Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Are you all set for Christmas Day? I've been preparing for Christmas Eve dinner at my house and the other night we had a minor setback. Our gas oven decided not to work! How does one cook a rib roast in an oven that doesn't work?! One doesn't! So The Man worked his magic and got the stove to work again! Yay! Now Christmas Eve dinner is back on and I'm psyched! I'm making a potato and leek soup for starters, then a rib roast, glazed carrots, squash and Yorkshire pudding for mains, and cherry cheesecake to finish the meal off. I haven't had Yorkshire pudding since I moved to the US over 10 years ago, so it's going to be a real treat for me! What are your favorite Christmas dishes? I'd love to hear them!
Today's card is one I had some fun with! Fun papers and a funky layout really put me to the test with this one!
I have so enjoyed coloring up these Puddle Jumpers, as has my little Ray of Sunshine! We like nothing better than to color in our art room together. While making this card, Syd insisted I color her hair black, so I obliged. :)
I colored up Party Time Piper with my reinkers and aquapainter brush and cut her out using some small precision scissors. I also did the same thing with the present thats included in the stamp set. The layout is this week's Friday Sketchers #133 layout. For the panel beneath Piper, I cut a piece of kraft cardstock with the Labels One nestie and matted it with some black and more kraft cardstock. Then I sponged the edges with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and machine stitchedd them together. I can't resist adding more sparkle to a card, so I spritzed the panel with Pearl Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. Each panel was sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink and machine stitched to black cardstock. The horizontal strip across the bottom of the card was made with Papertrey Ink's eyelet lace trim using more of that gorgeous Curio paper from Basic Grey.
Have you heard the exciting news?! DieCutsRUS is changing it's name! On January 1st, they will officially be known as Claudia and Company! It's a name you know and love so the change won't be a hard one to wrap your head around! :) You can sign up for the new Claudia And Company newsletter to receive regular updates and heads up on all the sales. Head over to the webstore now and sign yourself up!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!