Wednesday, 13 March 2013

So cold, I'm mostly blue :o)

Well, I'M not mostly blue, but the cards I've made recently are :o)
It's been bitter cold here this past few days, what with the icy, howling wind & flurries of snow. It seems more than just a week ago that we had such glorious sunshine & were fooled into thinking that winter was over & spring was on the way :o( 
As I sit here, tapping away, it's sleeting outside & it sounds like someone is standing in the front garden throwing pepples at the windows. It's definitely a stay-indoors-&-keep-warm day, a day to do what you want as long as there's plenty of hot coffee on tap :o)
As I've mentioned in a previous posting, March is our recycled challenge & I have managed to come up with 5 cards from Liz's parcel. One was the Christmas card I blogged about a while ago - the one with the tag made by Terri - & these four are the others. The elephant & bike cards I made this morning, the dog & flower cards I made last week.
 The flower & the blue card were from the recycle parcel, as was the pink & white card I used to mat & layer the flower.  The white card candy was from a previous swap & the pink & white embossed background & the white ribbon were all from my stash.
 The elephant picture was originally a long single picture from a magazine. I just cut two main parts of the picture using circular dies, mounted them on blue cardboard from the parcel, which I cut with scalloped circular dies. I then rubbed an ink pad over white card, cut to size & stuck on the bottom part of the card, added a greeting, which I mat & layered & then rubbed the ink pad over the top of the card & stuck the elephant pics on.

 This card couldn't have been simpler :o) Apart from the brown card & the birthday greeting, every bit of this came from the recycled parcel. I cut the dog pic, mat & layered it on brown & light blue, covered the card with another light blue & stuck the ribbon on. I placed the dog pic on top, added the greeting & card candy & it was done. Quick & simple :o)
 Another quick & easy card :o) I folded the front over diagonally, stuck the motor bike pic on blue card, put the ribbon across the borttom, stuck it on the folded over bit, added the greeting & then added the card candy.
I MAY be able to get one more card out of Liz's parcel, but 5 isn't too bad, really :o)
Next - Terri's parcel. GULP !! :o)
Oh - by the way - it's stopped sleeting now :o) But it's still very cold :o(

UPDATE: it's nearly an hour since I posted the above & now it's SNOWING !!


  1. I like them all but no 3 and 4 the best. No 4 would be a very good choice for that certain man in my life, unless you have another recipient in mind.

  2. They are all amazing, I love the first one though you clever thing!