At the weekend we went to see Skyfall at the cinema. We were not disappointed at all, it was Bond at it's very best. I always smile when I see James Bond served his Martini...shaken not stirred and it does feature in this latest film. I mentioned in my last post that I had some more stories to tell about my recent trip to Harrods. When I was in Harrods there was a window display announcing that the wine department was having a special "Bond" themed celebration.
The wine department is in the basement of the store and as we descended the escalator this advert for Vodka Martini greeted us. They were showcasing 5 special Vodkas at this event as well as the Bollinger Champagne.
At £150 a bottle I did pass this offer by!
The 5 special Vodka displays were terrific featuring huge cocktail glasses and very realistic giant ice cubes made out of acrylic.
Even the lime slices were made of acrylic, they were so realistic.
Each display had a free recipe leaflet for different Vodka based drinks and the one for the Vodka Martini used this Russian Vodka on the right here.
What was fun was that they were also selling little miniatures of each of the vodkas so I picked up a recipe and the ingredients in miniature to have a play with at home.
Here they are, they are really a fun size.
So on Sunday armed with my cocktail shaker (aka my Hb) he make me my very own Vodka Martini..........................
Now at this point I would love to tell you how delicious it was....hmmmm....well honestly.....it was very bitter. I prefer drinking red Martini with lemonade. Now what was good fate for my Hb was that he loved it and happily polished it off.
I went back to a nice warming glass of sherry instead....much better in my opinion. It was a chilly evening so it was more appropriate too I think.
Now the dark nights are setting in so early this past week and it is getting dark nearer 4pm. I really dislike this but of course Christmas is coming (in 42 days)....so my card challenge needs to be something warm and cheerful to brighten up our long nights, just like my glass of sherry. Here is today's creation.
These 2 little bunnies are keeping snug and
warm in their Christmas stocking. This stamp has become another favourite of my Lili of the Valley stamps.
I coloured it with Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils.I really like the deep red and golds. I used papers from my stash and a pine branch die cut. I hand punched some snowflakes and holly leaves. The round sentiment is Magnolia and the tag is LOTV. I added some bling with glamour dust and some gems and finished off with a rich satin red and gold ribbon.
This is for sale in my Etsy shop here
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Totally Papercrafts Cute and Girlie #142
Ribbon Girl Sparkle
Whimsy Card Challenge Traditional Christmas Colours #53
Visible Image Sparkle I would like take the opportunity here to say a thank you here to Helen of Visible Image for sending me 2 fab stamps I won in their recent Face Book Draw,they are brilliant and I will enjoy having a play with them soon.
Allsorts Challenge Blog Young at heart #180
Crafty Catz anything goes #158
2 Sisters Use your favourite Christmas stamp #117
Joanna Sheen cold and frosty
Christmas card weekly challenge #50
Holly Jolly Inspired by a carol my carol is "We Wish you a Merry Christmas"
Craft Room Challenge Punches and dies
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge Use ribbon/twine #49
I am actually off to do some Christmas shopping on Thursday, I am meeting up with my best buddy. We will have lunch after she finishes work (she is taking a half day off). We will spend the afternoon trying to get some of our present list bought but of course we need to stop for afternoon tea too at some point ;0)
If you get a chance do try to see Bond on the Big Screen, it's a great movie. There are also some good films coming up soon including The Hobbit and Les Miserables...I shall add them to my wish list.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,
Bye for now,