Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The end of another year

Can't believe how long it is since I last had time to sit down and post. It's been crazy busy - the couple of weeks leading up to Christmas went by in a blur of cleaning, shopping, making gifts, finishing orders, - had a sudden urgent order for Stained glass angels and fairies from a shop in Ireland!, cooking and more cleaning!
We had my sister and her lovely family to stay from the 23rd until today, they're on the train back to Hampshire as I write. So no time for blogging but we had fun eating, drinking and being merry although we were plagued by sneezes, coughs and stuffed noses! Nearly everyone was suffering from colds at one stage or another, Neil suffered most on Christmas Eve and on the day itself and then Steve, my brother-in-law succumbed to the bug and ended up with a nasty chest infection!
Christmas Day was lovely though and we had 13 for turkey and all the trimmings (the 2 youngest escaped upstairs to play the Wii), everyone was happy with their presents and we all were happy to be together for the festivities.

I got some great crafty presents - a Big Bite from Neil, a set of Prismacolor pencils from my lovely daughter Lynsey and a couple of jewellery making kits from my sister as well as lots of little crafty bits for cardmaking and scrapping. I have been trying to practice a little with my pencils and the results of my first attempts are below.
The first and last cards are made with a couple of the new stamps by Leanne Ellis from Funky Kits.

Now the end of 2008 is almost upon us I would like to take the opportunity to wish any and all readers of my blog a very Happy New Year for 2009.


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

What a great family photo, love your cards Jenni, our chosen stamp is so lovely to use, isn't it! Lovely to hear from you, happy crafting new year, Heidi xxx

Flippinpest said...

Gosh what a lovely day yopu must have had with the family. G and I had a real quiet 'jama' day with a duck, champagne cocktails and DVDs lol.
The new cards you have done are exquisite. Lucky you with all the crafty pressies!

June said...

Ohhhh and a wonderful happy new year to you too Jenni :)
Lovin these makes and especially some of those yummy backgrounds. did you create them ?
Hugs June x

Clare said...

Fantastic cards, Jenni - Love the colouring - think you have got it off to a tee. Looking forward to seeing more of your cards soon. Love, Clare x

Kath said...

Happy New Year to you too
...and what a wonderful family Christmas...lots of folks around the table....great cards and your colour work is superb...wishing you health and happiness in 2009