Friday, 14 February 2014


We are battening down the hatches here in Cornwall, waiting with bated breath for the next BIG BLOW, which is coming in from the south first of all so not a good direction.  Most of the harbours are built to be protected from the prevailing storm winds, that's usually from the south-west, so when the wind blows from a different direction it can be a problem.  The weather man said that this might be the last storm for a while .. .. I do hope so.

Today's card is one that evolved as I went along, sometimes they are the ones that turn out the best!  The image is another of my old Elusive Images flower stamps, snowdrop script, and I've coloured with my Copic pens before die cutting with an oval Nestie and adding a touch of sparkle to the edge.  Behind the image is a fancy MD die cut layer, LR0116, and then the blue scallop Nestie shape embossed with Swiss dots and sparkled along the edge.

And here's the card, another little square to help use up the pile of envies.  Behind the image layers I've embossed a plain white layer with a heart CB folder and matted it in blue, then fiddled about with bits and pieces to create the rest of it.  The scallop edge is another MD die, LR0201.

Stampin' For The Weekend would like to see flowers so I will enter my little snowdrop card with them.  The snowdrops in my garden are surviving the storms, and even the daffs are well up now.  I only grow the short varieties as even in the calmest of winter and spring weather it's always windy this close to the Atlantic Ocean! It will be interesting to see what has survived this winter's atrocious weather .. .. and plant more.  I do need to get in hedges or shrubs that will grow big enough for the birds to shelter in.  Since my neighbour took down the pines, and another neighbour is threatening to cut down his hedge (bad idea as it's protecting his garden from any NW winds) the poor birds struggle to find anywhere to shelter.


  1. Fab card Annie, our snowdrops have put in an appearance at last!! We did wonder if we'd see them this year as our lane has been flooded for two months now :0( Can't say we are looking forward to what's coming, we had to put part of the tractor shed roof back on yesterday after Wednesday's gales!! xx

  2. Gorgeous image and card Annie.
    Our Snow drops and Crocus are showing their gorgeous heads,poor Daffs don't know what's hit them.
    The wind and rain has picked up now so that's me in for the day.
    Hugs,stay safe x

  3. Such a pretty card hun and love the detailing and colours. Stay warm and dry and hope the storm passes quickly and without any issues. Hugs, Claire x


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