Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas decorations!

Well we have had a wonderfully Christmassy weekend full of anticipation as to what's to come!  Yesterday we put up our tree and decorations much to Alex's delight. 
In the afternoon, although it was freezing cold, the sun was shining, so we wrapped up nice and warm and went to our local park only to discover that there was a huge sheet of ice on it.  This turned out to be a source of great joy and fun as we spent a happy 45 minutes sliding on it...knee slides
and spinning stunts from Alex, and a rather more cautious upright slide from me!
This morning it was the toy service at church.  Lots of children bringing loads of toys for those who don't have any, combined with a lovely message of giving.
To finish off the lovely Christmassy weekend, at the indoor play area I took Alex to see Santa (a rather young a skinny one, I might say) which he was delighted with, so all in all we had a lovely weekend.
As part of our Christmas decorations Alex made this little Christmas house, all by himself...he refused to let me help him!
He saw the ones on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and decided that he wanted to have a go at making one...I gave him the box, card, wrapping paper, selotape and glue and let him get on with it and this is what he came up with.  I am entering this into the SSSS 'house rules' and Freshbrewed 'Christmas'
This is my latest Christmas card, made with white embossing over a white background and then a splash of red with the red snowflake ribbon.  I am entering this into CCCB 'photo inspiration challenge (I took the colours as my inspiration), Tuesday Throwdown's 'white Christmas', Simon says stamp 'snowflakes', Aud Sentiments 'anything goes with a Christmas sentiment' and Stampin for the weekend 'let it snow'.
That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Maura said...

What a sweet little house, Alex!

Lin said...

What a lovely family weekend you had - thanks for sharing it with us, along with your snowflake card, and thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Charlene said...

How fun! Your son looks like he's having a fun time!!! I love your card with the embossing so pretty!!! Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card this week at CCCB :-)

Linda R said...

Your CAS card looks wonderful. I enjoyed seeing all your photos. Your son is so sweet.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Anna-Karin said...

Alex, your house is wonderful! How great of you to make that house all by yourself. The cotton wool snow is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ros Crawford said...

This is lovely ... such a pretty embossing folder ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful clean and simple card!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
Hugs Sandra

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a delightfully simple card, Caro! Love that embossing. So glad that you shared with us in our "White Christmas" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope you'll be joining us again next challenge. Happy Holidays.
NanaConnie TT DT