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Friday, 3 February 2012

Too cold...

...to craft!!!

I can hear it...the sharp intake of breath of Blogland...SHOCK - HORROR - surely not!...how could it be too cold.

Let me tell you...

When the outside temperature indicator on the car dashboard is reading -2C and the snowflake indicator is glowing a very bright red, you know it is cold. Add to this the fact that the Thursday night crop is held in an 'un-heated' shop with concrete floors; I think you start to get the idea.

It didn't seem too bad when we arrived but as we sat there the cold started to really bite and poor Sue, who was covering for Helen whilst she is off at Spring Fayre, couldn't find the heater.

Here is the LO I made a start on...
...the background PP is from the 'Jovial' Christmas range that is forming our kit for the current 4 sessions. It is quite a busy PP so I matted the photo on a piece of Bazzill kraft card and used Old Paper distress ink to shade the edges. The lower panel is from a piece of decorated ledger 12x12 (not sure of make).
The photo was one that I took Christmas before last on a visit to Harrods. I have used this pic in my Christmas planner but I wanted to do a LO with it in a larger size (6x8 inches).
I started to add embellies but by this time I couldn't feel my fingers - which made it quite difficult to use scissors and very dangerous brandishing 'pokey' tools...so I called it a day.

I need to sort out more embellies and actually come up with a title, so I'll let you see it when it is finally done.

I don't envy Annette (Voodoo Vixen) or anyone else who is combating temps of -20C or worse...minus 2 or 4 has me heading for the hot water bottles, fleeces and the duvet. Oh how I hope we don't have too much more of this to come....................

7 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Oh poor Toni!! I feel for you, I know what it is like to feel its too cold to scrap... well, until the basment has warmed up anyways!! What a shame there was no heater but I am sure you will finish it with your usual flourish of artistry once you have thawed out!! :)

fatmonica said...

I love the backing paper to this layout!Here's to feeling warm!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is fabulous absolutely love it hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Allison said...

so far so good
its minus 4 here just now and snow expected- brrrrrr thermals ready to go
Allisonx

Mrs Elmo said...

That sounds nice and toasty we are -14 at the moment and it will go to -24 next week! Woop woop can't wait lol

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous layout Toni. Hopefully this cold snap will go away soon.
C
xx

Sandra said...

At least it's the right weather to create a lovely Christmas layout