Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Pretty Poinsettia...PLUS... A Heads-Up

...now, shall I offer you some sunglasses?  I think it would help because my halo is a-shining brightly today you know!  Why?  Oh, just a small matter of me actually getting ALL the Christmas cards made and written - albeit most of them made and some of them bought - well, I set a goal, I got to the goal and then I spent a couple of hours writing the cards... and licking those chuffing envelopes... why can't they make envelope glue taste of cherries or something huh?  What with my lacerated tongue too!  It is marginally better... not 100% healed and I tried a packet of Cheesy Chester Cheeto's yesterday and had to stop and give it up as a bad job!  That's baaaad isn't it!


Anyways... being as I am halo polishing, it is also my intention to get the majority of the Christmas shop done today.  Oh yesh indeedily, I am going to don armour and a happy face *that may not last very long tho lol* and get as much as I can... so that on Christmas Eve, all I need to do is get veggies and milk.  A cunning plan indeedily - I just hope that no one else has the same idea lol     On with todays offering.   A card I made for my lovely in-laws... I usually make a card for them at Christmas and because I can, I use pearls and pretty stuff because Mum-in-Law loves things like that.  The poinsettia is my Spellbinders die that I bought last year, used once, stored away somewhere safe and couldn't find last month... and yep, you guessed, as soon as I didn't need it, I found it... in the Alterations storage tower... yep, that would make sense... storing dies with dies right?    The papers are Basic Grey I think... the cover has gone from the front of the book ... that is also probably somewhere safe!




Right... here's some news!   Tomorrow, for one day only, I will be running a special giveaway.  I will explain more on tomorrows post, suffice to say, it is a cracking giveaway and the reason it is for one day only is because I want the winner to get it before Christmas... does that give you any clues?  Aha, all will be revealed then so please do hop back over tomorrow.   I shall away now... I needs to get me some beauty sleep so I am properly rested in readiness for the Battle of Morrison's.... wish me luck, I may be some time!  Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

32 comments:

Claudine C. said...

Ohhh exciting, can't wait to see what it is.!! Your the best and I just love your blog. :)

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. Love that poinsettia. I have it too!
Will watch tomorrow!

EELS said...

Card is beautiful Hels, I really love the Poinsettia it looks kinda shimmery.
Elaine

Redanne said...

Hels, your card for your in-laws is stunning, love all the pearly bits. I got all excited thinking you would be on TV again, but a lovely surprise is nearly as good.... good luck with the shopping today. Hugs, Anne x

Kathryn said...

Aw that's lovely x glad ya tongue is on the mend xx

Maggie said...

Fab card Hels....I will be doing battle at same shop today.....Ho Ho Ho!!

Carole Z said...

I know a few others have said it before me, but your card is absolutely stunning...hope you get all your shopping done and can't wait to find out what your surprise is tomorrow! Carole Z X

Netrix said...

Couldn't eat all your Cheetos??? Oh dear tongue must be bad :( feel for ya, nothing worse than a sore tongue - hope it improves a little every day.
Your inlaws are going to be chuffed to bits with their pretty card.
X

Lesley Thomas said...

Pretty card. I love the papers you used, and well done for finding the dies. You are a terrible tease, I'll be back tomorrow to see what you were on about.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Your card for your in-laws is gorgeous, I love the colours of papers and the poinsettia die is one of my favourites, I use it a lot, absolutely lovely.
Well done, for getting all your cards sorted. I hope you have a good day shopping today, I don't envy you ha ha !! Whilst I'm ill Graham has been doing all the food shopping, he's such an angel.
Oh no!!, you had to give up on your Cheesy Chester Cheeto's, your tongue needs to get better real soon ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Can't wait for tomorrow now, you are such a tease ........... xx

Barb Cady said...

Thats a really cunning plan, wish I could join you at Morrisons and then put tne old feet up on Christmas eve! Unfortuately have to go and earn a crust of bread, but I will be thinking of you! The card is lush indeedily, they will love it. Just to say incase you wondered why I hadnt blogged it, my prize giveaway has not arrived yet, must be caught up in Santa's sack, be sure I will show it on my blog when it arrives! Thank you hon, take care in the shoping frenzie. Hugs xx

Buttons said...

Here's hoping you are recovered enough to enjoy Cheesy Cheetos and all the rest of your Christmas nosh by the 25th. You've really gone through some highs and lows again this year.
Love your cards - so elegant and so you. Well done for persevering and hurrah you found your die!
Looking forward to your surprise tomorrow. Hugs, Jenny x

darcydaydream said...

Stunning card, the in-laws will love it. I love that die..so many uses not just at Crimbo. Good luck at Morrisons, I braved Tesco yesterday but have succumbed to the t'internet for the main bulk. Will be watching tomorrow excitedly!.

Christine in Essex

val jones said...

Hi Hels. You're mum in law is going to be so happy to get that card.
WOW can't wait for the surprise.

Val in Spain xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card! Good luck with the shopping.

Helen said...

Well good luck with Morrisons.... hope they have more tills than my store The card is fab and I shall return tomorrow!

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, love this card the colours are great
I'm sure they will love it, good luck
with your xmas shopping I hope
I'm finished but there is always
something at the last minute will
definately be back tomorrow to check
post I don't always send a comment
but I do check everyday. Nancydxx

nannapat said...

Lovely card Hels - they'll love it I'm sure. What a tease you are . . 24 hours is a long time to have us sitting on the edge of our seats! Pat x

Ger said...

A gorgeous card! Have fun shopping. Ger x

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card Hels, i have this die too, it's one of my favourites.

Aquarius said...

They will love this gorgeous card - great that you found that die, love it. Fab patterned paper too. Good luck with the shopping.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, beautiful card, im sure she will love it, love the shimmery poinsettia. Congats on getting all your cards done. Emma

Rita said...

What a beautiful card Hels. I love those papers. Hugs Rita xx

Artyjen said...

Don't envy the Morrisons run!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Joanne said...

That is the most beautiful card ever. I've been doing the Morrisons shop for days now. For some reason, they are selling boxes of wine that are only partly full!!!!!!!!!!
xx

Li'l Pidge said...

Yes, I have the same cunning plan for Christmas eve!

Tomorrow eh....ooh....will defoo pop back then

kyla

Minxy said...

Beautiful card, love the poinsettias {now i need that set, dame you} xx

rachel said...

beautiful card Hels - really fab xx

Stamping in Pink said...

just three more to make, a few more to write and post then I'm done too!
this is one real stunner of a card. the outlaws are going to love it!
thankfully DH does the shopping these days and all we've to do is pick up the meat, veg, bread and milk!!!
sounds like you're going to be pulling a cracker! be careful shopping and rest loads after Karen x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Pretty card your in laws will love it. Well done you getting the cards done and written. X

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You always make me chuckle...and I've needed it this season, as I've lost one of my very best friends to cancer. So, thanks for the smile. See you tomorrow. Cheerio!

butterfly said...

Good luck with Morrisons... and I do hope your lacerated tongue recovers in time for the Christmas feast you're about to go and battle so hard for!!
Alison xx

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