Monday, November 18


I got a lot of 'work stuff' wrapped up over the weekend and with no release to prepare for next month I can now indulge in preparations for my favourite time of the year....CHRISTMAS!!!!  I have to admit I am in full holiday mode and I am super duper excited - bring on the Merry :D

Here's a card I made a few weeks ago and forgot about (I do that a lot lol)....

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Flower Arrangement' & 'Basic Chevrons' / Tools - Simon Says Stamp Die 'Thanks'

I'll be working on Christmas gifts for the children's (wonderful) teachers and teaching assistants today as well as compiling lists of the many things I have to do, make and buy before the big day (have I mentioned how much I love Christmas?!!)....happy days :D

Have a great week and huge apologies to those who think it's still far too early to get this excited lol xxx


Karen K said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Stephanie
Happy Birthday to you.

Wishing you a wonderful day and many more happy years to come.

Love K xx

PS Thanks for your beautiful card, it came today

k xxx

Gemma said...

Morning Stephanie...

Im not far behind you with feeling all christmassy sweetie, give it another week or so after o/h has finished his D.I.Y then i will be all excited, dec's will be out first week in december and the start of christmas movie month {yay!}...i canNOT wait for it to start!! {such a big kid when it comes to christmas!!} My kiddos love it thou hehehe

Anyhoo as for your card's stunning as always and love the colours :)

Going by Karen K message it must be your birthday...Happy Birthday Stephanie and hope your have a fabulous day, you so deserve it!!

hugs and xxx

Tracey said...

I am so looking forward to seeing your holiday crafty goodness Steph!! Love today's card! So pretty!! xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful card Stephanie, must have missed that set with the little flowers!!!! Can't wait to see your Christmas goodies for the teachers they are AMAZING. You'd love to be a teacher in that school just for your gifts. Do you sell / have a link to tutorials for your fancy gift boxes - not sure I've got the patience to make them but would love to see how they take shape? Have a fun day. Sarah x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ooooh! Just spotted it could be your birthday today ... have a fabulous day and don't work tooooo hard! x

Ted said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie! If today's your birthday (and heck, even if it's not) I wish you a wonderful day filled with all the things that make you joyful! :)

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the design and beautiful colours.
OOOOO Looks like it's your Birthday so ♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫ Lucky you cannot hear me sing! I hope you are having a wonderful day Stephanine.
It's so nice to hear someone else talk about how much they love Christmas - I do too even though my children are a bit older now it's still a really magical time.
Have fun!
Sue xx

Alanna said...

Super cute card and I don't think it's too early. I told my husband that I wanted to put up our tree yesterday.

cm said...

I'm already excited for Christmas, so your enthusiasm is most definitely wonderful! Keep it coming! Your card: gorgeous! I'm excited to see what you'll be making for the teachers and teaching assistants; hope you'll share, because I know they'll be stunning! Joining with the others to wish you a most happy, happy Happy Birthday!

Anita said...

Super card! Love the design and colours :)
Some one told me it's your birthday so, Happy birthday and many happy returns. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Overhere in the Netherlands first we celebrate Sinterklaas on december 5th and then it's on to Christmas. All children now below the age of 8 are very exited because Sinterklaas arrived from Spain last Saterday.
Hugs, Anita

Beverley said...

Awesome card & it's never too early to indulge in the Christmas spirit! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays today, with love & hugs Bev x

The Crafty Den said...

Really pretty card Steph. I love the mint green colour you've used. I'm bah humbug this year and cannot get into the swing of Christmas at all, haven't really started shopping yet! It's nice when you have little ones to get you wound up (although I suspect you wind them up lol!). Happy birthday sweet lady x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Stephanie I don't know how you can forget aBout it though! Looking forward to seeing what yo make for the teachers, you always do such stunning gifts. I love Christmas so much, have been trying Christmas recipes today soooooo excited! If it is your birthday then many happy returns! Susan x

Louise B said...

Beautiful card. My husband says once bonfire night is over, you can start preparing for Christmas!

Barb Ghig said...

I must be posting late...or maybe it takes too long for your posts to travel 'across the pond' ~ LOL! Either way, I'm sending you my happiest (belated) Birthday wishes, Stephanie!

And, it's not too early to get excited only comes around once a year, so enjoy it!

I really love your pretty card, too! The flowers are so sweet all in a row, and your design is lovely!

Marlou McAlees said...

I looove this card Steph!! hugs xx ♥

Cris said...

Love the card! Gorgeous colors! And I hope you had an awesome birthday! ;-)

jintyoo7 said...

LOL, anyone would think you love Christmas, Stephanie ;oP

Really pretty card!

ENJOY the season, you deserve it!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Oohhh I think I have missed this one great card and Happy, happy birthdat to you!!!!! As Anita told you we are first celebrating sinterklaas with lots of presents and then we are going into the christmasmood since I have been creating christmascards all year now I don't have the hectic to get cards done and can focus on the decoration of the home. Have a great week.