When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Saturday, 22 October 2011

While I listen....

to the radio I thought I'd better post something!

It's Saturday so you know what that means in my My beloved Bristol Rovers are away at Burton Albion today, I would've loved to have visited the Pirelli Stadium, but it just isn't always possible to do what we want, is it? So I've got Radio Bristol on ready to listen to the match commentary.  Keith Brookman, editor of the Rovers programme, and therefore my editor when I write my articles, commentates alongside someone from the radio so it's always fun to listen in and I often tell Keith what I think of his commentary!

While I enjoy going to matches I do love these type of Saturdays at home, radio on, crafting away.  Today I need to plan a few cards I've been asked to make.  I enjoy the whole preparation side of card making, it doesn't just happen sometimes and I spend ages going through images and styles trying to decide what to use. Other times I just know straight away what to use.

This week I've been planning and preparing my own 'special' Christmas cards.  These are the 2 I've made for my nieces.

I've used the new SWALK winter stamps combined with papers I already had. I bought the buttons from my local shop, I saw them and just had to have them!

This year I opted for traditional colours for the girls, but I hope I've managed to create a fresh young feel to them with my paper choices and design.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the weekend.
Take care Zo x


Paula said...

Both beautiful cards, your colouring is gorgeous! Paula :)

coops said...

fanbulous cards zoe.the images are gorgeous and i love your traditional colours and fab designs :D

xx coops xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Your Niece's will love these. both cards are gorgeous, I like the images and designs.
Kevin xx