Sunday, 18 September 2016

Food glorious food ........

Happy Sunday ......

We're having a nice relaxing day today, with a family Sunday lunch later .... what better way to finish off the weekend.
The lazy start to the day had nothing to do with the fact we were out last night ...... yeah right!
We spent a fab day down at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival ..... as always we tried everything and came home with a nice little stash of goodies ..... also found out there's a new Thai restaurant opening in October ..... can't wait to try that one!

We got the Christmas pud sorted ..... have to have one of those!   Some delicious hot smoked salmon (today's starter I think) and a fab collection of spices to name a few things that coma home with me. Oh .... and the freezer is all ready and waiting too, for the arrival of a full lamb (sorry to any vegetarians out there) ..... legs, shoulders, racks, all prepared and ready to go ..... yum!!

We followed all that with an evening down at one of my favourite places ..... the Bath & Bottle .... a nice little cocktail bar in town   More food and drink with Lauren and Robbie .... think there was a little more drink than food though ...... oops!

Anyhow .... enough of my weekend shenanigans, lets get a little bit festive shall we (less than 100 days now ..... just saying!)

I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge again.  This week there's an inspiration photo ..... how fab does this look

I've used the large stars as my inspiration, along with the colour red .....

The star is an SU stamp, stamped using a red versafine ink and then I've added a touch of sparkle to the flourish design using a fine crystal glitter

Embossed the Christmas greeting with my current favourite embossing powder ..... Ranger's Liquid Platinum (love it!!)

and added a bit of mat and layering with some red and wait for this ...... silver mirri card!!! Something I haven't used in a long time ..... but I think it works well here

Well .... that's another one for the Christmas box done. It's starting to fill up ..... slowly.

Thanks for popping by ... .enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I'm off to get the roast in the oven then sit down and check out some hotels online.  Hubby and I are hoping for a short break across in the UK ...... a chance to catch up with family and friends in the northwest, and then off up to Scotland for a few days of R & R just the two of us.

Cheerio until next time ......


Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous festive card Linda, love the sentiment too.
Avril xx

Loll said...

Boy ... that food looks good that you brought home from the festival. Hot smoked salmon ... one of my favs --- we have LOTS of that here to being close to the ocean. LOVE it! Sounds like you had a fantastic day of food, drink and fun. :) Enjoy your relaxing dinner.

LOVE the card. The crystal glitter on the flourish-y star really adds some extra glammer and sparkle. Great design and the mirri card does work perfectly!

Have a wonderful time away with friends and family ... and some special time alone with hubby! xx

Redanne said...

The star is beautiful but you took it up a notch by adding the beautiful glitter and mirri. Love it! Anne xx

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty, sparkly star, Linda! Love, love, love that sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Gio said...

A stunning card, Linda, such a gorgeous design!