Friday, 22 December 2017

Happy Christmas Everyone

Hope you are already for Christmas and that you will enjoy the festive season

Love and Best Wishes from Chrissie xx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Try it on Tuesday and Tag Tuesday

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all well and ready for the festive season.

I am not used to doing challenges now as time seems to run out too quickly these days. At the moment the roads and pavements are too icy for me to venture out to see MIL so I decided to get out my crafty things and make an entry for my two favourite challenge blogs.

At Try it on Tuesday the theme this time is Twinkle Twinkle

 I made a card with a beautiful Lily of the Valley image as the centre piece and a cut out of a Christmas Tree I covered in glitter. Sorry I don't know who makes this die as I had the die sent to me by a friend. I stamped the sentiment-4 goes at that :(

Tag Tuesday have Christmas Memories as their theme and it was chosen by Joan. What a wonderful theme to choose and it brought instant memories of my grandmother to mind when I saw it. I could write a whole book about what she brought to all of our family at Christmas time. She was Irish and should have lived in a very large mansion but had moved to a as 2 up 2 down terraced house and it was overflowing with people, food, drink and music on Christmas Eve. The food and drink were all home made and she used butter to make the pastry and her alcoholic drinks were  knockout. My grandad, who was very English, played the smaller piano for as long as anyone wanted to sing and we all did want to sing until we lost our voices. At the old house there was grand piano.

Hand made cards always had pride of place and the ones made by us grandchildren she kept for years. I tried to recreated, for this tag, the sort of thing I would have made way back in my childhood.

The background of the tag is oil pastels and acrylic white paint. I found some stick on stars and a sentiment.

We all called my grandmother Nannan and my children called her Big Nannan though she wasn't very big at all.

Thank you for such a happy start to the day Joan and Tag Tuesday

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Thank you Both