What a gorgeous day it is today and I think we missed all that snowfall by feet. Isn't it amazing how people can be stranded in their cars in snowdrifts only a couple of miles down the road and we didn't so much as see a flake ?
I've been so busy with the girls this week, I've hardly sat in my crafting chair. I was making "brass effect" buckles for Ski's shoes this morning as she suddenly told me at 6.30am (yes, that was AM) that she had to dress up as a character from a book ! I searched her dressing up box and came up with a witches outfit and said she was going to be "Winnie the Witch" and Winnie has buckles on her shoes ! Kids - who would have them ?
I made this card last week and I was wondering whether or not to show it. I have decided to show it just to show you that not everyone can sew !! Yes, this card also turned the air blue but my DH said he thought it looked "Shabby" so that is the new look from now on "Shabby" - thank's so much hun, you say the sweetest things !!
The patterned papers are "Country Garden" by Designs by Krista
The image is a download from Charmed Cards "Holly and Madison" and this is "Holly in the Garden". I have coloured Holly with my PM's. Marsh green and olive green (boots and hat), mustard and sandstone (hair), ivory and blush (skin), pumpkin and orange (shirt), cyan and indigo blue (shorts), canary, mallow (one of my two Copic pens !), orange (flowers), mustard, sandstone and cinnamon (basket).
The large flowers are white Prima flowers which I have coloured with a marsh green PM. I'm no Alan Titchmarsh but I quite liked this "variegated" look for a change to solid colour.
The paper roses are from HobbyCraft and these started off as cream and were attacked by my spiced marmalade distress ink and paint brush. This is very effective and I think from now on I'll just buy cream paper roses because then you can colour them to whatever colour you like (well, a two-tone colour would be easier to achieve than a solid colour rose but I did find that the distress ink did bleed so you might be able to obtain a solid colour ?). Sorry - waffling to myself !
The yellow ribbon is Anita's.
I also decorated the inside very simply. The sentiment is by simonsaysstamp. I masked the wand from the sentiment.
Right, off to school where "Winnie" is rehearsing for "Cinderella Rockafella" at school. They will all look a hoot all dressed up in such inappropriate clothes for the occasion !!
Take care and I'll be back soon......