Saturday, 11 December 2010

Catch up time . .

Llife has been busy, hardly time to craft except for xmas cards and nearest and dearest's birthdays, am looking forward to post xmas then I am gonna indulge and do some journalling and perhaps some canvas work.  However  I do have a birthday card for a friends birthday, guess what age she is, LOL....
with flash
and without, quite a difference in colour, I prefer the more muted one.  Anyway started making this card and it went a bit different from what I was expecting, but I perservered and managed to bring it back to something OK, then gazing around my room for some further inspiration, and the birthday card Flutterby Crafter sent me in March caught my eye.  Embarasssingly it is Flutterby's bitrthday today and I have managed to miss it, so no card to send back. .  (bad friend).

Anyway hope you are all enjoying the lead up to xmas, I have managed to not buy one present or any food yet, a record I think.  In the time of having Credit cards I would start buying in September for the boys and not stop till xmas, then wonder why they had a mountain of presents to unwrap and I was in debt up to my eyeballs.  Having to buy what you can afford is not only enlightining (sp!) but is actually quite relaxing, as you cant just buy, because you've seen the perfect present, which then means you have to buy another present for the other one, which costs more, so then the other one needs another pressie and so it goes on and on.  All that disappears and so the stress of xmas does as well, I would recommend it.  My boys this year have asked for only  a few presents each, not totalling more than £50 (eldest) and £70 (youngest), bless them, wish I could buy them more, when you hear what other children get just in their stockings, but that's life and we will still have a great xmas.  Sorry that came from nowhere, but I would honestly recommend it.

Merry Christmas to you all.


Minxy said...

Your not the only one with a tight purse, been off work for about 3 months without pay so no present buying here either lol..
And anyway its not about the presents, its about being with the ones you love xx Great card BTW x

Paper Paradise said...

Love the card and love the fact that you can have a fantastic time at Christmas by 'being together with your family'. I fully agree. I have had my birthday today and the highlight was being together this evening with my family watching X Factor and enjoying a takeaway.....bliss. x

Deborah said...

Lovely card Pidd - a very discreet 50 on there. I approve :-) As for the present thingy, I think it's a good thing if people do reign back on excessive spending at Christmas (apart from on stollen - you can never buy too much of that, haha)- as you say, it's much less stressful.

Deborah said...

Oops! I meant free rein!