Morning lovely peeps and I hope that you are all OK today :)
So there’s a few things going on here today - my card, a BFTP, a birdie pic and also a jumper update.
So I’ll start with the card first :)
Over at the Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge this week our theme is
Anything But A Square
so time to dig out the shaped cards or maybe make one of your own.
The prize for one lucky winner this week is 2 stamps of your choice from the Lili Of The Valley website.
So this is what I did and I made the base card by putting the edge of the round nestie over the fold of the card to make the hinge, running it through the Grand Calibur then chopping some of the bottom off!!
I quite like how it came out :)
Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20
Hair – E25, E29, E33, E43, E50, E81
The rest – C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, G99, R02, R05, R17, R27, R59, YG0000, YG01, YG03
I also added some pencilling detail with polychromos pencils. Sorry but I have no clue where the paper is from peeps – it was in my bits and bobs box but it’s just plain old black and white gingham.
Nowt plain about this die though …..
It’s a Memory Box Cherish Border die from Simon Says Stamp and I just added a bit of good old Pritt Stick to the back of it and stuck it straight down onto the card base. The sentiment is from the LOTV Set 24 tags and the little hearts were the bits that were left from the border die.
It seemed a shame to chuck them out!!!
So that’s the card done.
And now for a jumper update.
When I first did the appeal, I knew that you would help, cos I know that you are such lovely peeps but I wasn't expecting how this would catch on and the response has been totally amazing. I am just about to take my third lot to the lady who is collecting them :) I did start off taking a pic of every single one that I received but there have been so many coming in that it would simply take too long so please forgive me re this. But I am going to put a running total in the sidebar and I’ll update this so that you know how we’ve all done. Hope this is OK and once again hugest of thanks to every single person who has either knitted or spread the word.
So are you ready for the latest up date peeps? Drum roll please …….
The grand total so far is ………
Can you believe that!!!
It’s awesome and I get a tear in my eye every time I think about this. There is a lot wrong in this world that we live in but things like this restore your faith in human nature and it serves to remind me that the majority of people are good and oh so kind. Major pats on the back to you all xxxx
Ok before we get to this weeks BFTP, I just wanted to share this pic of our latest hatching, awww. This is our first year with these little birds and the chicks are so tiny – about 4cm long and nearly half of that is it’s head. It’s an American Kestrel which is smaller than the UK variety that we see hovering in our skies.
I have to say as well that Rich has quite small hands so you don’t really get the full impact in this pic of how tiny they really are. Nor are his hands sweaty as they look here – unless he thinks I am off shopping with the credit card of course!! He had in fact just washed them before he handled the chick – I had to say that cos I would hate you to think he was a minger lol!!!
I know only it’s Mother could love it right now but ….