Monday, 17 November 2014

First of my Christmas Cards finally....

Well some of you know that Christmas is not the best time of year for me - I fled a violent marriage that always resulted in a drunken husband for 2 weeks over the Festive Season - so this time of the year brings back lots of ghosts despite it being 15 years ago.  Some of you may relate to this and some may say get on with it love - I do get on with it but it is always at the back of my head how happy my Christmases are now compared to then and I get overwhelmed!

Finally I got some cards made (more later) and ...wait for it...some shopping too!!

This first card is for a very special lady in my Mam!!

A close up of the gorgeous digi from Teddy Bo ~

 Front view of completed card ~

Side view supposed to show the glitter but it doesn't really ~
Fawny Fee Tabs 001 from Teddy Bo;
Papers are from Pink Petticoat Snowflakes in Aqua;
Silver Mirri card/red gems from stash and
Snowflake Sprig Die from Memory Box;
Sickles on snowflakes and Die cuts;
Sentiment is CGd.


Teddy Bo Glitter and Bling (enough of it girls? I don't really DO glitter and bling :( );
Dream Valley 95 Anything Goes;
Crafty Catz Christmas is Coming;
Sister Act 83;
Paper Shelter Snowflakes and
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes.

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  1. Beautiful card Sheila, good to hear that your Christmas is so much happier now, and that you have managed to move on with your life, even if though the bad memories are still there, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter snowflakes challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  2. Oh Sheila I am so glad that Christmas is much more of a happier time for you, memories of the past are always lurking somewhere in the back of our minds but it is lovely to know that that is where they are and are no longer affecting the festive season. As for your card it is stunning I absolutely love the image and how you have coloured it, the actual card design is excellent full of so much wonder, special card for a special lady.
    lorraine x

  3. A lovely card and glad you can move on x

  4. Me again, wearing my Teddy Bo hat this time, gorgeous card, love all the little details, thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo for the Glitter and Bling challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  5. Fabulous image for your Christmas card.xx

  6. Such a great blog post. I am glad you have moved on with your life. What a sweet card. I love the image and how you have showcased it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  7. Lovely card Sheila. Your Mum will love it.
    Thanks for playing along at Teddy Bo & Co and good luck
    Craftyanny’s Koolkardz

  8. Very cute digi and a great card LO. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Cindy-DT

  9. *hugs* I'm so glad that Christmas is a better time for you now. I hope this Christmas is the best one yet for you!!

    Your card is just gorgeous, I love the design and the sweet Teddy Bo image!

    love Mags B x

  10. I totally understand the lack of "joy" at Christmas and ghosts of the past. I hope that future years bring you some happiness at this time of the year. Thanks for playing in the Glitter and Bling Teddy Bo Challenge Penny (Teddy Bo DT)

  11. this is adorable, your Mum will love it!
    thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo's "Glitter & Bling" challenge. Good luck!

  12. gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo & Co xx Stacey xx


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