Good afternoon. The temps are a little lower today thank goodness but are set to rocket again by Sunday! The garden needs so much tidying at the moment as things go to seed but it's hard to spend more than 10 minutes at a time out there.
This morning we spent a pleasant hour at a plant hunters fair and I spent rather a lot! Well I am planting up a new border at the front of the house so that at least I can look at something pretty rather than the weed strewn area belonging to a neighbour! It used to be an area for watering cattle after/ before milking when the farm was in business but we had used it to store tons of cobbles dug up from the old yard during the renovations. I used some of the larger ones to make a border and my OH made the edging of a path through it, from a pallet of old half bricks that had collapsed behind the cobbles!
I started the project last year, so I have managed to plant up part of it already with a few home raised perennials and annuals as well as some garden center alpines. Here's what it looks like after a lot of hard graft but it will be staying this way until the weather is more conducive to planting out! Some of the gravel pile will be used for the brick edged path.
Anyway as the sun is beating down and I have time on my hands, I thought I would retreat to my cool craft room and join in over at a couple of challenges with this card.
The team at JUGS want to see rocker cards, the team at ABC Christmas are wanting N for New or O for Old and As You Like it want warm or cold colours, so here is my take!
Santa is an old Sizzix die, the DP is from a pad that I picked up over 10 years ago from the Factory Shop and the sentiment is a die from STAMPlorations, also old, cut from a gold panel that a collegue from work gave me many, many years ago. The red scalloped semi circle was from the bits box, as was the kraft circle. Santa's face was coloured with Copics but I paper pieced his cap with some scrap red card.
Quite a simple card really but fun for a little person.
Joining in over at:-
O is for Old (DP, Dies and gold card)
Favourite, warm or cold colours
Well if Santa's involved then it has to be the warm end of the spectrum, who wants a cold and dreary Santa on their Christmas card!