Friday, 30 December 2011

An (almost) white Christmas!

Hi there, how was your Christmas? Hope you all had a wonderful day spent with your loved ones! We hosted our Christmas celebrations at our home this year, it was lovely seeing how excited Annika, our 3 year old grand-daughter, was opening all her presents. She even got to open her baby brother's presents too....I think it's more about the unwrapping than what's actually inside that excites her!

We had the strangest weather on Christmas Day! It started off as your typical Aussie summer's day, I think the temperature reached somewhere around 30C, then the weather turned very nasty! We had a bit of rain, followed by a hail storm......the hail was the size of golf balls! It sounded like someone was throwing big rocks on the roof. Both sons-in-law made a mad dash for the cars to put them undercover, one of them looked up at the wrong time and copped a few hail stones on his face...ouch! There's a photo below of the hail still sitting on our lawn and nature strip taken well after the hail storms finished......we ended up having at least 4 of them, along with some torrential rain! Luckily we are on top of a hill and the only damage was where some hail stones came through the laserlite sheets on our back veranda. Others fared much worse with flooding, car windscreens broken and broken roof tiles. I was really worried as my 82yr old Dad had only left 5 minutes before the storm hit, but thankfully he was OK and only had a few dents in his car from the hail.

Here's my last Christmas card for the year! I made this one for my grandson Ben's first Christmas! The little bear stamp is by Stamp-It, the greeting is from a Kaisercraft clear set. I coloured the bear with Copic Markers, put some Kindyglitz around the hat fur and cut him out and popped up with dimensional dots. The DP is also by Kaisercraft.

I'm linking this card up with the Forever Friends December Challenge - It's all Christmas!

I had a last minute crafting frenzy on Christmas Eve as I still had more gift-card holders to finish and I made my own Christmas Crackers (Bon Bons). Thankfully my daughter Hayley helped me finish off the Crackers......and wrapped my gifts for me as well, or I would never have finished everything! I didn't get around to taking photos of those last projects though!

I can't believe New Year's Eve is tomorrow! Hope you all have a Happy New Year, I'll be back next year!


Carole Meisenhelter said...

Hi Lyn, your new grand-sons card is very sweet too. Quite contrary weather; we didn't get the hail but it was overcast and windy. You would've been really concerned about your Dad out travelling in it too; glad he escaped ok.

patricia said...

hi nice card
thanks for joining the foreverfriends challenge this month

Shirley said...

Seeee! Santa didn't forget you. He brought along some big snow! Ha! I love your card and TFS the pictures too! Lyn, wishing you and yours a Very Happy Healthy New Year!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

cute card! thanks for joining us at Forever Friends challenges and Happy snowy New Yr to you!

Rossylalah said...

Hi Lyn!
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and new year. Looking forward to another year of friendship with you. All the best love Ros

Beth said...

Hi Lyn such a sweet and darling card so glad no one was hurt in your hail storm, have a wonderful 2012.

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Lyn, just came across your blog whilst blog hopping. Love your beautiful creations. Look forward to following your blog in 2012. Best wishes. Trish x

Kathi said...

Adorable card.

It's been awhile since I visited you, so best wishes for a wonderful 2012, filled with health, happiness, love, laughter, and prosperity!

Anonymous said...

Hello friend!! :) Hope you are doing well and wanted to stop by to catch up with you! Your card is really sweet!! LOVE the image and colors!! HUGS