Wednesday, December 19, 2012


After I did my last post and I mentioned the number of books I've read this year - I've finished 2 more since then - I thought " How stupid of me to not atleast say what one was my favourite." Maybe some of you are, like me, always keeping an eye for recommendations and critiques.
So in the fiction category I pick Room by Emma Donoghue, followed very closely by The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King. If you haven't read the Dark Tower series you're missing out, in my opinion.
Non-fiction I pick Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander III M.D. I WANT to believe.
That's better.

Moving on to my cards. I've got two using the same style and layout.

I'm pleased with how these cards turned out. More importantly, I photographed them from a different location in my house and am pleased with how the pics turned out :) How often I like my cards but hate their unflattering pictures. I'll spend ages tweaking tints and contrasts.... just making it worse.

For these challenges -
Digital Tuesday - LAYERS
Papelitos Stamps - ANYTHING GOES
Thru the Craft Room Door - ANYTHING GOES
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Bloggers Network - ANYTHING GOES
Love To Create - ANYTHING GOES
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - ANYTHING GOES


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Deer

It's already December and I'm only now posting my first Christmas card.
In January I might keep a tally on how many cards I make in the year. I'm curious because I make quite a few that I never post so it's impossible to know the exact number. I like to know specifics. Last Christmas my hubby gave me a Kindle. (I haven't physically turned a page in almost a year!) It's great because it keeps a list of all the books I've read, so I decided to add them up and I'm at 32 so far. That seems like a lot of books. I'd have guessed quite a bit lower. That's what got me wondering how many cards I've made. Hmmm now I'm wondering how many movies I've watched this year. For sure the number is less than 32. Probably a lot less.
Probably I'm just trying to find out where the whole YEAR went! Every year, time moves a bit faster doesn't it?

Christmas Card v.1 is this.

For these challenges -
Kaboodle Doodles - USE CIRCLES
Crafts 4 Eternity - CHRISTMAS CHAOS
Everybody Art - CHRISTMAS
The Stamping Boutique - HOLIDAY CARDS
Top Tip Tuesday - CHRISTMAS
Love To Create - HOLIDAY CHEER
The Kraft Journal - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Craft Spot - CHRISTMAS
Deep Ocean Challenge - CHRISTMAS

Thanks for looking,