24 October 2013

Not another Christmas card!

I'm afraid it is true, but it's a cutey and quite apt bearing in mind what I will be up to for the next couple of days!
My husband and I are hosting our Annual Harvest Dinner this weekend
our way of saying thank you to our men for putting in those long hours over the summer to help us bring in the harvest!
So I will be up to my eyeballs baking & cooking
and the best bit for me is I get to see our son Ben who is coming home for the first time this weekend
(he went off to University in September)
I am just so impressed how clean Gingy is - I always seem to end up wearing the ingredients!
Dustin Pike Christmas in July 2013 - CIJ097
DP - Country Companions Winter Wishes
Ribbon from stash
Chalk ink
Spellbinders circle die
Shinhan Twin Touch Brush Markers:
GINGY: BR107, BR103, BR96, BR92, WG7, RP7, RP293, BG179, R140, R11, R2
BAG: BR109, BR115, BR116, BR99
GROUND: GY175, GY237, GY231
POT: BR113, BR134, BR101, BR100, WG6
ICING & HAT: PB144, BG3, BG5
Fingers crossed we get the marquee up soon - ie tonight (Thursday)
It should have been up hours ago unfortunately hubby got unexpectedly delayed on another job - he should be phoning soon to say he's on his way home & to put the kettle on.
Why, because he's getting the men to come over and erect the marquee by floodlight....yep you read that right - it's pitch black outside & they are planning to do it tonight!
There is method in his madness - it is due to rain tomorrow.
If I can get any decent photo's of them have no fear I will post them
I suspect it could be quite comical!!
Well that's all from me for a couple of days as I bake my socks off!
Oh and 3 pumpkins need carving.......I think Ben can do that one!
Have a great weekend everyone
see you next week :0)


Anita said...

I love gingerbread men and yours is absolutely adorable! Your harvest dinner sounds fabulous - can't wait to see some pictures!

Sue said...

Just wonderful Jane, I love that image and your colouring is pefection.
It sounds like you have a busy yet enjoyable weekend ahead, I hope you have fun!
hugs Sue xx

Janine said...

What a cute little gingerbread man. My daughter usually bakes about 30 at a time, and the kitchen is definitely not clean and tidy after!
Have a lovely harvest dinner and I hope the marquee goes up OK :)
Hugs, Janine xx

DesignerDiva said...

Once again Jane your colouring is off the scale!! I'm moving closer to you for lessons!
Enjoy your baking, I just made some cupcakes today before I turned my Aga off for its service tomorrow, dreading going into my cold kitchen tomorrow morning!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

How adorable Jane. I love your wonderful coloring...Hugz, joann

Gramma said...

Brilliant! Both the card and your gift of pumpkin carver to Ben! Hope it works out.

Househund said...

Hope the tents hasn't blown away with all the bad weather we are having.
Card looks wonderful as always what a super ginger bread man.
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and your friends :o)


coops said...

so stunning jane.fabulous gingerbread man, he looks good enough to eat :D

xx coops xx

Chris said...

Fantastic card Jane, as always I love your colouring and your gorgeous design too. Hope your harvest dinner went well, what a lovely gesture and I'm sure it was appreciated by all. Lovely that you had Ben home, not long until Christmas break now :-) Chris xx

Franz♥ said...

Love the harvest dinner idea Jane, I really hope it went well!
I guess you're so excited to have your son at home for a few days, I think you're missing him sooo much, right?!

Fab card as always, your gingerbread man seams come out from the card, he seams so real!

A big big hug, Franz.

Lorraine said...

Stunning colouring Jane, and a gorgeous card!
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

haha Great fun card love it xx

Squirrel x said...

He would be brilliant dunked in a steaming hot cuppa. Yummy! Hugs, Sxx