Tuesday, 17 November 2009

It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

I hate.... seeing shops full of xmas decorations in October......shelves of xmas gifts.....but what a difference a month makes.....come mid November.....chilly weather....dark evenings......and I start to love seeing all the christmassy stuff in shops.....just no christmas songs yet,please.....that's definately a December thing for me.
So I've signed up for Jessica Sprague's free 'Holidays in Hand' online xmas class.......which started yesterday......and our first task was to write some goals for this xmas........so what are my goals?
1. I want to buy less and make more.
2. I want to enjoy the run up to xmas without getting stressed.
3. I want the whole family to enjoy a relaxed and peaceful xmas day together.
4. To avoid excess this year....in food,presents,spending
5. To spend more time together, and less time in the kitchen over xmas.
Are they achievable??????  We'll have to see!!!!!
And a nice,fun,cheery card today.....I buy too many magazines this time of year....bit of an addict with xmas mags.....many of them have freebie papers in them.....but why do they have to be such poor quality.....loved these freebie papers.......but a real problem glueing them cause of the thin,cheap paper....they bubble up......which spoils the effect.....found Tombo stick glue to be the best.....but not perfect.

Anyone for Anya Challenge wants anything 'round' this week.
Anya has been coloured with SU watercolour crayons and blender.........face with copics......papers all mag feebie........fun flock on stocking......Stickles on wings


RNBsmom said...

You've inspired me to make my list for Jessica's class. Great blog! I'm Marg on the forums at Shimelle's class! Congratulations on your award.

humel said...

Lovely card - but that goes without saying :-)

I signed up for that class too but (as you know) things got sidetracked so I've put it on the back burner for now. I like the look of the prompt cards from today though. Have you done anything with them yet?

Avril Ann said...

Fab Card, I too love Craft Magazines, and have to stop myself from buying them, where do I sign up for Jessica's class so that I can at least put Xmas on my Radar...LOL. Hugs Avril xxxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm taking Jessica's class too! Cute card! Funny how many of us from shimelle's are in there

Maria Ontiveros said...

Such a nice assortment of patterned paper on your card today - love it!
I'm also signed up for the JS class, but I"m not even thinking about it until next week

Anonymous said...

Visiting from Shimelle's class and am also doing Jessica's as well

Love your goals ... I need to do mine

Annie said...

I love all the christmas mags too, all the great photography, food and ideas for the festive period is great.

Love your card too, I'm yet to purchase some little stamps like this, but they look so cute I might have to!

jennifer said...

thanks for visiting my blog and wishing me luck with the craft fair - I only sold a few bits but I had a nice day chatting to other stall holders!
I think your cards are lovely but I'm afraid I find it a bit hard to read your posts as the page seems quite busy and the writing is small - I find it hard to focus on the letters. But this might just be my eyesight or the fact I'm using a netbook, just thought I'd let you know as I don't have trouble with other blogs and it might be making other readers struggle too?
bye x

Kathy M said...

Cute card. Love what you put on taht one stocking.

Vee said...

Your Holiday values list is just the sorts of things I want to do tis year :)

Looking forward to following your progress throughout December!

Rach said...

gorgeous card hun, fab papers and adorable image... love your list.. think that if i made one that mine would be very similar to yours. hugs rachxx

Sian said...

I buy way too many magazines too! When I was little one of the best bits of Christmas for me was the special Radio Times. Thank you for your lovely comment..I enjoy coming over here too and you might even convert me to cardmaking!

Tracy said...

Great card and love your image, great colours to use they don't arf suit your Anya Jacky.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fiona said...

Great goals - I'm doing Jessica's class too.

sharyncarlson said...

Love this card, as usual! And great list. I'm also a christmas magazine addict, but trying to cut back ;)

Susie Sugar said...

So pretty Jacky what a lovely Christmas card
Hugs Susie xx

Karen said...

Great goals and I enjoyed reading your post :) Gorgeous card as well.

I hope you enjoy doing JP's new class :)

Kathyk said...

I love your album - the colours match the starkness of the black and white photos splendidly - it's a lovely memento.
Your Anya card (as always) is just lovely and your goals for Christmas are achievable - with an iron will - GOOD LUCK!

MrsK said...

What a gorgeous card, i love your colours Sal xx

Renata said...

Pretty papers indeed, love the colours. Great layout also.

Love from AFA!