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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Time for another Christmas card!

Good morning all

Hope you're all well today- and looking forward to Christmas lol!  

Its time for another challenge at 

Christmas Fun Challenge Blog

And the theme this time is 

Anything goes 
(with optional twist of a green Christmas tree)

I decided to go with the easy anything goes option and used a card I made last Christmas that has never been posted - anything for an easy life lol.  I haven't had a lot of spare time lately and the few moments I had this last week I decided to make the most of the good weather and get outside to enjoy it.  

I'm working a few extra hours to get things caught up - before I leave!!  I only have a couple of weeks left after working as a government employee for the last 38 years - a lifetime I'm sure you'll agree.  I've done all kinds of jobs over the years - from payroll to staff training, projects on an NHS specialist team and currently healthcare in the EEC.  I applied for early retirement at the turn of the year and was accepted - so here I am counting down the days, its an odd feeling after all this time - but I'll be glad to go - thats if I get caught up before I go or they might not let me out the door lol.  

So please forgive my absence around here - which will be followed by my holidays - but after that I should have more spare time than I've ever had in my life  and I intend to enjoy filling it with my hobbies and lots of other lovely things I haven't even thought of yet

Anyway back to my card

This is what I did....

Image - 4 Robins from Justinklined available here
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Mounted on silver mirricard
Ribbon - vintage seambinding from Crafty Ribbons
Crystal embellie - SIC from Prima
Sentiment produced in word

With anything goes as an option there's no reason not to join us - I won't accept any excuses lol - we all need to make Christmas cards and you know you'll thank me for this nine months from now!!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Christmas
Crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon


Judith x


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Judith a wonderful Christmas card what a sweet image. Oh well done on early retirement, I have never looked back since mine almost three years ago. You will wonder how you ever fit work in! Susan xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Judith. I love the image and wonderful colouring.
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

A lovely traditional card Judith. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab

brenda said...

A stunning card Judith and great colouring and highlighting.

B x

Mau xx said...

love the tradition card Judith, It could be Christmas twice a year for me.....I love it xx
sounds like a busy busy time just now, I can promise you its just as busy when you
hugs Mau xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome and stylish Judith.


La Papera Gialla said...

Very sweet image for a great card!
Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Evas Pyssel said...

It´s a great Christmascard Judith. I try to make a Christmascards now and then.
It´s good not to be in a hurry with them when it´s december.
I really wish you many wonderful days when you have finished working. I retired 3 years ago and now I do enjoy every day very much. It´s wonderful to do what you want without rush.
Hugs from Eva

Laura said...

Lovely card Judith.
Hope you get more crafting time soon :)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card Judith!
I am sooooo sorry I missed your birthday on the 14th
I hope you had a great day
Hugs Julie x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. Marlene DT

Pat said...

Beautiful card Judith, love that sweet image.

Pat xx

Ella's Design said...

Fab CAS Christmas card, Judith! Love the sweet robin stamp and lush ribbon and bow with diamanté detail!
Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my sunflowers post - I love playing with punches to see what else you can do with them! Hugs, Lisa x

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Judith… such a lovely image and your colouring is awesome!! I love the rich festive colours and the ribbon finishes it off beautifully!
Ooh not long to go now until you finish… you must be counting the days!!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Laine said...

Fabulous and festive Judith.