Thursdays are my day off and I visited a wonderful Christmas display today with my parents at a garden Centre in Kent. There were live reindeer there too! Before I show those photos I would like to show my newest Card Challenge card. This one features another super cute Lili of the Valley stamp called "Make it Festive"
I used my trusty ProMarkers to hand colour the image, enhanced with a little prismacolor pencil.
I added some Stickles glitter to Milly's bow and to the table cloth and ornaments to give some sparkle.
The backing paper features little gingerbread men and I also had some lovely green embossed holly card in my stash.
I also used a lovely deep pink backing card for matting.
I fixed some real lace and some of my punch cut snowflakes, which I gave some extra sparkle to by adding silver glitter and a silver central gem.
I wired together a dramatic bouquet of mulberry paper roses and rose buds which I glitzed up with some glitter.
I finished off my card with a round sentiment.
I am entering my card into the following challenges.
Lili of the Valley White, pink and silver
Paper Crafting Journey Christmas Challenge
Ladybug Crafts Ink Snowflakes and Sparkle
ProMarkers Blogspot Mega Christmas Challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge Y is for Yipee
Creative Craft Crew 'Tis the Season
Joanna Sheen's Challenge Christmas Wishes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 194 anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything goes
Thanks for looking at my card.
So onto my news of Rudolf's friends (well OK they were not really called Dasher and Dancer but I am allowed some poetic licence at this time of year surely ;0)
These sweeties were on display and seemed happy to pose for photos.
In the grounds were also 2 huge stunning willow models.
I also thought this display was very seasonal.
There were lots of lovely tree displays
Rows of different coloured Poinsettia, mind you for me a Poinsettia just has to be red!
And many types of indoor and outdoor lights, some even moved!!
We enjoyed a festive lunch of brie and cranberry panini (my favourite Christmas filling!) and then returned to my parents' house for a cup of tea before I came home. My Dad had also cut me some holly for my house from his garden and I was stunned to see SO many berries this year. Last year at this time the birds had almost stripped all the berries from the trees. Look at the abundance of them!
So that is a lovely festive photo to end my post. I also just need to point out gently that in my Countdown to Christmas there are now only 17 days until the Big day.
I have my work Christmas party tomorrow night, our dancing party on Saturday and then we are going down to Southampton on Sunday to see Milly's tree. Lot's of making merry ahead! I hope you all have a wonderful upcoming weekend and "see" you all next week.
And if you were wondering how Billy is getting on with his Christmas Preparations.....................
Bye for now,