We took a route though the local woods. I loved the roots of this tree, they look like masses of toes to me. I wonder if a little creature has a home in that hole?
The constant rain we have endured here in the UK has made the ground so wet and there were plenty of filled ponds along the pathway, which the ducks loved.
Eventually we ended up at Warsash our destination.
I love the stormy sky in this photo. It looks so heavy and threatening. Luckily it did stay dry the whole time we were out.
We walked past the mud flats and the estuary at Hamble.
There is an old ship wreck here which always makes a good photo.
We checked out some of the moored boats and enjoyed the view. We then made our way home via a welcome warm drink at Costa ;0)
My card challenge today is the birthday card I recently made my for my son in law. He is a fantastic handyman (and cook I should add) and is always busy with projects in their new home. I bought a fantastic digi image from Mo Manning called Mr Fixit. I thought it was most apt. I also decided to made a gatefold card for a change.
I thought the sentiment was fun...to "true" something means to make it level/equal and as Tom is quite a perfectionist it was most apt. I coloured the image with Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils.
This is how the gatefold works.
and here is the inside when both flaps are both opened up.
I had fun adding lots of "DIY" extras including ribbon tape measure and screw head brads. The old fashioned embossed labels are a brilliant download from Fuzzimo. I use these on lots of my male cards, they look so realistic and can be personalised too.
I would like to enter my card into the following card challenges;
Inky chicks, this is a brand new blog and their first challenge Anything Goes #1
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge CelebrationCards for men Work #1
Papertake Weekly Happy New anything my new are those amazing screw head brads.
My Mum's Craft Shop Anything Goes #1
Natalie and Amy Your favourite things my favourite things here are the embossed tape and the tape ribbon
DP2 Challenge Something new #168 my new are my screw head brads and the ebossed label download
Papercrafting Journey anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Beat the blues #251 I think my fun, cheerful card really does beat those January blues
Totally Papercrafts Ribbon #149 my "tape measure" is actually a ribbon..I love it!
A+T Emerald Faeries Celebrations #39
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post about my French Knitted necklaces. I returned to my class on Tuesday and we have started a new project; making chain maille. OMGoodness is it fiddly but such great fun. I know I have not yet shared my square wire necklace from last term yet, that is on my blogging post list and I will probably make it my next post.
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by. We finally had some sunshine today but the temperature has really slumped and we may even seen some of the white stuff (yes snow this time ;0) over the weekend. Keep snug and carry on crafting,
Bye for now,