Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Ho Ho Ho !


I really think H's school is loosing the plot !! - yesterday he came home with a note about making and decorating a cupcake or making a christmas decoration for the school fete on Friday night ??, when last night he was swimming, tonight and thursday he's at after school care and Wednesday it is late night shopping in our village and they want the children to meet up at 6pm and sing - when they think he's supposed to have time to do it, i really don't know - i could do it, but then that's not the idea of it and i hate it, when kids go in with something they have made and it clearly shows they have played no part in creating it at all !!!

Today's image is taken from a PB Transparent Set ' Candy Cane Wishes', i bought from The Glitter Pot last year and although i have a couple of Santa's i rather thought this one would look good with the Echo Park - 'Merry Christmas' papers, the sentiment is 'Cuddly Buddly' and punched edge 'Stampin Up'.

Today's Card And Challenges :

ABC Christmas - where they are up to 'X for X Marks The Spot'

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

Christmas Cards All Year Round - where Decembers Challenge is 'Santa'

One Stop Craft - where Challenge No: 207 is 'Christmas For The Boys'

Sketch Saturday - where they are up to Sketch No: 236

Bearly Mine - where Challenge No: 64 is 'Santa Is On His Way'

Image - Penny Black - 'Taken from Transparent Set Candy Cane Wishes'
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Papers - Echo Park - 'Merry Christmas
Distressed - Tim Holtz - 'Peeled Paint'
Twine from stash
Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


tilly said...

Flippin Heck........ I would struggle with a week like that let alone the children!!!

A super card and the papers do compliment the image

kay said...

Yep madhouse this time of year and trying to fit in plays,parents evenings also is not great so I sympathise with you. Your card is fab though,x

downrightcrafty said...

great creation and fabulous use of your Santa, thank you for sharing it with us this week at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sam. I love the santa and the fabulous papers.
It sounds like H has a busy week!
Lorraine x

brenda said...

I often think the same about schools Sam, at times they seem to be on another planet.

Really like how you cleverly combined all the different patterns here to make a really pretty festive card.

Sorry not been by for a bit, flu really got to me last week.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The things they expect kids to do nowadays. Gorgeous card, love the layout.

Vicky said...

Super as always Sam...and you are so right...the schools ask to much from the little ones this time of year...and the parents too...!

take care and big hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

Fab card Sam, love the image and great traditional papers. Hugs, Claire x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A bit more warning from the school wouldn't have gone a miss would it .. .. there is so much to cram in on the run up to Christmas.

Great card by the way. Love the traditional colours.

Hope you have a good day.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so stunning sam.love your santa and gorgeous papers.
schools expect far too much.jack has up to 3 pieces of homework on a friday plus his reading book and they expect it back on a monday.really annoys me.

xx coops xx

tiggertastic said...

lovely papers and i really like the papers

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sam :-) Very cute Santa and the papers and layout are FAB :-)

I used to dread this time of year when the kids were young, school concerts and fetes and having to make costumes at a minutes notice ,, ! I miss it now tho :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challege :-)
Lols x x x

Annette said...

Lovely card, and I hope you managed to get your cupcake made!!! A bit more warning would have been nice!!
My blog : Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Dot said...

Sweet card and great layout,I love the image and the traditional papers.
Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hope to see you wednesday for our, y for.... challenge,
greetings Dorte