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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Papertake Weekly # 53, Winter Wonderland and Craft Us Crazy # 2

Well I have finally got the chance to make a card tonight.  I have had a very stressful two weeks.  Have been helping hubby with orders in the shop, doing my dads accounts and doing the vat quarter for my hubby's accounts.  There has also been a lot of hassle with BT for the new shop but we got it finally opened on Monday, phone line in yesterday but have to wait for 5 days for broadband even though the order was placed on 4th February and were told it would take 10 days.  Who would have thought that a flood caused by a shop next door over Christmas would cause this much hassle and put us out of business for over two months and have to relocate premises. Just glad things are getting back to some sort of normality.

I am entering this card into three challenges:-

Papertake Weekly # 53- Follow Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Include an animal (also must be a Christmas card)
Craft Us Crazy # 2 - Brrr It's Cold Outside 

I know it seems odd to make a Christmas card now but you are never to early to start, so I made two.

Sorry for the poor quality.  As I was taking the photograph the table collapsed and one of the legs fell off.  It has been a bit loose and had asked hubby to re-glue it but he has just been so busy.  It is glued now and hopefully will be set for tomorrow or there will be no Sunday dinner.

Both of the insides are different as I ran out of paper.  I only had one sheet of each .

Cardblank - Craftwork Cards
Patterned Papers - My Minds Eye
Cardstock - Die Cuts With a View
Image - Stampavie
Coloured with Distress Inks
Martha Stewart Punch
Gems - Mei Flower
Sentiment - Hero Arts

I received these awards from Lizzy on the 22nd February but I am only getting a chance to post them now. Thanks very much Lizzy for thinking on me, it is very much appreciated and I accept them both.

This special award - Liebster Blog -  is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light, and, in accepting this award I have to agree to the following ........

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

I am passing these awards onto:

Mina - Pinkpuds
Debby - A Scrapjourney
Melly -Mels Craft Room
Christine - Dol Creations
Sandra - Cherry Pickin's

Thank you very much for all your comments and encouragement. Please feel free to take either or both.

Thanks very much for popping by and visiting my blog.  I appreciate all your comments.


lena said...

This super cute. I love the colors:)

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Donna, lovely cards - great image and lovely layout. As you say it's never too early to start making your Christmas cards. Sorry to hear about all your hassles with the shop - hope it all gets sorted out soon. Luv Trish x

Lizzy xx said...

Hi Donna! fabby Xmas card hun...best thing starting early :D
Hope everything gets sorted for you soon hun

xx Lizzy xx :)

*mieke* said...

What a very pretty cristmas cards girl!!! And I am always to late whit beginning, so this is an fantastic idea...starting early:-)
Love from Holland...Mieke

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,
Glad you're finally getting the shop sorted, but how stressful for you both! (what kind of shop is it?) No, you can never be too early making Christmas cards and these are great. Thanks for joining us at PTW this week too. xx

Mina said...

oh thank you Donna that is so nice of you to think of me...Isnt it shocking in this climate that customer service dosent come first with some companies...you would think BT would be glad you went with them...so pleased everything looking up in the shop...your card is lush but must admit I had a little giggle at your leg falling off...soz
Mina xxx

Mina said...

oops I forgot to ask if you were going to the re launch of Crafters & Co on Monday night xxx

Melly said...

Aww honey
What a horrible time you've had! You've been in my thoughs and I'm just gklad its sorted and nearly everything is back too normal!! Bt are hopeless at times!
Love the card! The image is so sweet and as always some delish papers! Go you!! two made already!!
Thanks so much for the wee award! Your a star!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Jill said...

Lovely card, Donna. Image and papers put together beautifully. Hugs Jill x

Sally said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Sally x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Donna...and it's never too early to start making your Christmas cards :0).

Thanks for thinking of me with the awards.

Take care
San x

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Donna :) Glad you finally managed to get the shop open, and things will pretty soon settle back to normal I'm sure.

Love the icicle punch on this card btw! :) It looks great. I might have to get one of those ;) (any excuse!) lol.

Stunning contemporary xmas papers and a lovely snuggly image. Inside looks brilliant too :)



~Jeri~ said...

Awww I love this!!! Beautiful image and work!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Kym Weber said...

Beautiful card! The image is adorable! Love the paper choice and layering! Wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Us Crazy! Hope you'll be joining us for the next challenge!

Linda said...

Love the image beautiful layout well done xxx