Wednesday, December 29, 2010

and so that was Christmas...

I hope everyone had a good one and Santa was good to you....

I worked Boxing Day but its been so lovely have time off since.

Thought id better show a pic of Lucy's darling Christmas tree with some special ornaments making their way onto it, all red and white this year...we went minimal and au natural this year.....i love it especially when the sunlights streaming thru the window and the aircons on so all the decorations are twinkling and moving about.

it has developed a bit of lean lol

I dropped off the blog radar well before the big day as i was busy making more pockets. I wont bore you with them all but will show you some of the pretty details....

i love the big flower on this one , ill share how i did this later , i want to do some more experimenting.

I sent off a heap of parcels two weeks before Christmas but they were delayed with the snow and are just filtering through now. Sorry peeps....hope they wont be much longer.

On Monday i made some atc's for the first time in ages, it was lovely to sit down and play catch up, only about 5 to go now for Inkurable Stampers lol


They aren't quite as dark in real life...

This one i made so i could practice painting faces, this is very new to me but i do love painting these little whimsies...takes me forever i might add and so much harder to do at atc size.
Mythical Creatures

And the only new years resolution i am making is to catch up my challenges that i started this year. Other than that, i hope you all have a Happy New Years.

Here's to your good health and happiness and stay safe on the roads.........


Jacky said...

You're getting in early with New Years greetings....Happy New Year to you and yours too! Hope it's a happy and healthy one.

Looks like you had a lot of fun with the embellishments on your pockets. Beautiful, you must have an amazing stash.

Jacky xox

p.s. the a la naturel Christmas tree looked lovely!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wonder where you were Jen!
Love Lucy's minimal tree :)
Oh, haven't you been busy with those pockets!! Absolutely stunning and so different! I adore the wing embellishment you made and love the flower on the last one! You have used some beautiful images :)
Fabby arches! Wow at the Mermaid!I'm playing catch up too! I think I've got 1 or 2 left to do? must try and do them before 2010 finishes!!
Wishing you and yours a Happy and peaceful 2011, and I hope it brings you everything you wish for!!
Jan x

Margaret said...

Blimey you've been busy!! fab fab pockets! I thought of you yesterday as I bought a big box of discount Xmas balls to get the metal tops! now what to do with the balls??!!
Fab arches, great colours!
Have a great start to 2011!
PS our postie still trudging thru the snow complaining all the way poor love!

Ro Bruhn said...

Happy New year to you. Your pockets look fabulous, I love the jewels. Your Christmas tree was pretty special too.

jenny said...

Oh Jen, Lucy's little tree is beautiful... love seeing more of your Christmas pockets too... and wonderful ATC's... especially love your mermaid, her face is so sweet...
I even made a couple tonight...the first time in a long while... catch up tomorrow :)))

Jenny x

Sherry Edwards said...

The little tree looks beautiful! It's so strange to hear you speak of sunlight and aircon when here in the UK we've had freezing temperatures and snow (which thankfully has all thawed out now).

I never tire of seeing your beautiful pockets.

Love your face paintings too - so pretty!

Wishing you a Happy New and creative Year xx

~*~Patty S said...

you are always up to such fun and I am inspired by what you make and share Jen!

your tree is delightful and I got such a great visual with your aircon description too

Love all you've created...the mermaid is wonderful too!

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours in 2011!
So glad we've "met" dear one!

Oxana said...

Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, my dear blog friend!
I love all your embellishments!
Many hugs

Lesley said...

Oh Jen, sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. Love the tree and your pockets are darling. I made a few for gifties and really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing your how-to's with us.
Have a Happy New Years and here's to another year of great creativity and friendship.
Lovely Les x0

Lesley said...

Forgot to say, Love your blog and your mermaid is so cute. I want to play and try to do some whimsy faces might be a good creative challenge for me for 2011. Know where I can get some hints and tips? Willowing maybe?

Rossylalah said...

Happy New Year Jen! My new years resolutions is the same as yours! I am hoping to do more on the creative front. Love your new blog. Peace and Happiness!

Diane said...

Hi Jen!
Love your pockets & your ATC's...especially the jazz one.
Wishing you all the best in 2011!
xoxoxo Diane

Vicky said...

Hi Jen, gorgeous Christmas tree! & your arches & pockets are so beautiful too... thanks for dropping by my blog, I just wanted to wish you a very fun & creative New Year :)

Jill B (jilleebee) said...

Happy New Year! Everything looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing x

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Jen - Just wanted to say thanks for my welcome back to blogging (couldn't find your email address). Love this post by the way - it's a marathon!!

Marcy said...

Just amamzing bits of arty loveliness!!! I do so love the ATCs and I agree fine painting detail in ATC size is time consuming although I cant talk My record is 20 hours on just one! LOL Have a Happy new year I hope your girl get home to you with plenty of wonderful adventure to talk about and plenty of pictures to captivate! :)