Sunday, 28 November 2010

Brrrrrrrrrrrr the North wind doth blow and we shall have snow!!!!

And that is just what happened we woke up to snow in Derby yesterday and it’s been cold ever since.  In fact it was –9oC  in Derby  this morning.  Our house was pretty chilly too as when we got out of bed, the heating for some strange reason hadn’t come on after a re set of the heating dial, luckily it was all systems go & the heating came on.  Phew!!  It reminded me of my child hood when it would be freezing in the house and we used wake up  to have ice on the inside of the windows and the only heating we had was an open fire in the lounge and dinning room.  So until that was lit and got going it would be cold and I mean cold!!!  I bet there are loads of people out in blog land that can remember those days?



This was a card that a group of ladies made at a recent card workshop a couple of weeks ago – this one is using melon mambo but I also had one using rich razzleberry but for the life of me I can’t find the sample!!  Think  I must have fairies in the house!!!

another version of the wreath card that I demonstrated at the Paper Max sow and the work shop. 


Yesterday Joe and I went to the garden centre at Little Eaton with Emily and Cameron and what a wicked time we had.  They loved all the Christmas decorations, the fishes and the small animals there are there.  They went a saw Santa which was lovely as it wasn’t busy so they were able to spend time talking to Santa.     The entrance path that led to Santa’s Grotto had Christmas trees either side covered in real snow which made it look so magical.  Emily talked to Santa but stood beside grandad whilst Cameron sat on the stool beside him.  Both told him what they would like for Christmas.  Emily a Peppa Pig and Cameron, Captain, Ferdinand and Bish and Bash from Thomas.  It was just magical being there with them.  It took me right back to when Samantha & Matthew were small.  What made it even better was that when we went we had no idea Santa would be there so it was a surprise for us all.

Well  this afternoon I’m catching up with Midsomer murders whilst making a wedding card order, sitting in the warm!!!


Cindy Jenkins said...

Good Morning Lesley!
Brrrr is right!!! That's COLD!!! Bundle up and stamp away!! Great cards! Sounds like your SU business is doing good. I always enjoy your blog and your sweet comments on mine!

Chicken lover said...

Hi Lesley
I called in to Little Eaton Garden centre a couple of weeks ago and could not move for Christmas decorations! I have a lovely photo of Sara sitting on Santa's knee when she was little - not allowed nowadays!!!!
speak soon Jane xxunde

jimlynn said...

Lesley, these are just super! What wonderful Christmas cards. So pretty - both of them.
Sounds like you guys really had a fun day seeing Santa, etc.....Good times.

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Lesley :o)
Brrrrrrrrrrr, I always want it to snow so I can take pics, but not this time, I want it to go away cuz it's lake glass in my street!
Jackie xx

Sue said...

Hi Lesley sounds like you have been having fun with the kids and santa !!! and the cards are great thanks for sharing luv Sue x

Sarpreet said...

Hi, this is so beautiful.

Helen said...

Lovely cards! Must make some Christmas cards myself really...

Oh and my Mum woke up to ice on the inside of her windows.. yes in 2010!

Sharon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog during the blog hop. Your comments meant a lot to me.
I love the colour combo that you have used in your card with the bauble. It is a gorgeous card...x