Thursday 5 January 2023

Sonia's getting prepared for Christmas '23


Good Morning Ladies,

The sun came to visit us here yesterday 🎉🔆, what a difference it makes to the day, the whole house was lighter and brighter, I am itching to get the tree down now, I love the uncluttered look you get when you clear all the Christmas clutter away!  Paul and Lucy are working today so I will be home alone, perfect time to pack all the tree baubles away and bubble wrap a of the bits and bobs, something I can manage in my own.  Paul can move them all when he gets home from work. 

We have been looking at houses this past couple days, we can get quite a lot for a lot less than we will have to pay after our huge increase in rent, the thought of moving is unnerving but it's definitely on the cards!! 

Today's card is Our Sonia's first Christmas card for 2023, now that is super organised!  

Sonia's Description:

First card made for next Christmas! ☺️ Just some ink blending and the ‘trees’ stamp from Inkylicious. The sentiment is from LOTV.

That stamp is so incredibly versatile,  I love it, you have blended that background perfectly,  the foreground looks like little hills of snow too.  I really like that sentiment font too.  Thank you so much for sharing your card with us my lovely 😍 XXX

I hope that you all have a fantastic Thursday,  

Love and hugs to all of you, 

Sandra xxxx


  1. Hi Sandra and all looking in today. It was lovely to talk last night. All fingers crossed your next GP appointment goes well. Good luck house hunting. Such a shame you will have to leave the village though isn’t it my lovely xx
    Sonia, what a gorgeous card and your blending is perfect. I love your 1st Christmas card all ready for sending in December. Now where will you keep it safe and sound until you need it? I can almost guarantee that I would forget where I had put mine 🤣 I hope you can get back to work very soon xx
    Maria, I’m glad you finally got your card. We are still getting them too. One sent to us was posted 1st class in a main post box on 6th and arrived on 23rd! Still nice to have happy mail now though 😀 I hope you have a good day xx
    I’m taking Pop shopping so that’s my day sorted. Have a good day whatever you are up to. Sending hugs and take care of yourselves xx

  2. Hi everyone
    Thank you for sharing my card today ☺️ It’s a quick and easy one, and great for batch making so I’ll definitely be making some more.
    I finally went back to work today. After a colleague spoke to the general manager yesterday, they said it was ok for me to come back as it had been more then 2 weeks and my test yesterday had a very faint line on. It was nice to be back and there was the lovely surprise of a big bag of Christmas presents from colleagues and residents ☺️
    Sandra, the thought of moving must be very daunting, but if there’s better properties for less, then it’s definitely worth considering. I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll turn in to a beautiful home for your lovely family xx
    Have a good rest of the day everyone
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Evening everyone, sorry to be late.
    Sonia love your card, such expert blending. Great to get started on next Christmas cards.
    Letter from the hospital, I have to have another hysteroscopy, not sure why, have not had the results of my internal scan or the X-ray they took straight afterwards.
    Not feeling up to much, so just plodding on with my jigsaw.
    Good luck house hunting Sandra, hope you find something suitable. Good night Lilian