Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A Purrrfect Wreath !

Now I`m not one to usually be so organized but this year I was determined to get a head start with my Christmas cards instead of waiting until the last minute like I usually do. So I had a play with my new Penny Black Christmas stamps that I got recently from Sir Stampalot. This is one from the set " Christmas Friends "

I`ve coloured with distress inks and used a Martha Stewart punch and Tim Holtz coredinations card for the holly, the nestie is labels ten and the paper is Fancy Pants. The scallop border punch is EK Success and the greeting and scallop circle are SU.
I love these little creatures especially the cats, this one reminds me of my Tessie when she was a kitten, always swinging on the Chrissy decorations LOL!

I`d like to enter this in the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge, this time around it`s "Get ahead for Christmas" which is exactly what I`m trying to do!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, bye for now and happy crafting xxx

p.s. I saw this on Fleur`s blog and thought it would be fun to play along,
the A - Z of me : -

A. Age: 42
B. Bed size: Double
C. Chore that you hate: Ironing
D. Dogs: used to have an alsatian/labrador cross called Tammy and a Jack Russell called Becky
E. Essential start to your day: Tea, not worth a damn before my first cuppa!
F. Favorite color: Sky Blue
G. Gold or Silver: Silver.
I. Instruments you play: Have played violin, clarinet, recorder, guitar and piano
J. Job title: Jack of all trades, master of none !!
K. Kids: none
L. Live: Spalding
M. Mother’s name: Nancy
N. Nicknames: Sussie by my family ( my best friend Sally calls me Mara !)
O. Overnight hospital stays: 1
P. Pet peeves: Bigotry, lateness, people who push in queues.
Q. Quote from a movie: " How do you like your Steak Sir " " Just knock it`s horns of wipe it`s ass and stick it on the plate son !" ( can`t remember the movie though !)
R. Right or left handed: Right mostly but a lot of things ambidextrous

S. Siblings: 1 brother 2 step brothers 1 step sister

U. Underwear: Big enough to cover essentials but NOT Bridgette Jones size !!

V. Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts YUK !!

W. What makes you run late: I hate being late and hate people who are late so never !

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Chest, legs and foot.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Stroganoff and Lasagne

Z. Zoo animal: Tigers, my favourtite animals of all time.

Have a play along too !


  1. gorgeous!!! Love the holly leaves! Hugs Juls

  2. Super cute card Sara and love the holly have yet to use mine but will soon lol
    Hugs Louise xx

  3. This is fabulous Sara! I love the way you have used the holly punch - very creative.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Clare x

  4. Hello Sara, lovely to see you at PB @ A.

    And with a super Crimbo card so beautifully laid out, those holly leaves really add so much to the card and draw the eye to the image.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  5. Oh this is fantastic Sara, love the holly border and your fab colouring.

    Thanks for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts.


  6. Such a stunning card Sara. I love the layout and the holly leaves. What a great idea.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck in the prize draw.


  7. Hi! Sara this is very lovely,a real cutie and your colours/colouring are perfect-adore all of the holly too.
    hugs Lou.xx


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