The good news is that my Mum finally made it out here!! She was supposed to be here Friday evening but her flight from Toulouse to Frankfurt was cancelled and they put her on a flight to Heathrow in the hope of catching the British Airways direct to Calgary.... it was not to be and she ended up sitting on the runway for 6 and half hours before they called it a day and put everyone in a hotel for the night. We were on tenterhooks (what a weird word that is when you type it) all day Saturday as she was on standby for the BA flight and we had no idea if she was on it or not.... she was saving her mobile phone battery by keeping it switched off!! I know... but she is 77 and maybe this wasn't the emergency she thought she should be keeping it charged for.... so Chris and I tootled off to the airport in the hope that she would come through arrivals and very relieved when she did!! Minus her suitcase... it got left in Heathrow and turned up the next day luckily!!
So this is what is on my workdesk - another Christmas tree!
I used my Fiskers punch for this version and quite like the monotone look of it.
Speaking of trees... I finally gave in and put our little tree with the climbing bears up yesterday. I think it lacks impact and lights so will have to go and buy a set of cheapy ones - the reason I know it lacks impact? Chris came home from work last night and ate dinner and then we sat in the lounge watching some TV and he failed to notice it.... until I pointed out to him that just to the left of the television was the tree... oh, yes, very nice dear.... LOL So flashing lights are on the shopping list!!
The bears are very cute though... and after sniffing it all over the two cats appear to have left it alone!!
I have seen a few of these tree cards on various blogs and decided to give them a go... I love the 3D effect of them but don't think I will be sending this version overseas in a hurry... chunky and large = excessive postage costs.
So they will be the 'hand to someone' type of card....
When we were in Costco last, Chris picked up these 3 reindeer (well, I think they are reindeer but I am sure Elizabeth will keep me straight because I have mistaken bears and mooses before) and I put them out on the sofa table yesterday to make the place a bit more festive and then I sat with a cup of coffee and was admiring my decorating handiwork and something struck me about the 3 reindeer... the two outer ones have a single acorn hanging off their arms but some idiot gave the larger centre reindeer two of them dangling from his crossed arms....
So is it just me??? LOL