Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upheavel and chaos

that's our place today.... our son is moving home... just him as he and his girlfriend have called it quits..... so my half of the garage (where my car usually lives) is full of furniture.... I'm sad for him but as long as he is happy all I can do is be there for him.... I will enjoy having him home again for a while.  His intention is to start looking for a flat after the Christmas break and holidays.

Had a very successful sale at the School Gala last evening.  Sold about 2/3's of the cards I took and the school benefited from over $120.  I sold cheaply as I really had too many on hand.  I got there around 1.45 to set up and helped the other stalls get set up too.... The usual suspects.... White Elephant, Books, Home and Garden and the Used clothing.  I was supposed to be outside next to the books, but it was very windy and all my cards kept flying away, so had to move inside next to the raffles and across from the Cake stall.  Managed a quick look around before it started at 4.30~ then it was all go... hundreds and hundreds of people everywhere.  Last year the Gala netted over $30,000.  There is always lots of lovely food for sale too.... I had a hot ham sandwich - totally scrummy  and the bonus was at the end of the night, hubby bought the half a ham leftover for $20.

Have been working on some special stuff....something to do with a special blog and a special post.... you'll have to wait till the 24th to see what!!!!!!!!  so today's share is a little tag I made last Saturday and a mini card I made for Penny Black Saturday challenge.

Santa Tag

My tag has some Hero Arts stamps and some Inkadinkado stamps and lots of distress inks and some Shimmer Spritz.


My mini card is only 4 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches although it looks bigger here... The presents are by Penny Black, PP by My Mind's Eye and sentiment by Hero Arts.  Isn't great when stamps from many companies work well together.  The challenge was "Presents and Gold"

And this week I was thrilled to find that my Thanks card made Spotlight Artist over at City Crafter challenge blog.  Nice to get the recognition.

Off now to get the son's bed made for him and get myself ready to head out to some friend's place for dinner.  I did some handmade chocolates.... using a mixture of dark and milk chocolate buttons and cranberries.  Hopefully a nice combo.   I have a few moulds I use to make them.

Hope your weekend is going well.




AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn! Busy times over on your end! Sorry to hear about your son and his gf! :< Love your tag so vintage! And your present card is sweet love the gold!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Dawn, sorry to hear about your son, it must be great to have him home again for a while. Sounds like you had fun at your sale. I have a lot of cards to give away, so my local Cancer Charity shop will benefit I think. They take handmade cards and package them up to sell. A great way to support a great charity!

Lisa said...

So cute this vintagey santa tag! Great colors and the ribbon is so fun :)Love all the golden shine on the mini card too!
It's a shame about your son's situation, but enjoy him while he's home again :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Barb said...

I know you'll enjoy having your son there for awhile, Dawn. Too bad is was because of a break-up. Sounds like your cards were a big hit! Such a great way to give to others. Love your pretty tag, and the trio of gifts on your card looks beautiful with the gold embossing!

Tiffany said...

Oh goodness - lots happening over here since my last visit! Hugs to your son! Enjoy the time with him and I'm sure he appreciates all you do for him. Your tag is so elegant and I love the fun and happy look of the gift boxes!

Sue said...

Happy for you in all ways Dawn, great tag and card too.

Brenda said...

Hi Dawn! Gorgeous tag, I love the music background and your card uses such happy colours! Sorry about your sons' breakup, but as we all know he will come out of it just fine, and bonus, you get to have some more special moments with him!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely tag! Love the background and stamping over the background stamp.

Sweet card with the presents and the starburst pattern in the background.