Well BRRR!!! I think that sums things up.... more of that though later...
So there's a new challenge, well OK it was new yesterday but I'm here today and well its new to me telling you about here, over at Totally Gorjuss This week the easy theme (remember I set them so they're always easy) is 'Something borrowed'. See I said it was easy. So we want you to sue something borrowed on your creations. You borrow and idea, a stamp... see easy!
This is my card. I used this super Mo Manning image 'Paul typing' its was the Big L's birthday.... what image do you use for a young man?? Mo's are perfect for them! So he was coloured up with Copics and some LOTV new papers. Everything was going smoothly.... then I decided I needed to add 'something' So I did the buttons - my borrowed item from my sewing box.... hmm it still needed something but what? Then out of the corner of my eye I spotted my Viva Decor pen. Perfect I thought a few dots and it will just add enough. I mean flowers aren't really right on male cards are they? So I began.... nothing came out of the nib! So I squeezed a bit harder..... nothing..... a bit harder... and bugger me it all came out! Darn top came off ~ stamps foot ~ So with half a bottle of the wretched stuff all over we were back to square one!
Eventually this is what I got - note the dots - I held my breath while doing them!
So here's the arty shot, naturally no flowers ;-)) The heart is a Magnolia die. It has a hole in the top point. I really wish it didn't if I'm honest. I managed to cover it up with one of my dots.
Remember my 'BRRRR' comment at the beginning? Well here's why! We've had a stack more of the white stuff - about 8 inches of it! Those branches hung down are one of my conifers - Mr Blackbirds favourite nesting spot :-(( I'll see if I can somehow tie them back together when the snows gone. Its bitterly cold too - feels like -10! Thanks very much wind chill factor I love you too!
There is a table under there - the orange thing is a beaker of bird food - we've almost got birds queueing up for food!
And finally to finish a little soggy Polly picture!
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