Well … I am a little slow off the mark today! All my good intentions of doing the post Christmas clean up yesterday … just didn’t happen! I wasn’t worried … though … because Stace & Jono ended up staying all day … and we had one of those lazy days … playing cards … eating Christmas left-overs … watching cricket (although I have no idea why we persisted with this … Australia was SOOOOOO bad!) We just enjoyed a nice family day. S&J ended up leaving about 10pm … so there was NO TIME for clean up! Sandy & Skye were off to the beach early this morning with Gav to have a surf … so at 7.15am I decided that I would start on the clean up. All the decorations came down … the tree was stripped … the windows cleared of all the Christmas stickers … and all the cute Christmas stuff was collected together. It took me about 2 1/2 hours … a lot quicker than putting it all up before Christmas … but still LONG ENOUGH! I was glad to have the family arrive home to help. The kids wrapped all the breakable stuff & packed all the decorations away in their plastic storage tubs … Gav got rid of the tree and swept & vacuumed the whole house. I put back pictures and collectibles … and all was neat & tidy again by lunch time! So … after being a “good girl” … I decided I deserved some time to stamp!
I saw this gorgeous colour combo from Stacey’s latest Curtain Call on Monika’s blog … and decided I just had to play along … it is a wonderful combo! I have combined it with the latest JAI sketch challenge … and I also set myself a challenge to use a stamp set that I haven’t used much – the “Choo Choo” train stamps. The “Right on Track” wheel stamp made a perfect “scallop” border. I know … I am stretching it a little … but I think the track shows the scallop element of the sketch pretty well. 😀 And … after all … challenges aren’t all supposed to be ‘clones’! 😉 Everyone interprets a challenge in a different way! 😀
Another reason I am a little slow getting here … is that I tried to photograph my card … only to find that the camera battery was totally FLAT! No worries … I will pop in the back up battery… ALSO FLAT!!!! 🙄 So … I had to wait for the camera battery to charge! In the meantime … I did my “house-keeping” post … with a few updates … including my DRAW for the TWO FREE PASSES for the INKspirations 4U! classes. So … if you want to see who WON … then scroll down to my earlier post for today! 😀 Hopefully I will find some time for some more stamping … because I am a little empty in my card file at the moment! C U soon! Hugs xxaxx