Claudia & Co

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Good Morning!

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!

Stamps: Claudia & Company 'Party Time Piper', There She Goes'Snow Days'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Really Rust, Regal Rose, Certain Celery, Cool Caribbean, More Mustard, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Black Soot'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, PTI Kraft Cardstock, PP - Basic Grey 'Curio' Collection
Access: PTI Eyelet Lace Trim, Spellbinders Labels One Nestibilities, Adhesive Rhinestones, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


KimCreate said...

Another really pretty card! The curio paper is nice. Like how you colored the hair black, it really coordinates with the rest of the card.

Gabriela said...

Your husband is certainly handy and smart! How he ever figured out the root cause of the oven problem and fixed it is beyond me. Go Sandra's Husband! I too adore Yorkshire pudding and that's exactly what my DH makes on Christmas day along with a standing rib roast. Simply Divine, dah-ling. And I know yours will be too. Merry Christmas to you three.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! That is quite a feast you are doing for Christmas eve!! Sounds so very yummy. We usually do a prime rib roast for Christmas eve and Turkey for Christmas day. This year because of dietary restrictions for some of the people at our table we'll be have leg of lamb for Christmas eve and the Christmas day dinner will be very similar to our Thanksgiving dinner. I love it all!

And I love your beautiful card. Great job on the black hair!!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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