Sunday, 31 October 2010

Jolly Holidays

Afternoon everyone, what a dark one it is! I know the clocks altered last night, but still it seems darker than normal.

Yesterday I posted that we had delayed our trip to Alton Towers until later in the month when the rides may be quieter. However, we made a spur of the moment decision to go to Blackpool Pleasure Beach yesterday! The weather wasn't too kind, there were some really heavy downpours during the afternoon, but they didn't last too long, and didn't spoil the fun. After having a late evening meal and a drive through the Illuminations, we finally arrived home at 1am!!

Needless to say we gave the Big One a miss - much to Leanne's disappointment :-)

After seeing all the bright lights, thoughts turned to Christmas in the car and the kind of presents etc that Santa would bring. Which leads me nicely on to this afternoon's card. My class next week will be using the Delightful Decorations set and I have been busing prepping.

As I know my ladies view my blog, I shall be leaving the surprise of what we will be making until Saturday, so I thought I would share with you a card that I created playing around with the stamp sets and paper. Although I have been sweating it out for Very Vanilla to arrive, I was a little crafty (as you probably all are too) and used the packing card from the 12x12 paper set to stamp on to.

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper: Jolly Holiday
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Punch: Ornament Extra Large, 3/4" Circle
Silver Elastic Cord

Do you have any plans for Halloween? Leanne likes to get into the spirit by carving the pumpkin and getting dressed up. I'm a little too tired tonight to be crimping all of that hair again! Of course, there will be lots of little ghouls knocking on doors, so we have a big tub of sweets ready (which is not a good idea when I've got a very sweet tooth!)

I hope your evening isn't too scary!!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Brill card Becki - wish I had this set !
    Julie x

  2. There weren't enough little spooks to come and eat all my sweeties either.......BAD news for my teeth and my ever expanding waistline!What waistline????

    You are very good at thos crafting mallarky Becki:)

  3. thanks ladies for your lovely comments. Jean I have to say there were plenty of little ghouls knocking on our door, unfortunately I had bought enough sweets for the entire village - so guess who is eating them all up :-)

  4. We don't do trick or treating in our family but we all go out for a slap-up meal instead so I'm not doing well on the waistline front either! Great card Becki - lovely colours, lovely paper and I love your silver bows on the baubles.