Friday, 28 October 2016


Hello friends...
I hope this finds you all well and staying clear of these nasty bugs doing the rounds. Thank you for all your good wishes...I have 'come again like parkin' as my Grandma used to say and hoping to stay clear of any others nasties now.

Unfortunately little Thomas(8 months old now) spent last week in hospital on a drip after having a severe reaction to a virus but is on the mend now and home again, (and his mum and dad have both had it too)...the joys of parenting eh! A worrying time all the same!

OK enough waffle...onto my card...and YES!!!!!! a Christmas card...sorry only one...bit overexcited I know, but after sitting all morning deciding what to do and what paper went know the feeling...this was the result.........

The background mistletoe paper is Craftwork Cards................Mistletoe mini paper pad.
Tag is Craftwork Cards...............Winter Botanicals and I added wink of Stella to the mistletoe for subtle sparkle..
The other matting layers were from my 'bits' box and the mistletoe die is X-cut...used a scrap of dark green for these(that took some finding I can tell you) and added the berries with Cosmic pearlescent glue..........alas they dried quite flat.
I din't add dimension in the way of foam pads as I thought about the posting aspect of this!
The sentiment is from a LOTV set.

Right that's one off the list.........strangely enough I don't feel much satisfaction at having done 'one' but hope fully now the mojo has put in appearance he will get moving better now. Just can't seem to get excited about Christmas this year :(

Whizzing off to the playground with this one this week as I used quite a few snippets and scraps...hope I see you there.

Take care everyone............. Have a good weekend and 'Thank you' for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop my blog. Your visits make my day!

OH!    and don't forget to put your clocks back in the UK this extra hour in bed....yippee..........but how I hate the long dark nights. I am definitely a daylight and sunshine person!
See you when the ghoulies and witches have been......
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered :-

Snippets Playground week 252
A bit more time to craft #30............Anything goes
Crafting by designs.(Oct).........................Get ready for Christmas
Crafting from the heart #133...........Anything goes


  1. There are indeed some nasties ding the rounds Carole, my grandchildren have all had one sort or another, but pleased to read you are on the mend. A lovely elegant Christmas card.

    B x

  2. I'm glad to hear that little Tomas is now well and back home again. Your card is lovely. I really like Craftworks stuff and the mistletoe diecut looks beautiful on the music background. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

  3. Cool card Carole!! Glad your little friend put in an appearance but please ask him to tell mine to stop playing hide and seek... cos am fed up now. x

  4. Yup, loads of bugs out and about, poor little Thomas - probably more worrying for the adults I guess? It's awful to see a little one really ill and feel helpless to make it better.

    Love your card Carole - yup, Christmas is fast approaching!


    Di xx

  5. I am so with you on the darkness that descends this time of year, Carole! I need the sunshine!! Your mistletoe Christmas card with the sweet kisses musical tag is superb!! Keep 'em coming and stay well!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Well done, one down. Don't you wonder sometimes how we can spend so much time dithering over a card, I'm so glad I'm not alone.(And not having to explain what I've been doing for two hours).
    The card is really festive, everyone loves mistletoe.

  7. Fabulous design, Carole, love this card! xx

  8. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  9. Great to see a gorgeous, different, Christmas card. Love the papers and a brilliant design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  10. Sorry your were not feeling well and the baby,how scary! Carole this Christmas card is beautiful alway love a pretty tag on a card!

  11. Yikes I nearly missed this in my reading list! It's a gorgeous christmas card and a great design with the tag and lovely mistletoe.
    So glad to hear Thomas is better now and back home but it must have been such a scare for you and his parents xx

  12. Glad everyone is on the mend! It's no fun to be sick. Great start on your Christmas the pretty!

  13. Yay to your mojo coming home Carole, and this card is a worthy beauty to start your pile! I love the gorgeous layering and the mistletoe berries are a great finishing touch. I'm glad everyone is on the mend but it must have been very worrying when Thomas was so poorly!

  14. Oh love your card this paper is a favorite of mine its so classy. I hope Thomas is well our grandson Miles had a similar thing in May after the Chicken pox virus I hope he is doing OK now its so worrying take care and sending my love Hugs Carole x

  15. What a lovely card!! Loving the mistletoe! I do hope the little one is on the mend ... there have been so many viruses ... My DH has not been well since having the flu jab! Have a great day Carole!