Thursday, 27 December 2018

Sue's Christmas card

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you all had a lovely relaxed Boxing Day, we had a lovely day, we dropped the girls off at work then came home and had a late breakfast/Brunch.  I then  insisted that we both sit down together and do nothing for an hour or so, we decided to start a new Jigsaw puzzle, although when we opened up the Puzzle holder/Board there was still a puzzle inside that we never managed to finish the year before last I believe, as we certainly didn't have time for Puzzles this time last year, as we were packing the house to move as soon as the holidays were over.
So we decided to finish that Puzzle although we couldn't find the box we had enough of it done to be able to complete it, having said that it is a 'Wasjig' puzzle and you don't get the actual picture on the box anyway.
So we are all set to start a new puzzle today, we also have Paul's parents arriving today for a few days, so it will be a little busier than normal, I like seeing Paul spending quality time with his parents though, we don't get to do it nearly as often as we used too, they have been staying in Birmingham with Paul's sister, they come to us for a couple of days to break their journey and spend time with us.

We still have so much food leftover so I think it will be another 'picky bits' day today which will be easier, we did by a big joint of beef but I think that we will have that at the end of the week.

How are you all enjoying the Holidays, apart from Michele who is straight back to work,?

Today's absolutely gorgeous card has been made by Our lovely Sue, I love that embossing folder you have used Sue, the snowflakes look and feel so 3D, of course that amazing 'Elizabeth Design' die is the highlight of the card, it is just such a stunning design, so scriptive and flowing.  Sue has die cut it out of the smoothest glitter card ever, it feels almost silky to touch.  Sue has used the same glitter paper to matt and layer and for the insert.
Such a beautiful card Sue , I love it thank you so much xxxx

I am not sure if any of you are travelling today, if so please have a very safe journey, if you aren't then just enjoy another fun, family day.

Sending love and hugs to you all,



  1. Morning Everyone
    Lovely card SUE.
    It's going to be a quiet day here well until middle of the afternoon when Mr Tesco is due to deliver my groceries.

    I hope everyone will have some time to relax now until the week-end and the New Year.
    HUGS are on their way to you all. Take care and stay safexxxx

  2. Good morning everyone,

    Before a beautiful Christmas dinner with Jaime doing all the preparations and cooking whilst I arranged Pete's floral tribute, we waited for the family to arrive then took a walk to the Garden of Rest where we celebrated with Pete and gave him his customary glass of Glenmorangie then came home to present unwrapping. I was thoroughly spoilt having received the SU stamp pad cleaner and a Tim Holtz stamping platform amongst other beautiful presents. My orders were to sit there and enjoy myself with a large glass of Sloe gin. Oh my goodness wasn't that wonderful? I'm usually running around like the proverbial headless chicken getting everything done for everybody else. We then went to son Robin's late afternoon for tea.

    Boxing day was spent quietly with me having a longer lie-in than usual then a general tidying up the rooms.

    I hope all your Christmasses went as planned or as close to as possible.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  3. Oscar went home about 11.30 yesterday I had lunch and then caught up on some sleep during the afternoon OH visited his mum straight from work So no cooking needed and so much food to pick at
    I hope to start clearing my craft room later today and then take a look at Pinterest/YouTube for ideas on decorating the mdf ink pad stand thingy I got for Christmas Bit there again I might just slob and crochet and watch Call the Midwife
    Have a good day people xxxxx

    1. I forgot to say how lovey your card is SUE I had it in my head and thought I’d written it down!

  4. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra good to hear you had a lazy day yesterday, I did as well apart from taking some flowers to the Crematorium, it was my Dad's birthday. Enjoy your time with Paul's
    We are having a quiet day Mark has gone home, he will be back next Wednesday, he is going to The Real Farming Conference in Oxford Thursday & Friday, we are a convenient B & B, we don't mind.
    I must make a birthday card for my cousin's 80th birthday on Saturday, have some new SU stamps to try.
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  5. Hello ladies

    Finally I can comment!!

    Gorgeous card from Sue.


  6. Hello All, back home again after two lovely days with the family.

    Six hour journey home hold ups all the way, I think tourists are coming down for the New Years.

    Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for a good New Year. Lilian

    Ps loved Sue’s card.