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Friday, 13 February 2009

Snow!! and Artygirlz challenge#72-flowers

It came and it went... leaving behind mucky slush....uuuurgh So pretty to look at... could have been Christmas all over again ('cept there was no turkey dinner or bonny coloured pressies to open) ...
and just look at my baby shivering out there in the cold :D This was the reason for no shopping... no way was I cleaning all that away and this was just after an hour... those flakes were enormous!!
Didn't seem to be deterring our feathered friends though... they seemed to be delighted to perch on top of the trees... don't they look cute.

So this morning all is well with the world... sun is shining... body has fought off the bugs and I'm looking forward to spending the weekend with DG... he totally puts the L in Love for me. Can't wait to give him a big squishy cuddle and steal a few kisses (do have to steal them though...cos it's not cool to give away kisses at his age!!
So onto this weeks Artygirlz challenge which is flowers. I was asked by my Sister to decorate a blackboard (similar to one I've done before for my other Sister's 40th)... as a gift for her friend at work.
I painted the blackboard and mounted it on paper covered board before adding the decoration.

I did a digital doll of my Sister's friend with a photo she sent me (butterfly for anonymity)... then paper pieced the skirt before mounting it all on card and cutting out.
Flowers came next... crumpled paper ones and prima flowers with buttons and bling...

then a ribbon hanger and some lettering... all papers are Heidi Grace. The blackboard came with a box of chalks and an eraser so of course I had to decorate those too...

just using some more paper with a few hearts and hand cut small letters.
Ok folks that's it for today... phew you glad to get to the
Hope to get round to visit you all over the weekend now that I'm feeling better... till then have a fab weekend and hope the sun is shining where you are :D
Chris xx


Sandy said...

Wow snow snow snow. Here in Germany is many snow again ;)

Your creative work is really gorgeous. So pretty colors. Love them.

Have a great weekend my friend.

Kristen H said...

This would make a great gift, can you make another one for September 25th??? LOL I love this!!! I won't be 40 until 2013 though.
Your icey branch pictures are beautiful.


Happy Weekend and Valentine's

Karen said...

hehe that blackboard is FUN FUN FUN!!!

I love your snowy pics, I was stuck here in my tower and couldn't get out to take any of trees & bushes. XXX

Dawn said...

I love this - what an original idea for a gift - brilliant and such vibrant colours.
I'm so glad we have no snow !

Have a great weekend too!


Denise said...

This is delightful! So what can you conjure up by tomorrow for 54?? errrr sorry 21yrs plus 33 years experience?
Your snow pics would make a super background! Keep well and keep warm.

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I loved the snow pictures...beautiful! And the Life begins at 40 project was just lovely too! It made me smile!

Take care Chris! :)

Pearl said...

Wow ! Where are you in the UK , Chris ! that looks like a tonne of snow to me ! lol

That digital doll piece is just da bomb ! too cute !

Shashi Nayagam said...

Great to know that you have recovered. Love your creative work it is so gorgeous.
Have a great weekend.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful project! Love the addition of the photo. Have a great day. Anesha:-)

Gez Butterworth said...

Hi pleased to hear you're feeling better. :)
Just love your easel. What a great gift idea. The colours are gorgeous & I love your digi girl. :)

I've a little something for you waiting on my blog.....I'd like to say it's the exploding box. LOL! but it's just a bit further down!!

Hope you've managed to get lots & lots of kisses from DG today. Take care & enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Gez. xx

June said...

Gorgeous work as always Chris. Love these and i am hoping life begins at 50 lol .. thats my next one in June

Hugs June xxxxx

Dawn♥ said...

Beautiful snow photo's! Gorgeous altered chalk board! :) Love the pretty colors and the pretty flowers in a cluster! ♥

Dawn said...

Me again

Have got a wee award for you!!!

jay670120 said...

lovely blackboard , thanks to Karen50 i decided to follow her over to here again xx Great SNOW pics too xx

Kath Stewart said...

wow this is fab Chris and your sister will adore it and treasure it forever....know what you mean about the slushy weather..hate it...great to hear you are feeling better
Hugs Kath xxxx

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