Friday, 22 March 2013

Snow Day and School Days

Well the weather men got it exactly right, so I take back all my scepticism! ... it started snowing last night and it's been blowing a blizzard ever since!  I spent 2 hours this morning trying to get down all the usual routes to work, but they were all blocked and even the motorway was totally stationery.  So back home I went.  And our heating promtply went off!!  How's that for Sod's Law LOL.  But an emergency fill of oil later and we're all nice and cosy.
Apart from Ruby that is ... she loves nothing better than maggoting about in the snow head first!  Daft dog.  We're due more of the same tomorrow, so it may turn out to be a crafty day :)

My card today uses an old High Hopes image - School Boy and A+ sentiment
I actually got my heat embossing gun out for the sentiment (gasp, I was expecting it to have rust on it, it's been so long since I used it) I couldn't find any white embossing powder, so ended up using some sparkly stuff.  School Boy coloured with pencils and popped up on dimensionals; clear gloss added to his apple.
Dienamics notebook edge die.

Sketch flipped from Card Crafters Circle #67
Stampin for the Weekend - Child's play
Charisma Cardz #11 - die cuts
Creative Card Crew #32 - masculine
Penny Black at Allsorts March Challenge - one for the boys


  1. Very cute card and sentiment. Love your papers. Embossing tool was rusted, huh? You're too funny.

    Ah, Ruby's kind of weather! Thanks for the snow photo. Stay warm!!!

  2. Oh what a sweet card! The sentiment is ace, and the image is gorgeous!

    What a wonderful photo of Ruby, too! Stay warm and snug this weekend, hun!

    love Mags B x

  3. Great card Lynne, and how lovely to see that Ruby likes the weather! Jo x

  4. Cuteness! Both your card, and your Ruby! Don't you just LOVE an unexpected day at home? Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you get another tomorrow! Hugs...

  5. Poor you - you'll have to move to Fermanagh - no snow here - just rain as usual :-) Like the blackboard effect on your card - the whiteboards we use nowadays just aren't the same!

  6. this is so cute! such a sweet image and i love the notebook edge die. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more this month.

  7. Cop the grin on his face ..what an imp he looks. love your colouring the paper and the sentiment .Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

  8. Your card is super cute but not as cute as Ruby :)
    we have snow starting to fall here in Surrey!
    Hope you have a great week-end.
    Hugs xx

  9. Cute card! Love the sentiment.

    I think it's one of those times when we all wish the weather men had been wrong as snow is just rubbish!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' For the Weekend and our Child's Play challenge!



  10. This is such a fun card. I really like the use of the black card. it looks like a chalk board and the brightly coloured backing paper is lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny black and more this month and we hope you will join us again soon.


  11. Love the die you used for the edge. Such a great card for a boy! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT

  12. A great card. I love the image and the message on the chalk board.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.


  13. We have exactly the same whether here Lynne, it's so bizarre for this time of the year.

    A perfect male card for a theme,thanks so much sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  14. That's a great take on our sketch,Lynne, and I love the cheeky image....a really lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle....good look in the draw!

  15. Cute card - love the blackboard!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


  16. Fab! Love the Mage, paper and design. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  17. Sweet card and great idea for the sentiment! So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
    Joyce xx

  18. Wonderful! Love the image... thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!

  19. Lovely card, perfect for the challenge, lovely photo of Ruby in the snow.
    Thank you for joining the One For the Boys challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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