I will make sure Ree drops your card into your house today! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR YESTERDAY! Congrats on a wonderful milestone! 😀 😀 😀 Oh … and  for those who are interested … I will show you this card … once our “25 Days of Christmas” is all over! I like it!!! 😀

So … today’s card is one based on an old Clean & Simple sketch layout #76. And … this was another sketch that we played at Leonie’s “Faux Incentive” trip at “Pepps Resort“. I think this might be the last project I have to share from the fun friendship weekend. I can’t wait until our next one! 😀 Here is today’s card …

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You can see the scrummy “Christmas Cocoa” DSP again on this one. Just a touch … but this DSP is so “rustic” and gorgeous! I am so glad I have plenty left to use again next Christmas! 😀 I used the “Soft Holly” wheel stamp in place of the ribbon on the sketch. And … added some gorgeous blingy sparkle! (Dazzling Diamonds!) 😀 Such an easy layout … particularly if you have some square punches! No measuring needed!

Our wonderful son Shane paid for us all to go out for dinner last night! How special! It is so nice that he is finally earning a regular income … and has such a generous spirit! 😀 Dinner out … one of my fav things to do! So … on the agenda today??? Better  get that card to Christine … and … I’m not really sure apart from that! 😀 I do have stamping withdrawals. 😀 Perhaps I can slip in a birthday card today? I still have cassatas  to make … perhaps I will do that today! 😀  How lovely … at this busy time of the year to be so organised that I can have a bit of a relax before the “onslaught!”

Have a nice day, everyone! Hugs xxaxx

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11 thoughts on “25 Days of Christmas – Card #22

  1. You are so funny!! I will look forward to my card! I will admit that because you are always so organised with these things, I did check my mail box yesterday – 3 times!!!! hehe I guess it doesn’t help that our anniversary is so close to Christmas!! 🙂
    This card is lovely. I did a similar thing with the four squares for the anniv card I made Ian – if you want to check out my blog!
    Andrea adds: I know! That is the really annoying thing! I am usually organised. Especially … because I like to remember it … cos it tends to get swallowed up by Christmas! Did you do anything special yesterday? Or was the cruise in October the big celebration? Hugs xxaxx

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    • The cruise was the big celebration! However, Carrie cooked dinner for us – including a lovely dessert!
      Andrea adds: How nice for you! Don’t we have great kids! Hugs xxaxx

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  2. This is another pretty card – the the red accents beautifully with the Early Expresso! And I can see some bling too – how pretty!
    Have a lovely day preparing for Christmas. I have just made a batch of your Christmas Fudge recipe. I haven’t tasted it yet, but licking the bowl was pretty special!! I might need to talk you into sharing your Cassata recipe if it is as easy as the gorgeous Fudge!
    Thanks for sharing (…cards, recipes and more!!!!!).
    -Gabbi

    P.S – Happy Anniversary to Christine for yesterday & … Shane sounds like a lovely young man to shout dinner! How special!
    Andrea adds: LOL! Did I share my fudge recipe??? I must have done that last year??? Just had a look … and here it is for anyone else who is keen to try it out! Andrea’s Christmas Fudge Recipe!
    Oooh! I will email you my Cassata recipe … it is the one that I shared for the recipe exchange (that I sent you!) 😀 Aren’t I generous! And … yes … Shane is a sweetie … (most of the time!) 😉 Hugs xxaxx

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  3. Hey beautiful! Lucky you to be so organised as to wonder what to do next! Next year I’ll be better….. Your son is delicious, isn’t he? What a lovely, well-brought up boy – I’m glad he’s looking after you now. Have a FABULOUS, blessed Christmas; I look forward to seeing more gorgeous creations in the year to come. xxoo
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bron! It was a delicious dinner … and came just when I was needing a break. He is very thoughtful that way! Hugs xxaxx

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  4. Heya beautiful lass. Another STUNNER (I am gunna have to find some more superlatives cause I am running out quick!!)For me this one has a vintage type feel….perhaps it is the colouring…and the DSP is DELISH!!!! Have to seroiusly think abt me getting some Espresso stuff…it looks devine!! Gunna be really sadto see this spectacular end…..ooxx
    Andrea adds: To be honest … I am looking forward to posting something other than Christmas! But … thanks for the enthusiasm. It is nice to know that you are enjoying them! I LOVE Espresso. Have hardly touched Choc Chip since it arrived! (But I’m sure I will soon!) 😉 If you liked this one … make sure you see the next two days!!! 😉 Hugs xxaxx

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  5. Another fabulous card! But I like the one that arrived in the mail better ; ) . Your cards are gorgeous on your blog – but they are stunning IRL! Thanx sooo much!
    BTW – am loving the term “dumbspud” – never heard that one – LOL
    xXx
    Andrea adds: Giggle! I just wish I could remember the one that I sent you! 😉 Aren’t I a dumbspud! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  6. I just LOVE the holly wheel that you have used on this card and the reindeer a couple of days ago. I have that wheel and it has never seen ink but I need to drag it out because you have really showcased how gorgeous it can be!

    You actually say you have moments to relax??!!! You put together these incredible ideas and tutorials, you cook amazing things and you have TIME TO RELAX??!!! You HAVE to share organizational tips!
    Andrea adds: LOL! My secret this year … I got the bulk of my Christmas gift shopping done in October! Yes! Sheree & I went up to Sydney (1 1/2hr drive) … on the first Monday of the October holidays … and bought 27 presents in 4 1/2 hours! (A few b’day presents in there too!) We were on a roll! 😀 The whole wider family list was done … so I only had my kids to buy for after that! This definitely helped with being organised … I really think it made a HUGE difference! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  7. Again a great card. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take Care over the holidays.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Megan! I hope you have a safe & happy Christmas too! Thanks for popping by! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  8. Oh this is gorgeous – such a simple card but so great!

    Cheers
    Sonia
    Andrea adds: Yes! This one came together really quickly! Hugs xxaxx

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  9. Oh this is gorgeous – such a simple layout but it’s execution is great.

    Cheers
    Sonia
    Andrea adds: I love your enthusiasm Sonia! Two comments on the same post! Now … that is devotion and loyalty! 😉 Hugs xxaxx

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    • I am good….and I love your work…. but it was the dodgy phone… didn’t think it worked the first time…lol
      Andrea adds: And … now I have a 3rd!!! 10 points for being such a faithful blog friend! 😉 Hugs xxaxx

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