Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Happy Christmas one and all

Wishing all my wonderful blogland friends a Joyous Christmas and a Peaceful and Happy New Year.

Well the shopping's done, M&S was a nightmare but my friend Mark Spencer does give me so much assistance with my catering and well worth the queues. I have twelve for dinner tomorrow evening, the same Christmas Day mostly all sleepovers and lucky me only eleven Boxing Day.

Now need to do some serious preparation but still waiting on the rest of the game for tomorrows game in red the venison, but I think the birds still have pulses because they were due in my kitchen this morning and not arrived yet.......sorry all you veggies out there.

My youngest granddaughter has been keeping occupied today making place name tags for the Christmas table, lots of glitter so we all know who she takes after.

Now for what will probably be my last post for a day or so, although I might make an escape to my craft room for a bit of peace and quiet when everyone is sleeping off Christmas dinner.

This week ABC challenge is "K for Kissing". I think this stamp might be making quite a few appearances but it's a new one to me and I've been itching to colour it up. Tomorrow also sees the start of ABC's new sister challenge ABC Christmas which they are launching with a blog hop. This one seems like a fab idea and will definitely be joining in and who knows, next year I might be half ready when Christmas arrives.

My image is Sarah Kay First Kiss, which I coloured with copies and cut the mats with nesties through the Bug. I added some grass, leaves and cobbles using Art Impression stamps. The yummy border is one of my new goodies from Sir Stampalot - its Martha Stewart Double Lace Doily, isn't is gorgeous. Leaves and flowers were also cut through the Bug using Sizzix dies and pearls added.


Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

Your card is just gorgeous! Love the colour combo and your flowers are just amazing!!

Sally H said...

Lovely, lovely card, Brenda! Good luck with the preparations! I'm off to make mince pies now!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Brenda. Good luck with all the festivities, you will need some crafty respite after all that.
Your card is beautiful, as always.
Have fun, speak soon.
Love Sandra xx

Lynda said...

Still posting right up to the last minute - that's my girl - you're so dedicated Brenda and I appreciate all the inspiration you've given me over the last year. Have a truly wonderful family Christmas and here's to a 'healthier' New Year. Don't overdo it lol!

Your card is beautiful and perfect for the theme. Lovely colours too.

Love Lynda xxx

chris said...

hope you have a super time, it sounds like alot of hard work.
I'm begining to think there is something going on with this guy Mark you do seem to mention him quite alot!!
card is fantastic as are all the cards you do dont ever stop, you are just so inspirational.
lots and lots of love chris xx

PatR said...

Hi Brenda, my you're gonna be busy. Have a wonderful time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx
Pat x

cheryl said...

oh hun you will be busy but have a great xmas and all the best new year hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kari said...

Hi Brenda!Beautiful card!I`ll be back for more cards soon,it`s been a busy time ;)
Wish you and your family a Happy Christmas!
Hugs,Kari :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, your menu sound's delish, have you room for one
Those Sarah Kay are gorgeous....I must admit to having a few that I should dust off....

You have a wonderfull christmas and new year with your family, I will look forward to hearing more from you and seeing more of your beautiful card's soon....

Happy Christmas...

pinky said...

Lovely card, love your MS punch and think I will be using this cute image too lol. Don't know how you do it mrs, all those visitors to feed, I would be hiding in the cupboard. have a lovely Christmas Brenda. Hugs

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and such a sweet image. Sounds like you are going to be a busy bee this Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Brenda this is beautiful I am loving your colours, design and image so much and that flower design is wow. Good luck with all your guests and enjoy

Lorraine x

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Goodness, you do like a challenge, don't you? Tell you what, with all you have had to deal with, you are a true inspiration. Where DO you get your energy from??

If it's any consolation, Morrison's was heaving today, as well. I think everybody was trying to avoid the crowds by going today. Chances are the shops will be virtually empty tomorrow! lol ;o)

Anyway, loving the card.. blue & orange are one of my favourite combinations. Very striking. Love that image, too.

(That Sizzix die fell into my basket at Sir Stampalot today. Actually, it leapt out of Janice's hands... Oops!)

Have a cool yule. :o)

Chris xx

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I love this stamp - so versatile. You sound like you've a busy few days ahead. Have fun & I hope you and your family have a super christmas.
Hugs Fleur xXx

Merry said...

Such a wonderful card filled with details.
Merry Christmas to you too Brenda wishing you and your family a wonderful day.

Maria Matter said...

Brenda this is so lovely!!! The flowers and pretty border are fabulous with this super sweet image!!!!
Merry Christmas!
blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a Lovely Christmas too!!!

Best Wishes to you and your family!

Claire Phillips said...

Brenda - A very lovely card of course! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and I hope that 2010 will bring all that you wish for. Take care love Claire x

Allyson said...

Brenda - all your latest acquisitions are making me so green with envy - I WANT THAT PUNCH. My problem is it's an hour's drive to Sir Stamp from here and in this weather probably impossible. Goes without saying I love the card. Well, I'm off to do the last minute shopping in Waitrose and hoping they'll be Just as helpful as M&S. I've pre-ordered most of it, about the only thing I was organised about. Still waiting for my turkey, but the tracking thingie informs me it's left the depot where it's been sitting for the last two days. At least I haven't had to worry about where to put it!

HAve a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Healthier New Year.

Allyson xxx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda. Happy Christmas and a happy new year.

Nikki x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Happy Christmas Brenda x

craftimamma said...

Wonderful card and colour combo again Brenda and looks as though it fits the challenge bill to me.

Thankyou for your lovely visits to my blog and your good wishes. I wish all good things to you too, you deserve them. Have a lovely time with your family!

Lesley Xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda. You're right - priorities!!!!. Craft always comes first. And as for your dinner for 12, just show them where the kitchen is and then take photo's!!!!!
Love Sarah XXX
p.s. If you check back on my blog I have posted 5 times today with cards for the TGF 12 days of sketches

Hearts Turned said...

Great card, Brenda! Looks like you're going to have your hands full this Christmas! That's the way it should be! Thanks for all your kind visits--you help make the blogging world a beautiful one! Here's wishing you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Sounds like your kitchen is going to be on over-drive!!!!

Have a wonderful time with your family Brenda and thank you for being a great mate.

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, it looks as though your granddaughter has been extremely busy with all those name tags. I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I love your card its stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this card is absolutely stunning. Also love the place cards ... very creative. Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2010.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card hunny I adore the colours too!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge,
Samantha :0)