Saturday 1 December 2012

Happy Advent!

Hello my blogland friends and forgive the long absence! I wish I could say this is the start of regular blogging again, but you'll have to wait until Christmas for that!

A friend of mine asked me to prepare the materials for her to host a crafting party, which was something of a challenge as they don't have any materials.  Here is one of the cards I came up with:

I die cut enough snowflakes for each person to make up their own with one layer of white and one layer of this gorgeous silver glittered card.  The beautiful paper is from the Candelight Christmas set and the word 'Believe' is from Snowflake Soiree and it is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Stamps: Snowflake Soirée
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper (which is more like card than paper!), 5" square scalloped card blank (non-SU)
Paper: Candelight Christmas Speciality Designer Paper
Other: Bigz Snowflake die, BigShot

So despite working through the night last night to get all this ready, I still haven't made a single Christmas card for myself! I have once again managed to sell all the ones I made earlier in the year, leaving myself in the same position as last year... I think I can foresee future late nights ahead!

I have just discovered Maru the cat on Youtube so I shall leave you with one of his videos that I enjoyed the most:

Thanks for bearing with me at the moment!


  1. Hi Victoria, lovely to hear from you again! Your card is so pretty, that snowflake is beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs, Sue x

  2. She's alive! I've missed you, girlie! Your card is stunning and the crafting group will love them! (That's a lot of kit work!)

    You sound over the whelm. Perhaps this year you need to do a fun holiday photo card of you and your mister . . . I know, cut out my tongue!

    Big hug! Darnell

  3. Oh, that cat made me laugh!! LOLOL, curiosity is a wonderful thing!

    Great to see you back, I'd wondered if you were ok....
    LLJ #xx

  4. And she comes back with a bang and a sparkle! Hello, you....those kiddles been wearin' you out, then? Gorgeous snowflake....'twud make a fabby brooch for moi...hahaa! That kitty-kat is hilarious.....could feel me muscles bunchin' for that first jump!

  5. This is beautiful Victoria! Love that fab sparkly snowflake and the sentiment is lovely too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  6. Oh Victoria - how lovely to see you again! I mentioned you on my Playground blog posting tomorrow as have missed you. Super card there and I hope you are happy and well. Off to snoop at the videao, before letting folk know you're still around :)

    Big hugs, Di xx

  7. Well hello stranger. Lovely to see and hear from you Victoria. Glad you are well hun and this card is gorgeous. Thank you for the vid too - such a cutie i'll check out his youtube channel xx

  8. Happy Advent to you Vicki. Missed ya. Was only asking Sandra if she had heard from you recently.
    Lovely card there. Having our traditional pre-Christmas Saturday night in early December.....a little tipple, Advent Candle and Christmas film. Yeay!

  9. So nice to see your post, Victoria! This is a lovely project and I'm sure they will love it! Happy Christmas card making!

  10. I'm sure the party guests will enjoy making this card's lovely.
    Nice to see you back too!
    I sold lots of my cards too at our church bazaar so I'm in the same boat as you!!!

  11. So lovely to see you back Victora, even if briefly.

    Lovely card. I've resisted the snowflake die mainly because we have a very hot Christmas in Australia...but it looks gorgeous and I may have to re-think my decision. Love the glittery goodness of your creation today!

  12. Oh I love Maru too!!!!. I discovered him a while ago and he gets up to so much mischief doesn't he!!!. Love it how he leaps out of the box lol. Well my friend I am so pleased to see you blogging I was so happy when I saw this post. I know how busy you have been though hun with work. What a beautiful card this and do hope that the crafting party goes well. I hear what you are saying about the Christmas cards lovey. If I didn't end up giving them away I would have plenty to go around but as usual I still have lots to make. Will email you shortly ok. Big hugs Clare xxxx

  13. Hello, Miss Victoria!! Long time no see and I have missed you heaps!! I love what you have prepared!! Love that die xx

  14. Hello Victoria :) Lovely to see a post from you in my Blogger Dashboard this morning,have missed you :)We are all feeling the strain i think at this time of year-so many festive lists ,soooo little time tee hee!! Fabby card,and easy to mass produce too(always a bonus!)See you soon , hug for Socks :) xx

  15. Was good to see you back was checking up on you to make sure, I have missed your posts... Your card is lovely and sparkly...Love the kitty how funny how he jumps out of the box like he has springs.. Take care. Sandy :)

  16. Hi Victoria. Lovely to see you back in blogland. I'm sure the ladies enjoyed making your gorgeous card. x

  17. Your back - kind of!!! Fab card and I feel your pain re the Christmas cards! Don't tell anyone but I'm gonna do shop bought this year :D xxx

  18. Oooo, Love all that gorgeous sparkle, Victoria! I don't suppose now is a good time to tell you that I'm actually a dozen card ahead on Christmas? lol Hugs. Fun video.

  19. Hi Victoria

    Lovely to see you!

    I love your Christmas card. Such a gorgeous snowflake and beautiful papers.

    I bet the craft gang enjoyed making them.

    Love Jules xx

  20. It's good to see you Victoria. Maru certainly made me laugh this morning, such typical behavior for a cat.
    Love the card as well - perfect for a crafting party. Good luck with making your Christmas cards.
    Look forward to seeing you a bit more over Christmas.

  21. Gorgeous card Victoria, a simple design but stunning.

  22. What a beautiful card you have prepared for your friend's crafting party!! Love the mix of DP and that beautiful sparkly snowflake.

    Thanks for sharing the video ... I was laughing out loud the whole time I watched it ... that cat is hilarious!! :)

  23. This is a gorgeous card! I'm sure the crafting party was thrilled to be able to make something so beautiful! Well done!!

  24. Yay!! Hello Victoria - how lovely to have you back (even if it's only briefly!)...
    Wonderful make on your Christmas card - gorgeous CAS design, perfect papers, and those snowflakes are fab layered together like that.
    Wishing you lots of luck with the card-making (I'm not even trying to make'em I'm afraid...).
    Alison xx

  25. Fabulous card ! Magnificent layout and sensible choice of colours. I'm very happy to see you again on your blog.

    Have a good day !
    Hugs from France.

  26. Hello Victoria - it's lovely to see you back, albeit briefly - you've been very much missed. Hope they're not working you too hard at school! Love this card with the beautiful papers and that fabulous snowflake die. Vicky x

  27. Beautiful, just beautiful. I'm likin' those papers a lot, and your snowflake was a wonderful image. Great job on getting the materials for the craft party...I bet they all loved this set. I surely did. Nice to see you once more, don't work too hard. Hugs

  28. This is so festive and pretty. Love the glitter touches.

  29. Hi Victoria - it's lovely to hear from you. I love this card - I could never ever make anything like this from so few pieces. This is absolutely gorgeous. I think the simplicity is great. I hope you come back again soon. Especially with more cat videos - this made me really laugh, I think I like the cat jumping out of the box best! What an absolute corker of a cat!

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  30. Beautiful card Victoria, and I know all the folks loved the kit. That background paper is spectacular with the glittering snowflake. Hope you had the merriest of Christmas's, and I'll be looking forwrd to seeing all your lovely creations in 2013. Hugs

  31. Just thinking of you and popped back to see if you were blogging over Christmas. Hope all is well! Miss you! I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

  32. Well you came up with a gorgeous card!
    Love the cat video


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