Well that's our holiday over for another year and we had a great time ,so thought that I would share some of our photos ..playing in the snow in a specially created winter wonderland in Helsinki (and warming ourselves up with a Finnish vodka,ok I had mine well diluted down ,!)
and visiting Estonia and Latvia but the highlight for me was the visit to St Petersburg the Winter Palace was simply stunning and the Hermitage left us completely in awe (and exhausted and footsore it is huge!).
(the church of the spilled blood St Petersburg)
I could go on and on with picture after picture but think this gives you an idea of how stunning it was.
Thankfully the predicted downpours only happened in Latvia,actually think we might have been quite lucky weatherwise... generally overcast days but with occasional bursts of sunshine perfect for sightseeing.The golden onion domes just sparkled when the sun came out!
And finally my husband has suddenly discovered the art of the 'selfie'and among all of the ones that he managed to cut off our faces and pics of the sky etc he managed to take this one, and his all time favourite .....
...because he actually managed to get us in the centre and in focus ... pity he forgot to look straight at the camera himself hee he .
Thanks for managing to get down this far I know how hard it can be to look at others holiday pics!
But now on to my card for this weeks Muse Christmas vision!!!!
This week over at MCV we have a guest designer...Marika!
She has made such a cute and fun card but unfortunately have you guessed it ?..no cute Christmas stamps as we have no wee ones in the family...yet!my nephew and his wife are expecting a baby at the end of August,so will be investing in cute ones no doubt in the future!
So I decided to go with the parcel theme and I found this freebie stamp in my drawer just the right size for making a line of presents.
I stamped and then heat embossed them in silver ,coloured in the dotty parcel to match Marika's with promarkers and popped it onto a piece of glitter paper then stamped an old SU sentiment and finally added a snowflake from the same glitter paper.
Thanks once again for taking the time to look and read this rather long post by me!