Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy B'day to my MIL and some Christmas Thoughts




Hi Blogging Beauties,

My first day of holidays today and I feel exhausted!!
I think everything has been catching up with me.
I thought I would blog these cards I made for my Mother-in-law's birthday a few weeks ago.
She has three kids so I made a card from each one of them.
I tried to make them all different.

In the first card (green and black) I used papers and accessories from Kaisercraft Chapter One, with a Manorhouse flower and some bling.


The second one I used papers from Kaisercraft Le Chateur collection, some white alphabet stickers and some Kaisercraft aqua flowers.  Then I added a swirl, some lace, ribbon and a string of pearls from my stash.



The last card was made of purple scraps (purple is Barb's fave colour) and a big Manor House flower.  This is a picture of Barb opening one of her presents we got her.  She really liked the cards and the presents and said she felt very spoilt so that was good!!!



I would like to enter these cards in the Southern Girls Challenge - Let's Celebrate!

I am off to get my hair cut and coloured this afternoon and hope to fit in a little Chrissie shopping too.  I still have quite a few presents to purchase.  If I recover in energy I hope to put my tree up.  I have been feeling very slack in not getting it up yet.  I am kind of a bit bored with my tree and decorations.  Does anyone else get that feeling...like they would like to revamp their Christmas colour scheme??  Yesterday I was talking to a lady who said her theme for this Christmas is purple and silver and so she bought a new white tree to match.  Then she bought reindeer antlers for everyone to wear at Christmas and spray painted them silver.  It sounded so fresh and delicious to me...and got me thinking do I need a little revamp?
Last night I worked on a Pinterest album of Christmas and found some lovely inspirational pictures.  You can check them out here if you are interested.
Then I started thinking about a few Christmas thoughts...

...is Christmas all about "the perfect tree" or "the perfect colour scheme" 
...does this really matter...
and then I started thinking what does Christmas really mean to me??? 

(Deep I know!)  I am working on a little brainstormed list...
Ben and I talked about it too...he thought that people going to such effort like this lady would make for such a magical and memorial day...
What do you think???
What does Christmas mean to you???
I am keen to know.

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Alicia xx
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