I took a square green base card and followed the following sketch from Atlantic Hearts:
. I used two different patterned papers in red for the top and side panels, and a green Merry Christmas ribbon for the bottom panel. The image is a House Mouse image which I coloured using promarker pens after die-cutting the image. Two gold sequin flowers were added, and a multicoloured poinsettia to finish.
Here is the card:
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Completely Christmas #65 Make it Square
crafty hazelnut 231 Colour It
Artistic Inspirations #132 Die-cuts
ABC Christmas K for Keep it Simple
aud sentiments 133 BINGO (Can be Ribbon, Flowers, Markers, or Ribbon, Pattern Paper, Die-cut, or even Die-cut, Digi stamp, Markers lol)
Hanna and Friends #223 - One die-cut, 2 patterned papers and three flowers
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Cute Christmas
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Well this was certainly a surprising book to read. As it has been made into a film, I assumed it was all nice and suitable for children – how wrong was I? This book is about a young boy whose father owns a zoo. When they are moving, with most of the zoo, to Canada that ship sinks, leaving the boy, a hyena, an orang-utan and a Bengal tiger on a lifeboat. This story documents how the young boy learns to survive, for over 200 days. It is not a ‘nice’ story and in places makes you feel sick because of the way the boy does things, and it does not pull the punches. At the end of the story a slightly alternate reality is given, leaving you wondering which one is the true story. It is an interesting book to listen to, but I do not think I would listen, or read, again.