Good Tuesday morning everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I had a really special weekend. We celebrated my Huh Hum! birthday on Thursday with a lovely massive Chinese take away, sharing it with Craig, Hannah ( Craig's girlfriend ), my sister Chicky and Paul. Unfortunately Claire & Toby couldn't make it as Claire had end of term parents night all week and it was too late for her to travel over to us, and she was soooo tired to boot. On Friday evening when Claire got home from work she rang and said to get my glad rags on for Saturday as She and Craig were going to take me out for lunch to a country pub of my choice. So I asked if we could go to The High Corner Inn. It's right in the heart of the new forest, and the Pub is nestled in a woodlands. There was an inglenook fire burning, and beams and uneven floors, it's just stunning. There were 6 of us. Claire Toby, Craig Hannah & Paul and myself. Lunch was booked for 1pm and we left 5.15pm, what a fantastic meal and it was just so lovely to spend some quality time together without having to tidy up afterwards. I've put some pictures up after this week's card hope you enjoy them.
Oh! just a little bit of gossip, we are going back to Christmas for next month, one last push. So will have to get my Christmas brain in gear again. How lovely to get 3 Christmas's in one year!
Can I please ask if you will forgive me for not putting a tutorial on today as I said I would, but it will definitely be on my blog on Thursday. It has been so manic, Sorry! too much celebrating. I will make the flower tutorial today (Tuesday) and post it on Thursday. Promise!
Creative Expressions- Foundation card- Black, Coconut white, green & Vintage Silver
Creative Expressions- White Ice
Creative Expressions- Iced Snow
Craft Consortium- Bloom Beautiful- 12x12 papers
Tim Holtz- Distress Ink- Spun Sugar & Dusty Concord
Spellbinders- Les Papillions Two
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Classic Rose
Sue Wilson- Festive Collection-Pine Bough
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches- Camellia- Complete Petals
Sue Wilson- Striplet- Eternal Rings
Sue Wilson- Finishing Touches-
Sue Wilson- Embossing Folder- Wild Roses
How To make:-
I Started with an 8x8 black card, and place the oblong die that came with the Eternal Rings Striplet die on the edge of the card, about 1/2 inch from the edge but that is entirely up to you. When that had been cut out I then used the Wild Roses embossing folder to emboss the front of the card. I then made a mat & layer of the Silver Vintage card and the papers from Bloom Beautiful collection. I covered the top of the paper wit a sticky sheet and then covered with Iced Snow..I made several roses from the Classic Rose & Camellia complete petals dies, hand coloured and arranged into a little display in the corner. The mobile was made by cutting 3x of the Eternal Rings Striplet die and folding each one in half. Then glue the back side of each fold to create a 3 sided mobile. Poke a piece of cotton with glue into the top of the centre of the mobile and set aside to dry. Make a rose leaves and twigs for each trellis and glue where you like, just make sure you cover the glue in each trellis with a leaf so that you can't see the 3D glue holding the rose in place. When totally dry glue the trellis into the middle of the open frame and hide the cotton with a butterfly or a flower or anything else you come up with. I hope this helps. enjoy. Any problems you know where I am.
The photo's are in reverse order. We had a little shower as we were finishing our meal, but as we were driving home the clouds were breaking and we had a spectacular sunset. We stopped to take some pictures of some of our beautiful animals that roam our forest, and the pictures that follow are of the pub where we had our meal. When you see the sign for the pub, on a very flat part of the forest, you wouldn't think that there is anything but heathers and animals. Then you drive down the unmade lane opposite the sign, and it opens up to this beautiful place to eat with the new forest pony's walking around. Every time I go shopping I make a point of driving home through the forest where there are normally pigs, sheep, pony's, cow's, bull's and donkeys just standing in the roads. It makes the drive home longer because you have to wait for them to decide which side of the road they prefer, but it is so worth it.
I hope you enjoyed the little roam around the forest on my birthday treat.
See you here Thursday for tutorial, if not, I'll see you next Tuesday. Take care and have a good week everyone.