Another good walk along the beach this morning but the sea is definitely at surfing level, it's a tad wild out there but on the good note, the sun is out and you can see the blue sky amongst the clouds.
Today I am joining the lovely Bibiana over at Stamping with Bibiana for her monthly Throwback Thursday challenge. This months challenge is to revive an old shaped card.
Bibiana has created a beautiful 3D Halloween card. Unfortunately in the UK we do not celebrate Halloween quite like the States so I have opted for a shaped Christmas card instead.
This card was used to demonstrate how to use both the positive and negative of dies and how they can create subtle differences to your cards.
I have used;
AC textured card and K & Company Winter Wonderland.
Spellbinder shapeabilities 2011 Snowflake Pendant, Create a flake 3 and
Nestabilities Fleurs De Lis Square, Classic scalloped circles and Classic circles.
Sentiment by PI Lindsay Mason Grrrreat Christmas words.
Bling by K & Company.
Glitter by stickles Diamond.
I did manage some quality time with my youngest yesterday afternoon before the men came home.
This is what we got up to.
A chocolate tray bake. Nomn, nomn, with chocolate butter icing. My little helper was particularly good at clearing up the bowl and the electric mixer prongs!
Still that was what I loved about baking with my Mum too.
Waiting till after tea for a slice was a little harder to bare, but worth the wait.
My Mum used to do a lot of tray bake sponges when we were little, I especially remember her rainbow cake which always seemed so magical. Every bite was a different colour!
In this house whenever I mention baking the first shout is always can we do chocolate. I have no problem with that 'cause I want to eat it just as much as the boys.
A tray bake cake is also a lot easier for little hands to decorate.
Back to today, can you believe I am still ironing! I've been trying just to do a couple of hours a day and am onto my last pile today, phew, what a mountain that has been. The only disappointing thing about it now is that it all has to go away.
It is a bit like food shopping, I don't mind the process of doing it but I am not so keen in putting it away.
Both big boys are out working again today, I have yet to prize the little one from his electrical source but it is going to happen real soon.
I really must crack on with a couple of card orders too, I just don't seem to have the mojo just now. If you happen to find it can you post it back to me please?
Enjoy the rest of your Thursday and I'd love it if you'd join me for another oldie too tomorrow. x