Apparently, today was the day when millions of people go online to do their Christmas shopping, I was not one of them. I can’t seem to get my head around the fact that Christmas is in just over two weeks. Having said that, I did go into Maidstone on Saturday & managed to buy some gifts before it got too busy, I also ordered a few things online. I have made no cards for family or friends & that really has to be sorted by the end of the week. It’s stupid to make excuses, but I’m convinced the rotten weather has a lot to do with my lethargy & procrastination; it’s so depressing & has gone on for too long! Last year I thought about getting a lightbox, but didn’t, this year I think it would be a very good idea.
The best part of being in town on Saturday was listening to the Salvation Army brass band play carols outside M&S, all that was needed was some snow to make the scene perfect. In an attempt to get into the Christmas spirit I’m reading Jostein Gaarder’s ‘The Christmas Mystery’; the story of a boy & his adventures with an advent calendar. I first read it years ago & I highly recommend it to young & old.
The pics of the cards I have managed to make are still in my camera. I hereby promise myself that I will upload them this week. I also promise myself that I will make at least four cards tomorrow. It’s crazy wasting time like this, especially when I have so many ideas in my head. I’ve been looking at Tim Holtz’ blog, where he is doing twelve days of Christmas tags; they are gorgeous & his work is always so inspirational.
I think my cardmaking is going to be changing; I’m becoming much more interested in vintage images & distressing techniques. I also have some ideas for creating my own images – not something I ever thought would be possible a few years ago! It must have something to do with all the art exhibitions I’ve been seeing recently. So, as someone once said, watch this space!
Until next time, love & light.