Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowy Days

Brrr It's so cold!
I woke up to snow fall this morning ... The wind was howling and blowing the snow everywhere ... Gispy went out at 7.30am and hasn't been back since ... I just hope she has found herself a warm place .. it's freezing cold outside.
My other little cat Ginger made his way here around lunch time and is snug on his bed ... sensible boy!

Thankfully my day was my own today ... Hubby did try to persuade me to go out but he was fighting a losing battle there ...  driving around in the snow is not my idea of fun! So I was able to do a little in my craft room ...
With all those lovely birthday gifts I got ... It was only fitting that I made some Thank You cards to send out 

I needed something I could make a lot of - pretty quickly - so used a lovely image from Silhouette America as my focal point which I printed onto photo paper to give it a little sheen

... cut some scalloped squares in both white and cream to back the image and a fish tail banner from glitter ribbon.

The glitter ribbon came from Wilkinsons store ... it's sold as Christmas wrapping ribbon ... on a 10m roll for £1 which is great value and you've seen me use it many times ... It feels like the ribbon you get from a florist if you know what I mean

The sentiment was computer generated and I finished up with a little post mark stamp I got in a second hand section of an art shop some time ago ... 
I also used up some of my surplus papers to make envelopes ... and because of the hundreds of envelopes I had ... I didn't have enough of the size I wanted ... typical!

These are so simple to make ... It's basically a rectangle big enough to hold your card and I round of the corners of the flap 

I stamped on them with a Kaiser craft stamp ... just to add a little something special and I print the addresses onto white paper or labels.

I do hope you are warm wherever you are ... 
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~