22 December 2012

Week 99-100 Recipe!

This challenge will last for two weeks over the festivities and we have decided to start our Christmas celebrations with a whizz and have chosen
as our recipe.
You can choose tea, coffee, water, sodas, alcohol of course if you wish, in fact any drink at all... but all of us...Chrissie, Mandi and Jen would like to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.

For my first card this week I have used a simple Pink Petticoat image from the Happily Ever After set and simple coloured in the hearts with a red pro-marker and added some glamour dust into each glass to look like bubbly... The sentiment was added in word.  I have them mounted onto red pearl card base...   Nice and simple..  

For my second card it's more signature me with the stitching and the kraft card stock.  The sentiment and image are from Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe set.  I have used whisper white ink pad for the steam and cocoa memento ink for the sentiment and cup.  The cup is then mounted on a couple of foam pads.  I've done a little rough stitching around the edges and mounted onto kraft card.

This card is made totally  with Stampin' Up products (apart from the cardstock that is). The stamp set is Tea Shoppe, stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink, the small pansy stamp being coloured using SU markers.
The sentiment was punched using the Modern Label punch. The embossing was done with the Manhattan Flower Folder.
Here's another SU card.
The glass is from the Cheers to You set and the sentiment (carefully placed to flow on from the cocktail stick, using my Lego positioner) is from the Wonderful Words set, both of which I believe are now retired.
I have a few more drinky type cards on my personal blog and I'd love you to pop by and see the others I have done there.
A Happy Christmas to you all!

Hello, Mandi here!
No card from me, but, I wanted to personally pop by and wish you all a happy Christmas,
We are lucky enough to have our lovely grandson Joe here, with his mummy and daddy too!
Will certainly be a lovely Christmas.
I thought I'd show you a few pictures of the shop now it's decorated. I'm rather pleased with how it looks....
 Our white window display

Back section is wallpapered in a beige and ivory damask. Excuse the mess on the floor!

 Work in progress, but, the horrid big ugly counter has gone!
New dressing table desk be here in the new year

 The chair sashes. Above on the wall will be seating plans

 Our sideboard from our lounge Much more useful in the shop!

I now have a full table where we can show couples different centrepieces

Lovely to stop by, I will try and join in again in 2013.....


  1. Happy Christmas everyone ! great challenge again, super cards as always and how fabulous to see how Mandi's shop looks now.:)hugs Viv xx

  2. Hi everyone!
    Merry Christmas to all, have a nice hollidays-great challenge.
    From sLOVEnija Tamara

  3. Hi, So beautiful are your cards as always with lots of inspiration to take from them and another great challenge.......l would like to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year take care xx

  4. Great challenge and the shop is looking FABULOUS

    Seasons Greetings


  5. @all I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Peaceful days with your family, friends. :-)

    Monika from basteln.co.at

  6. Beautiful examples as always ladies, will be next week before I can contribute. Great to see what Mandi is up to as well.
    Happy Christmas everyone.

  7. I've no card again this week either, since becoming the Director of Hospice's Celebrate-A-Life, I never have time to play in the month of December but I did want to drop round and wish all the wonderful folks at LIM, a very "Merry Christmas."

    Mandi, the shop looks fab and congratulations on fulfilling your dream.

    Hugs to all ... Carole

  8. Fun challenge -- Mandi your shop is shaping up fabulously! Merry Christmas to all of you!

  9. Haven't popped in in a while, just wishing you ALL a Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

    So glad your shop came to fuition Mandi and it looks wonderful, wishing you great success.

  10. I would like to raise a glass and wish Chrissie, Jen, Mandi (fabby shop) a and all the Limettes a Happy Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013.
    Donna x

  11. Happy Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013 everyone,great challenge
    Carina xxx

  12. Hope everyone had a joyous Christmas and that your New Year rings in health, Happy, and full of new hope.
    Thanks for sharing all the lovely artwork. Very beautiful.
    I will be back to peek in from time to time.
    Love the simplicity and elegance.

  13. A note to Mandi, please. I went to your sweet Finishing Touches website to leave you a comment, but there was only a contact page. I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the tour of the shop you gave her on LIM! It was nice to hear from you again. Wishing you all the best in the new year for health, happiness, and much wonderful success in your new business!! Mwah! Darnell

  14. Stopping by to wish everyone the best for 2013 and to thank Chrissi, Mandi and now Jen for such fab challenges since this blog started - Saturday challenges are a must now!


  15. Fun Challenge, thank you!
    Happy New Year!



Thank you for your support and encouraging messages. We love to see you on our personal blogs too.

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.