Wednesday, 18 December 2019

A visit to Father Christmas

A couple of weekends ago we were delighted to be invited to see Father Christmas with our sweet grandbabies. This was situated at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire and it was such a wonderful experience. We were also incredibly lucky as there was an absolute downpour of rain just before we headed out on the tractor rain but it was dry for us. 
The experience began with Daisy and Jack being given ceramic tree ornaments to colour in by the Head Elf.
Daisy needed no help at all but Jack had help from his Daddy.
This was Daisy's angel as she added some glitter.
And this was Jack and Daddy's joint make.
We were then lead out to the tractor and took a super trip up through the country park.

We were dropped off at the start of the woodland walk where we were to search for the signs of the 12 days of Christmas.
Daisy was thrilled that this year she was able to read them herself.
It was a muddy but fun walk back, luckily we all had the correct footwear on. 
and at one point the sun even came out.
Daisy found the last signs
and then it was time to see Father Christmas in his grotto. I think Jack was giving a high 5 here!
Jack received an owl and Daisy a dear little elephant soft toy.
It was the most delightful few hours and I felt as though I had been transported back to my childhood. 
Wonderful memories were made.

My card today had to feature Father Christmas and a woodland scene.
I used my Tim Holtz  to make the deer which I stamped using Visible Image hearts. I used his swirling stars die to create the sky. The sleigh and snowflake are old Cheery Lynn dies.The sentiments are old Lili of the Valley and the hillside die is by STAMPlorations. 

It is for sale on my shelves down at Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton High Street, SM5 2AE

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

A vintage journey a holly jolly Christmas
Shopping our stash 2/3 Happy holidays
Christmas at sweet stampin 2/3 Critters
Cute card Thursdays 2/3 anything goes
Not just cards 2/3 anything goes
Crafty sentiments 2/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps 1/3 cold and frosty
Simon says stamp It's Christmas card day!

Thanks for stopping by, especially at such a busy time of the year....are you ready?

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a wonderful day for your family and I was so pleased to see Daisy and Jack again, my how they've grown! They are at that perfect age to see Santa and what a great location to add to the mystery of it all!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  2. What a lovely experience with your grandbabies, so adorable, love your card too xxx

  3. Looks like a fun time for all! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

  4. Looks like you all had a fun time-I am from Hampshire-up to 18! This sure is a Merry and Bright card-I do love the metallic look and those fab snowflakes on the deer. Thanks for joining Time Out

  5. A beautiful card, love how you've stamped the deer and the gorgeous starry background. It looks as if you had a wonderful family day out with your little grandchildren, another memory to treasure.
    Thank you for playing along at CaSS this month.

  6. Awe what a fabulous day out, beautiful crafting too, glad you all had a fun time!!
    Gorgeous little festive card.
    Happy Wednesday my friend,
    V x

  7. Sounds like a lovely day, Jane ... and so much fun! Santa in his sleigh is the star of the show here ... set against that amazing metallic sky ... with the cool reindeer beneath! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

  8. Looks like great holiday fun! I like your graphic card with so many layers and textures! Thanks for sharing at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  9. Beautiful card did you make.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  10. Your card is lovely and thanks for sharing you fun times. Glad you could join us at A Vintage Journey.

  11. what a wonderful day with your family to visit Father Christmas! it looks like you all had a fabulous time and I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful scenery too. Your card looks amazing, I love the night sky with the black and gold and the prancing deer - perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Happy New Year! Hugs, Jo x

  12. Looks like the visit was a real success! Love your gilded night sky and those wonderful deer silhouettes - what a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  13. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards with your star struck card.


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