Thursday, 12 January 2012

A little bit of Humphrey

Happy New Year to you all.  Christmas and New Year are all over for the time being but in no time at all we will be starting thinking about it all over again.  My resolution this year has been to make at least one Christmas card each week from now until December so that  I don't end up in such a mad flap at the end of the year!!  So far, I have made 6 cards and I do intend to try and continue as I have begun - watch this space!!!!  We all have good intentions don't we at the start of the year and I have said this very same thing at the beginning of other years but have never actually started so I am a little further forward this year - fingers crossed!  

Christmas in our family was very hectic as usual but then it is so much fun and I do love the Christmas season.  We took a trip to the Christmas Markets in Dortmund this year and it was amazing!!  We have never been before and it really has to be experienced to appreciate it fully.  Whilst I was glad of the unusually milder weather, we did miss not seeing any snow - but then I would only have complained about the cold and worried about slipping etc since I am such a wimp when it comes to snow and ice.  The atmosphere was wonderful and so was the Gluhwein!!!  We would definitely go again.  

The shopping in Dortmund is incredible and I have never seen so many pairs of boots of all types - every shoe shop, and there were loads, only seemed to stock boots with just a few pairs of shoes.    Obvious really they do usually have bad weather!  Naturally it was necessary (for research purposes) that I purchase a pair and they are the most comfortable I have ever had.  I suppose with so many types being available there is a lot of competition and standards need to be high.  Anyway, we were all 'shopped out'  by the time we got back and although the purpose of the trip was to buy Christmas presents for the family but we did not bring any back!!!  Unfortunately we will have to try again next year!!!

Like most people I did not have a lot of time over the Christmas period for crafting but have soon slipped back into it since returning to work.  The card shown above was based on a sketch challenge at and is my entry.  Once again I have used the lovely Humphrey stamped image from Crafters Companion which was coloured with Copics, the pink paper is from a Fizzy Moon paper pack and the rest are from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the die is a Spellbinders Nestability circle.

I am also entering this card in the Crafter's Companion Love is in the Air challenge.

Off now to make some more cards so see you soon.