It's cold here and to make it even worse our central heating has broken down - we can still get hot water, but the heating system keeps tripping as the boiler is overheating. I don't think we can complain too much as the boiler is almost 18 years old, but it's an expense we could have done without. Thankfully we have got a gas fire in our lounge so and we have an oil-fired electric heater which I have on in the craft area. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can get a new one fitted, but no doubt the really cold weather will be over by then. Perhaps I should ask my friend Wynneth to quickly run up a couple of chunky knit jumpers for me.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Less is More Week 52 - Sketch challenge
Last night I was able to catch up on a few of the challenges I am trying to participate in on a regular basis. I managed to get the Less is More card completed and another six Christmas cards for the Jingle Belles challenge (which I will show later in the week). But for my Less is More card I knew I wanted to use ribbon as the band in the middle of the sketch. Looking through my ribbons I came across some lovely SU Bashful Blue stitched grosgrain ribbon and I picked a cute little baby image which came in the SU Very Punny stamp set (which I was kindly given) and was coloured in using Bashful Blue and Creamy Caramel . The image was punched out using the SU 1 3/8inch circle punch and then mounted onto a SU scallop circle punched piece of Bashful Blue cardstock. I added some white gel pen to the scallop circle to tie in with the stitching of the ribbon. Finally my sentiment came from an SU Hostess set.