Wednesday, 12 October 2011


I suppose I could, (or possibly even should), apologise yet again for my recent lack of blogging prowess ... for not visiting all the beautiful blogs on my favourites list ... for not being able to admire and drool over the eye candy on show ... for not leaving as many comments as I wanted to ... BUT to be honest, the simple fact is that I just haven't got the same time to devote to blogging as I used to and that's just how it is!   
So rather than apologising for circumstances beyond my control ... for being too busy and my general lack of spare time, (which would be a waste of both my limited time and yours), I shall just condense my recent Bah! Humbug! DT examples into one single post, hope that someone will pop by to read what I've hurriedly written and leave it at that.  Take a deep breath and run with me.
Challenge 38 asked for a familiar favourite of crafters worldwide, in the form of Rudolph/Reindeer.   I opted for a simple gatefold card decorated with a lovely paper from my stash, (which I think was a Dovecraft pack from a couple of years ago), and tied with a length of silver ribbon.

Challenge 39 involved incorporating Nativity into our projects and surprisingly, the DT came up with similar ideas, but the end results were all completely different.  Take a look HERE and you'll see what I mean.
I stamped a silhouette image and mounted it onto a larger panel of black card, tied a wide satin ribbon and diamante clasp on the right and then adhered the whole thing to a white DL card blank.

Challenge 40  which is our current challenge, has been extremely popular, with oodles of entries sprinkling Christmas sparkle everywhere after we asked for Glitz and Glitter ... although I suspect the super prize on offer spurred many into joining in.   Whatever the reason for the extra numbers this week, my DT example is beginning to look rather insipid by comparison to some of the fabulous creations I've seen so far. 
But despite this, I stand by my decision to use pink teamed with black and silver on the basis that it has a fairly modern look, coupled with plenty of sparkle which is almost considered essential for Christmas by most of us crafty critters.

Hmmmmm ... looking back there's not a lot of condensing happening is there lol? ... but it's time for me to cut'n'run as there's the small matter of work to get up for tomorrow morning and sleeping in is NOT an option!
Nighty-night ... sleep tight ... and enjoy the rest of your week, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

PS: Thanks for visiting ... and please don't worry or feel guilty if you haven't got time to leave a message ... I absolutely understand. xxx


Aquarius said...

Good to hear from you Max and these cards are all great for the various challenges. Sometimes LIFE just gets in the way of some of the fun things so no need to apologise. Take care

Susan.... said...

Morning Max,
l completely understand your 'racing against the clock' l have found myself in the same situation this year !
lovely, creative makes as per usual..Hope you and all the family are well..take care !
Susan x

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Max. Like you I have so many commitments I fear I will get trapped someday. Glad your OK and its something that happens in life. Hugs Rita xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Yeh, I know. I feel the same. Can't keep up with EVERYTHING! Beautiful cards though, hon! xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

Max, ya gotta tell me. For the current challenge have you bagged up snowman, reindeer and penguin POOP? LOL Too cute! xxD

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous cards Max. Your lack of blogging is perfectly understandable. We all have lots of more important things to deal with
Beryl x

Ruth said...

As always you have made beautiful cards. I, too, understand about a lack of time for blogging.

KAT said...

I adore the pink black and silver !
- KAT -

Ann said...

oh Max I was hoping you had posted your latest so I could tell you how absolutely fabulous your card is. I love that stamp - how did you manage to sneak it home without me stamping some out.
Brain must have been fuzzy that week - wonder why?
Love the button detail - really adds to the card.
Ann xxx

CardArTart said...

Hi Max, thanks for your comments on my blog, forgive me for thinking you were a "he", you were copping such a ribbing from the others I thought you must be! lol Love your work anyways :)

Max said...

LOL ... no worries xx

Izzwizz said...

Wow, these are all brilliant x

Queenie said...

Hi Max,just arrived home about half an hour ago,will give you ring tomorrow.

Your projects are gorgeous by the way!!

big hugs

Abi said...

Lol, it's so good to see i'm not the only one 'condensing' my cards/posts!! I know exactly how you feel. (I'm even 6 weeks behind in commenting!) Really love your pink/black & silver card. Keep smiling hon xx