Hope all of you affected by the dreadful snow in the North & East of the UK are managing to to stay snug & warm - and maybe trapped in the house with only crafting to cheer you up ?? !!
Thank heaven we have escaped the chaos down here in West Wales - but did see a bit of the white stuff when I went to my sister in law's in England last weekend !
Being away all weekend - and consequently having no crafty time at all - is the source of the guilty secrets on my desk this week
Yes - shock, horror - those ARE shop bought Easter cards on my desk !
I usually love making my Easter cards but having been away earlier in the month & all last weekend - plus 11 hour days at work - I had to be realistic & acknowledge it just wasn't going to happen this year - so had to buy some if I was ever going to get them posted in time !!
I bought them at a lovely garden centre I went to in Surrey near my sister in law's home - they were also selling all sorts of Easter decorations - it was like Christmas revisited - just with chicks, eggs & bunnies !!
I got lured by a little bird & bird house - and did think I could use them as templates to make some more of my own !!
The little bunny was being sold if you made a donation to the local hospice - and as he was so cute & it is such a good cause how could I not give him a new home !
The only creative venture on my desk this week is my little shadow box
I have recycled a box that came with chipboard letters in it - painted it & used some of the Chronology papers, embellishments & stamps to decorate it !
So at least I have something hand made to show you !!
Despite escaping the snow it has barely crept above freezing for weeks here - we are all so sick of winter !
I am using this picture to lift my spirits & to think that at least I did escape for a week earlier this month ! This is me in my "celebrate life" mood !! Thought it might make you smile !!
Anyway hope you all stay safe & warm - and for those of you in the Southern hemisphere - just to remind you to savour every last morsel of summer - winter will be with you all too soon !!
Have a fun time over Easter ! Ali x