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My first Christmas Card for 2014!

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Holiday Greetings (3)Hi bloggies!

I was playing around with my blendies recently and pulled out a random Christmas stamp set to try them out. I was pretty chuffed with the final result. This is my first Christmas card for 2014 Christmas. I had better get my butt into gear … 1 down … only about 50 more to go!!! 😉

Holiday Greetings (1)Holiday Greetings (4)This set is from Verve and is called “Holiday Greetings”! The sentiment is a Stampin’ Up! oldie but goodie … sorry … I can’t find which set it is from but it fitted nicely in the bottom corner! The snowflakes were in my stash … punched from silver glimmer paper. I was pleased with the blendies … but must admit that I wish the lightest colour of the three was a little lighter. I guess it is just a matter of getting used to them.

Phew! It has been a hectic week. (I know … I should write “an” hectic … but who is going to correct me?) I have been to Toowoomba (Q’ld) since I was last here. We spent 4 days with my sister and it was ‘go go go’. We had a lovely time celebrating Louise’s 50th, my mum’s 75th and helping out at my nephew’s fiance’s bridal shower as well as celebrating my niece’s 15th birthday. We packed a lot into 4 days … and I must admit I came home pretty tired.

While I was away, Sandy managed to break his hand in a soccer match at school on Friday. It was a teacher VS student challenge. Long story short … he thought he had just dislocated his finger and “popped it back in” — goodness knows what he actually did do in popping it back in!!???? Move the bone back??? It is quite a nasty break and he has a back slab plaster on until Monday when we visit the fracture clinic again to find out if it will be a further 4 weeks or so in plaster or whether it needs pinning. You can see a photo of my poor baby on my Facebook page … if you are interested! So … I spent the several hours between the medical centre & hospital emergency on my first day back (Monday). Thankfully mum & Ree were here to help with the grandkids.

I thought I would also share a couple of random cards I have made recently! Click on first photo to view better detail as a slideshow!  I have such a back log in my files … I need to get posting more often! Sigh … If only time would allow! 😀 Hope you are all having a great day!

Andrea Gold Black Heart

Card Inspiration: “Well Scripted” — via Pinterest

Card Inspiration: “Chalk Talk” — via Pinterest (still looking for original … will add link when I find it!)

Card Inspiration: “Joyful Blooms” — via Pinterest

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4 thoughts on “My first Christmas Card for 2014!

  1. LOVE the Chrissy card Andrea. I too started (and I am still in shock) my cards last w’end too. Your colouring always inspires me darl.
    Hope Sandy is on the mend and that the damage is not too bad. ooxx

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  2. Beautiful cards.
    Hope your son recovers quickly – popped over to the facebook page – I can relate to the less running around and I know it will be a different kind of pain when they can’t move. 🙂

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  3. I just saw this video and thought you might like it – it shows how to make the blendabilities lighter 🙂
    http://www.stampinconnection.com/video/blendabilities-how-to-make-the-colors-lighter?xg_source=activity
    Happy colouring

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