This card, made using a Magenta stamp that I've had for years, was possibly the most well received of the dozen that I submitted for the Marathon session on Sunday. The stamp image is about an inch wide, and called 'Dotted Stems'. I used a 1 1/2" punch to create a mask for the centre; and as you can see, added a ribbon to turn it into a wreath, and although you can't see, there's blibs and blobs of platinum glitter glue on it too. Funny how it's the simple ones that hold biggest appeal...I guess because they're easy to replicate, even if you don't have the same stamp - in this case any branch, twig or border image would work really.
I still haven't quite unpacked yet. I'm delighted to hear from you that I'm not alone in my delaying tactics.. isn't it a strange thing! I've pulled out the stamps - they need a good clean - and I've topped up the files that hold the card stock....but the baskets containing ink, tools etc are intact..because we're doing it again this Sunday coming...if you have a last minute day off and wanna make some Christmas cards - come!
Despite the lack of unpacking, I have been busy honest! Actually, am waiting for glitter to dry whilst I type; the hearts are nearly finished! And that's a load off, I can tell you! They're not too bad an interpretation of what's been in my head. But goodness, three types of glitter and some more sanding surely takes a toll on your clothes, desk, floor! I don't know how long they'll take to get to their destination, but will picture them here as soon as I can, if only to prove that I didn't let the swap down - no matter how amateur my tree ornament making!
And of course, in other news...I've been too dang busy to eat the chocolate today...it's safe whilst wrapped to be honest. The smell of tonight's gourmet adventure is now reminding me that I need savoury first. Mr Dunnit will be especially pleased with gourmet supper tonight...I'm road testing a Christmas Pudding. This is a double delight - he loves Christmas Pudding and it means there's a pudding. Not at all a normal part of my gourmet service!