Monday 13 February 2017

Flowers in the snow

Hi there,

It has been quite a nice Monday here in South Wales, with temperatures in double digits and no sign of rain! I decided to make a mini Christmas card today and this is what I ended up with:

I took a snowflake printed card base and made a mini card blank. I then used Papermania Bellissimo paper with poinsettias for the panels. I used two snowman peel-offs on scrap silver card for the main image and then accented the card with silver peel-offs and sentiment.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Jingle Belles - Let the flakes fall
open-minded crafting #14 Flowering in February
ABC Christmas - D for Dimension 
Merry Monday #235 Snowmen
SOS #289 Winter Blues

I also finished the first page of my new colouring book finally lol.
Finished the advent calender for the two little girls for this coming Christmas:

The pockets are individually stitched and were finished well before Christmas last year (you may have seen the progress updates), however I then wasn't going to be seeing the girls in time to get it to them, so I stopped rushing it and focused on some other bits instead. Now I have finished it, using fabric glue to add the pockets to the felt backing. The shape is a little funny because the felt was slightly too narrow - but it just has a bushy bottom hehe.

I tried to make an upside down cake yesterday for my Crafting Techniques group on facebook (yup we are in the kitchen this time). Unfortunately I forgot about leaving the cake to cool before tipping it out, and the fruit fell through into the cake :(. It is still obviously upside down - but not quite how it should be lol.

See the fruit is there - just not in the right place!

Finally I planted up Atlas (RIP) our bearded dragon yesterday, along with a batch of the mice we have lost during the previous year, and these are the memorials:
The beardie has one extra spikey plant, and they will go either side of Purrdy's pot once I can rearrange the garden a little.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz


  1. What a fun little snowman pair ... so glad you got *flaky* with us at jingle belles.

  2. love, love, LOOOOOVE that adorable snow couple! they are such a perfect addition to our "flakey" gallery at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

  3. Love your Snowman peel offs, lovely Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  4. Despite how it looked, I'll bet your upside-down cake still TASTED good tho!! Yum! Love your pretty Christmas card too. Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  5. Such a sweet card, I love your cute snowmen. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  6. What a cute couple! Nice background as well! Nicely done

  7. A lovely couple! You have been very busy, and I am sure your cake will taste just as good as the traditional upside down cake - you may have started a new trend!

  8. Love your card. Adorable little snowmen.

  9. Aww love all your projects, multi talented I see. The card you made is so cute, Thankyou for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Flowering In February challenge, I hope you come on by and join us again. Lynda DT xx

  10. Wonderful card - such sweet snowmen!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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