Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's snow joke, this weather

When we were in Buckinghamshire for the weekend a couple of weeks back it was warm and sunny and I was very surprised to see that I'd caught the sun on my face and neck while we were wandering around Bletchley Park (where the Enigma code was cracked). Less than two weeks later last night we glance out of the lounge window to see SNOW falling, and what's more it keeps falling and soon the cars, and gardens have a fairly thick covering, and there's even some on the road.
A lot of it had gone before I braved the garden with the camera, but here are a couple of pics of what was left at about 10am this morning - forgive the rubbish photos, I forgot to change the settings. The snow was actually white, not that interesting blue shade!It's absolutely freezing here this morning, but the sun is out so hopefully things will warm up and thaw out a bit soon.

Yesterday I made this card, it's a commissioned card and will be on it's way to Federico in Italy in time for his first birthday. A good excuse to get out the gorgeous "Baby Powder" papers from Imaginisce - some of these have a light sprinkling of glitter on them, but that doesn't really show up on the photo. I've used the template I made for last week's Daring Cardmakers Little Extra challenge - it works really well for adding a name like this to a card. BTW the draw for the winner has been done and will be announced on the regular DCM Friday dare, I wonder if the winner is you? lol
Some more Christmas cards, this time I've used papers from the Fancy Pants "Happy Holidays" 8x8 pad. There are some lovely designs and colours in this set - several of them aren't too Christmassy and will be great for other cards and projects too. The little trees on these cards are cut from one of the paper designs and glued to cereal-packet chipboard before inking the edges and attaching them to the cards.
I'll add a little click-on-able pic of the paper pad so you can have a closer look if you're tempted!


Rosie (Freycob) said...

We only had a couple of very light, very wet snow flurries yesterday/night, but I did have to scrape THICK ice off my car to go to work this morning.

Loving the cards as always xx

Karen said...

My goodness had enough to settle!!! Looks so pretty tho!!

I love the idea of using non-Christmasy paper on your cards Kathy...makes them so different X

Sarah said...

We have a frost over here in the South West! it is freeeezing...!! Love the christmas cards, they have a lovely whimsical look about them and the teddy card is super cute!

Kaz said...

Bad bad girl Kathy showing me another paper pack I want to get my mitts on!!

Lovely cards too. x

seedlings mum said...

We have had no snow yet - I am amazed that so many people have. I love those christmas cards the colours are just wonderful

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love the commissioned birthday card. I love the matting on each letter of the name. Your inking is very nice as well

Rosette said...

Wow!! I wish we had snow!! We NEVER have snow.. just ice- storms! :) Lovely blog .. you're really talented! Thnaks for your comment on my card
Rosette xx

Anonymous said...

You've got snow!!!! Its been freezing here, but no snow :(

Beautiful work as always Kathy. :)


tracy said...

i love the colours on you '1' card and the papers on the christmas cards are rather yummy :)

Gez said...

What a gorgeous first birthday card & so personal. Sure to be a hit. More papers to drive us mad for Kathy!! hehe. Lovely christmas cards. x