Tuesday 3 October 2017

Stack up those gifts and final day!

Hello friends

A 'stack of gifts' card today.
A simple design using Classic Rectangles
for the parcels - it helps to clear some of my scrap box pieces!
A strip of ribbon placed vertically and adorning each parcel is a gold die cut.
The 'Noel' and '25' are from a new Christmas die set - Ho Ho Ho,
available to pre-order on the website here.

There is a full step by step tutorial of this card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
blog here - feel free to take a look and if you have time please leave a comment.

Because this was speedy I was very nearly tempted to make a batch...

It's the final day of my holiday documented!
We spent the majority of the day travelling back from Branson
arriving back in Iowa at teatime.
For my last evening Kim had asked her family over for pizza
and apple pressing.
Most important item - apples!
This is Kiresa - 
Kim and Brian's granddaughter and she's an absolute sweetie.

We are having an in-depth conversation here about Disney Princesses!

Apple pressing in progress.

The apple juice - it doesn't get any fresher and natural than this.

An uninvited guest - a Praying Mantis!

I went to bed that night feeling blessed by the amazing friends I have,
the perfect holiday I had experienced and wistfully thinking
that I could easily stay for a month or two (don't tell Bella!)
Next day I flew home, it wasn't quite as direct as I planned due to Storm Irma
but eventually I arrived back.

In two weeks I had experienced so much and it has been wonderful
sharing it with you here on my blog.

Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow
for Hump Day Giveaway!


  1. Morning All.
    Christine thank you so much for sharring your holiday with us.
    Thank you a lovely card too.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Christine
    Great card for batch making those Christmas cards.
    It's been lovely seeing your holiday photos, such great memories for you.
    Chris xx

  3. Loving the card Christine, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Holiday with us , i hope you get to do it again sometime .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  4. Morning Christine,
    Lovely card.
    Rally enjoyed your holiday with you, fantastic memories.

  5. Hello Christine
    Love the card, you manage to make such a statement from a few Dies, Love it!
    Nice seeing your Holiday pictures I have enjoyed all of them, thank you!
    Love Marg

  6. A lovely card Christine and would be do easy to batch make. Your holiday journal has been so interesting, more so as you visited places not on the tourist trail. Best wishes Jackie x

  7. Beautiful card Christine, love the dies used. Fantastic holiday snaps, so glad you had a fabulous time xx hazel

  8. Morning Christine, An ideal card for using up your scraps, and I have 'loads' hahaha.
    You have had an amazing holiday in the USA, you have some amazing friends, the 'praying mantis' was creepy !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Thank you for sharing your amazing holiday with us. A trip of a lifetime and memories to cherish....fabulous x I have loved reading all about it x

  10. Fab idea for a card - gorgeous! Wonderful photos too, I am so glad you had such an amazing time! xxx

  11. Hi Christine

    Lovely little Christmas card please may I borrow this design.

    Thank you for letting us share your Holiday it is so lovely to see you relaxed

    and enjoying so much fun with good Friends and making lots of memories your

    travel journal will be so nice to look back on. Don't think I could cope with

    the large insect I am bad enough with moths he he :-)

    Luv n hugs Annxx

  12. A lovely Christmas die Christine, what a wonderful adventure you have been on how often could you go on such a jam packed holiday. Thank you for sharing it has been really interesting.
    Love Anne Owens xx

  13. Thanks for sharing with us your amazing journey!!!
    Love your card!!!