Monday, December 21, 2009

It's Holiday Time...

I'm officially on HOLIDAY!!!!  No more work till Monday 11th January 2010.  Now if the summer weather would improve all will be well....  My Mum and Dad arrive on Wednesday afternoon... I'm really looking forward to that... and then Christmas morning... our family tradition is a BIG breakfast - bacon and eggs and little sausages cooked on the barbeque, with croissants, avocado, tomatoes, bubbly wine and strawberries.... all after we have opened the presents.  As the kids have got older and got partners...they go to lunch with the other half's families so breakfast is the big thing for us.  Then around 2 - 3pm we ended up having lunch and then about 9.00 it's ham and tomato sandwiches...for anyone who is hungry after all the food earlier in the day.

This week I've made a few cards.  I bought the Holly Ribbon CB embossing folder a couple of weeks ago and finally managed to use it....  Maybe it will get a bit more use next year.  These two cards were both made by inking the folder with Versamark, running the black card through and then brushing on Pearlex Iridescence Green over it.   The tri-fold card was inspired by one I saw at Stamp'n'create made by the talented Sarah.



I also had a play with a Hero Arts digi kit and Photoshop and created this card.
Not quite sure how I got to here.... but as I rather liked the results, I printed it out and layered it onto the base card and added some ribbon and it was done.  Just something a little different.

Well I have a busy few days leading up to Christmas so not sure if I'll get anything posted... so I wish all my friends and followers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the very best for a happy and prosperous New Year.

Take care all of you.

9 comments:

Vanessa said...

Love your cards! The embossing is gorgeous!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dawn!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Lin said...

Lucky you, Dawn, to have such a nice stretch of vacation time!! I love your cards with the holly ribbon embossing - they turned out great! Merry Christmas!

Lisa Carroll said...

dawn, these are beautiful! i love the embossing folder/pearl ex look! must try that. meryy Christmas! :)

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! I just love how the dry embossed card stock looks with the iridescent green on it! It is amazing! Lovely cards! :-)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

very pretty, great cards...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Tiffany said...

May I come and join you on Christmas morning to eat??? Wow, Dawn, what a feast, yum!! Lovely and wondrous cards and I'm so glad you have some time to relax and enjoy with family!! How precious it is that we all need that time!! Blessings to you!

Kathy said...

Yes, I agree with Tiff...I am yearning for that Christmas breakfast!!!!!! Love the card too Dawn and I hope you have a very special Christmas with your family. Hugs,kathy

Suzanne C said...

So glad you are having family come to stay! the red and black cards are so elegant and lovely and the digi card is fantastic with the colors.

Tomo H. said...

Dawn, these are very beautiful! Wow!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea!
So glad to hear you have a wonderful time with your family members! :)