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Friday, 15 October 2010

away in the manger......

today i am showing ~yes another christmas card ~just love these lili of the valley stamps , they are just soooooooooooo cute!!!
used the fab sketch over on CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS#82
CHRISTMAS BLOG (WINTER WONDERLAND) ~ "GIVE IT A VINTAGE LOOK"
THE SECRET CRAFTER#104 ~"DISTRESSING"
ABC ~ "F IS FOR FLOWERS" ......... all links on my left sidebar

used basic grey and papermania papers, liliof the valley xmas stamp, martha stewart corner punch, elzybels wording stamp, quickutz poinsettia dies. glitter and gems from my stash.



below is a pic of my two boys, (lewis ~ being silly~ ) ~ aaron (13) has now started back at school after us taking him out of his old school back in May, as he was being badly bullied ~he started a new school yesterday(thursday) and just loves it!!! worth all the travelling and buying new uniform etc ~just to see him smile again!! ~so proud of him facing a new school and being with lots of new teenagers, new routines etc!!!

hope you have a good weekend and find plenty to smile about!!!



18 comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Vanessa, this is so exquisite!! I love the details and colors!! The boys are so sweet too!! :) HUGS

Annie said...

such an adorable nativity card - I love the LOTV stamps too but haven't got this one .. .. yet! and great that Aaron is enjoying his new school, you must be so relieved and happy.
enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

Debi said...

What a beautfiul adorable nativity card! YOu did an amazing job on it. Beautiful colors, pattern paper, adn embellishing.

Your boys are so cute. I am so thirlled that Aaron loves his new school and it sounds like all is going to be well with his school year. I know you are so happy and proud of him!!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Vanessa and your kids are so cute. Hope all goes well for Aaron and he settles in nicely. He has that exact same smile as my Daniel.
Clairexx

coops said...

stunning card nessy.beautiful image and i love your fab layout and colours.
great pic of your sons, both handsome boys.i`m pleased your son is settling into his new school :D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Nessy
gorgeous card, I love this image and have it, not the easiest to colour lol...
Nice pic of your boys, hope your little chap is happy in his new school , we changed Sam at 7 and it's the best thing we ever did, he is now at the same school in the 6form doing A levels.
takecare. janex

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

about the postie, no, not heard that , Bob is at work on over time, bad news , hope the poor man is ok. janex

Victoria said...

wow fab card so glad A is happier at his new school.

The song is from the levelling the land album in 1990/91 so I was 15/16 and a little indie chick.

Thank you for joining us on ABC the image is coloured beautifully xxx

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun, Great work with my sketch :) Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Donna said...

Fabulous card Nessy, I love the sweet image and fab colours you have used together...such a sweet card :) Donna x

She said...

Lovely card Nessy and that piccy of your boys is FAB! S x

Wendy Colledge said...

Fabby card Nessy and super sweet boys! I hope Aaron will enjoy his new school too hun! I saw your comment over at Marcea's blog and I'm posting a little tutorial on my blog on how to add a video to your blog. xx

bumblebee creations said...

I am sooooo Happy to hear you have finally found a school for your kiddo! It makes life so much easier to know they are comfortable where they are at! Congrats-and what a super cute photo!
Love the card--so pretty!

Rica said...

Hi Vanessa, gorgeous card, love that adorable LOTV image, fantastic punching and distressing.
So happy that Aaron is happy and loving his new school - yes worth all the time, money and effort!!
hugs Heather xx

angel4031 said...

wow this is stunning, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! xx

downrightcrafty said...

Oh I jus tlove the colours used on this adorable card and yes I agree the image is beautiful, love the vintage feel you have added which perfectly meets our theme this week at Winter Wonderland, hope you will join us for the next challenge too
Hugs Kate xx

Mina said...

that is one of my all time bugs...I hate Bullies in any shape or form and was badly bullied at school myself...good for you for doing something about your sons bullying Vanessa...Im so pleased he likes his new school tell him hes a very brave fella from me please...I love that LOTV image on your gorgeous christmas card too
Mina xxx

HappyExpressions said...

super cute!