My wonderful Mum, far away in freezing England, is a big fan of all my crafting stuff. She's like my DH: she shows a polite, muted, very British enthusiasm most of the time, then occasionally she gets quite excited about things, so I know she really likes them. My owl book cover got this reaction from her, the colour in particular. Good thing I had some off-cuts left from the Creative Memories papers I'd used, to make a really special birthday card for her.
I just hope it gets there in time, and doesn't get stuck in the snow like most of Britain's deliveries seem to be at the moment. It happens nearly every year - a little bit of snow, and the country throws up its collective hands in panicked submission, and everyone stays at home. Other countries seem to manage. I've never worked out why snow is such a shock to us Brits. Sigh.
Colour Create's challenge this week is "green, grey and white" with the optional extra of "silver or acetate". Stampavie want "snow", House Mouse are requesting a matching envelope, and Simon Says Stamp have given us this sketch:
And here is Mum's birthday card. The Copic-coloured stamps are from House Mouse of course (there are some footprints inside too :-) ) and the border is made from Kanban's Garden Vistas: Autumn Silhouettes which I seem to be using on everything lately. The sentiments are patched together from 3 Lili of the Valley stamps, and the silver card was distressed using my new distressing tool which I swore I would never get - an old emery board did the same thing, surely? Yes it did, but at the expense of my thumbnail every time, so I succumbed - SO much easier! The felt snowflake stickers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, with brads from American Crafts and Stickles Star Dust. The inks are Artnic Evergreen and Encore Silver, and the notes are hand-drawn.