Friday 7 December 2012

I am home and a Christmas card catch up.

What horrible weather to come home to. Ken and I have been on a 2 week winter break to Lanzarote and loved it. We have never been away at this time of year before, but it's certainly something I would do again.

So my posts have been scheduled and everything seemed to go fine until Wednesday when the post went live but no photos!!!  Thanks to those of you who left me comments but I didn't have access to a PC, only had my Ipad, so I couldn't do anything about it. But here now are the pics.

I used a Gecko Gals image and MME backing paper, cut from a 12 x 12 page.

So I got 4 for my collection. Trouble is I haven't written one yet, got lots to do now.

Some Frantage to add a bit of bling.

And the snowflakes made from punches.

The washing machine is on, I have a project to get made today for a workshop I am doing on Thursday, I have to work most of next week and the decs have got to be got down from the loft.

But I am now excited to get into preparing for Christmas and seeing the family again.

By all accounts Becca is doing well, she is back at school part time and doing her mock GCSE exams to see what she needs to catch up on. The Consultant was pleased with her when she saw him last week. Thanks everyone who has kept in touch with me about her and thanks Terry for your parcel which I saw when I checked my post this morning. I will be getting in touch with each and every one of you personally.

See you soon, thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

hugs {brenda} xox



Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wow Brenda this is great and si very special. Love it.
Fantastic that you have such a great time in Lanzorote. I understand that it is cold at home.
Lovely greet

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS news about Becca, welcome back matey - just in time for Christmas!

Your card is FAB too

Happy Friday


Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, fab card and especially love the frantage work and snowflakes. That blast of sun will have been really good for you. Super that Becca is doing well. Nicola x

Von said...

Welcome back Brenda, well worth the wait of seeing your cards :)
Glad to hear Becca is settling back into school life
Von ♥

Gram's Treasures said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday and that Becca is doing so much better. Now it's catch up time. Have fun!
Joyce xx

Caroline said...

Brenda this is gorgeous I love the design and the colours and image are fabulous. Caroline xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, lovely to ear you enjoyed your holiday. Fabulous vintage card, love the image and the snowflakes are gorgeous. Hope your granddaughter is doing well. Tracy x

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Brenda and definitely worth the wait, loving the frantage. Good to hear that you had a lovely break, nice to recharge the batteries before the festive season! Anne x

Karin said...

nice to hear you had a pleasant time on Lanzarote, its a wonderful island! And great to hear its going well with your granddaughter!
The card is gorgeous! Have a nice weekend!

Terry said...

The good thing about bad weather is getting to stay in and craft! Brenda, these cards are gorgeous and I love the Frantage touch! I think I get a little carried away with that product!!! So glad to hear Becca's package did arrive and even more so that she is doing better! That is such great news! Enjoy your weekend! Big Hugs!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creations, Brenda!
Glad to read you enjoyed your vacation...and welcome back in blogland. So great that Becca is already going to school part is better for her to get back to normal life as soon as possible.
Good luck with the cold weather, all laundry and Christmas crafting.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Jenny Marples said...

So glad you got such a well deserved break and what fantastic news about Becca to come home to! Since you only seem to have one speed - top speed - I bet you will have caught up by the end of the weekend. In the meantime these cards are delicious. I'm betting Oriental is about to go huge again so as ever you are ahead of the trends:) Welcome home, hugs Jenny x

Julia S-W said...

Lovely cards Brenda. I particularly like the image and the snowflakes.
So pleased to hear your grandaughter is gradually picking up her life.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Brenda
Oh this is timeless elegance and an image from my most favourite era in history.

Netty said...

Definitely not the best weather to come home to.......winter woolies to be sure.
Great news on Becca, such a brilliant child to get straight back to school.
Loving your beautiful cards Brenda, enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Words and Pictures said...

Ah, you see... well worth waiting for!! Gorgeous cards... So glad you had a great holiday. I completely agree it's the perfect time to escape, but it is doubly hard coming back to the grey drizzle!! Also delighted to hear that Becca is doing so well...
Alison x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous card!!! Kudos on the holiday...much needed I am sure! Hope Rebecca received my card. So happy is well!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Glad you had a good time and that Becca is doing well. It made me laugh about your photo not appearing because I just assumed it was something I was doing wrong - I thought I needed to have some special account or join something to be able to see it!!

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Welcome back to Blogland! Glad you had such a lovely time and only one glitch is probably good, computer wise. Thrilled to hear Becca's been able to do the p/t schooling... that's so positive and must make her feel like things will eventually return to normal. Love this beautiful project and your gorgeous snowflakes!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful and welcome home Brenda!
hugs Lynn

Shirl said...

Such a pretty image on a fabulous card, love the added frantage.

Hugs Shirley x x

Juls said...

wowzer!!! Just LOVE these!!! hugs Juls