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Monday, January 7, 2013

Better late than never!

Hi all,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  As has been the case for a while here, it was really busy and I am still chasing my tail, which is why I haven't been around to any blogs for a while.  I am planning to put that right tonight and tomorrow.  The drama club's nativity went well.  The children enjoyed it and the parents were pleased with what they saw, which is always nice.  Then, my inlaws came over for a few days over Christmas.  The girls were very excited on the day and seemed to like what they got.  Then, it was hubby's birthday on the 29th, so we went over to my inlaws for a few days to see some friends and then they offered to babysit while we went to see Skyfall - which I enjoyed more than some of the recent Bond films.  We had friends over for New Year and then we all went for a walk on the beach - the kids even paddled. 
Daisy goes to school tomorrow and although I'll miss her, it will be quite nice to get back to a normal routine.
Over at Incy Wincy, our theme is to use something new.  I have used Ruby, a stamp by one of our sponsors, Care2Stamp.  The scallop dies and embossing folder were bought at the NEC in November, but I haven't had a chance to use them before, so they are my something new.
As I haven't had a chance to post this before, I thought I would do it now.  The bottom card is my DT inspiration for CRAFT. Our theme is to make your own backing paper.  I have used an image called Harley and Haley by Saturated Canary.  The background paper was made with Victorian Velvet distress ink, stamped with a flower stamp I got free with a magazine.

I have made this one for Daisy's birthday.  She will be 6 this Thursday and so on Sunday we are taking her and 3 friends bowling.

12 comments:

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card...fabulous image and details.xxx

Judith said...

Happy new year Nikki - I've got that New year feeling as well - as in - where do I start! You're doing we'll with 2 cards in one post I'd say love your stamped background and both pretty pink girlies hugs Judith x

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Nikki and Happy New Year! Love both of your gorgeous girlie cards. All those flowers are just sooooo sweet!
Helen x

brenda said...

First of all a belated Happy New Year Nikky, I took a bit of a break and then just catching up.

Two beautifully pink and feminine cards and impossible to choose a favourite as they are both so pretty.

B x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Wondered where you got to Nikki!

I love your two lovely girly cards!

All the best for the New Year!

Luckydawn said...

Happy New Year to you Nikki, I love the pretty card you have made for Daisy's birthday, it's just gorgeous.
Hugs
Dawn x

aussie aNNie said...

Nice to hear the concert went well as I am sure there was no hesitation it wouldn't. Great cards and love the little one Daisy...very very sweet..xx

jackid said...

Hi Nicky what a lovely card so pretty(top card) so glad you had a good Christmas and new year sounds busy lol
The battom card is also very sweet I am sure Daisy will adore it the papers are great BTW
Jacki xx

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Nikki. Both your cards are beautiful I especially love that second one the image, flowers, ribbon and background look all girly and fluffy.
hugs
lorraine x

pinky said...

Ah this is really cute and adorable Nikki and oh so girlie! Happy New Year to you too.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both really beautiful cards, I love the sweet images and pretty papers. I am always chasing my tail lol, glad that the nativity went well
Lindsay xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

LOVE both of your cards - so pretty and love the colours.

Jocelyn
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