Hello, and welcome!
I was takin' a peek at the weather forecast for the rest of this week.....like ya do......and there is a lot more rain to come.........my poor pansies have given up the ghost and have rotted at the roots!
Enough, say I!
Parts of our lovely country have literally been flooded, and so much damage has been done.
I might be havin' a moan about not being able to hang the wash out, and about my bedding plants being awash, but we are blessed to live on high ground, so all the wet stuff that falls eventually drains away, and we are safe and sound.......many are not so fortunate, and my heart goes out to those who are affected by this terrible weather.
I'd like to say a warm Thank You to Doreen and Victoria (waving, ladies!) who responded to my plea for prayers for Immy........I am so very grateful, and will let you know the outcome.
Well, despite what the weather is up to, it is actually our midsummer, and that can mean only one thing in Craftland......it's time to make some Christmas cards...woohoo!!!
There are quite a few Christmas challenges around, so today's card was made with a few of them in mind.......
I used a cute sketch from Sparkles Christmas Challenge .......makes life a LOT easier, lol.........and will keep this sketch in my file....I like it a lot....haaaa!
I used a kraft base and a lovely spotty background paper, then inked with fluid chalk for definition........placed three banners cut from glittery red-striped papers, as in the sketch, and used 3 cute Christmas buttons on them, and another, below, as the sentiment.......a sparkly white and gold snowflake was used in a corner of the framed image......love me some snowflakes.........
Another challenge I'm entering is Crafty Hazelnut's and she's asking for Festive Funnies, and I think this little fella from Elizabeth Dulemba is hilarious....he's jolly and round, and makes me smile........he's coloured up with Promarkers and is on two Nestie labels and a piece of kraft.
I like the way this turned out, and hope you agree 'cos I need some strokin' and pattin'.....haaaa!
Back tomorrow.....or, that's the plan, anyways.
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com Festive Funnies
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Christmas in June
crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com Anything goes
http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com Christmas Flowers/Holly (I used both)
thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com Christmas in July
ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com Ho Ho Ho Christmas
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes