Hello, and welcome!
We're definitely back to winter.....bbrrrrrr! Freezing wind coming from Europe.....doesn't go around you....it blasts straight through your bones!
Can't be too long until the Forsythia bushes start to bloom....that's always the first indication of Spring in these parts......and we already have daffodils and a few tulips, so our garden is looking cheerier than it has done for a while, lol.
Speaking of flowers......we have a really lovely challenge starting today, over at
and the theme is
Create a card for the occasion of your choice. Make sure your sentiment is on the front of the card. Use flowers somewhere on your card. It can be in your main image or your embellishment but, it must be clear that you used flowers. Floral patterned paper does NOT count.
will award one lucky random winner 3 free digis!
When I saw the adorable Holly Fairy I.....of course....had to make a Christmas card.....lol......
I layered up some Papermania papers and card stock from the Basics Christmas range and did some hand-sewing around the edges......
Just look at that ikkle face....adorable! Her dress is paper-pieced with some of the Christmas paper and I used a Sakura glitter pen on her hat and collar......she also has some glitter on her cute holly-style wings, and the rest of the image is coloured with Promarkers.........she was cut out and mounted onto the K & Co. frame......
I love these poinsettia leaves.....not strictly a flower, but my Christmas wouldn't be complete without the brightness they bring to my kitchen windowsill. This one was printed from an old CD that I bought, years ago, and I added a little inking around the edges........
This one is a small button from my mahoooooosive button stash.........I also cut a tiny snowflake to add to the white one which was already printed on the frame....love a bit of glitter!
This sentiment strip is actually a sticker.....the poor ikkle thing was all alone, its friends used up long ago....hahaa.......
You'll find a veritable garden of flowery inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.......I'd love to see your creation entered into the challenge, this week!
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Things with wings
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Use Designer Papers
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Flower power
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ All that glitters (image has glitter on)
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Sparkle and shine
I used this lovely sketch