Oooer Missus! We have snow - and quite a lot of it too.
At the moment it's beautifully sunny out there so it's all looking very pretty. I've taken some photos from the back windows, but the sun is on the front at the moment - I may venture out there eventually but maybe not! I went as far as the bord feeding station to brush the snow off the various feeders and put some water out - which has probably turned to ice by now. Had to wear Hubby's big boots hahaha, as I don't really have snow-suitable footwear!
Anyway, here's how it's looking at the bottom of the garden just now:
Today sees the last dare of the year for The Daring Cardmakers - we're taking a couple of weeks off setting dares so that means you have absolutely ages to join in with the one that Sue is setting today. This is the perfect dare for this time of year, it's called New Beginnings and Sue is asking for cards celebrating all sorts of "New". It could be New Year, New Home, New Baby, New Job or anything else you can think of.
I wasn't sure what to do until we received a Christmas card early this week with a little note inside to say that my firend's daughter - who was our "little" bridesmaid at our wedding 16 years ago had her first baby at the beginning of this month.
Lovely news and what luck for me!
A very simple card - but I did manage to use lots of gadgetry!
MS corner punch fro one of the "Round the Page" sets
Zutter Round-it-All on the darker pink square
Spellbinders scalloped circle
Cuttlebug Tiny Hearts embossing folder ( it doesn't show up, but it's there)
Cropodile for ribbon holes
Craft Robo to cut the pram and name
You see - I really do need ALL of those things I can't resist buying!
The pram template is one of my own - for some reason I forgot to add a handle to the template so I had to cut that by hand!
Please pop over to the Daring Cardmakers BLOG to see the fab cards the girls have made this week, and if you get a minute during the next couple of hectic weeks, we'd love you to join in and share your New themed cards with us.
We'll be back on the 8th of January with our first dare of 2010 so you've loads of time to join in with Sue's dare before then.
That doesn't mean I won't be posting on my blog over the holidays though - I've got a few things ready to share and as I don't think the study will be needed as an extra bedroom this year I can still wallow in my crafty mess when I get the chance!
With a bit of luck I'll even get a chance to do some catching up on what all my blog pals have been up to lately...