Following yesterday's sad tale I have a happier take today!
Our nephew's son will be three this year and I am trying to get ahead with having Birthday cards prepared(that's the plan anyway!)
I used Tim's Splatters stencil - turning it as I changed colour and added a few extra dots with the end of a paint brush.I used the star circle from a Paper Artsy Emma Godfrey French set and added abc to the centre of each. The large 3 is an old Papermania one that I actually bought in France on one of my NOZ visits with SIL and BIL - I got all of the numbers I needed except 0, which I have since bought locally!I was going to colour it but decided that it had more impact left clear!
When we went to see him on Christmas Day he had lots of toys delivered by Santa but guess what?…the boxes were the big attraction and he climbed into one and gave us a cheeky grin!
This is the best photo I could get as he kept moving!!
Today is also T stands for Tuesday where you are invited to share drink related topics with Bleubeard and Elizabeth.
The best I can do is show you one of our Christmas Presents from one of our sons!
It's no secret that we are coffee lovers, although hubby does have tea too, so this is an ideal present and we have already started on one - Caramel Chocolate - delicious!
I can add another photo though…
I would love to tell you that this is our Christmas table- alas no!
On New Years Eve hubby decided to take me on a Mystery trip! As we turned each corner I tried to guess but never expected to end up here..
Eyam Hall is a National trust property and had been dressed in Christmas style.
Behind the tree someone has engraved with very beautiful writing - we could only get this close but as the garden look so interesting we will go back later this year.
We followed one of the walks on a leaflet we were given - for those who don't know, Eyam is know as the Plague Village as in 1665 they shut themselves off to prevent the plague, which had been brought to the village from London, from spreading. You can read more here if you wish.
We visited the museum which was very interesting and then as it had started raining started to head home!
This was where a another treat came, as through the rain we saw an eerie light.
It really did pour down!
A lovely treat day, I think you will agree!! I hope you are not asleep by now, I realise I have, yet again, rambled on a bit!
Please take a look at our challenge at TIOT and hopefully join in with this first challenge of the New Year - lots more lovely challenges to follow too!
I also hope you will accept Elizabeth's invitation to T!
Thanks for looking, Chris