Peaceful Olives and Peaceful Doves for Paper Players #618
Peaceful Doves and Peaceful Olives for Paper Players #619

Signed and Sealed for Festive Friday challenge FF0123

Happy Friday.

It's time for another INSPO list at FestiveFriday.

The theme for our challenge this week is National Letter Writing Day.  I don't know about you, but I really miss those days. As I have lived away from my home town for the great majority of my life, I remember those days of writing to my friends and family and then having to wait the week or so it would take the letter to get there.  The time for them to write back.  Then the time for the post-people on either side of the pond to deliver it.  But, oh!  The sheer excitement of seeing an aeropostale or airpost sticker on an envelope!  Sitting down, usually with a cup of tea, slitting open the envelope trying hard not to cut your finger, and then slowly unfolding the pieces of paper with handwriting that had become so familiar.  Knowing that the last person to touch those pages was the hands of your loved one.   sorry, emails just don't have the same effect:-)

Anyway, I totally digressed!  For this challenge I pulled out some oldies but goodies from The Greetery, Signed and Sealed and Bittersweet Bouquet.  I also used Pretty Postmarks and Postal Frames.  BTW - in case you are interested - there is currently a sale on at The Greetery - 15% off!

Here's a sneak peek:

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Don't forget - when playing with our challenge - you don't have to follow the theme - you just have to choose three things from the INSPO list to incorporate on your project.  We really would LOVE to see what YOU create from the INSPO list.

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Postmark, Envelope, Script, Hello Sentiment

So many wonderful words to choose from and this theme couldn't have been better as an excuse to use some of my favorite sets.  I used all fall colors for this card.  I stamped and die-cut the elements and then put the card together. 

Here's my card:


I just love that postal frame die - and as for those little stamps.... well, I'm obsessed :-)  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you.  I hope you will check out their projects and then come and join us.

On a personal note:

For those of you in the US, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  For us, it was a nice quiet day spent relaxing and doing things we enjoy.  Today it's time to take down the Fall decorations and put up the Christmas ones.  I've gotten so used to decorating our house, that it has been interesting decorating a new space.  When we moved, we gave a lot of our decorations away to the charity shops.  We had been using many of them for several years and they were more suited to a larger space.  So, this season, we have had to buy a few things and it's fun having new things to find homes for.  I can't wait to see the apartment dressed for Christmas.  Mind you, I am finding it difficult to get my head around the fact that it is almost December!!!!  Where has this year gone!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, my grateful thanks to all of you who visit my blog and spend a little time with me in the blogosphere.  I've said it before, but I will say it again, it is your support - and only that - that keeps me doing this :-)  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  recollections Vanilla.  Cajun Craze - SU
  • Stamps:  Pretty Postmarks.  Bittersweet Bouquet.  Signed & Sealed - all with matching dies
  • Inks:  Stamp Market, Catherine Pooler