Saturday, 3 December 2011

Christmas rush. . .

Hi everyone... The Christmas rush is starting....my cards are done and most of my presents are made or bought...Christmas Day menu is sorted just about - who's coming, who's not (naughty eldest daughter not coming home for Christmas - first Christmas in 20 years she will not be with us and I keep blubbing - next year if she doesn't come home, we will all be packing our little suitcases and we will go to her, there's no escape, she's been warned!).... School is nearly finished, very busy with making decorations with the children....lots of glue, lots of glitter, lots of fun and lots and lots of mess....  I'm sending you all a big hug, keep the energy going, it's the toughest time of year for lots of people for all sorts of reasons...in all sorts of ways... will be sharing this tomorrow with Sunday Sketches....

21 comments:

Netty said...

Congratulations on getting all finished and I adore this card. I know how you feel when the kids want to spend Christmas elsewhere....its so tough on us parents. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

laurie said...

lovely christmas angel, i lov eher little shoes!!!
Sorry your daughter won't be home, my son was n't lat christmas, its a different feeling for sure those first holidays without everyone home.Sadly they are growing up and I agree lets go to them, that'll show em!!!

BlackPumpkin said...

She's soooo lovely!! The gift is something sweet!!

- T.W - said...

Love this! She really pops out from the kraft background with her striking colors~
Awesome work!

// -T.W-

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely delightful colorful sketch ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Christine said...

She looks like she's flying to eldest daughter! Cute! It's tough as kids grow up and get their own lives.

Missy said...

This is cute! Wow, you're good! I haven't even lifted a pen to write out a card yet!

Tammie said...

this is quite cute!

EVA said...

What a lovely and fun Xmas piece! And wow! - are you organized!!!

Ирина said...

love this girl! She should be always happy with this hair)

WrightStuff said...

What a busy bee you have been!

She'll be back next year - or as you say, you can always hunt her down!!

Debbie said...

your girl is so cute! I see you are taking I heart drawing with Jane! so am I! Maybe you can go see your daughter after the holidays?

Sophia said...

Awwww..she is so cute and I LOVE how you did the Christmas pressie. :) Nice job, Catherine. :)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

lovely Christmas Fairy and I would be blubbing too... I am dreading the time when my daughter won't make it home... I would be stalking her ext year too...xx

Jenny Blair said...

Oh your card is beautiful,what a lovely joyful feel she has..perfect for that Christmas cheer :)
By the way..How organised are you? I'm slightly envious...but for us Christmas is all about the last minute panic (though why I have no idea!) :) Hugs to you xxx

Heather said...

i love her! especially her pink hair! I am sorry to hear she won't be joinin gyou this year...i guess that's in my future at some point...i will enjoy every minute with my girls knowing that they do grow up! awww, here's a hug for you my friend!
I love the autumn wind piece below, too!
xo

Lenora said...

agree with all you have said! always love fairies with wonderfully coloured hair!

lissa said...

very cute. I like her orange wings.

Joanne Osband said...

Your composition and colors are fabulous! I especially like her stockings and shoes :)

Cowgirl Red said...

Cat, boohoo on your girl not coming home. My girl and I haven't spent Christmas together since 2007 sooo........ This year I am capturing her from the north country and we are going the beach in Mexico for 5 days. That's how I get her for Chrismas. haha Terah

Sadee Schilling said...

I love her pink hair! Sorry you'll be missing your oldest daughter this Christmas :(. I AM the oldest daughter that lots of people are missing again this year. And I miss them all too...you're right, this time of year is wonderful but difficult at times too! All of the sudden my homesickness has come back full force! :S