Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Clean And Simple

I really fancied doing something different today, and my first Christmas card, so I decided on going "clean and simple", and enjoyed it too. And of course these are one of my favourite Penny Black critters, I got them from here, at Sir Stampalot.

I made this to go into two challenges:-

Penny Black At Allsorts - September - Punch Away (snowflake border punch, two different snowflake punches), they also have a DT call at the moment too

Colour Create - challenge 53 - Red, Gold and White

My am I lost with out the kids, it is so quiet and I miss Bobby so much, he is enjoying school though. He has had a couple of accidents, yesterday he came home with two cuts on his fingers where he had trapped them in a door, poor little thing, but he's brave and it hasn't put him off in the slightest. At the moment he can't wait to get there.

Different story for my daughter Jodie though she had the cancer jab yesterday, totally mixed feelings for us, we discussed it and I had reasons against and reasons for it, after lots of talk we decided to let her have it.

So I have been trying to get around everyone's blog but finding it hard as there seems to be alot going on at the moment at home, and a few issues have cropped up with certain family members.

But i'm sure things will be resolved one way or another, and we can all get on with things. And I can get back to blogging properly, instead of stealing bits of time here and there.

Hope you are all well and not having as much rain as we are.

Happy crafting

Tracy x


brenda said...

Hi Tracy

Clean and simple looks very good, I really like it. The first one for the Christmas pile then, go.

Please Bobby is getting on OK at school, it's always a worry how they will settle.

Thank you for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

B x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
Clean, simple AND Beautiful. This card is gorgeous.
I am so sorry to hear you are in middle if things again. I hope things sort themselves out. I'm thinking of you.
Fiona x

john.matanda said...

Hi Tracy, This is a lovely card great feeling when you make a start on the christmas cards. I have managed two so far. I know what you mean about the cancer jab have just had the forms home from school for my daughter. A big decision. Hope things settle for you soon
Love Carol x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a beautiful card Tracy!
I so love your cute image and beautiful design!
So glad that Bobby is settling in so well despite his mishaps bless him. I too would definitely opt for the jab but everything is so hard trying to decide what to do isn't it. Hope that your family issues are sorted out soon. Take care.
kim x

Christa said...

I really love your "simple " card ! Less is more.........You have to help me with " cancer jab " ; I don't know what it is........ Love from Holland , Christa.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the 'clean and simple' look,Tracy... perfect for this xmas card....the first of many, I should think!!
So glad Bobby is settling in well.

Fleur said...

A fantastic card Tracy, children bring us so much joy, but we can't help but worry that what we are doing is for the best. I'm sure you made the right decision, I cried horribly in the surgery whem Mackenzie had her first MMR, it was at the height of the scare, they had to sit me down & although they are not supposed to influence you in away I think they felt that was their only option with me.
So glad I did it though.
Sorry for waffling LOL
Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, hope you will join us again, good luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mummylade said...

this is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for joining the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month.

Crystal said...

Tracy wow what a fabulous Holiday CAS card sweetie, love the long card design and that super SWEET image!!! The perfect color combo too!!! Great card!

Jules said...

Hi Tracy

Awww... this is super cute.

Love those Christmas Critters and your sweet sentiment.

Gorgeous layout and snowflakes too.

So this is the first of how many more Tracy? LOL!!!

Pleased to hear Bobby has settled well at school and hope all the other family issues sort themselves out quickly.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

chris said...

Hi Tracy Sounds like its all going on, kids eh who'd have em!! ME.
pleased bobby is ok, its a huge thing for them when they are so little.

your card is so gorgeous. love it. back soon love chris xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful CAS style card Tracy I love the embossed background which I always think adds a bit of extra class and that image is adorable.
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

I wish I could do your "simple" cards.
So glad that your son is enjoying school, its easier on us :)
I am not sure what the cancer jab is, I am assuming its a vaccine of some sort?

Mervi said...

This is so lovely card, Tracy. If I try clean and simple - I always put too much things to it, have to learn and try...
Thanks for your visit, hope all goes well at home, I'm well,except for I had to visit dentist yesterday and my mouth is still a little under anaesthetic,
<3 Mervi

pinky said...

Love your CAS card Tracy, definitley nice for a christmas card. Glad Bobby has settled well in school, but your right about a quiet house, make hay while the sun shines (or rain falls in your case lol). My daughter had that jab too, hope its for the best!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a beautiful CAS creation Tracy!! I so love the long and narrow design with the pretty colors and sweet image.

Kirsten said...

Hi Tracy stunning card love the embossing...x

Thanks for playing along with us this month at Penny black at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Jodi said...

Tracy, what a beautiful card you have created! Gorgeous! I am glad to hear that things are good for Bobby, and I do hope that things go well for your daughter too!!
Jodi =)

Pops x said...

Gorgeous sweetie i love the colours and the papers are fab, gorgeous image too big hugs love Pops x x x

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Tracy
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Tracy, love your CAS style and this adorable image.
Thinking of you sweetie.
Nicola -x-

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