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Monday, 24 December 2012

Last card before Christmas - and a horrible discovery

Afternoon all, somewhere amongst all my last minute scampering around, I found time on Saturday to make a card for the current Winter Wonderland challenge of Wish Upon A Star and it seems right to be posting it on Christmas Eve.

Painted her with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
I'm not happy with the window, I should have taken more time to tidy that up
Papers are Dovecraft Back To Basics and Kaisercraft
And of course good old Nestabilities

In a pre-Christmas tidying frenzy I made a horrible discovery - as most of you know, I craft in our conservatory in a limited space, so there is quite a lot of stuff on the floor in boxes.  Today I discovered that my cardboard box full of paper pads, mostly Basic Grey, has been ruined by damp.  The box is on the tiled floor nearest the outside door so I don't know if we have a leak, or if it is condensation - but I've had to thrown most of them out (about 20 pads).  Somewhat miffed, but nothing I can do about it now.  Bugger.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I trust that as you have all been nice this year (you have, haven't you?) that Santa will visit you tonight!

Hugs, Sxx


Pink Dandelion said...

Bugger indeed!! I think I'd be crying if I had to throw all mine away. Super Christmas card,your window looks fine.
Wishing you, Mr Toad and Vince a very Happy Christmas. Debs xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh no, how annoying having to through away all that paper.
Your card is gorgeous Squirrel. I love that image and your colouring is wonderful.
I hope you have a fabulous Christmas
Hugs Sue

theCook said...

Oh no, I would so much hate to throw paper away, especially Basic Grey since it's my favorite brand... However they do have a thing for "worn" paper, so maybe not all is ruined? I'm thinking vintage cards...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Firstly what a bummer with your paper hun, that would really upset me. Secondly what a gorgeous card and yes very appropriate day to post. Have a wonderful time. Hope Santa brings you some lovely nuts to eat or have you already squirreled some away, lol!

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhh, I am so sorry about your papaer! I love basic grey! That would be heartbreaking!

Could you gradually build up a supply of plastic bins...maybe even just those large everyday ones...not specifically for papercrafts? Don't know if that would help with condensation but if it was a leak it would.

Merry Christmasy and I hope that Santa brings lots of new crafty supplies to help ease the shock of your Basic Grey paper loss.


O dear Squirrel how annoying for you but your card is gorgeous and beautiful and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013
Love and Hugs
Dianne xx :)

Tanya said...

Aww, I'm so sorry about your discovery Squirrel :( I guess the only silver lining is that you have an excuse to buy lots of new things to replace them now, right?

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, and looking forward to seeing loads of your lovely work next year :)

Tags xx

Ardilla said...

What a beautiful card!!!!!
I really sorry what had happen to your papers :(
I wish you a merry Christmas,


Lorraine said...

Oh no... definitely a 'bugger!'
Gorgeous card, and thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Happy Christmas
Lorraine x

Mary J said...

Adorable card, Squirrel! Sorry to hear about the damp :(

Happy Christmas to you sweetie!

Mary x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love that sweet image. Think if I get my DT card made this week I'll be doing well!

How awful losing all that DP. I think most of us would cry about that but as you say nothing you can do about it now.

Merry Christmas to you and yours Squirrel.

Kat xx

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.i love the stunning sweet image, so sorry to hear about your papers hun :(
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

OMG what a catastrophe having to throw papers away...hugs
Beautiful card, what's wrong with the window? :o)
Jackie xx

cebelica said...

Oh my, that's terrible. :(

Your card is gorgeous. I love this image. Isn't it just too cute?

I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas! Hugs! xx

Whisper said...

Gorgeous sweet card hun and i'm not surprised you were miffed about your papers, as i would be too !!.

Happy Christmas and thanks for all your fabby comments on my blog this year, Luv Sam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have it on good authority that Santa likes naughty little girls (heh heh heh [dirty laughter]). Love your card, very wintery and seasonal appropriate. And about your paper.... oh I weep for you. That breaks my heart. A moment of silence for your loss.

I had a huge stash of homemade paper (not made by me, but that style) that I never used because I was afraid my card wouldn't be good enough or the recipient wouldn't appreciate it enough. Anyway, pretty much the same thing happened to me and I had to toss it all. It made me realize that it was sooo much better to use it period even if my card didn't do the paper justice or the person didn't understand how special the paper was than to toss it out unused. I'm not saying you were hoarding your paper, just saying.... been there, done that, cried the tears.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi 'S', so sorry to hear all your papers have been ruined. It sounds like condensation to me.

This card is so gorgeous and was lovely to post it on Christmas Eve.

I hope you had a great time on Christmas Day and can I take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year.


Vicky said...

Oh sweetie that is awful, I would be totally gutted hun. I'm so sorry about your discovery sweetie.
Hope you had a lovely christmas with your family sweetie, hope santie brought you new papers.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous interpretation of our theme, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
hope you had a great Xmas and wishing you a fabulous New Year
Kate xx

Mau xx said...

Oh dear what a loss!!! I hope Santa brought you something nice to make up for your papers.
Love the card, the image is wonderful!
Best Wishes for 2013 to you and the family xxxxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Pauline C said...

Hi Squirrel what a beautiful Christmas card and OMG what an awful thing with the paper - such a discovery must have made your stomach churn. Hope you are being consoled by your new playthings eg. the Grand Calibur ...
Pauline x

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