Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Little Late Victorian Sparkle

Hi folks,

I feel like a delinquent blogger.  I haven't been posting much and I've missed you all!  I know I haven't updated my challenge lists in over a week.  I have been so busy with my little part-time job for my Catholic parish, which is supposed to be 20 hours a week.  Hahaha!  Since the end of November I have been working double that and last week it was tripple that number of hours, including 20 over the weekend.  I'm exhausted, my house is a disaster and Christmas is about to steam roll over me!  No time for making cards or blogging either.  So last night when I got home from work at 8:30 p.m., I chose to do some house cleaning instead of my card for Our Creative Corner.  I was expecting my daughter home from college around midnight and wanted to make the house look a little better when she came through the door. 

I got up this morning and finished my card.  Here it is.  Our lovely host Sarah Gough has designed a wonderful sketch for you to follow for our challenge this week.  I love this sketch and think it will be one that I use again - such pretty layers!  I used a bit of my retired (hoarded) Blue Bayou with some Basic Grey DP and a Spellbinders die to create the snowflake.  Two different SU sets were used to stamp snowflakes with white craft ink and the tiny snowflakes are from a Martha border punch.  The sentiment and the Victorian ornament are from Prairie Fairy and the flower and the crinkle ribbon were hand dyed using Rose Red reinker.  Some Rock Candy distress stickles and Crystal Effects finished it off. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit anyone in the past few weeks.  Don't give up on me.  I'll be back with more regularity after Christmas. 

Blessings and hugs,


Netty said...

A beautiful card Linda. Annette x

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous Linda! It's such a busy time of year isn't it? Take care of yourself!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card sweetie :o)
hugs and xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Linda this time of year always seems to come so quickly and catches so many unaware, I am so loving your card the vintage style is just perfection, I love it so much.
Lorraine x

MagsB said...

Oh, hun, I do hope things ease up between now and Christmas and that other people come forward to take up the slack! It's hard working for a good organisation like a Church, because you feel you have to do more than you're paid to do simply because it's a good institution. Been there, done that, and all I can say is, don't! Not unless you're paid overtime. I know it's hard, but really, it's better to be firm than to do too much, because your family needs you and sometimes must come first!!

Sorry, I hope I haven't offended! But I've been through it, and sometimes you have to say no! It always works out ok in the end (and prayer from friends helps a lot, I find!!!)

By the way (lol!) this is a fab card! I'm full of admiration that you've had the time and the talent to make such a lovely card!

luv, Mags x

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, this is one of my fav that you have done, simply love it! Obviously, you work well under pressure LOL! Hope things slow down for you.

Scrumplescrunch said...

I for one will not be giving up on you Linda. As everyone has said it is a busy time and most will understands that one cannot post everyday. I think you will find many like yourself, are in the same boat, (slowly sinking!) HaHa
Keep smiling it is only temporary.
The card is beautiful by the way.
Smiles :)

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful work! Great card!!
I guess we're all busy these days, so you don't need to excuse for not being an active blogger nowadays! I totally understand!!

Love, Hege

Christine said...

Do take care Linda... Love this new creation!

Oxana said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

Justine said...

Hey lady, this is beautiful!! I've been awol also. Just got home from our travels down South. Totally fell in love with South Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale!! Not a huge fan of the Florida Keys. Daven't races were held at Homestead and we stayed in Florida City

Lori said...

A Magical Masterpiece!

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