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Day 10: That's shiny ;)

So, I got side-tracked off my Twelve Days of Christmas Cards postings.   I got distracted on Friday by taking one kid to the doctor because of an endless cough and a little bout of stomach flu.  No worries, I'd have the weekend to catch up, right?

I was SO excited to have a weekend with "nothing" going on.  No parties, no places to go, no big errands to run.  I had a breakfast date with my son and then my lovely father-in-law arrived.  He not only brought us winter tires and put them on the car (THANK YOU, THANK YOU!), he took the kids away for a few hours!


That's shiny!

Okay, so put aside stamping for a bit...let's go Christmas shopping for the kids and out for lunch.  It was great, we went to our favourite Indian place, then across the street to our favourite toy store and topped it off with a yummy holiday drink before heading home.

I fully planned on capping off my wonderful day by spending the late afternoon and evening stamping and watching a movie with my husband.

Cue the stomach flu!


I'm beginning to feel myself again and got stamping again this evening.   I turned to CAS -- Colours and Sketches and The Paper Players for colour and sketch inspiration for today's Christmas card:

I LOVE this colour combination and the sketch is so versatile.

That's shiny!

 The Metallic Silver (Encore) ink adds a little bit of "shininess" to the tree in the forefront as well as the Letterpress Winter snowflakes in the background.  Here's a better look at it:

Use Encore Silver ink to add some texture to your Christmas trees
Happy Stampin'!

Click here to see Day Nine of the Twelve Days of Christmas Cards.


  1. What a shame your lovely day was spoilt by flu- hope you are feeling better now. Great card - I really need to get that stamp set, it's been calling to me and your card just reminded me! Thanks for joining in this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

  2. Oh, too bad you got sick, but I hope you've recovered! Love your little favorite set this season! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  3. I love the blues for Christmas...such a pretty card! thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  4. So pretty! Love those big silver snowflakes in the background. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players Laura, and I hope you're feeling better!

  5. Ooooh, sparkl-y! Love the way the snowflake dangles from the ribbon and all the silver is gorgeous! Great use of the sketch...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!


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