Thursday, 5 February 2009

'Sketch & Stash' + Snow!

Its been another snowed in day for us here in West Berks., kids off school and unable to go to work! There may be people from places such as US, Canada, Finland, Sweden etc etc etc reading this right now and thinking to themselves 'what is the fuss all about??!!' and I ask myself too - how is it possible? not a HUGE amount of snow and yet we seem to have come to an absolute standstill!!??

Still, despite the chaos going on around we had loads of fun, I got our ski-wear down from the attic - we took the dogs for a long walk, had snowball fights, tried to build a snowman and a giant snowball (that after a few rolls, was just to heavy for us!) and it looks like tomorrow its more of the same.

Needless to say that with three kids at home (or should say four, DH was home too!) crafting time is 'very' limited however, I have been determined to try and enter at least one of the blog challenges this week and yiippeee!!! I actually did it!

I have made a card for 'Sketch and Stash' - this is a great challenge blog for me as it really does challenge me to get out some of those recently new and not so recently new stash and use it - and believe me - there's quite a collection!!!

Here is the sketch

Here's the card

The stash used - I used my never been used before Whiff of Joy stamp, a recently new paper set download from Sweet Shoppe Designs, the frame around the image is from my Fancy Pants clear stamp set which I have not used before either and I even got to decorate the inside.

Hope the weather is not too bad wherever you are - stay safe.


Lynne-d-lou said...

Hi Maria. The snow here has mostly gone now. Been raining most of today, although they are forcasting more snow for tonight. Looks like you've been enjoying your time off work. It is amazing how everything comes to a grinding halt at the slightest bit of snow!!!
I like your entry. It's surprising how many things you manage to forget about unless you use them as soon as you aquire them. Love the stamp you've used. I keep promising myself to enter some challenges, but never seem to get round to it!
Love Lynne. XXX

Lynsay Joanne said...

Hi Maria,

I only managed to get 1 day off work but did get a little bit of crafting done. i also managed to do some internet shopping and i actually brought the stamp you have used for you card, she looks lovley i cant wait to recive her but the post is a bit slow coz yes you guessed it the SNOW!!

i will post some samples on my blog once she has arrived.

Love Lynsay xx

Made with Love x said...

your cards are look to have had a lot of snow where you are.weve had some up in yorkshire but not as much as you
debbie xx

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card, you've coloured Willow beautifully. I love the pink/grey colour scheme too :-)
Thanks for joining the challenge
No snow here btw :-)

Chrissie said...

I just love this card Maria, lovely colour scheme, cute image and the inside is as gorgeous as the outside!
Thanks so much for joining in with Sketch and Stash.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the papers. Great colour scheme too. Thank you for taking part this week.
Cathy xx

Becky said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos Maria, love your card for the sketch, the stamp is gorgeous and love the papers and the inside too!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun!
Love Becky xx

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