Ah, the best laid plans ... I'd intended posting this early this morning but one thing led to another and here I am still chasing my tail mid afternoon!!! Hazel, over at Crafty Halzelnut's Challenge 158 asked us to upcycle, re-purpose or use a freebie this week - tick! And Di at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 106 asks no more of us than we use up a snippet or two on each project - tick!
Ronald Weir which I've trimmed down to a size to suit the 4.5" square card base I've used here.
- white square card base
- the photograph of stags, recycled
- Stickles, Xmas Red - added to the stag's nose
- red holographic card for matting - from the snippet box
- Kanban foiled background card Cool Snowflakes
- Poppy ProMarker for edging
- Greetings! stamp from Sheena's A Little Bit Festive Christmas is Coming stamp set
- VersaMark ink pad
- Crimson Heat it Up embossing powder
I was in a hurry - didn't want to miss Hazel's challenge this week - and this should have been no more than a ten-minute creation. You'd think, wouldn't you? Well, it would if it didn't take me forever to decide on what other materials to use for the oh so simple layout I had in mind. Soooo, you can add another 45 minutes on to that 10 minutes, at least, while I rummaged and dithered ... just as well my livelihood does not depend on me knocking out cards ten to the dozen in super swift time ... it's so not going to happen! Happily, once the decisions had been made it really did not take long to put the card together :)
The EM has made one of his lovely low-sugar fruit cakes, visitors expected tomorrow, and the smell is wafting it's lovely way up into the craft room. To me it's the smell of childhood. For many years my mother had a home bakery shop ... she made the most deliciously scrumptious cakes, buns, breads and pies. How I remained a skinny child I'll never know :)
And really good news! Our ancient yet beloved car, Picky, has been returned to us with a new, and horribly expensive but we won't dwell on that, clutch. Picky? She's a Picasso so what else could we call her :) So nice to have wheels again.
Okay, off to do something about dinner now.
Take care, keep warm, stay safe and happy crafting.