Thursday, 17 January 2013

All about Weather......

 I must be feeling better, I sat down for a couple of hours and made some cards...including this one. I used a Silhouette background file called Raindrops for the background, the image is by Saturated Canary coloured with ProMarkers, and the sentiment is by Art Impressions


I added some acrylic rain splashes by Fiskars....


and talking of weather, the UK is feverishly preparing for some snow, we do this every year. Each winter we know that we will have one or two snowfalls, but when it's forecast, the whole country reacts as though we have been given warning of a nuclear fallout that will keep us housebound for three months. Today in the supermarket, the fresh vegetables had mostly disappeared, apart from a few sad carrots, people everywhere with huge stockpiles of food, all ready to sustain them through the long starvation days of a nuclear winter. The sad thing is that I keep looking through the window looking for those snowflakes, well, we got a few....



It is pretty cold though, -4C as I write this. Time for the thermals and a nice mug of hot chocolate I think

The winner of the Promarkers hasn't been in touch with me yet, if I don't hear from her, I will do another drawing and pick another name out next Monday

31 comments:

Lizzy said...

Hi En,
Glad you are feeling better. The card is beautiful, love the background. Norma

Lizzy said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Super cute card. Norma

AndreaA said...

Very cute card Enfys. I love the colors on the cards. Great background with the raindrops.
I really like it.TFS!

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,
This card is so cute. How did you make the holes in the background. Is this looking out your house. We were suppose to get snow but a few flakes. All around us got snow. I really would not mind some. Take some pictures of where you live and share with the bloggers. I would love to see some...

MaggieC said...

It is snowing here as I write. We did take the precaution of doing things like shopping today rather than struggle with our hill tomorrow. The slightest hint of snow and it turns into a death slide. I know what you mean about panicking though. We coped with the months of snow in 1963, without gritters, or even the storage for food. We had to shop every day for some necessities. Sorry for my stropbox rant. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie

Karon said...

Great card Enfys - love the raindrop background. Just to let you know its going to reach -31c with the windchill tonight here in Ottawa ! -4c, Tshirt weather LOL! Stay warm!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Your little card is adorable. I love the sentiment a lot. Great coloring and I sure hope your better.
Linda K.
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com
Come visit me.

ursula Uphof said...

Pleased you are feeling better and keep warm. hugs, Ursula
lovely card.

Loopylou. said...

morning en!!
ooooh thats so cool and I love the acrylic snowflakes too.
I have to giggle at the people and the snow panic, ours says light snow in lincolnshire yet everyone is running around like headless chickens!! I do love the snow though
huge hugs Lou xxx

Craftyanny said...

Glad your on the mend Enfys.
Freezing here in Glasgow too but no snow yet thank goodness.
Gorgeous card, love what you did with the background it's really effective.
Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the background and that gorgeous image, fab sentiment too. We have loads of snow here.

nannapat said...

Great to see you are feeling better Enfys. Love the card and the sentiment is absolutely charming. pat x

kanda said...

Glad you're feeling better Enfys. Love the background on this card xx

Jessica said...

Love the card! That background is fabulous! But I am not buying another machine! lol I am so glad you're feeling better! Wow just a bit over 28 degrees! Not FLA weather for sure! Maybe it's too cold to snow? Or not enough moisture in the air? Well, anyway---Just stay inside and take care of you!
Hugs, Jess

Pam said...

Very cute card Enfys. Love the corking and it use of acrylic rain drops.

PaperDaisies said...

Great card Enfys. Beautifully coloured. Hugs Nina

marlene kiley said...

Your stories are so humorus. Seems lots of folks panic in the winter so one can relate to your funny story. Love the raindrops.

cardchick's world said...

the card is sooo cute!!! so good to hear your feeling "a little better" and with the look of snow out your window...don't go out there...LOL

what paper do you use when you color with the promarkers..I'm having trouble blending :(

snappy scrappy said...

Pretty! Lee-Ann :)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Beautiful card, En! Love the colors.

freetimegone said...

So glad you are feeling better and I love the card and the raindrops are super. Is it wrong to be happy that there might be another chance to win the promarkers if the previous winner doesn't get in touch with you?

Patty said...

So, So funny! I think snow is only relevant where you exist in the universe! You talk like you would love to see some snow...and all I want to see (if I have my winter picks in Northern Kentucky where I exist)is a very,very sunny day in a cold winter climate vs a very, very Bleak cold winter


Jan Lynn said...

Beautiful card and I L-O-V-E the background. People do the same thing here in Tennessee, USA. They gather food like ther is no tomorrow. Snow I can handle. The problem is we get more ice than snow. Had just a bit of ice on Tuesday with cold temps and wind blowing some too. Supposed to be warmer this weekend.

Kraftychick said...

Love this Silhouette background file - TFS this great card. People are the same all over the world I guess. In North Carolina we have had rain for over 5 days and the temperature began to drop. There was supposed to be about 1-2" of snow over night. You couldn't get into a grocery store that wasn't totally crowded and all the bread and milk was gone within 3 hrs. I think they eat an awful lot of sandwiches and cereal during snow storms here. Needless to say, we had a slight bit of wet snow which overnight always turns to ice on the roads - but nary a snowman appeared on the lawns. We're all the same after all.

Jackie

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous - I love the sentiment and the background is really cool! We had snow yesterday here in Bournemouth (a rare occurrence) but its mostly gone now where we are. Stay warm xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys wow thats one stunning card I do love your colouring and the layout is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

BethAnn M said...

This is an adorable card; I love the colors and the raindrops! We haven't had much snow in our area of Pennsylvania, yet, but that will probably change! Glad you are feelilng better. BethAnn M.

BethAnn M said...

This is an adorable card; I love the colors and the raindrops! We haven't had much snow in our area of Pennsylvania, yet, but that will probably change! Glad you are feelilng better. BethAnn M.

Cris said...

Love that card Enfys! I must do something like that for one of my daughters....having a tough, tough year or more!

Kristie Maynard said...

Cute card! Love that background, that little machine sure does a great job doesn't it? So glad you are feeling better and are up and about.
Your talk about the weather makes me smile. I live near Buffalo, NY and we do get a fair amount of snow, but when a storm is forecasted people want to really stock up. Usually it's bread, milk and bottled water that run out quick here in the supermarket. No matter how used to the snow people are, they still act like they will not be able to get food for months.

ribenaruby said...

Hi Enfys, great post to read..You're right!!!great card, love the splashes of rain on there, fab detail. Ruby x