Just a quick post, we're still struggling with the cold and snow here! Any trip out is quite an expedition!! (mainly because of the conditions of the roads! I've added a few photos at the end!) Ok, so here's my little project for this week's challenge at the Shabby Tea Room, the theme is Scandinavian Christmas. I made a quick card with some digi papers (polka dots and gingham). The snowflake digi stamp (Circular Merry Christmas Sentiment) is from this week's sponsor Digital Delights by Loubyloo. The inspiration photo for the challenge is below. I made a fun mug warmer from a recycled leg warmer my mom was knitting years ago but never got around to finishing! I just loved the stripe pattern. I did make the large pom poms (with my mom's pom pom maker!) It has a velcro fastening. Hopefully it'll keep my tea a little warmer in this cold weather! : )
I love this inspiration photo, the red and white, the textures, shapes and patterns. Lots of potential inspiration here, can't wait to see what you come up with. Don't forget to check out the Shabby Tea Room blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with! Here's a few photos of the snowy conditions we have at the moment!
There's lots of pretty forests surrounding us, they look so wonderful covered in a dusting of snow.
A little morning sunshine coming through the fence!
And this is the road, where I hear you ask?? The snow all blends into the road. Yep, all the national roads have been cleared and gritted but any regional and local roads have not!! We're pretty much left to fend for ourselves! Thankfully some kind farmers do grit any hills and slopes but they can only do so much!
You just have to drive pretty slowly and steadily. Snow chains are illegal here, not many people have winter tyres, we usually wouldn't need them with our mild winters!
Most people are only traveling during the day in case they get stuck. Luckily people are very willing to help you if your car gets stuck. There's always a farmer not too far away with a tractor if you get really stuck! There is one little person who is very much enjoying the snow!!
And making snow angels!!
I hope you're all staying warm. Thanks to everyone who visits my blog and takes the time to leave me encouraging comments, it really means a lot to me. I am truly grateful! I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas!!