Brr it was bitterly cold yesterday. I was lucky enough to have a day at home making some designs with the brand new Visible Image Wizard of Oz stamps which are available for pre order tomorrow.
When I got up first thing the garden had obviously been visited by Jack frost.
I love the way the frost wraps itself around everything. I have been playing with my new camera and took these shots.
My hellebore is just about to bloom but for yesterday it was held rigid by the frost.
Even my perky violas had taken a nose dive
but they will recover, they are such hardy plants.
I also loved the icy pattern on the leaves of my digitalis.
I am off down to Dotty's this morming and it is due to be a little warmer as is the weekend.
So today I think to warm us up cake and a smiling cat should feature on my card. It's a new Wonderland birthday one using my Visible Image Cheshire cat stamp set. I coloured him with Zig markers.The papers are ancient, the tea cup is Marianne and the music and butterfly dies are by The Works. I have stamped and embossed the fish bone from the Cheshire cat stamp set onto the cup.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges.
Sweet stampin 2/3 bright and cheerful
Artistic Inspirations 1/3 anything goes
Pile it on land or water animals
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge January
It will be up for sale at Dotty's Tea House Carshalton High Street, SM5 2AE by lunchtime.
Enjoy your weekend, it is supposed to warm up a little. I hope so as we plan to take friends who are visiting for a long local walk at some point. We might even end up in Dotty's for tea and cake at the end of it.
I am back bright and breezy on Monday with my very first Wizard of Oz sample, stay tuned.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your kind comments.
Bye for now,