01 December 2011

December is here

Happy December.

 I love this month in many ways, I love the excitement of the build up to the big day and the holidays. Then there is the weather, usually grey and dull lots of rain, which I do not like. I don't understand why we put ourselves under so much stress to have the biggest Christmas tree, the biggest turkey with ALL the trimming. To go out every night for the month of December and on into January. Why do we do this?  Christmas to me is about family, friends, a warm and welcoming fire and lots of TV.  Do others really care what size of tree you have or how many different types of vegetables we have on our dinner plate?
I was listening the Christmas FM last night, it is an Irish Charity station that is broadcast only at Christmas (as the name suggests :) ).  Its nice to hear Christmas music again. The first major sign that Christmas is on the way.

Even though it is December I am going to show you a card I made for Halloween, yep nothing like keeping up with the seasons. lol
This is a card I sent to a friend. I must confess that the only scary thing about this card is the color!
I sent one like it to another friend, Bridget, but she never received it, bummer! What is up with the mail these times. Bridget's card had same image but the dress was colored in purple and the backing paper was black. The border on the edge was also purple. The sentiment reads, "Have a Brooming Great" and "Halloween" is on the inside.

Backing Paper: Halloween Crackle Paper,
(it was a freebie that I picked up a few years ago but never kept the source.)
Other Paper: Ordinary card from stash
Image: Bewitched - Sassy Designs.
Coloring Medium: ProMarkers
Die Cut: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4
Border: Martha Stewart - Scollop Dots
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Herringbone
Sentiment: Computer generated

Hope you like,