OCC Weekly Sketch Challenge

I am back after some “non-blogging” time, life has caught up with me over the past few weeks and unfortunately my blog has been the first thing to suffer!
As many of you know, my lovely Mum has been unwell for quite some time.  She recently spent three weeks in hospital, and was then transferred to a lovely nursing home, where she is being well looked after, for four weeks of respite care.  Things are certainly a lot easier for the rest of the family now that she is settled somewhere comfortable.

Stamping has continued though! 🙂 Stamping, cardmaking and scrapbooking are such a relaxing “therapy” for me, and is the time when I can sit quietly and digest and “work through” the difficult times, as well as the good ones.  So I do have quite a lot that I have been making but haven’t shared with you.

Today’s card is another Christmas card, although one a little different, in that it uses mostly non-Stampin’ Up! stuff.  I have a massive stash of ribbon which I want to start using, and this one is just a gorgeous colour and matches one of last years In Colours, Purely Pomegranate.  The card also uses this week’s sketch from Our Creative Corner.

Stamp Sets: None!!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate (retired), Certainly Celery

Accessories: Christmas Tree embossing Folder, Big Shot, Ribbon and clear flat back Rhinestones from my own stash.

I hope the lead up to Christmas is not too stressful for all of you, and that you have time to enjoy some Stampin’!
Chris

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

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