Thursday, 19 November 2009

......and so it begins!






Yep, its officially started! Christmas that is....the last couple of days have seen me making a start on wrapping pressies and making lists of what still needs to be bought( which really is too much for the amount of money in the Christmas pressie purse!) I sat down earlier with a nice cup of tea....a festive bacon butty lol....and a bag of bits and bobs, some of which are going in stockings...oh yes and I had some Christmas music on just for good measure( well it all helps doesn't it!)



Tomorrow I am off out with my lovely hubby for the day, we are hoping to pretty much finish the pressie shopping, but to be honest I am just really looking forwards to having some one to one time with my man! So watch out Crawley, here we come!






I have also made a start on some Christmas cards. I like this one apart from her cheeks, I just CANNOT get the cheeks right and all the girls seem to end up looking like they have contracted mumps or some such nasty disease LOL!










I have discovered today that we can now get Promarkers at my most very favourite stash shop Cardinal Colours http://www.cardinalcolours.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=175






so I am now trying my hardest to sweet talk my hubby into getting Santa to bring me this set...




What do you reckon my chances are?...............

6 comments:

  1. Good luck Anita getting your promarkers - I have not tried them yet - I wonder if they will be better than the derwent watercolour pencils that I currently use. I can't afford a new addiction!

    Love the Christmas card.

    Enjoy your Christmas shopping tomorrow.

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  2. Fingers crossed Santa reads your blog :) Not started the wrapping yet, though the parcels are nearly got....ds1 emailed his wishlist to santa last night (Santa had emailed to ask for it lol ;)). A great card, practise with the cheeks....have to asked Karen as she is a Tilda lover and may have a trick up her sleeve :)

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  3. Hi Anita
    I can't believe you're at the present wrapping stage!! Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow with your man± I like your card despite the cheeks - I think you're too hard on yourself. Good news re the Promarker pens. Must have a look see on Jill's website. xxx

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  4. Thanks girls :)
    Finished nearly all the shopping now ;), but my feet are STILL killing me. It was a lot busier over there than what I expected too. Have been moving the lounge around today and sorting out lots of bits and have made space for our christmas tree :), not that its going up yet, no way, but its a job less to have to worry about......I am just off out now to Sainsburys to do some shopping....yuk!

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  5. Yep doing the cheeks is the most difficult bit and I am not sure how you would do them using markers. I use a watercolour pencil and I put the tiniest spot of dark pink on and then loads of water so that it just looks like a hint of blush - but sometimes it doesn't go right and they look like a clown or if they have a raging temperature.

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  6. LOL about the raging temp Karen. That card was actually done with a water brush, I think thats prob why it spread so far.....have done a couple more over the weekend and used my Promarkers and they look a lot better, thanks for the tips tho :)

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