Wednesday, 27 January 2016

We've got a visitor ......

Happy Wednesday to you,

Middle of a busy week again ...... and the old craft room is slowly disappearing under various piles of unfinished pieces of art work for one thing or another, and prep stuff for a workshop at the weekend. I've got ten ladies coming for an afternoon of playing with Distress Inks ..... things could get messy!!

Anyhow ..... deadlines are looming so no time for hanging around ....... although the old mojo isn't playing ball ..... typical!!

I thought I'd start with something simple.  It's Recipe Week over at Less is More and the ingredient we need to use this week is a .......


I can do that ...... or so I thought!  
We still have to follow the CAS rules ... and include lots of white space.  Finally I came up with this

You guessed it Distress inks for the background panel (multi tasking there ..... two birds with one stone and all that!) ..... first masking off the edges of my piece of card

Love this mix of colours .... reminds me of a summer sunset.  Not that we'll be seeing those anytime soon!  It's been bucketing it down again over here and very windy too. The prom looked a little worse for wear yesterday.  Storm Jonas is definitely leaving his mark.  At least we haven't had the snow though ..... not yet anyway!!!
Wasn't it strange seeing the US, especially NewYork with virtually deserted streets .... no hustle and bustle.   I must say though if we'd had that much snow I'd be one of those out in it I think!!

Where was I?! ...... oh yes ...... my silhouette is an old Penny Black stamp ...... simply stamped using Black Versafine ink ..... looks fab against the inky background I think

I finished off with some words, again from Penny Black ......

And added another tree to the inside ...... job done!

Right .... what's next on the list?   Challenge stuff .... DT samples for next weekend (hint! hint! ..... wonder what they can be!!!??) ..... finish off the workshop prep .... or ... time for me to start on that journal of mine.  Hmmmm ....... choices, choices.  I'd better make a start on with something though .... I'm out for coffee later so nothing will get done this afternoon, then I think we're going out for dinner.

We've had a new addition to the household over the weekend ...... don't panic it's not another little one!  Well actually .... it is only a little one ....... though this ones got four legs and a rather long tail!!!

It wasn't my first choice I can tell you but being the animal lover that I am, what could I do when Lauren told me she was all lonely now that she was on her own over at Robbie's (Lauren's boyfriend) ...... he spends more time at ours than he does at his place.
Soooooo ....... meet Rio ......

Yes, she's a rat .... ooops! I should really say she's a 'long tail' as that's what they're known as in the Isle of Man.  Apparently it's bad luck to say the 'r' word!

I've told them as long as she stays in her cage, well away from me, and I don't have to feed her or clean it out, then we'll get on just fine!!
She's only staying for a short while ..... I hope think, just until they find her a couple of new friends which they've gone to do this morning .......... The things I do!!!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.  

Cheerio until next time



  1. Oooh I love that ombré background, the colours are perfect!

  2. Beautiful card, love your colours for the background.


  3. The colours and blending are gorgeous, all set off with the black tree and the most perfect sentiment x

  4. Your wonderful ink blending makes me wish for long summer days and lots of warm sunshine. The little one is very cute but sadly I have an unnatural fear of those long tails, lol, it takes all sorts eh? Karen

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the inky colours! Rather you than me with the visitor!

  6. Great card Linda! Love the beautiful mix of colours for your sponged area. Perfect sky for that gorgeous tree silhouette. Sounds like you are super busy! Great fun! Hope the weather gets better for your soon. xx

  7. Fab card Linda, love the background and pretty silhouette. Aww Rio looks so cute too ;) Viv xx

  8. WOW! I need to use those inky colours in that combination Linda! Simply FANtastic blending and a gorgeous silhouette. Love the summer sky scene and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Love the card, at least we can look at it and dream of a summer sunset even if there won't be any real ones for a while! Have fun with your 'long tail!' Lou x

  10. Sorry to be so late visiting you, what a super silhouette against stunning inky background!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    "Less is More"


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