It's been another cold, wet and windy day over here ..... we haven't had any of the snow that parts of the UK have been getting but we are on a severe weather warning apparently. No boats again today, and flights cancelled too ...... guess it's time to batten down the hatches and wait until it passes.
It is a day to celebrate though .... my little old blog is 3 today ...... whoo hoo!! Happy Birthday Blog. How time flies when you're having fun!
It was also Stephen's Mum's birthday yesterday, it's Lauren's on Saturday, then Chris's next Saturday ...... January's a busy month!!
The theme is ......
New Beginnings ....
I think the sentiment says it all ....... each day is a new beginning, why not make is special.
I used the Wendy Vecchi Brick Wall stencil with some Dried Marigold Distress ink, to add a bit of detail to the background
Then I stamped the flower over the top using black Versafine ink. I love this little bloom .... it's from a set of stamps by Wendy Vecchi called Wildflower Art and it's the first time they've seen a ink pad today, so I guess you could class this as ..... in the words of the lovely Darnell ..... Never Before Used Schtuff! (NBUS)
I removed some of the Distress ink from within the stamped image using a water brush and kitchen roll, then added colour to the flower using Spectrum Noir pencils
To finish off I added the words, again from a Wendy Vecchi set of stamps, this time Art-Fully Said,
another stamp set from the NBUS stash!!! I'm doing well this week
As always, there's a little something on the inside
So .... that's this week's Less is More done. And seeing as I've been using NBUS stash I'm also entering this into Darnell's latest NBUS challenge
AND ...... a new one for me ..... CAS-ology.
CAS - ology focus on Clean and Simple designs ... lots of white space, and use a Cue Card for inspiration. It's a weekly challenge starting each Tuesday and you can find all the details HERE
This week, as you can see the word on the Cue Card is NBUS. The lovely Darnell (who by the way came up with the acronym some time ago) is their Guest Designer, so there's a bit of a collaboration going on with both challenges running alongside each other (it would be rude to enter one and not the other wouldn't it!)
That's one card and three challenges ...... I'm on a roll!!
Thanks for popping by ..... I hope the weather's being kind where you are. It's blowing a right hoolie outside here at the moment. I don't care though it's time to curl up in front of the TV tonight ...... Lauren decided a couple of weeks ago that she would finally sit down and watch Game of Thrones ... and see what all the fuss was about. Well ..... she's up to Season 3 episode 9 ....... The Red Wedding!!!!! Can't wait to see her reaction!!
Cheerio until next time