Thursday, 27 November 2008

Drumroll...please ;o)

I've finally finished one Christmas card, woohoo! I have another ten upstairs, but they still need embellishments and text...just can't get into the Christmas card mood this year and will probably end up buying a lot...shame on me :o( I'll do better next year, what with all the gorgeous stamps and paper I've been buying, just not using :D!

Anyway, here it is, isn't this just the cutest stamp!

Also made an envelope card, spotted on this blog. Their DT cards are fab-u-lous!

And here's some more, I have been busy :D

Meet Sassy Sandra, she's the hippest chick in the woods! She lives in the middle of nowhere with her mum, dad and two brothers, so she has to make do with fashion magazines that are a couple of months old before they finally come through the letterbox (did I mention middle of nowhere? It really is...), no TV (the horror!) and certainly no make-up, nightclubs or any of the other things that most teenagers take for granted. On the plus side, there's also no school nearby, so she and her brothers are home-schooled ;o). Anyway, Sandra tries to emulate the clothes from her magazines as much as she can, and has taken to dying her old ones with dies she can make from plants and things which she finds in the woods. I think she's doing pretty well, and might be the next big thing (you heard it here first!) If she ever gets out of Nowhereville, that is ;o)

Say hi to Applebrown Betty! She has a lovely garden full of apple trees, and some nice neighbours who bring her their apples as well, because they know how much she loves to bake! Well, truth be known, Betty is all baked out...she's made applepie, apple turnover, apple sauce, apple crumble, apple upside down cake, apple bread, caramel apples, apple cookies, apple brownies and of course applebrown betty! If she ever lays eyes on another apple ever again, she's going to scream! She'll just have to invite her neighbours over for a bite to eat and explain to them that they'll have to do their own baking from now on ;o)

Materials used:
Whiff of Joy stamp, Sugar Nellie sentiment, Little Yellow Bicycle paper, Prima flowers, Joy! Crafts pearls

Whiff of Joy stamps, High Hopes and Aud Design sentiments, Chatterbox paper, Daisy D's flowers, pin, brads, ribbon

Magnolia stamp, Hero Arts sentiment, October Afternoon paper, Prima flower, Joy! Crafts pearls, pin, ribbon, button

Sugar Nellie stamp, Stamping Bella sentiment, Bo Bunny paper, Daisy D's flowers, brads

Magnolia stamps, CC Designs sentiment, Graphics45 paper, Bazzill flower, Joy! Crafts pearls, button, pin, ribbon

I received this lovely award from Femke and Emilie (thanks girls!) with the following text:

The rules for this award are....This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Now, I would like to give this award to each and every one of you who visits my blog! The blog world is such a friendly, warm place with such lovely, creative people that I just want to give you all a big hug and thank you and say: please, take this award, you've earned it!

On a more serious note ;o), I promise promise promise to post my blog candy this weekend! It's actually sitting here (and it's yummy, I can tell ya!), but it's too dark when I get home from work (and when I leave for work, for that matter) to take a picture of we'll just make it for 51.000 hits then shall we ;o)

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon!


femke said...

heey erica,

mooie kaartjes heb je weer gemaakt. hier gaat het trouwens ook erg traag met de kerstkaarten denk dat ik moet gaan heksen. de verhaaltjes waren ook weer erg leuk om te lezen. ben al benieuwd naar de volgende.

groetjes femke

craftyb said...

Hi erica, gosh you have been cards just got better and better as I scrolled!! All gorgeous're colouring is fabulous and I love your layouts...shame you weren't able to get into the christmas card mood especially if you have all that lovely stash...maybe you could do what a lot of others do and make a few each month during the year!! bx

Riet said...

wat een schitterende kaarten heb je gemaakt Erica.

liefs Riet.

Helena said...

WOW, WOW, WOW I Love all the cards that you have just made, wow!!!

That tag card is amazing!

Marja Sch said...

Geweldige kaarten Erica

Anonymous said...

Oh My ~Word
Erica.. you've been so busy!!
Love all your cards and projects and might have to pinch that tag-card idea.. love it!

Also made me giggle with the names you come up with for the characters!! lol

Have a great weekend and I'll be back to check out your candy!!

Marlene x

Diana said...

super kaartjes Eer....en nog ff doorgaan met de kerstkaarten !!


sandra_w said...

Geweldige kaartjes weer, Eer! Leuk dat ik ook vernoemd ben ;) *lol*

Fijn weekend!

Liefs, San

ink'n'rubba said...

oo you have been busy making such gorgeous cards! and I love your stories, they always make me smile! enjoy your weekend. hugs, annie x


WOW Erica you have been busy hun and this is all just fantastic work!!! big hugs Linda x

yvon/stampidoe said...

wat een geweldige kaartjes en dan vooral die enveloppe kaart helemala toppie ben blij dat ikje blog ontdekt heb ga hem onder mijn favo`s zetten
groetjes yvon

joey said...

Hi Erica, all of these cards are stunning! I love the flap one and the colours are gorgeous, beautiful colouring on all of them.joey.x

Bubbles said...

Oh my goodness Erica these are all absolutely stunning, wow love them all! and the little stories!
Joanne x