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.


  1. I love the gondolier punch I might have to make an Italian themed card just so that I can borrow it.
    Hope that Mike is well and surviving on microwaved fish fingers.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
    hugs to you both Kimx

  2. Thank you for your felicitations! You'll be pleased to hear, that rather than cook a turkey dinner, I am taking my beloved to Jimmy Spice's for a curry. Not a fish finger in sight - at least not until Boxing Day.