Sunday, 29 November 2009

Answer amnesty, blog break and Christmas card

I've had a few days where I've deliberately cut back on the time I've spent on the computer. It's been good. After some practice, I've been able to confidently recognise The Children and The Doctor, even in a crowd. We've been eating proper meals. I've spent time with friends. Yes, it's been good.

BUT it means I haven't been able to keep on top of replying to your lovely comments or returning visits to your lovely blogs, which is a shame :-( Please know that I have read, enjoyed and appreciated every comment, and I may well have visited your blog but just not had time to comment. I will catch up with you all, it just may take a while. Thanks for your patience xx

I did manage to make a Christmas card last night - in fact, I made quite a few! This particular one is for Something Completely Different:



The 'rules' were to use green and red, and to include a snowman. My little snowman consists of two pearlised buttons and two black ones and a scrap of red ribbon.



He's mounted on two different kinds of green handmade paper (not handmade by me, I hasten to add!) and the whole lot is on a green base card. Hope you like him - I think he's kinda cute :-)

Not long till that train leaves!! Don't forget - 4pm GMT on 30th November. But which year? That is the question.... See you then ;-)

16 comments:

The Scrappy Tree said...

Awesome use of buttons! :)

Gayle

Clair said...

Glad you've managed to have some quality time with the family. Was lovely to see you on Friday - even though we didn't get any crafting done!

Love the cute card x

Grethic said...

Great card, I like the icy quality of the pearl buttons

mise said...

What if The Children and The Doctor had their own blogs, so that you could leave comments for them? Would that sort out the balance?

Kim said...

adorable card. love the snowman!

Sian said...

I love the idea of a snowman made from buttons! Good idea to take a bit of a break from the computer too..I think I probably need to remind my lot what mum looks like as well x

Lynda said...

Love your snowman! And using buttons.. never would have thought of that.

Maria Ontiveros said...

He is very cute! Great use of buttons. My tip for taking a break from the computer is to line up some autoposts for my blog, so I can ignore it for several days.
Rinda

melody said...

now that is one funky snowman! love it chickie! great take on the challenge this week

scrappyjacky said...

Love the idea of using buttons that way.
Computers have a nasty habit of taking over your life...they need to be reminded sometines that they don't control the on/off button......yet!!

Lizzie said...

The snowman card is sweet!

Don't worry about the comments issue - we all have the problem of balance and Computer Time can take over your life if you let it!

LOL recognising Husband and Children after practice...

The Scrapping Edge said...

Great use of buttons and I love the concept of a something different card.

Amy said...

Very cute Mel - I'll await the train .... won't be there to see a live departure :-(

Liberty :) said...

That is really lovely! I think I like this idea of cutting back on the computer. I lose too much of my day on here :/

Dawn said...

Striking card - love thw simplicity and cute snowman..

Thanks for joining us again on SCD

DAwn

Laura said...

Great snowman. Love the simplicity. Fantastic