Saturday, 29 November 2008

TAG YOU'RE IT! Snow is falling......

....Gosh! I hope not!!!.... but at least the germs haven't multiplied.....a couple of days ago i thought i was getting the dreaded lurgy that seems to be doing the rounds......thankfully it has decided not to stay!! :) The challenge this week over at TYI is a snowy theme.......
For this design i used my new Nestabilitie Labels 2 die to cut the base for my Tag. I love these new dies, and tried to get Labels 1 as well, but it sold so quickly!!!
The little stamped image is DeNami from a set of three that i have. The letter and the swirls were cut with my Cricut machine from Base Camp & Joys of the Season, and i've added some Mainstays crystal glitter to sparkle them up!

I've seen this sentiment used many times on cards and it made me smile, so i printed it with the PC as i don't have the stamp for it! The ribbon was given to me by my friend Margaret, and the brad is from stash.

I hope my little tag makes you smile today!.........thanks for popping in.....see you soon ;-D
Carol x


...........and this week...we are dreaming of a WHITE (and splash of pink Christmas!) I would love you to design a card which includes white mostly (ie: snow, snowmen etc ) and also a little splash of pink somewhere on the card. :)

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card for Jane's dare this week, sometimes it's good to try different ideas.............

For this design i decided to use my slightly neglected :( Cricut machine to cut the elements for my card.
The snowflakes and swirls are from Joys of the Season, and the large and small letters are Base Camp.For the frame of the letter S, i used my'Pink Sherbet' paint dabber, and the snowflakes and letter have had the glamour dust treatment. I have also added some Papermania adhesive stones for a little extra bling!

My camera really didn't like this card!!! it kept trying to do weird things as i was taking the pictures, but this was the best of the bunch! I've captured some of the sparkle, but it looks so much prettier off camera!!

Carol x

Thursday, 27 November 2008


Just a really quick post today as i have a really sore throat and my head feels like it's going to pop!!!!!

Another great sketch from Tamara this week, and here is my design......

The papers are Basic Grey from the Urban Prairie 12 x 12 collection, gorgeous summery colours and beautiful patterns! The acetate butterfly is from Craftwork Cards and has been given the Cuttlebug treatment with the 'script texture folder and backed with another of the BG papers. I used the gems to hide the glue! and the antennae is fine leather twine.
Sentiment is American Crafts 'Thickers' and Adornit Tiny Etched Natural stickers.

It would be great if you could play along this week...... you may get your card in the gallery and be sure to link up your work so we can all come and see! :)

Just to say..... if i am missing for a day or two it means the germs have got me!!! but hopefully i will be back real soon!

Thanks for popping in today.....Hugs ;-D

Carol x

Monday, 24 November 2008


A brand new CD 'Funky Daze', has just been launched over at Funky Hand, so hurry on over and order your copy now! As well as all the fabulous backing papers and extras on the CD there is also a whole section on word books! now instead of just having what the shops decide to offer.... you can now make your own to say exactly what you want with papers suitable for male and female....young or old!....... Brilliant idea Anice :)

Here are some cards i made in preparation for the launch.....
If you would like to see some more ways to use this fabulous new CD, then hop on over to the site....... and check out the blogs of all my team mates.......we are here to inspire you :)

Hugs ;-D
Carol x

Sunday, 23 November 2008

TAG YOU'RE IT! A Sketch....

I'm catching up again with my Tag making, and this week there is a great sketch over at Tag You're It, so how could i resist!"Wot no Basic Grey!"............... this time.... i decided to use some of the other lucious papers that i own!!

These are from the fab Cosmo Cricket 'Be Good' collection. I've used this gorgeous image again from Paper Inspirations, but this time i've 'distressed' it up a bit with a Colorbox cats eye in Creamy Brown. I covered a chipboard oval in some of the paper, and the sentiment is HOTP stamped with Adirondack 'Espresso' The ribbon is also CC but from the 'Cogsmo' collection, although it does blend in rather well with this line too! ;-)

Happy Sunday to get the dinner prepared.......stew & dumplings today! Yum :)

Hugs ;-D
Carol x


Happy Birthday dear Enfys, Happy Birthday to you!

I have to apologise to the lovely Enfys, whose Birthday is TODAY! for not sending her card across the pond........ but it is here instead!!! Sometimes i am very unorganised, and leave things till the last minute.......consequently, the card never got posted!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day.....sending BIG BIRTHDAY HUGS

Carol x

Saturday, 22 November 2008

AN AWARD.....and a **TOOT**...........

Firstly i have to thank the lovely Kath for my latest award...........
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Kath has given eight of us on the Funky Hand DT this little it's going to be harder to choose my eight, but here goes............

Carol, Dawn, Debby, Linda, Lynsey, Tasha, Heather, Francien
Hope you all continue to 'be crafty' and also be kind enough to pass this on to eight more lovely bloggy friends!

Now that little job is done......i am chuffed to say that my Christmas Tag has been accepted into the Basic Grey gallery! *toot* If you would like to take a peep, it's here I'm sure by now you know how much i love their products, i love it when they accept something and it makes cutting up all those gorgeous papers worthwhile........... Hugs ;-D

Carol x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

SKETCHES! by Tamara....#71

I am loving being a part of Tamara's Card Design Team over at Sketches! :) the sketches are so easy to work with and there are no 'unusual' requirements.......... we get the sketch, we make a card...simple and easy, and i like to think i'm flying the flag a bit for the U.K. as the only British member of the team!For my design today i used this cute stocking image from The Artful Stamper. I stamped them firstly onto the Basic Grey paper and then again on some plain white card. The ones from the white card have been watercoloured and then decoupaged onto the first image and are raised on dimensionals. The 'furry' tops have had some white liquid applique added and then some glamour dust for a little bit of sparkle :)

All papers are Basic Grey from the 'Fruitcake' collection and the sentiment is from an acrylic set by HOTP. Twine from stash!

Why not play along with us this week, and don't forget to link up your cards so we can all come and check out your work :)

Thanks for popping in today..........Hugs...... ;-D

Carol x

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Another guest challenger this week, and an unusual technique for Cuttlebug Challenge #8. The very talented Eva has set the challenge this week for a 'crayon resist' on your project or card.
You can find a tutorial for this technique here.

Mel's tutorial is easy to follow and she has some fab examples of it on her blog.
I had several 'try outs' ! :) before i settled on this one, the others were not quite right somehow, i think i tried some weird colour combinations! so they ended up looking a bit muddy :)

My design uses a dark green wax crayon(borrowed from my GD's colouring box!) on top of the embossed white cardstock, then with a paintbrush i have added some undiluted 'Lettuce' Alcohol ink over the entire piece. I used a Nestabilitie die to cut the aperture once everything was dry.

The pink card base is Bazzill, paper Hydrangeas are Prima and i've used my Inkssentials pen for the dotty doodling! Birthday candle and ribbon are from my stash.

If you try this technique, be sure to link up so that we can all come and see your work.........thanks for stopping by today.....see you soon ;-D

Carol x

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Oooh it's been a while since i have joined in with the challenge over at Tag You're It!, but this week is Kath's i could not miss this one! Kath is my teamie over at Funky Hand :) and has set the challenge of Red & Green.
Not only is it a nuisance having to take photo's in artificial lighting, but does anyone know the secret of how to make the Bling Ping!!!.........there is some lovely glamour dust on my heart, but sadly does not show too well........if you know the answer, let me know :)

My tag is made from scraps of Basic Grey papers from the 'Fruitcake' collection. The rub-ons and button are also BG. The chipboard heart was a gift with an order, which i've painted with 'Lettuce' paint dabber and sparkled up with some glamour dust, and the ribbon and twine are from my stash.

Thanks for popping in today, enjoy your Tuesday! ;-D

Saturday, 15 November 2008

DCM Birds, Birds, Birds

The challenge over at Daring Card Makers this week is Birds, Birds, Birds.......Now, a friend of mine Lynne was kind enough to allow me to borrow this gorgeous stamp so that i would have some stamped out ready for future use. However, i wasn't aware that i would find it so difficult to watercolour!!
I have completely messed up on this one, and then tried to correct it by adding some highlights with my Inkssentials pen, and it's just gone from bad to worse!!.......onto the details........

The image is 'Four Little Birds' by Stamps Happen, papers are Basic Grey 'Fruitcake', organza ribbon, flower and little bird house button are from stash, and i've also used my Fiskars 'Elegance' border punch.

I also had a little visitor today who loves to join in with a bit of cardmaking, she is especially fond of glue!!! and loves to stick punched shapes onto cards!......and here is one she made earlier........
Designed by Danielle Rose Houghton
aged 3
(Grandma punched out the shapes and helped me write Mummy!)

Thanks so much for popping in today, i hope to see you soon :)

Carol x

Friday, 14 November 2008


A colour challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday.....Red & Green. Now this just shouts Christmas to me......whilst i love all the unusual colours for Christmas cards that i'm starting to see around, i am a traditional girl at heart and always tend to revert to the classic colour schemes for my designs.
Cute little image from Penny Black called 'Stocking Treat'...stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks, cut out using Nestabilities and the Cuttlebug. The sentiment is Hero Arts, such a useful stamp that can be used in many ways.

Papers are Basic Grey(now there's a suprise!!) from the Fruitcake 12 x 12 collection, along with some Bazzill cardstock. Ribbon, button and twine from stash.

I have been rather neglecting my SCS gallery of late :( I have 'met' some lovely ladies over there, and it's a fab place to go for inspiration in abundance, tutorials and much i am going to try and update more regularly from now on, and to join in with some of their challenges and sketches this space ;-D

Thanks for popping in today........back soon :)

Carol x

Thursday, 13 November 2008


Time again to show you another design for Sketches! by Tamara......these Thursday's roll around pretty quickly ;-D
I adore this image that i've used on my design today :) it's from Paper Inspirations and simply stamped with Adirondack 'Espresso onto white card. The paper is Basic Grey from the 'Figgy' 6 x 6 pad matted onto some Bazzill. I cut my aperture using a Woodware punch and then made it slightly larger by tearing away some more paper, until my image was showing through nicely. I inked up the torn areas with a Dk Brown Colorbox cats eye

I also used another punch for the tiny snowflakes and the centres are Swarovski crystals. The ribbon is from a roll i picked up at a show, (sorry don't know the brand!) and the sentiment has no manufacturer on it either :(

The other DT girls have done a fab selection, why not scoot over and take a peep!

Thanks for your time today :) .....see you soon!

Carol x

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY Dawny's Sketch #2

Didn't manage to get around to last week's challenge over at Papertake!, but this week has another fab sketch by the equally fab Dawny P.......and there are some gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps donated by the very talented Katharina ..............can you resist?.........i don't think so........

Picture is not great...i know, but i tried it under my daylight lamp and although it works o.k. i still prefer to take photo's of my cards with a 'real' i am at work from 9 till 5! it's not easy.....any light in the morning is not brilliant and it's pitch black when i get home!!

For this design i've used a versatile stamp from DeNami, stamped with Adirondack 'Cranberry' onto matt white card. I've added a few little gems and layered up onto some Basic Grey papers, 'Figgy Pudding' and 'Urban Prairie'. As the image is a sentiment, i went for an embellishment in the corner instead, made up of ribbon and leather twine from stash, Prima flower and BG button.

I hope you can nip in tomorrow and see my DT card for Sketches!'s sweet and simple!

Carol x


Time to announce the winner of Carol's Sketch Fun #6........only 4 entries this time round.....and the random number generator picked ......number 1 !!! That was...................


Congratulations Sue! Please e-mail me your postal address so that i can get your prize sent out to you :)

I would like to say Thank You to the other ladies that joined in this time, and to look out for my next sketch in the New Year......... I'll keep you posted!! ;-D

Carol x


This week at Cuttlebug Challenge we would like to welcome Robin Willis as guest designer! The challenge Robin has set, is to create a card or project by embossing on a die cut.

For my design today i chose to use one of the stocking cuts(my favourite one!) from the Cricut Christmas Cheer cartridge. I cut my stocking from Basic Grey 'Wassail' papers at 4.5 inches, normal cut, and then popped the plain part through the D'Vine Swirl embossing folder. I added some Colorbox chalk ink to the embossing to make it pop a bit more.

Other papers used are also Basic Grey 'Figgy' and 'Fruitcake' collections, star brad, eyelets, and ribbon are from my stash. Sentiment is HOTP, and i used a small circle punch to cut the corners on the mat!

I hope lots of you will join in this week..................................Thank You to Robin for the challenge.....i think i will be embossing more die cuts from now on!! Pop over and check the rest of the DT for some inspiring stuff!

Thanks for visiting my little crafty nook........i'll see you soon :)

Carol x

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


Somehow i am still finding a little time to join in with a few of the sketch challenges that all the fabulous blogs are offering........i love sketches!! and Sketch Saturday have another for us this week, and a gorgeous stamp for the winner! The DT cards are very inspiring, as are the entries so far........a true feast for the eyes :)

For my design today i wanted to try something other than watercolouring.....this is a resist technique acheived by stamping your image onto glossy card with Versamark, and then dry off with a heat gun. When it's dry i add Distress ink with a cotton wool ball (you have to be really quick, otherwise you get streaky bits!) and then 'polish' with a clean ball to get the image to pop.

The image i've used is Penny Black 'Youthful' from the brush flower collection. Papers are HOTP, that i've had for aaaaages, along with some black Bazzill, Making Memories ribbon and some Kanban 'Bling'. Sentiment stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White.

I run my workshop this evening, so won't have much time to blog hop and look at all your gorgeous cards, but there's always tomorrow! ;-D

Thanks for your visit, see you soon :)
Carol x
p.s. i have a sketch challenge at the moment, till tomorrow at 8pm, with a BG paper pad for the winner!

Monday, 10 November 2008

A TAG.............and a Cheesecake!!

There wasn't much time to create after my family had left last night, however i did make this little tag with some scraps!

There's just no stopping me, i'm so hooked on playing about with paper & stamps etc, all the spare minutes here and there are spoken for!!
This tag was made with little scraps of Basic Grey, Wassail, Figgy and even some Fruitcake, i just cannot bear to throw away even the tiny bits, and they do come in handy for things like this :)
As you can see i even Cuttlebugged the little stocking, and added some ink to give it some depth.........not sure who's present it's going on yet though!

If you don't like Cheesecake, or....if you are feeling hungry.....don't look down!!!!!

This fabulous creation was made for dessert yesterday gorgeous husband Andy!!! The kids have even started calling him Jamie :) he has taken to cooking a lot more recently and makes the best soups i've ever tasted and some yummy dinners.........which leaves me more time for the important things.......... like playing around with paper!!!!!

Hope your mouth isn't watering too much ;-D

Carol x

Sunday, 9 November 2008


I made two cards last night...... my DT card for Sketches!on Thursday, all done and dusted and ready to e-mail, and this one for the great sketch by Kristine at Friday Sketchers.

It was a brilliant sketch to work with and this time i have used some of the other gorgeous papers in my ever growing stash!!

The papers on this design today are some that i have had since last year from HOTP, all contained in a tear out book called Cardmakers Ultimate Christmas Pack, which is brimming with lovely papers and elements, and even some vellum.
The cute little Hedgie is Penny Black which is watercoloured with Distress inks.He's framed by a covered slide mount(not done this for ages!) and another of the papers. The stars are Bazzill, Just the Edge with some doodling added, flowers are Prima and the holly is from an Anna Griffin box set from QVC!

Off now to get my DT card done for Cuttlebug Challenges for Wednesday, and then start doing the veggies and stuff for dinner..........only six of us today!!!

See you soon...........have a great Sunday ;-D

Carol x

Saturday, 8 November 2008


This week over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge the requirement is 'Sentiment Only' no images allowed. Well.... this great challenge has allowed me to use my very favourite PB sentiment on this design................
These beautiful words are stamped onto some white Bazzill using 'Cranberry' Adirondack ink and then cut and embossed using my Nestabilities. The patterned paper is Basic Grey from the 'Black Tie' collection called 'Diamante' and the burgundy cardstock is also Bazzill.
The flowers and snowflake are from Prima, and the gorgeous ribbon was given to me by my friend Margaret, i've also used my McGill pine punch(now broken :( sniff, sniff !!) and the little flower gem is from my stash.

The design team cards are wonderful, you must pop over and take a look!
Thanks for popping in today.........see you soon :)

Take Care
Carol x

Friday, 7 November 2008


I have made two cards using my current sketch, but as mentioned earlier this week i could only show you one of them as the other was for a special lady for her Birthday! This is the other.........

The very lovely KATH STEWART is 60 TODAY!

Kath, i hope you have a wonderful Birthday, i just wish i could come and give you a big bithday hug, and say a big thank you for making me smile everyday!

I hope this little card makes you smile, and you know what they say.......................'There's many a good tune played on an old Fiddle' ;-D

Enjoy your day........Love Carol x

card was made using papers and elements from Basic Grey 'Urban Prairie' collection, felt flower is Making Memories, some Kanban bling gems, and a pine punch by McGill.

Thursday, 6 November 2008


Wow, three posts in one day! i think that must be a record for me :)

For this design i chose to use the lovely sketch by Jacqueline over at Friday Sketchers.

I have a 'scraps' box of card that i pop bits and pieces into when i have been using my Cricut machine, so that when i need a shape or something, i look in there first....and this is where i found my oval!

I used some Adirondack ink in Lettuce and Pesto, and a Dove brush to colour my oval. I then stamped this little tree image from Paper Inspirations with a Colorbox cats eye in dark brown and added some Platinum Stickles for a bit of sparkle.
The papers i've used are Basic Grey 'figgy pudding', gems are Kanban 'Bling' and i also found this little Making Memories page pebble in amongst my Christmas stuff! The ribbons and jumbo brad are from stash.

My Christmas card box is building up quite nicely now! thanks to all you lovely ladies that provide us with all these fab sketches and challenges to work makes it all more fun :)

Thanks for your time today......i do appreciate your visits, and if you like what you see, then leave me a note so i can come and visit you too! Have a great Friday! and i'll see you soon ;-D

Carol x

HOUSE MOUSE & FRIENDS....Monday Challenge #12

A bit of a different challenge this week in the form of A RECIPE!.....ribbon, two buttons, felt and a scalloped edge!! It's been a while since i last entered, and somehow i've got myself more organised at the moment so i'm not constantly chasing my tail.....i have missed these gorgeous critters! :)It's so hard to get a decent photo now the summer has passed!

This cute image is stamped onto watercolour paper and then coloured with Distress inks and a water favourite way of colouring in :)

I am sure someone out there knows the name of this stamp, maybe you could let me know.... a lovely lady called Sandra who attends my workshops ordered a load of new stamps from America and very kindly let me have a bit of a 'stamp fest', so i have loads of them ready to go, but i don't have the titles!!

Papers are Basic Grey 'Wassail' 6 x 6, along with a portion of Bazzill 'just the edge' which has been doodled with my Inkssentials pen. Prima poinsettia, Making Memories buttons, and the felt ric-rac is Papermania, the rub-on sentiment is by Letraset and ribbon and twine from stash!

Thanks for popping in today, take care and i'll see you soon ;-D............Carol x

SKETCHES! by Tamara #69

Thursday means a couple of things to me.......time to reveal my DT creation for the fab new sketch by Tamara, and the's only two days to the weekend ;-D

I've used some more gorgeous 'Wassail' papers for this design, and really just allowed the beautiful things in this collection to speak for themselves!!

All papers are from the 6 x 6 pad , along with some complimentary Bazzill cardstock. The embellishments are a mixture of chip sticker shapes, and cardstock stickers from the 12 x 12 pack, and my fave white paint dabber has been used to edge the papers for a bit of a 'snowy' look :)
I hope you get time to play along this week, and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT to see what they've been up to! I would love to come and visit you to see how you play it!

Bye for now...........Carol x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


It's time again for the Cuttlebug Challenge! # 6 already, and this week there is a sketch to work from :) by Scrapfreak. I do enjoy working from a sketch and i love to see all the different ways that we all use them.For my card today i have used the technique of inking the embossing folder before putting the cardstock inside to emboss. It gives a very pleasing effect, and is really easy to do! I brayer my ink onto the underside of the printed half, the smoothest part and then place my card inside and run through the bug. I always use Adirondack ink, but i guess others would work too :)

My embossed piece was cut into squares, and then mounted onto some black Bazzill. The butterflies are a Woodware punch and i've added some sparkle with Glamour Dust. The sentiment is a rub-on by Stampin Up, ribbon from stash!
I would love to see what YOU do with the sketch, so if you decide to play then let me know......i love to hop around and see what you've all been up to!!

Carol x


As promised i am here again with another of my sketches! A little quirky for CSF#6, really not sure where the ideas for these sketches come from! there must be a tiny part of my creative side that is coming out in sketch form ;-D

I have actually made two cards using my sketch, but at the moment i can only show you one! The other is for a special lady(i'm sure you know her very well!) who has a special Birthday on Friday..........and i think she pops over here most days, so i will show you that one on Friday!!

As you will notice i have flipped the sketch for this card, and of course you can do that too if you wish :)
Papers are of course my beloved Basic Grey 'Wassail'......i did mention that you would be seeing a lot of cards made with these gorgeous papers! (I have plenty!!) The chipboard swirl is Maya Road(love them) glittered with glamour dust and a couple of Cuttlebug snowflakes layered up! Bling is Kanban and lettering is Doodlebug 'loopy lou'.................Onto the prize!

A 6 x 6 pad of Basic Grey 'Urban Prairie'..........i do hope you play along......winner will be randomly drawn at 8pm on Wednesday 12th November......Good Luck !

Entry from Margaret via e-mail
Design by Margaret Carr..............Gorgeous!!!!

Monday, 3 November 2008


Doing the happy dance.....wooohooo! My wreath card is in the Basic Grey Gallery.....even more chuffed now :)


I was up to my usual Sunday activities for the brood :) so no new cards to show today......however i do have a couple of sneaky peeks of my DT work, which will of course be revealed on Wednesday for Cuttlebug Challenges and Thursday for Sketches! by Tamara.

TWO fab sketches to work from this week! and we all love a good sketch don't we? I do hope you can play along with them :) And yes................that is more fabby 'Wassail' goodies that you see!

I will also be giving you my sketch #6 on Wednesday, maybe you would like to have a go at Carol's Sketch Fun, not sure what the prize will be yet as i haven't decided. If you would like to see past sketches and prizes, just check my blog archive, and maybe you will be tempted ;-D
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my recent stuff, it makes my day!

Sunday, 2 November 2008


How can it be that someone like me, a Basic Grey addict!! has never managed up till now to create something for the Basic Grey Challenges? Well....... at last i have :) The challenge this week is Christmas, and having received my first lot of 'Wassail' goodies, i could not wait to get started with them!
Every time BG bring out a new line, and especially the Christmas collection i seem to go into overdrive, i find it so easy to design cards using their fabulous papers and elements, everything is so easy to use and i don't have a problem 'cutting' the papers like i used to! When i first started this blog i just used to get them out and look at them, i had a real problem cutting them up!!! but thankfully that is in the past :)

Anyway..... this design uses papers from the 6 x 6 pad and a couple of pieces from the chip sticker pack( i only ordered one of theses...i may have to get another!) The inner 'pine' wreath was made with my McGill pine punch, which i am loving at the moment! Grosgrain ribbon and jingle bell from stash. (bell originally from John Lewis)

Thanks for visiting today, enjoy your Sunday ;-D

Saturday, 1 November 2008


It's sketch #23 over at Sketch Saturday which has been provided this week by Coco. However, it is my first time designing a card using one of their sketches and i thoroughly enjoyed myself!
I have used some papers and elements from the gorgeous Basic Grey 2008 Christmas collection 'Wassail'. They excel themselves every time they bring out a new collection, and i am so hooked on their products i just love to spread them all out on my table and see what evolves, and each time i say "Oh i think this one is my favourite".......until the next arrives!!

The papers are from the 6 x 6 pad and the gorgeous bauble is a chip sticker. I've also used a Ranger paint dabber in Snow Cap to enhance the edges of my circles which were all cut with my Cricut machine and the George cartridge.The swirly stamp is also BG from last years set 'Santa Baby' and the Dec 25 is from the 'North Pole' set, also last year! Ric Rac and jute from my stash.

Thanks for popping in today, i'll see you soon :)
Carol x