Hey all its Wednesday
and I am back from my Holiday! (photos below)
Thank you to all of you that Visited my blog while I was away its nice to see comments even when your away and have not entered challenges!
Talking of challenges I have a challenge for you at ABC Christmas Challenge our host this time is Lorraine and she has chosen a great theme to help you get ready for Christmas
she told us its only 40 days before Santa comes down the chimney!
so we want to know have you thought about the wrapping and packaging for your gifts yet?
Well this challenge will help you then
'W'for WRAPPING !!
So make some wrapping paper, a gift box or bag. Or you could make a card using an image that is wrapping Christmas gifts.
We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge
I decided to make a box using the Penny Black poinsettia stamp I bought from Simon Says Stamp, I just love those and this one is fabulous I have used it a few times already but thought it would be great for a box. I stamped the flower for the main flower 3 times and embossed it in silver, the added a range of greens in distress inks I also distressed the box as you can see and re stamped over with the same stamp, also I have sewn off cuts of ribbon and string to the box lid.
I have not joined in any challenge for the last 2 weeks because I was on my holidays so here are a couple I thought I would play along with this time:
Anything Goes Challenge - Stitching Real Or Faux
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Card Mania -Embossing
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas Anything Goes
Anything But A Card Challenge - A Stitch in Time (Stitching and/or Time)
One Stop Craft – Anything Goes
2 Sisters – Your Favourite Christmas Stamp
Christmas Stampin - Anything Goes tehehhee Again!
Here are a couple of holiday snaps
we went to Venice, Bologna, Rome
High Tides caused flooding and we also had sharp Showers and lazy winds that went straight through us instead of going round.
St Mark's Square
We found the leaning tower of Venice and some higher ground
Gondola's going no where the tide was to high
Murano also Venice
Modena - Ferrari Museum
It was cold and pouring with rain this day
Hubby in his new car! HE wishes!! look closer! haha
Thunder storms and sunshine
Colosseum first night in between the storm
My Boys.. Rome at night is fun with photos
At Roman Forum and me in the dress/top
I was making before I went away! thanks for your help Mum I think it looks ok? yay some sunshine too!
Me playing with colour picker on my camera
a view from the Spanish steps
The Trevi Fountain at night
Colosseum from a distance
That's a few hhaha!
hugs me xx
Have a great day and hope you can stay dry and warm
and don't forget to come and join us at
and also visit my teamies they have been very busy!
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