Good Morning Ladies,
A wet start to the week here, I snowed here for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon, we went for a walk to look at the flooded River Thames, it's shocking to see how far the water has spread, there is no land mass visible, reaching to neighbouring villages and beyond we usually see it across one field and ditches but this is just unbelievable, I hope that nobody is having their home flooded, the other issue is where the ditches are over flowing across roads and with heavy frosts and plummeting temperatures the icy roads are treacherous. Luckily nobody has to be anywhere in a hurry!
What did you all do this weekend? Did you manage any crafting? I wanted to do more than I actually managed but we ended up spending family time together, we went for a lovely walk together as it snowed and to warm us up when we got home we made some proper Hot Chocolate, I warmed some milk and put a large block of chocolate in to melt, it made the silkiest hot chocolate, I was a bit naughty and added a little Baileys to both mine and Paul's glass cups, (the girls weren't keen), I finished with some squirty cream and a few marshmallows, I can report that my fingers and toes felt much warmer after that treat 😋
Today's card was made using the magazine freebies that I shared on Saturdays magazine review. I used Crackling Campfire, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade to blend an 'Ombre' effect down my card, I then ran it through with the Embossing Folder and then took a sanding block and lightly sanded the surface to reveal the white card underneath which highlights the Embossing. I cut a circular frame to place in the centre and Create a 'faux' aperture I placed my die cut sentiment in the centre and added a few stars (the sentiment and hearts were all die cut from the waste part of the inked background). To adx some embellishment I used thd Tulip dies that also came with the magazine, but instead of die cutting the layers of the tulips I used the dies to create a stencil to ink through to add detail to the tulips.
To finish the card I added my tulips and foliage and then added a few Sparkles. I hope you like it, it made me excited to see the spring flowers, they are all coming through!!
I hope that you all have an enjoyable 1st February,
Sending Love and hugs to you all,