Another blue sky day today and the garden was sufficiently dry for me to get out and give the grass a cut and to do a few clearing up chores after all the storm damage. It was nice to get outside for the day and the garden looked so nice and tidy (well, until all the wind comes back tonight!).
This weekend we are off to Lille on the Eurostar to see the Christmas markets. I have never been to one before in mainland Europe so it should be fun. Plus I am also hoping it will help to inititate my Xmas spirit, cos despite having pretty much made all my Christmas cards and bought half of my presents I don't seem to have found my festive mojo yet.
Talking of cards here is todays offering,which uses the sketch over at Stampin for the weekend and the theme over at Penny Black of Winter Wonderland. PB also has a christmas countdown blog hop which goes around the DT and their blogs are gorgeous.
Try as I might I could not get the lighting right on this photo. I suspect that I need to change my improvised light box but I was in a hurry as I have to post the next 5 days cards tonight whilst I am out babysitting!
The tree is actuallly stamped and embossed in white as you can see better below I then sponged over with brilliance ink in orchid. The band going across under the ribbon is actually silver (!) and has been embosssed with the cuttlebug snowflake embossing plate. The snowflakes have been cut with nesties and again the colour has not come out at all well as the back one is actually purple!!
Recipe: 228/365 Stamps Fantasy and snowflakes- Penny Black. Sentiment from Flutterby dreams. Papers - From stash! other Nesties - Build a snowflake and snowflakes Card candy - Craftwork cards Cuttlebug embossing folders - snowflakes, diamante coloured with copics, ribbon and brad from stash.
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