I love the new Fa La La La Llama stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue and it matches the Bear Hugs and Fiesta Time Framelits from the Annual Catalogue. That little cod with the lights wrapped around and wearing a santa hat is so cute!
In Eastern Canada there is a long standing tradition of kissing the cod for new visitors to Newfoundland & Labrador. Here's what you can expect when your visit our most eastern province. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Kissing the cod is a tradition that began in and continues to occur in Newfoundland, Canada. The tradition involves a codfish as well as a type of rum known as Screech. It is traditionally used to welcome newcomers to the island. This can be also referred to as a "Screech-in".
A Newfoundlander must be present for the ceremony, before which the shot of screech is made ready for consumption. At this time the cod must be kissed. Once this task is finished, the kisser must answer the question, “Is ye a Screecher?” The reply to this is, "Deed I is, me old cock, and long may your big jib draw!". This can be translated as “Yes indeed, my friend, long may your big sail (i.e. jib) draw wind”, or “may there always be wind in your sails." Afterwards the kisser must consume the shot of screech. At this time the newcomer is accepted in, and receives a certificate from the Royal Order of Newfoundland Screechers.
I always try and incorporate as many of the colours in our palette as possible - this month I only left off Melon Mambo because I couldn't figure out a way to fit it in - I did think of lipstick for my cod fish but decided against it.I must say I'm a sucker for "puns" and loved the twist on the word "card" for "cod" in the stamp set.
The sweater is made by stamping the bear on cardstock and cutting it out and layering on the original. You can even use designer series paper for your sweater if you prefer.
Download Cod Fish for Christmas - Colour Your World Instructions for this month's card and make it yourself!
Here are the supplies for my card - click om the pictures and be taken to my online store for ordering.
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