I took the above photo at Harrods, all those weeks ago when my Mum and I had our annual visit there. My lists have nearly all been ticked and the only things left to do today are to make my mince pies, peel the veg and get the table ready later in the day. My dear Hb is working but will be back later and we will start our celebrations with a glass of mulled wine. Then we will be all ready for our family to arrive for lunch tomorrow. There are 6 of us here for Christmas day and then our last 3 will join us for more celebrating on Boxing day. We are calling it our Christmas Day number 2.
As well as popping in today to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas I am going to join in with a little Christmas tradition which the lovely Debby from The Scrapjourney Blog has been running for a few years and I only spotted just after Christmas last year. Debby gets everyone to post their favourite 5 Christmas creations/cards they have made this year as a little challenge. All the details are over here on her blog
Now this is a tricky one for me as I have made lots of Christmas creations this year! After looking through my folder on the computer I have come up with these 5 as my favourites. I wonder if your faves feature in my list? They are in no particular order.
I have used one of my favourite Christmas colour combos; silver, white and blue. The silver is so hard to photograph it is so sparkly! The image is one of the cute House Mouse stamps which I simply coloured with black and white Prismacolor pencils.I just blended them using Sansador to give some shading.
Here is a close up
I would like to enter my House Mouse card into the following challenges;
Joanna Sheen make it sparkle
The House Mouse challenge use silver or gold
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes
Pan Pastel UK snowflakes
Vintage stamping cold and frosty christmas colours
Charisma Cardz anything goes
Creative Inspirations anything goes
ABC B is for blue, bows and bling My card has blue, there are bows on my star and snowflake die cuts and there is certainly lots of bling!
Simon Says stamp Bling it on
The Artistic Stamper anything goes
So just like this little mouse remember to leave some cookies out for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph. I hope he does not have too bumpy a ride tonight, the weather has been atrocious with gale force winds and torrential rain and there is more to come here in the UK. Have yourselves the best Christmas, however you are celebrating. I think these words written by Calvin Coolidge and the second by A.E Rundel sum up Christmas for me.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is the real spirit of Christmas.
Christmas, that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance, a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
May your Christmas be blessed. Take care.
Much love to you all,