Tuesday 26 August 2014

Sparkly Christmas Card

Good morning friends!

I'm late posting today - it took forever to get ready this morning, as our toiletries are in one room, clothes in another, make-up in a third, and my undergarments are where they should be. For today - they get moved tonight.  Let me say how much I HATE having workers in my house. Hate it. More than I hate having workers, I HATE renovations. The DOING - I love 'em when they are done.

I just don't know what is wrong with the residential construction industry. It's seems so simple to run a business in any other facet ... but residential construction? They give you a date and you mark it on the calendar. You get everything organized, and they may or may not show up that day. Or that week. Do they call? No. It makes NO sense to me. If you are running a business, and you have an appointment scheduled - SCHEDULED - for a specific day, there shouldn't be too many reasons not to keep that appointment. Yes, things happen - so then you call and RESCHEDULE. You don't just not show up.

When a customer orders something specific - with order numbers - you order the correct thing. You don't show up with a completely wrong colour, then look confused when the customer says 'uuuuhhh - that's not what we ordered and PRE-PAID for'.  This actually happened yesterday, so I'm waiting for them to show up this morning with the correct pieces or let me tell you heads WILL roll. I'm tired of being nice and polite.

This company has had TWO MONTHS (with our deposit money, thank you very much) to get this organized, so I do not want to hear "sorry, the new faucets will take 6 weeks to get here". We need to get our house on the market and we don't have six weeks.

There ... rant over.

Today's share is a card I made with leftover bits from my July 2014 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge card, which you can see HERE.   I had a couple of sparkly tree strips sitting on my stamping area, as well as some snowy mounds so I put them together to make a -gasp- flat card.

I used an embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs on the smaller cream panel, and added glitter glue to every single dot. I'm a little crazy like that.

The sparkly cardinal is a sticker. I have a whole sheet of them, but if I had several sheets I don't think it would be enough. They are SO sweet.

Card size - A2
Outdoor Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lots of Dots embossing folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cream card stock
Cream patterned papers - scraps
Red card stock
Cardinal Sticker - Jolee's Boutique

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. love this card Karen

  2. Such a pretty card, good luck with your house renovations.


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