Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Hello Strangers!  Apologies for my absence but I have been so busy before Christmas and we have also been to Torquay and Cornwall for almost a week.  My sister hosted a party for my quiz night and we had over 50 people attend.  It all went very well and they're looking forward to next year's!
My husband had a procedure on his knee yesterday in Epsom hospital and is now home on crutches.  So I am now head nurse and may even have to cook!!!  Surely I can improve upon hospital food.
My dear sister Carol is 61 today and I made her a Venetian themed card.  For my 50th birthday, she and Martin took us to Verona and Venice.  This photograph was taken on Lake Garda on a boat we hired.  Her gift today, is a globe featuring Venice city.
I have had this gondola punch for some time and wondered if I'd ever use it. I made a raised frame using the Nesties and placed the photo flat on the card.  I used a Cuttlebug folder on the fame and punched the gondolier out four times.  I'm sure she'll thank me for reminding everyone how old she is but she looks nothing like her 61 years.
Have a wonderful Christmas friends and strangers alike and a happy and healthy 2012.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Still Christmas

Right that's it! I'm making no more Christmas cards this year.  This central panel has been decoupaged. The green card has been Cuttlebugged in snowflakes and swiss dots.  A few embellishments complete the final card.
I am in the middle of making several quizzes for when I hold my quiz night at my sister's home in Torquay before Christmas. I have only two more to make up.  I make them all up from scratch and only check the answers on the Internet.  I really enjoy doing it.  I have a dinner party at our home this weekend, so I may use my guests as guinea pigs on a few of the quizzes.  Just to see if they're too easy or too hard.
Today we are getting Christmas out of the loft and making the house look festive.  I have all my gifts now and the cards are written.  Just wrapping left to do.  I'm starting to feel Christmassy now and looking forward to the holidays.