These Friday's seem to roll around and it's getting closer to Christmas by the minute isn't it? How are you all doing with your Christmas card making and your Christmas shopping? I'm doing pretty well on the Christmas card front, not so well on the Christmas shopping.
Now, before you get to thinking "I bet it's a Christmas card" this morning .... IT'S NOT! .... but it IS purple (so, not a TOTAL surprise then?)!!! Check it out.
|And a close up of my purplisciousness!!|
|And the insert and envelope|
- White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
- Two pieces of white card cut to 9½ x 13cm and one piece of black card cut to 10 x 13½cm
- Snippets of white card and black card, for the image panel
- Distress Ink in wilted violet applied to the small white card snippet, using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool and foam pad.
- Over the top of this coloured panel I then applied wilted violet through the Tim Holtz "Crocodile" stencil
- Over the top of that I stamped the foliage image from the Inkadinkado "meadow" set
- On the larger white card panel I stamped the circles image from the Hero Arts "Notebook essentials" set using Memento grape jelly ink
- Stampendous sentiment (from the Birthday Wish set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black
- Stardust stickles used to highlight the circles border
- Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 281 - CAS
- Penny's challenge - challenge No. 253 - USE THREE OF SOMETHING (stamps)
- Create and Inspire - challenge No. 33 - ANYTHING GOES
- Through the Craft Room Door - challenge No. 10 - ANYTHING GOES
Just back from a brilliant break in Florida .... a recent trip to Clermont on a beautiful afternoon resulted in a few pix. Honestly? It's been too hot and humid to want to walk anywhere.
|And this little chap scooted across our path|
I knitted a scarf for our return to dear old Blighty (a ruffle scarf - see my Wednesday post) but was astonished by how mild the weather was - didn't need my new scarf, or my "easy to reach" fleece I had so carefully packed! Isn't it always the way - you know it would have been snowing had I not been so prepared! I know so many of you have tried (and succeeded) in making ruffle scarves ... is it me or is it tricky to knit up with metal needles? I know some people use wooden or bamboo needles and I wonder if this might have been easier .... ? Alternatively, as a fairly basic and only occasional knitter was I just making heavy weather of it!?!?
And now for the Friday Funny, brought to you this week by ChrisC - a joke from a man's perspective! Thanks Chris!, hope to see you at the weekend.