When I was a little girl, my friend Ruth had a budgie that she was teaching to talk. Its favourite phrase was "Diana has gone to Newcastle" as Ruth's big sister had gone away to University there. To surprise her when she came home for Christmas, Ruth tried to teach the budgie two new phrases, "A merry Christmas" and "Would you like some Christmas pudding?". But the bird got confused and started to say "A merry Christmas pudding!" - a phrase that it then went on to repeat over and over again, even in the middle of summer.
I always think of that budgie when I use this Christmas pudding stamp, a clear unmounted one that I've had for many years and can't remember the origin of. Today I've made a card for Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding at Jingle Belles - I stamped and embossed it in gold and teamed it with a piece of Christmas pudding paper, which I think came from Craftwork Cards, and a scrap of spotty ribbon to echo the spots on the paper. The cream on the pudding is Liquid Pearls and the holly berries tiny gems.