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Friday, 16 December 2016

One stamp - four ways....

I have been down in London for a few days helping out with Molly - sheer joy! Look how tiny she is, I just love that gorgeous feeling of a newborn nuzzling into your neck as they fall asleep on your shoulder.  

Back to crafting - I bought this Woodware background stamp which is just a collection of Christmas words, and played around with heat embossing it. I cut out a tree shape, and realised I had two useful bits left over......

So my first card with a stencilled background looked like this (I applied distress inks over the white heat embossed stamp)

 and by fitting the two left over pieces onto a base white card, I was left with a white tree shape, which I embellished with some texture paste stars and dots

and the same idea using different colours.......

My cards have been sent, my presents have been bought and wrapped, the only thing left to do is decorate the house, and I am having a bit of a bah humbug moment about that, but today will see me climb up into the loft and start sorting through all the junk, tangled lights, broken winged angels lovely Christmas ornaments that I should have taken far more care when packing away last year......

I have a confession to make, all those rants I have made here about those 'round robin' Christmas messages people put in with their cards......you know, the ones that make their lives so perfect, with clever children gaining a PhD at the age of 18, marvellous holidays in far flung places where it never rains......yes, I hang my head in shame and have to tell you that this year a  'round robin' was tucked into cards sent to old school chums and far away cousins. As I didn't bother to tell them that the boiler was on the blink,  the car broke down twice, my hips aren't what they used to be,  and stuff like that, there are now people scattered around the UK cursing me for having the perfect life. I feel rather smug - I have been taken in by my own hype!


  1. What a gorgeous wee baby - I know what you mean about the letters, and I am guilty too!

  2. Ooooh how lovely it's like all your christmas's coming at once having a baby in your arms and yes it's so comforting to see how they do snuggle up to up while sleeping...yours cards are amazing such a lot can be done as you have shown us here .....sending lots of love and Christmas wishes xx

  3. What a cutie! Love that feeling too. I have everything wrapped, decorated and posted at this stage and am wondering did I even write who the Christmas card was from lol. Another senior moment!! Good luck with the decorations!

  4. Should have mention your lovely cards, what a great stamp!

  5. Gorgeous baby and gorgeous, clever cards.

    Thank you for making me chuckle re the Round Robin!

  6. I can smell the baby powder . Congrats on your new grandkid. Precious moments .
    Love the cards . Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the cards and they look pretty easy to do. ( I am guessing)
    Molly is such an adorable precious baby. You are blessed. They are the best feeling when you are rocking them all snuggled up to you and fall asleep. I had a chance to watch my Great Great nephew but I can't as I still have some health issues. I sure wish I could though.

  8. Love the cards! Molly is precious. There is nothing like snuggling with grandbabies. Congratulations.

  9. Awwwww lovely pic of you and Molly. Babies are so precious and grow so quickly! Loving the cards Enfys and look forward to even more in the New Year xxx

  10. Oh what a sweet photo of you and Molly. She is so adorable and I can clearly see the love as you cuddle that precious little peanut. What a joyous Christmas this will be for all of you.

    Love the cards, you are always so creative and often spark a little creativity in me too. Don't you worry about sending a "round robin" letter with your cards. I've always thought that getting a letter of this type is much better than only signing a card. In our busy lives, sometimes it's the best we can do ... and this way your card recipients will catch up on some of the happenings in your life and I know they will enjoy that.

  11. Very cool collection of cards and an adorably cute baby :) Merry Christmas x

  12. Gorgeous little one! Pretty cards too. Happy Christmas! Big hugs, Jess

  13. wonderful cards! Your background stamp did wonders, and your inking added a whole nother dimension - perfect!

  14. Molly is so gorgeous! You look a very happy Grandma! Loving your cards, brilliant idea to use the leftovers! Happy New Year to you too and thank you for visiting me! xxx


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