Hello and a hearty Merry Christmas to you all,
I am a little late with my greetings but better late than never.
It has been a busy few weeks here in Smithville
(although I am sure it has been busy for everyone, everywhere)
So we have spent a lovely Christmas, with family and all of our favourite foods and traditions. I think I must be a few kilo's heavier but I have a smile on my face hehehehe
I love Christmas goodies yummo!!!!!!!!!!!!
fruit mince tarts, rum balls, apricot balls, shortbread, baked ham, turkey . . . . . . .
yummo I could go on, and on
Brussels sprouts (yes I love them) crunchy roast potatoes, caramelised carrots
I love it all and even after eating way too much of it all I am still not sick of it
hehehehe guess what is for lunch again today
all of the above again
Anyway I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas.
I have been thinking a lot about all of the people who are doing it tough this year. Particularly those in Sandy Hook America, who have lost all of those precious little ones. I can only imagine what heavy hearts they have and my prayers are with them. And then there are those in the UK with all of the floods there. I hope everyone stays safe.
Oh dear, you really have to count your blessings and be thankful for all that you have.
Ok well now I will show you some of the stuff that I have been up to, in between celebrating Christmas and some study. Do you remember my Christmas card that I shared with you a little while ago? Well I was chatting with my lovely Sister about Christmas cards and I mentioned that I was doing a blue card as this years card and she reminded me that I had in fact already done a blue Christmas card. Yes I could remember that I had done a blue themed card before but I wasn't sure when. And quick as a wink she messaged a photo of my 2007 card that was in fact blue . Hehehehe how was I supposed to know that someone was keeping track of which cards I sent hehehehe (isn't it nice to know though that someone does keep your cards and remembers them).
Ok well just to keep her on her toes I decided to whip her up a special card to make sure I had not done one in the same colour before. And what better way than to make a rainbow card:
It is exactly the same as the blue one only made up with small pieces of rainbow papers. Complete with rainbow gems. I really love it! But couldn't of made all of my cards like this, as it took quite a bit more time than the blue ones.
I inked up the stampin' up sentiment with markers to get the rainbow effect.
Then I wanted to have a go with my Stampin' Up happy family set, for some token gifts for my nieces and their families. Here are what I came up with:
This one was a special one for a friend of my nieces husband who insisted I make something for him as well hehehehehe.
And finally here is my first ever attempt at icing a cake - Oh by crikies I might leave that to the experts - it's not as easy as card making. I had icing sugar everywhere!!!!!!!! I kid you not - everywhere!!!!!!!!!!
It is meant to look like snowflakes on a bed of snow hehehehe
it does look nice in real life
but I think I will stick to card making hehehehe
Ok well that is it for me. We just had some visitors leave this morning so I am off to go wash sheets and towels and do a little house work.
So I will catch you all later.
Talk soon and take care