Good morning and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. Thanks if you're sparing time in your busy day to have a paddle and if one hand is still up a turkeys nether regions, please remove it now as at Christmas, you have to follow Elf and Safety. . . . . . .its the way I tell em.
Now as you know, today is my 100th post. Hurrah! I hear you cry (or something similar) so there are two things different today.
Firstly, there is what the illustrious Sue Wilson would call a twofer. These are the cards that I made for my two favouritist people, Mr Duck and Nesta for Christmas. I've shown Nesta's first as its a bit more ornate and girlie.
It showcases one of my new dies, the SB Tapestry, which I'm in love with so watch out for future makes with it.
The poinsettias and snowflake are Marianne's, leaves SB Bitty Blossoms, and pearls courtesy of John and his Chinese connections. Cream card, gold mirror card and soft gold shimmer card. Card size, 8x8.
Nesta loved it and I hope you like it too. Before I forget, Nesta asked me to pass on her best wishes to you all for Christmas and New Year.
Then my darling Mr Duck. . . . . . .
He loves red so that had to feature but my is it difficult doing a "manly" card. I used SB 2010 Ornament dies, an X-Cut alphabet die and SB Ironwork Motifs. Red satin ribbon and cream, gold holographic and red card. Card size A4.
Mr Duck also loved his card but he would say that when he wants feeding today lol ! Mr Duck also sends his yuletide felicitations to you all and thanks for his birthday wishes.
Now to the second item on the agenda. I decided, on the auspicious occasion of 100 posts, to have a draw and send one of you lovely folk a little something as a thank you for your support. I only decided this a couple of days ago (last minute Annie me) so I will buy something in the next few days and post it after the Christmas madness so there's less likelihood of things going missing.
Also, I didn't want to stipulate that you leave a comment today to go into the draw as that would be a bit unfair on Christmas Day when you all have better things to do (giblets and Parsons Noses to meddle with etc) and also when I know some of you are away and not wired for blogging. I even threw Nattyboots (Elaine) into the pot even though I discovered she is not actually a follower (tut, tut) but Elaine does comment regularly so I thought it only fair to include her.
Anyhoo, last night, I threw all names into a bowl and my glamorous assistant, Mr Duck, pulled out a name at random and of his own free will and that name was. . . . . . . . . . . .drum roll. . . . . . . . .another drum roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRISTINE ta dah !!!
Congratulations Christine. Please email me your address and I shall get something suitably crafty for you my dear and pop it in the post next week. Apologies to the rest of you (blame Duck Boy not me). I wish I could send you all a gift but please accept my sincere thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful comments and support since I started blogging in April. The Pond would be a very lonely place without you all. Time to stop before I start getting all Gwyneth Paltrow on you.
So have yourselves a merry little Christmas, hope Santa has been generous and see you again nearer to New Year. Make sure that meat is cooked properly. If a good vet can revive it, then its undercooked!!!
Ps. . . . . . .forgot to tell you, I have been made permanent at work from Friday this week so woo hoo.