Wednesday 27 January 2021

A Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky

Good afternoon I'm running a bit late today, had a few chores to do :(, a book to finish :)) and then a face-time call with my Daughter in Law and granddaughters (aged 6 1/2 and 18 months). It is so lovely to see them and talk to the girls but I do feel really sorry for all those poor Mums struggling to cope with the demands of lively kids with no break from them to rescue their sanity, especially during these winter months when it's too cold or wet to be outside for long with little ones.
I'm counting my blessings today- yesterday we had no heating as there was some kind of problem with the boiler- fortunately our lovely gas engineer managed to fix it- he came after he should have finished for the day as he didn't want to leave us without heat and hot water. Having a day in a cold house - just a little heater in one room- has made me realise how lucky we are! 
Anyway, back to the card- this week' at Fab' n' Funky we have a Christmas theme for our challenge-anything goes as long as it's Christmas related.  
My card is the one I made for my daughter and son-in- law (last Christmas- the one that wasn't!)
The stamp is Wild Rose Studios, coloured with Copic markers, papers from a magazine and a wreath made from Tim Holts die cuts. The bottle inside was made with a freebie die from a magazine.

So if you're wanting to get ahead and prepare for this year's Christmas- which I hope is going to be a real one- now's your chance to get started, or if you have unshared creations from last year you could share those too. 

Please hop on over to Fab 'n' Funky to add your link and to enjoy the fabulous creations from my lovely teamies. 

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

hollyandivy #86

CHNCC #526

CCAYR  (A- alcohol! B -bottle, bow)

lets craft and create #167-Cheers to you

Rudolph Days -January

fezziwigs- anything festive



Janette said...

Really beautiful card Chris do love this style of Christmas card it's so festive.
Glad you got to see the kiddies, it's hard going isn't it, feel as you do too, poor mum's getting no break at all and we just found out our sweet Jacob has scarlet fever, when did that make a come back. Take care.xx

Pat said...

Love this great card Chris, the image is super and the card design is fabulous. Glad you got to see your granddaughters albeit on a video call, but that seems the only way we get to see family these days.

Pat xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Gorgeous card. Great image and die cuts. So sorry to hear that you didn't have heat or hot water especially when it's so cold. I guess you were snuggling which doesn't help when you feel crabby, lol. Take care and stay safe.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Chris such a lovely design and one that i promised myself to try, just never mentioned when, but I will, glad you are snug and warm again and glad you had some face time with your family...thank you for the heads up.. I made it!..


chrissy xx said...

Seems to me your making as many Christmas cards as me!
FABulous design and such a fun image. It's good that we get to have face-time calls, but, wont it be lovely when we can actually see and touch Chris. I'm dreaming of sleep overs too. Lock on my front door went Sunday, rang my fix it man and he came within the hour to sort, there really are some nice people around.

Babs said...

Hi Chris what a gorgeous creation love the shape and die cuts fab design paper too. Why is it if ever the heating is going to play games it’s always in winter, but pleased you are nice and toastie again today..
Babs x

meg said...

A wonderful creation with gorgeous papers image and embellishments,love the wreath,we had to go to Aberdeen today,just over 100 miles round trip,so drove past our sons flat and spoke through the window,it was great seeing them even if it was only for 5minutes

Kathleen said...

A really great image along with a lovely wreath and really love those papers. Super colours too.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Great designed card Chris, lovely wreath and embellies. xx

pinky said...

My heart goes out to parents for sure Chris!! At least school would give them a break, especially if they are trying to work from home as well. Glad you got your heating fixed. It's so nice when someone goes out of their way for us. Your card is just gorgeous, bright and cheerful!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is brilliant I love that Santa image, thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Stay Safe, Hazelxx

Anonymous said...

a fabulous holiday card and beautiful design! I hope Santa is planning on sharing all those drinks. ;) Thank you so much for playing along with the first 2021 Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda DT

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely card, Chris. I look forward to the time when we all can get together with our families and share a glass of champagne!
The inside of your card is perfect with that nifty bottle die cut.

Thanks for taking part in the first Rudolph Days Challenge of this year.