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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Power cut

Hello Everyone,

Had a funny day on Saturday...we had a power cut!! Do you know how many times I thought, well, I shall have a coffee.....oh! cant do that..no hot chips for lunch....missed my lunchtime TV show....couldn't blog [that nearly killed me]...had the boys with me...and surprisingly they didn't really care that there was no TV...they were colouring...I was all coloured out, and very restless, and heating a cup of coffee over a candle takes FOREVER....

In my coffee table there are large deep drawers, and Tyla was rumaging through and found a jig-saw puzzle.....soooo........................away we went.







The missing bits were a bit annoying 4 in total, but we worked on this thing for a few hours and never turned the telly on, when the power did come back on.

I finished it by Monday night, now it is going to sit there till the boys come back Wednesday, as they want to see it finished...

Now a card to share with you...had so much fun with this, and lots of tiny cutting out bits.



The beautiful fireplace was from Bird[Marie]....Rocking horse from Beccy  ..large gift from Stampfairy  small stack of gifts from Rochelle  and the Christmas tree was a colouring picture and I shrunk it.



Coloured with pencils, with pearls, glitter and star stickers and gems added, then popped up on foam dots....


On the inside is the beautiful die I bought on special...remember...you all loved it..well it took me so long to prick it all out of the die I could have made four cards in the meantime.
It is very pretty, but man oh man...I dont know how to make it easier to remove it from the die.
Maybe my card was a bit too thick...dont know...but it was there to stay..puts me off using it again...


Going to enter my card in a challenge at Forever Friends   [Christmas is coming]

and it is indeedy...very fast....

Welcome to my new follower, thank you so much for joining me. and thanks everyone for the fabulous comments you leave...still the highlight of my days...

Luv CHRISSYxx

























19 comments:

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful card Chrissy.

Jayne
x

Teresa said...

Oh Chrissy, your card is an absolute stunner, I LOVE it, Love all your layers and the pearl baubles on the tree, beautiful colouring...and well done on doing that jig saw! Haven't done one of those for years! Hugs, Teresa x

pinky said...

Great job on the electric free activity lol would have drove me nuts with 4 pieces missing though. Love your gorgeous little scene card Chrissy.

Jane said...

Life without a computer & blogging...don't know how you coped!!! Nothing beats a good puzzle though, not done that for a while. Great card, must have takem ages with all that cutting, no lights & coffee...well done you!! xxx

Claire said...

Lovely card... I have a die like that..butterfly one..and it takes me ages to get all the little bits out.... But don't let it stop you using your die..its very pretty and made an excellent insert
Claire

Diane J said...

Beautiful vintage-look Christmas scene. Lovely colouring of all the individual stamps. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS and good luck in the challenge.
Love Diane (DT) xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Chrissy,love the cosy scene.xxx

Teresa said...

Good evening Chrissy, love your card, what a beauty! great puzzle too, shame theirs pieces missing, I quite like the power cuts we sit around with candles and chat, very romantic, well it would be if it wasn't for the two lads still at home with us :o)
hugs Teresa xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card chrissy, well worth all the cutting out.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Oh I love puzzles,if I want to make one all other things have to wait.
Oh and your card is so lovely!
XXX Heidy

Mina said...

arent they addictive Chrissy, theres a film by Laurel and Hardy I think its called me and my pal and every time I see it I laugh so loudly, it shows how addictive they are...it sounds like a perfect day with your boys...love love love all that amazing cutting out on your stunning card
Mina xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its amazing how much we rely on electricity lol. Fab Jigsaw .. you all have some patience
Love your card .. we have a full size rocking horse which Beth got for her first birthday and Christmas ( 2 weeks apart and its the only time she has had the one present ) and your card remninded me of that first Christmas
Lisa x

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Chrissy, thank you for your lovely comment and birdcage link by mistake lol! Had a quick peek what an amazing selection of wonderful images. Your snowflake card is gorgeous, not sure what the die cuts are (must need another crafting gadget I guess lol). Beautiful Christmas scene you have created above, just perfect for Christmas, hope you don't lose your power again, else you will be doing another jigsaw lol! Hopefully with all the pieces. Have a wonderful week, take careX:)

Cheryl said...

oh hun know what its like to loose the electric,gosh what would be do without it,as for the card hun its brilliant just adore the scene you have created and that wonderful rocking horse,is super love the jigsaw too,hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Chrissy that's awful when you lose the power because, as you say, you just don't realise how much you rely on it. Well done with the jigsaw though you finished it very quickly. Your card is so sweet looks very traditional xx

coops said...

wow your card is stunning chrissy.wonderful images and i love the scene you have created, really magical :D
ah jigsaws, i used to sit for hours doing them with my late nan when i was little :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, lovely scene! Sorry to hear about your power cut but at least your puzzle kept you busy!
Helen x

jules said...

oh gorgeous card Chrissy!! glad you joined us at FF!

Lisa M said...

What a fantastic day with the kiddos! A puzzle and giggles and wonderful memories. :)
As for your card.....LOVE THIS!! It's killing me to wait 2 more days to put the tree up. After seeing this, I really want to now.
It's perfect in 3D.
Thanks for sharing yet another beautiful Chrissy production. :D
Oh, thank you also for the laughs you leave on my blog..you really make my day.