Last weekend we'd considered going to Benington Lordship to see if the snowdrops were out, fortunately we checked the website first to find out opening times etc and found that they were advising against visiting because of the snow and the boggy ground.
So when we woke to a wonderfully sunny Saturday at the weekend we decided to head off to Benington for the afternoon. Us 2 and about a million (ok, so that might be a slight exageration....) other people it seemed!
At times like this it's almost like a game - "How long do I have to stand here until I get a photo with no-one in it?" Well, we didn't do too badly, and maybe it's good for practising patience and perseverance lol
Just a few photos from our visit.
I had to beg for some extra time to do Maxine's circle journal because of our rather-earlier-than-expected trip to Cuba. Luckily Di was willing to give me an extra week or so to get it done on our return. Maxine's theme was perfect for helping me back into crafting. She just wants her book to be full of beautiful, bright colour, and to have some chipboard and ribbon on the pages - the only tricky bit was the no black or white (except for writing) rulel I wasn't sure how strict she wanted us to be there, so just to be on the safe side I put my favourite black edging ink pad back in the drawer.
When I read the words "colour" and "bright" I knew it was a chance to get those fab Basic Grey "Colour Me Silly" papers out again. You know, it really cheers me up whenever I use these, they are just such fantastic fun - and because they have such great colours in them you can really go mad and add even more bright colours - in fact, you've got to really - you need to add things that are going to stand out amid all that brightness!
Part of the fun of being in a circle journal group is checking out what everyone else has done, and as this one is getting close to it's conclusion there's lots to look at - I think Maxine is going to be happy when she finally gets her book back - it's full of lovely. colourful pages - exactly what she asked for.
This is the card I made for Hubby's birthday last week. I made it using sketch #4 on the Sketch File Blog which you can see HERE
I used Piggy Tales Billy Goats Gruff papers and rub-ons for this one, the "spare" wheel was made in PSP then cut on the Craft Robo. The blue section with the bike and the wheel on is a flap and lifts to reveal a hidden message.