Oh, how I love going to crops! I find it so inspiring to see what everyone is working on, to run ideas past your friends and just have a giggle and a good catch up.
For once, I got quite a bit finished. I made several flat cards...very flat cards indeed. Cards that I'm almost positive will fit through the infamous tester slot! I resisted popping elements forward on the first few I made and only brought out the pop dots after I had finished several flat cards. teehee
Here are the flat ones. I need to add something at the top of the ornament. I was going to tie a small shimmery metalic cord into a bow. I have a silver and also a red. Or I could handcut the Memory box bow that is supposed to go with these...that would be flatter...but I couldn't decide! What do you think?
And now a few with a bit of 3 dimensional elements.
In real life, the contrast between the snowflake red and the poinsettia red is not as stark as it looks here. The poinsettias have a lot of burgundy red glitter and beads on them.
This shot shows those poinsettias in all their sparkly beauty!
I got a few more cards done too but have ferreted them away for another post.
I even managed to hand deliver 3 Christmas cards today. DH went out with his pals for lunch and the guys stopped by here to pick him up We had a little visit before they set out and I was able to hand them their cards as they left. The first of my in town cards delivered...that is a good feeling.
Today I plan to set out the Xmas decorations on the main floor. Time to break out the Xmas tablecloth and mats, the Xmas towels and do up the centerpiece on the dining room table. I am hoping we get out to find a few branches for the plant pot at my front door. I have filled it with red and silver Xmas balls and a couple of red feather cardinals...a few well placed branches should finish it off.
Perhaps I can even get DD to throw some lights on the shrubs in the front flower beds. We don't put up lights on the house eves or around the garage door anymore since DH had a nasty fall off the ladder a couple of years ago. Bit of garland and some lights around the front door, lights on the shrubs out front, and we call it good. How could he manage all the cooking with a bum shoulder? Not taking any chances! teehee
No challenges for these...too many things still on my "to do list"...must get cracking on with it!