Saturday 10 December 2011

Little Heidi

Hello again! I am back with a card that I finished ages ago but never got around to taking a picture, until this morning. It has been sat in the conservatory freezing behind piles of boxes, but the pile is slowly getting smaller and at last, we have hot water! Another day and the shower will be operational although it will be the new year before the new loo and radiators go in. I've tiled the back wall of the kitchen and started on the side wall, just need to get the trim for around the window and a new windowsill before I can carry on, but hopefully that area will be looking good for Christmas. I've also been doing the grouting in the bathroom and even painted the ceiling .. .. although as the tiles are big I've left sticking them on the wall to someone else. It's a slow job as I don't have a lot of energy to spare, but we are getting there.

My card is another simple design with one of Sylvia's new Wee images, this is Heidi all wrapped up warm against the snowy weather. She is coloured with Copics and I've stamped the greeting then inked the edges with the Nestie still in place to give the look of another layer. The papers are freebies from a magazine (all I could get my hands on at the time) and the snowflakes just punched out of white card. I managed to squeeze out just enough Stardust Stickles to add a little sparkle .. .. will need to add to the shopping list as the spare bottle is still in a box in the loft!

My computer is still playing up and I lost internet for a few days as the modem didn't like being moved on to an extension lead. Now it's back sat on top of the new boiler, hopefully they will be happy together and the electronics won't interfere. I can't scan the list of blogs I follow beyond the past couple of hours so I have no idea what challenges are around at the moment, or who has posted and what. I did see that the Winter Wonderland challenge is 'let it snow' so will enter little Heidi with them.

Not sure when I will be back again as there is still loads to do here. No news yet on our new planning application but there is plenty we can be getting on with now that we have simplified the design. Next on the list is a new garage door that fits snugly and keeps out the wind and rain, but that's a job for someone else to do in the new year so I might get a chance to do a little crafting now and then.


  1. You are being utterly resourceful Annie - don't think I'd manage anything like this with all the upheaval you have around you. As for not having too much extra energy - I'm tired just hearing all you're doing. Do take care of yourself.
    Much love from me
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Woww, this is cute and the image is lovely. Your coloring is great.
    Hugs Gretha

  3. oh annie what a sweetie ~beautifully coloured~love the tiny snowflakes ~just perfect!!!
    vanessa xx

  4. HI Annie, what a gorgeous card. Love that sweet image and lovely DP.

    Sounds like you've been pretty busy. Hope you're not overdoing things. I've had internet problems too and I know how annoying it is.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  5. your card is so beautiful Annie, she is just adorable and fabulously coloured! Glad things are moving on and your kitchen will be at least ready for Christmas!
    have a fabulous weekend, Debxx

  6. I like your card sooo much - she is gorgeous - coloured and the papers are perfect for this image.
    Greetings from Austria

  7. Hi Annie this is beautiful I love that gorgeous image the colours, sentiment and design look super.
    Lorraine x

  8. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Your card is just gorgeous Annie, Heidi certainly is a stunner and well done for making such great use of the bits you have to hand. It was lovely to receive your phone call and have a catch up. Good luck with getting things sorted before Christmas.

  10. Oh love your gorgeous cute card Annie

  11. what a gorgeous and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. Gorgeous card Annie, the image is so sweet. Thanks for your lovely comment recently, I really appreciated it.
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  13. Gorgeous colours Annie, you did wonderful work with her. And I love the snowflakes! :)


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