I hope that you all had an absolutely fabulous Christmas day and that the fun continues today!
We are having a very quiet day today, recovering from the whirlwind that was Christmas day.
I am pretty sure that everyone went to bed happy, bless them!
Today I am hoping to sneak a little go with my new Platinum Machine, do you think that they will miss me for an hour??
Although we do have to have a bit of a tidy round as Paul's parents are coming to stay for a couple of days, I love them coming but boy I end up exhausted, it seems as though you are forever in the kitchen, preparing meals or cleaning up after one meal and getting the next one ready, or doing tea and cake!
We do have a tradition at Christmas, my Mum always buys me a Jigsaw puzzle, this years is all butterflies, we usually start it on Boxing day and try to finish by New Years (mainly because I am sick of seeing it by then)!!
Today I thought I would show you the Christmas card that I made for Pat, I ordered the Tattered Lace Book Dies with my C & C birthday bonus voucher, I can see its going to be very useful, it cuts really well too, I haven't used Tattered lace dies really, I was put off by the fact that they don't emboss, but they still give a good finish on the edges. This die reminded me of the old Glitter Girls 'Bookatrix board' that was really popular about 5 years ago, for those that don't remember it was an embossing board in the shape of a book, you embossed the lines into your card and then cut them out, for me that was the part that let it down, my cutting was never that great and there wasn't a straight line on the board, so you can imagine the outcome, interestingly you never, ever saw the Glitter Girls emboss and cut out one book in all the shows i watched, they had them precut on sticky sheets ready to layer up and go, so what does that tell you?!
Anyway I went for traditional Christmas colours for Pats card, using Spellbinders Poinsettia dies and the Justrite stamps that match them, Creative Expressions Trailing Ivy die, Seasons Greetings die and Classic Bow die, I wrapped it in tissue paper and made a box to fit it, which I decorated in similar style.
I do hope you like the idea, Pat seemed to like it :)
It was so lovely of so many of you to pop into the cafe, even on Christmas Day, I was really overwhelmed reading your beautiful messages, I have laid on a Boxing day buffet for you all today, its all about 'grazing' on boxing day in our house, so I thought I would rustle up a bit extra for you all as well, so tuck in!
Sheila, it was so lovely to see you in the Cafe yesterday, I promise that this will be the very worst Christmas day you will have, they are still going to be hard but none so much as this first one, we are all here for you day and night, I bet hearing Nikki was like a tonic to you, putting a smile on your face, how lovely of your friend to bring you a lovely Christmas dinner, the best part is, you had no washing up!! Sending you warm hugs my lovely, I hope that today is a little brighter for you xxxxx
Thoughts and Prayers to Barbara, Peter, Val and family, I can't imagine how hard it must be, you are an amazing lady Barbara, sending you the biggest hugs xxxx
Brenda Littlelamb, I was so thrilled to see you in yesterday, you need to slow down my lovely, maybe somebody else's turn to run around after you! please take care xxxx
Margaret B, good to hear from you yesterday too, you have never been out of my thoughts with this terrible weather on your doorstep, sending warm hugs to you too xxx
Brenda L, I do hope that lovely John is feeling ok, I am guessing he was putting a brave face on yesterday, hoping he can take it easy today, hugs to you both.
Now I hope that all the rest of you have a relaxing day today,
love and hugs