Hello, anybody still out here? If you’ve had your nose pressed against my window you’d think I was an elf in a festive workshop because I’ve been working from sun up to sun down on crafts crafts CRAFTS!
Let me clarify something - there has been no “sun up” and “sun down” because it has been dull, bluh, yuk outdoors. I’m not complaining, every time I look out at YOU through the window I am grateful to be all cozied indoors with too much to do.
And every hour I say,
Noting my step in bliss,
That I have known no day,
In all my life like this.
~ Robert Bridges
Before I go on I want to say THANKS to the “Always Playing with Paper” blog gals who awarded me and Honourable Mention for my snowman card in a recent post which I entered into their Merry Monday Challenge. I’ve placed my badge in my sidebar and wear it with pride!
And and AND I have to show you what I found at my favourite store, the thrift. One can find the most unique and fun items there.
Yes, the metal one. It towers over my regular rolling pin. I know I KNOW - its ridiculous big, must be a commercial item. Its very lightweight and wieldy. I carried it around the store six loops and could not let it go, even had it been just for conversation sake.
I made my Mr a pie. THIS pie in fact, a delicious concoction of lemon and butter and fresh apple-y goodness. My Mr picked these gargantuan Granny Smith apples up special for it.
Lastly, last bit of chatter here:
I’ve mentioned its brrrr… well.
This poor lil critter was paralysed by the frigid clime and sat just outside the door looking at us EVERY time we came in from outside. I felt sorry for it. Now that’s normal. I tend to think of it as a female nurture thing. But then, my Mr and I were talking about it and he said he felt sorry for the fly. So it’s our pet, for as long as it can survive. Have YOU ever had a strange pet?
Some of my projects are going to remain top-secret for now - I’m shy and also want to see what works and does not. My first sale will be held Saturday, November 24th at CASI (senior’s center) 17 Park Place here in Osoyoos. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and I hope to see you there! There will be crafts, baking, art, jewellery and good food! Call 250-495-6925 if you need more info!
At any rate, I made a couple of cards recently using just one cut file of a snowflake. Here are the two different versions:
can you see the SPARKLE paper under here?
I used some elegant patterned designer paper under this one. Basically I created the file to be a “face” for the card with the snowflake shape punched out. Very simple! I embossed the cut after to have a pebbly, hopefully suggestive of snow, appearance.
So, after this I was left with the positive shape of the snowflake so I made another design using it, too!
Shhh don’t tell, this tinsel was something left over from a pretty Easter basket our daughter gave us. I could never throw it away, glad I did not now.
I used a random Designer paper and once again used the embossing folder. I used glue dots to hold this snowflake in place nicely. I said BEHAVE snowflake!
So here are the files for you to download and cut for your own pretty cards:
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