Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Happy Feet???

Well, after watching Kirstie & Phil's perfect Christmas, my eldest daughter Emma and I decided to have a go at making these little penguins out of marzipan (instead of the usual marzipan fruits... ) The ones pictured are Emma's - which turned out so much better than mine! That's because she has 'more patience' she told me... But I taught her all she knows!! hehe! We made a whole army of them, but are now finding them difficult to eat... something about their little personalities.... the one in the middle at the back looks really worried in case it's his turn next! Anyway, just thought I'd share...

Hope you are all having/had a special holiday time - my youngest daughter flies back to Bermuda tomorrrow..... yeah yeah yeah, to the sunshine.... but we'll miss her!

Bye for now
Hugs to all
Christine xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas one and all!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas - thank you for your help and encouragement into the world of blogging... what a warm welcome you all gave me!

And may I just raise a glass and say 'Here's to 2011!!'

Christine x

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

(Probably) My last card for this year!!!

Hi everyone
Just wanted to show you this card that I made for my darling OH - it's a lovely image from Digi Stamp Boutique called Zoe & Henry's Christmas Kiss - and I've got to say, I love these images! They're so good to colour and make me feel all warm and happy inside when I'm doing the colouring! Can't ask for more than that can we?
Hope everyone is nearly ready for the festivities - my youngest daughter is due to fly home from Bermuda today - arriving tomorrow if the airports permit - we're keeping our fingers crossed! I'm wrapping presents today and generally getting sorted before both daughters arrive to spend Christmas with us!
Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks - but somehow December passes far faster than any other month of the year..... do we all agree? hehe
Bye for now (from a very chilly Yorkshire....)
Christine xx
PS - I've entered this in the I Love Promarkers Anything Goes Challenge - one of my first!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Busy... busy... busy........... and it's COLD outside!

Morning all from a very cold Yorkshire!

Well here's my latest card - doing loads of these as they're for us to send ourselves! Image is from Digi Stamp Boutique and is called Christmas Doodles - really nice for when you want a small image with little shading...! I've used my nestibilities for the scalloped edge, then mounted onto red card stock.... Then I used my brand new Sizzix TimHoltz Embossing folder...... which is YUMMY as the embossing is soooooo deep! I've mounted THAT onto a further white matt, then it all goes onto plain white cardstock! I like the effect, but would love to know what you think! Of course, Rudolph wouldn't be Rudolph without his red nose - so I used my glitter accents to make it shiney and then added some nice glitter onto his bell and collar! I LOVE my glitter - what would a world be without it?
Anyway.... I haven't been over the doorstep much this week - only yesterday - so getting a tad fed up of this 'seasonal' weather! And as my OH is working all weekend - I guess I won't be going anywhere till next week either! Furthest I get is the end of our drive - with the snow shovel of course! hehe
I've put on a little photo of what we're facing!! When i opened the curtains this morning, these were hanging outside the bay window! So, as I don't want to turn to ice......I'll happily stay in!
Bye for now - keep warm!
Christine x