Wow how quickly that silly season seems to have passed this year. I hope you have all had a great christmas and new year and ready for the year ahead. We had a lovely christmas day with the kids at home in the morning before heading off to my mum and dads for the afternoon where we over indulged in wine and food!! In the evening we came home attempted to put some of the trillion presents away before flopping on the couch, LOL!
The day after Boxing Day we went away with Kirsty, Dan and their kids as well as Dee, Jamie and their kiddies camping down at Port Arlington. I had been slightly panicking about the weather for weeks before we left (we have been having a very wet summer here in Melbourne this year) but am pleased to say that we had no rain. We had such a great week hanging out altogether and cant wait for next Christmas to venture out again together. I am so lucky to have such great friends in my life they understand me and are never too busy to have a chat or listen to my woes! Best of all I know that they will always have my back no matter what.
We are now obviously home and back into the swing of things, although not looking forward to going back to work next week, and as such I have actually managed to have a play. The other day I was as Maxine's (Picture 2 Page in Lilydale) with Dee and Kirsty and she had some gorgeous new sugar nellie stamps and I could not resist this Woodland Fairy. I LOVE Sugar Nellie Stamps and am so pleased to see she has got them in, if you live locally you will have to pop by as she is slowly building up a great variety of stamps and I have good word that there are more coming.
Anyhow as I had a new suagar nellie to play with I thought it was only appropriate to play along with the current The Sugar Bowl challenge which is a great sketch with the theme of embossing.
I have actually kept my card quite simple today as I really wanted the beautiful image to pop and not get hidden or taken over by lots of embellishments. Seeming I have not touched a copic in a couple of weeks I was pleased with my colouring attempt too!
So there you have it my first card for 2011! Now the kiddies are still of course on holidays so I probably want be here as often as I would like at the moment but once they are back at school I will be right back into it.
Thanks for stopping by until next time xoxo
Stamp - Sugar Nellie Woodland fairy
Coloured with copic markers
Paper - Grandma's Attic Embroidery from TPC Studio
Embellishments - pearls, flower and lace
Other elements - Spellbinders nestabillites, magnolia doohickey, cuttlebug embossing folder (on the black behind the image) paper distressing and faux stitching.