Saturday, September 01, 2007

Nearly the end of my holidays ...

I go back to school on Monday morning, a new year, new classroom, new age group, new responsibilities. I'm sure it will be just fine but I've got that 'back to school feeling' in my tummy. I've had a really great holiday, two weeks in Italy, adventures to Harrogate and Beamish as well as such a lot of lovely crafting. When I look back at what I've achieved in the last 4 weeks I am amazed at my 'industriousness', it will slow down though when I get back into school/teacher mode.
Today started off well when the postman delivered my latest Magnolia Stamps order. Some of my scrapping pals and I decided to do a big group order and share the postage so 29 stamps fell through my letterbox this morning.

I had a little play with them this afternoon and then tonight suddenly realised that I had very little white card - the basis of all my cards - so I had a quick dash down to the Metro centre (thank goodness for late night shopping) to the Papermill shop. Whilst I was there I found these cute little stamp sets, just like my Birthday set but for Christmas and at £1.49 each I couldn't pass them up.


Anyway, two cards to share with you. The first is a jolly Christmas Pudding card that I made yesterday, I think my holly leaves need working on.

Please forgive the very poor photograph of this card but it is after 1:00 am and I couldn't use my usual garden table as it is very very dark outside! This is one of the new Magnolia stamps that arrived this morning (I was very good and posted everyones orders and only kept mine, even though I wanted them all for myself!). It even fits in with the DCM challenge to use 3 die cuts (if I stretch the rules ever so slightly :lol:) Sizzix bookplate, robo cut snowflake (well it is a cutting machine) and a cuttlebug embossing die folder thingy.

17 comments:

Kathy said...

Great cards Andrea, dunno about all this rule stretching that's been goin on lately, mind - are you picking up bad habits from Cheryl perhaps? hehehe

You do realise that if we allow the robo in on this fare, then I failed the challenge and used too many die cuts on BOTH my cards, don't you? aaghhh

Scripture by Design said...

I think your holly leaves are awesome. How cute!!!!

manicstamper said...

Fab cards and I love the Magnolia stamps.

Paula said...

Very nice cards, love all your new stash!!

Deb said...

I don't know how you let all those Magnolias go, love this new one, what a cutie! Great card!

Glittery Katie said...

Beaut cards Andrea!!!
love kt x

Heather said...

Beautiful cards, colouring is perfect!

mum on the run said...

Gorgeous cards Andrea, the pud looks really striking!!

Can't believe I'm getting a rep for stretching the rules.. I only slightly bent them a couple of times!!

x Sue said...

Hi Andrea

Say hi to your mum for me - hope she's feeling much better.

x Sue

Lynne said...

Gorgeous cards Andrea - love your holly leaves.

We might have to think about tightening the DCM dare rules ..... ;)hehehehe!!!

Samm said...

Hehehehe, it's like being back at school isn't it??LOL!!!

Great cards!!! Loving the Magnolias!

Samm
x

Andrea said...

Love your pudding card

Gillian :O) said...

Andrea you cards are always Amazing, and these two are no exception, I love your 'puddin' so cute! and always love how you stamp with your magnolia stamps! Sweet as can be!

glitterangel said...

Gorgeous cards, I love that pudding!

Louly said...

I love your Christmas pudding! It looks good enough to eat.

Anice said...

I love those new stamps of yours, the cards are fab. You must be pretty close to me as I frequent the same Papermill shop as you at the Metro Centre. What would we do without it??!!

Kim said...

Oh my another load of stunning cards......