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Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas 2013 Notepads


Welcome! I trust you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

I hope at least a few people remember me.  It’s been such a long time since I posted anything and I wonder if anyone checks for updates from my blog anymore.

I had been extremely busy making plans and then travelling (part of my wishlist) that I haven’t been able to post any projects to my blog in two months and several months before the last post in September too.  To top it all my laptop has been hiccuping ! I need to write an update on what I’ve been doing, as well as post some photos of my visits abroad. 

But in the meantime, here are some notepads which I created for my ex boss at her request - very simply put together using Papermania design sheets, borders & punch cuts and scraps from old Christmas cards.  The plain red and green background paper is from a craft store in Mumbai that sells handmade paper.
The colours are really bright but my images look hazy - can't figure out why.  


I love these British mail boxes


 a detachable bookmark in the pocket.  The vintage child image is from a chocolate wrapping.

snowflakes from my small collection of snowflake punches interspersed with tiny, star stickers.



The snowman is punch cut and assembled. I coloured in the edges of my image with watercolour pencils and then ran my brush over it to give it a soft effect. 





another little pocket and tag partially pinned down by the embossed poinsettia.

this one has lots of glitter but my photo image is rather poor.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving such nice comments. I read your blogs and stare at your creations intending to leave comments and them somehow time runs away from me. I apologize for that.  Lately it seems the hours in a day are just not long.   I will try and be better!

My home in Mumbai is currently under much needed renovation and that means I won’t be able to create or maybe even just work at any craft in the weeks to come.  We hope to finish at least a week before Christmas Eve.
I envy all of you Emoji and your awesome creations.  I could never even strive to match your work.

Wishing you Season's Greetings and happy crafting !

Lena





6 comments:

  1. Hi Lena, love your notepads, all so varied, you have been busy. I too haven't posted for ages, but I still check out blogs when I can. I hope to grab some time and give myself a good shake and get back into the land of blogging. Sounds like you are going to be busy. Take care.
    Carol.x

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    1. Hi Carol ! Thank you so much. I need to first get my life in order and then maybe I will seriously get down to checking out my friends' blogs.You take care too.
      Lena

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  2. Welcome back Lena, it's lovely to hear from you and see your lovely note pads, what fabulous festive images and colours you've used.
    I often think of you and hope you are well, it sounds like you will be very busy in the run up to Christmas, and yes life does have a way of overtaking you, hopefully you will manage to slow down a bit and find some time to do all the things you love.
    Take care, Kate X

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    1. Hello Kate ! Thank you. I hope Christmas does not pass me by this season. Some things cannot be helped. So sweet of you to think of me as I was absent from the blog front. Have a lovely season.
      Hugs
      Lena

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  3. Hi Lena, So lovely to hear from you.... You have so much going on in your life don't forget to take care of yourself too....... Love your note-pads the covers are Fabulous....Have a happy weekend Hugs May x x x

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    1. Hi May, lovely to hear from you too. Yes, I do have my hand full right now. Thank you for the compliments on the notepads. My work is rather simple but I'm trying to be better. Hope your weekend was nice.
      Hugs
      Lena

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