Hello, and welcome!
What kind of day have you been having? Mine has been fairly quiet.......just the way I like it, ha........and I've got quite a few jobs done, around the house, including some ironing....yawn......but just sat down with me ikkle netbook on me knee and have just spotted a flippin' cobweb dangling from the corner of the ceiling.....wonder how long that's been there, then?
Oh well, it can dangle for a bit longer....haaaa!
My SIL #2 (Ian) came home from his two-week secondment to India, yesterday and my goodness, were his family glad to see him.....and he them!
He brought 2 year old Yvie-Grace a Barbie doll, dressed in a beautiful sari.....she loves it!
Ian kept in touch with Gillian and the kids by Skypeing, and on Facebook, so I know a little of what he got up to whilst over there, but I'm sure there's a whole lot more he can tell.
I do know about a visit to an orphanage, though.
It seems that a visit was arranged and Ian was overwhelmed by the sight of all these young children, many of whom were there because they had deformities, scars and burns.
Ian is 6 feet 8 inches tall, so the children thought he was truly a giant, come to visit...haaaa!
He asked the staff what he could do for the children, whilst he was there, and was told that they would love to be sung to. Ian and Gillian have four children, so he was well up on his nursery rhymes, and spent the rest of his visit with a crowd of clamouring children thrusting out their hands as he played "Round and round the garden" on their palms.....sheer delight!
I know that this visit brought this gentle giant to tears.....and many of them.
Makes me even more aware of the grace of my Heavenly Father and Saviour in my life.
I had a little time to play......woohoo....and I wanted to try out some new Hunkydory goodies that have been sittin' on my desk....don't know how I've resisted for so long...haaaa!
I got some toppers and sentiments, along with foiled cardstock, and they came with some suggested card layouts which were actually rubbish, so I did my own thing.........oh, I'm soooo creative........heehee.....
I pulled out some of my red mirri card and made a square 6"x6" card base........then I cut down some of the foiled card that came with the kit and layered onto the base........
Love this ikkle topper! I added some red mirri and left a slightly wider margin on one side......
I added a piece of green ribbon and a cardstock snowflake and called it done!
This is Christmas card #19 in my stash.....yaaaay!
christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com Use something new (topper & sentiment)
platypuscreekdigitals.blogspot.com Traditional Christmas (use red and green)
blog.ribboncarousel.com Christmas in July/use spool object (I used a piece of ribbon)
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.co.uk/ Sparkle & shine (mirri card and snowflake)