We spent yesterday evening in such a satisfying and contented way: sushi at Yotei, our favourite restaurant, then a glass of red while watching the Muppets' Christmas Carol. We put the TV on for the final few minutes of the countdown's live coverage from the floating stage in Singapore Harbour, and took another glass into the spare room, opened the window and saw the New Year in as we admired the fireworks on Marina Bay. Our 19th-floor condo has a pretty good view across the 2 miles of cityscape to where it was all happening.
The brightest full moon we had seen in a long time beamed its light down on a world of parties, excitement, resolutions, and a lot of people like us, in quiet prayer that we could do our part to help make 2010 better than 2009.
Yesterday was also our anniversary: of meeting 16 years ago (was it really?), of getting engaged 15 years ago, and of our intended wedding 10 years ago. That had to be brought forward due to my father's diagnosis of cancer, leading to his death one year later on our first anniversary. That day is now his, so we celebrate on New Year's Eve.
The card I made for DH was a challenge to myself - to use the Basic Grey Challenge colours of pink, cream and blue, and still produce something which was not too girlie. His opinion is that I managed it, which is the most important thing.
The papers are Basic Grey sun-kissed and sun-dress, and a bit of cream paper from a Paperchase pack of card blanks. The rik-rak was in my emergency embellishment kit thoughtfully and generously given to me by Georgina when I visited England with limited supplies. The pink sparkly brads (yes I know, but somehow they work on a man's card!) are American Crafts "baby girl". The inks are Antic and Versamark, and of course my beloved Copics and a touch of Stickles. The stamp is Rubber Stampede "Hugs and Hearts".
I've been doing a lot of Design Team creating for Scrap Whispers so obviously you will see that when everyone else does. The new game starts on January 10th so if you want to join in the fun, please e-mail Georgina at email@example.com.