Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas starts here!

We had our Christmas Research Update meeting at work today followed by a Salsa dancing lesson, which I have to say was the greatest of fun. We started by being taught three basic moves individually then put them together with partners and then introduced two different turn moves.  I really enjoyed it!  This evening I am going to the work's Christmas party at the Rutland Hotel in Sheffield so will be putting on my new party dress...I think this will really help me to start feeling Christmassy!
Talking about Christmas I realised I had a few last minute Christmas cards to make...This one is really quick and simple using my nativity stamp and so fits with this weeks theme from Ooh La La and the Christmas theme from Stamp with fun.
This one has an image of Santa in the snow which I mounted onto snowflake embossed card so it fits with the Pollycraft 'white Christmas', Kaboodle Doodle 'clean & simple Christmas' & CCC 'non-traditional Christmas'.
I have also taken a break from Christmas related things to do another scrapbook page.  This is based on this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursday. As Alex was dressed up as a pirate I drew a treasure map on the cream piece of background paper and used various stickers I found in a local shop!  As pirates travel around the world I thought that this might fit with the around the world theme from MTTC.  I am also entering it for the 'first and latest or greatest' challenge from Crafty cardmakers as this is my latest scrapbook page
And this is the first one I photographed (one of my earliest 12x12 pages made in 2005) which used simple paper layering, ribbons, skeleton leaves and a flower. I have become a lot more adventurous with different techniques since then including more stamps, doodling, paint and ink effects on my pages, although my pages still mostly have a somewhat clean style to them. That is all from me...I am off to get ready for my party. Have a great weekend everyone.


Scrapcollectr said...

Hope you enjoyed your party. I'm a big fan of salsa! Lol. Love to dance! Your cards are so nice....I'm beginning to realize that embossing adds so much to a card....your LO is very inventive....your son will love it forever and that wedding LO is perfect as a CAS style. Have a good holiday!

Liza said...

Fabulous work, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

**Farrah** said...

More great work Caro!!
I always enjoy seeing your creations!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles!!! and have a fantastic Christmas!

Carol said...

I love your Nativity stamp Caro. A beautiful simple card that says it all. Thank you for joining us at OLL again.

Jack said...

Beautiful cards, love that nativity stamp. And I really enjoy looking at your scrapbook pages (something I keep meaning to get into especially as I bought a scrapbook about 2 years ago, lol). Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Jill said...

Love all your projects Caro, really nice Christmas cards! Thanks so much for playing along at Kaboodledoodles this week again and hope to see you back for our next challenge. Jill

Wendi said...

A beautiful card Caro and I hope you had a wonderful time at your party
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Hope we see you again in the new year
Merry Christmas

Sheila said...

Stunning scrapbook pages - its something I would love to do but never seem to find the inspiration. TY for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week, Sheila;)X

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caro, what a beautiful Christmas card. I love the image and clean and simple layout. Thanks for joining us at Stamp with Fun challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

Sherrie said...

Love that pirate LO! Really cute. Have a great day!

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joey said...

Hi Caro

fabulous scrap page I love that, great cards the embossing is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at pollycraft, wishing you a lovely christmas

Joey x

Anne said...

Fabulous Caro, thank you so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La this week. Hugs Anne (OLL DT) x

Lesley said...

Lovely cards and LO, great thinking about pirates going round the world! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Salsa dancing!! So FUN!! Loveeeeeeeee the cards and the lo's!!! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keshet said...

Very cool, love the messy feel to the layout! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!

Diana Fisher said...

I love that pirate page!!! Love!!! And that card is cute, too!

Lin said...

What an array of gorgeous work. I love your first scrapbook page. Very elegant.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thanks for joining our First and Last Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see you back next year.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Sammibug said...

Fantastic clean and simple card. The Nativity silhouette is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our Nativity challenge at Ooh La La.