Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I am back and Counting Down to Christmas :)

Hello there :)
I feel I want to ask you how have you been dear reader but I am almost sure I am talking to myself after this long break.
Since my last post life has been busy and exciting and hard work and exciting, the short of it goes like this
We Moved, then it was time for my Paperie Treat at the beautiful Monk Fryston( another amazing event) then we celebrated our European Convention in Bruxelles, then I came back and I ran some workshops and some classes and started decorating the new house, then we moved onto repairing the new house when water started pouring down the walls one day. And then we started getting ready for Christmas and now we are nearly there so I can finally talk to you and thank you for bearing with me, for still placing orders with me and supporting my business :) I appreciate you even if I didn't have a lot of time to inspire you here on the blog.
So in light of this I am sharing some festive makes, I am still making my cards and my team cards I will probably still be making my neighbours cards the night before like I always done at our old address, but somehow it always gets done so I am edited and looking fwd to it all.
It feels exciting to be back *I MISSED MY BLOG* and the ramble :) so here goes.

I am sharing my favourite stamp set from the Christmas catalogue this year and the cards my neighbours will receive , (now let me tell you first -I am back but not with fancy photos yet)

It's a stepper card and made quite quickly. You emboss the Holiday Home houses in white powder on Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Old Olive card then cut out with the matching framelits.
A little bit of dazzling diamonds and you are done :)
Oh and you can quickly turn the leftover house into a cute gift card holder


To make the folder simply fold a chevron paper bag to create a pocket for the gift card to slot in, secure at the ends and decorate the front :)

Thank you for visiting and as alway I am sending you all my XOXOXO


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14 comments :

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous way to celebrate your Christmas "comeback" Monica! Love the step card design - a brilliant way to display the houses!
Sylvia x

Susan said...

Nice to see you back Monica, sounds like you have been very busy.

Sharon Davidson said...

Good to see you back on blog land Moni! Loved this card at your retreat and I made some of them for friends when I came home. Look forward to seeing lots more of you in 2015 xx

simplyfairies said...

Oh my you have been a busy bee you winderful woman,
And you have made comeback that take that woudl be proud of! What fabulous creations to share on your return they are superb, ... Miss ya!

Debbie Speijers said...

Oh no Monica, you are not talking to yourself! So glad you are back blogging again. Looking forward to your posts.

worrywort said...

Nice to see you back Monica. I hope it wasn't me giving you hassle, lol.

worrywort said...

Nice to see you back Monica. I hope it wasn't me giving you hassle, lol.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Monica
Lovely to have you back... I have really missed all your inspiration.... Bet your house is gorgeous... Look forward to seeing some Pickies....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sharon said...

so glad you're back! I've missed your creations and after seeing the stepper card can anyone wonder why we've missed you?!? Please post pictures of your new house decorated for Christmas, I so enjoyed it in the past!

Rene Stansell said...

Glad to hear all is well with you Monica, have a nice restful Xmas in your new home.
Rene from OZ xo

Lois Stueve said...

I am so glad you are back. I thought I had "lost" you with a computer crash, but here you are again! Wish I lived in the UK for many reasons, and living where I could attend your soirees is a big one! I, too, love this set.

Hopefully you are dry now.

Leslie said...

So happy you're back! Wishing you a Happy Chrismas and look forward to your wonderful creations in 2015!

Gay Ferland said...

Monica, So glad to have you back, missed you! Also, Congrats on your new home!!

Emma said...

Oh Mon I was thining of you and just knowing you were ok and being fabulous but just not blogging. Glad to know I was right!