Thursday 29 December 2011

Christmas Day

I haven't got much crafting to show atm (I suppose I might get round to showing some of the cards I made before Christmas, but never blogged ... sometime soon perhaps) - anyway, I thought I'd share a few photos from Christmas Day - this was, as usual, a very quiet affair with just John, mum and myself, but we enjoyed the day, although I would have liked to have felt better.

Happy Christmas, mum
The table is all set
Christmas Day lunch menu
Waiting patiently!
Hors d'oeuvres
Seared scallops on a bed of rocket
Light mayonnaise and light tartare sauce
I'm linking this for:

Ooh-la-la 95: anything but a card (please delete if Christmas lunch isn't appropriate!)
Jellypark friends: anything but a card challenge
CES 66: party, party, party
Mami doodles 40: home decor

Last minute card

I'm still not feeling well with this chest infection - not sleeping because of coughing and not feeling up to doing anything much - hate feeling like this.

Anyway, it's John's birthday tomorrow and I hadn't made him a card (haven't bought him anything either because we were going to go out together and choose something ... will have to be another day, unfortunately). So I really needed to at least make him a card, but it was a bit like trying to walk through treacle - I just couldn't get any inspiration and anything I tried seemed to go wrong.

I've ended up with this card, using some Kanban grass card as a base, the Personal impressions bowler stamp coloured with marvy alcohol pens and copics, mounted on silver mirror card. I used silver mirror for the rosette, scoring on my Hougie board and added a few other bits and pieces. It's certainly not the best card I've ever made, but at least I've now got one to give John tomorrow.

I'm linking this for:

Clearlyistamp 42: birthday
Crafty boots: celebrations
Alota 73: it's about the numbers
Pixie dust studio 107: numbers
Hiding in my craft room 26: use it or lose it - I bought the bowler stamp quite a while ago, but this is the first time I've used it
Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Totally Gorjuss 111: for someone special
The pixie cottage 101: someone special
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Craft room: anything goes
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 66: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 87: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 48: anything goes
Sunday stamper 186: do anything you wanna do
Simon says: anything goes
Rainbow lady 185: your choice
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 39

Mo's digital 2011 favourite

Challenge 115 on Mo's digital this week is to select our favourite entry for a Mo's challenge during 2011.

So this is mine, using 'Jack and Ginger' digital image - you can see the original post 'Senior love - side by side' here.