The 12 Days Of Christmas – Day 8

January 1, 2019 — 6 Comments

Oooh, bloody hell, it’s 2019 !!! Happy New Year! Seems weird to still be talking about Christmas so blame the carol.

On the eight day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eight maids-a-milking …

8 Maids Milking Artist Trading Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter

It’s a lovely gift but who is supplying the creatures being milked?! Does my true love assume that I have a heard of cows roaming around my flat? If so, my true love doens’t know me that well.

The alternatives from history aren’t that much better – hares-a-running or boys singing. The only one that I liked was hounds-a-running, although eight of them all bounding around could get pretty bloody annoying.


Carol aside, I should let you know that I used the 12 Days Of Christmas stamp set that came free with Issue 63 of Creative Stamping Magazine.

A line was drawn at the side of the Artist Trading Card and the sentiment stamped in the space created. This area was then masked off and the main design was stamped across the remaining space.

Alcohol markers and a little sparkle were then used to colour the design. At this point, I was getting a bit belligerent with the ATCs and I added a little ‘Oi!’ from Daisy as she wasn’t too happy about the maids nicking her milk.


Just four more days of Christmas to go. Seems to be dragging now though, right? 

Have you packed up the tinsel already? Decs down and ho-ho-ho vac-packed and put in the loft?

Maybe lets keep a little of the Christmas cheer out for a couple more days, eh?

See you tomorrow for day 9.

J :)

6 responses to The 12 Days Of Christmas – Day 8

  1. 

    Hi John, have loved your 12 day’s of Christmas, it’s great what you get with the magazines now, I’m going to try and get this one, load’s of stamps in it, bargain! Don’t know if I’ll have as much imagination as you! Ordered the CM900 today! Now I have to do that course I downloaded from you, when I get the new machine! Then I’ll be crafting all the time, 2019 is my year, I can feel it.
    Happy New Year to you, hope to see you soon on the box!
    Louise xx

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  2. 

    Happy Healthy New Year John thank you for all your hard work you share with us I appreciate it very much hope this new year keeps you going and happy in your amazing work Thank you once again Dee Burrows

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  3. 

    Happy New Year John.
    I think your flat must be a massive apartment – it sounds larger than a flat ;) love the sneaky peak of the deer on the ATC.
    Yes, my decorations are down, not quite packed away yet. I always have taken them down new year’s Day for the past 21 years, so it’s now something of a tradition.

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  4. 

    Well, I told you at day 7, she is thinking of a lord of the castle with a lot ground around it, enough for your cows! I love your peeking cow. Thank you for showing and wishing you a very Happy New Year, may all your dreams come true.

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  5. 

    Decorations up till 12th night. Loving the atc designs.

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  6. 

    Great ATC John, love the images in this stamp set a bit cheeky looking, Hope you aren’t intolerant to cows milk with all that milk. Happy New Year xx hazel

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