Happy April! Hope that you didn't get too many April Fool's jokes played on you today. So far, so good here but as there are still a couple of hours until the 'fooling' time is up, I'm not safe quite yet!
I made another Christmas card to play along with the Jingle Belles challenge the other day, their current prompt is 'Fa-La-La-La-La' and we were to incorporate music, a holiday song or holiday lyrics into our card. I kind of get my lyrics mixed up and ended up incorporating two songs into my card but the more the merrier, right?!
I coloured the background of the card with distress inks and added some spritz and flick and some Heidi Swap Color Shine spray in white. The large snowflake was cut from a Paper Smooches 'Large Snowflakes' die and embossed with some Stampendous 'Winter Wonderland' embossing powder (appropriate, right? :O) The 'Let It Snow' snowflake (from a Recollections 'Christmas' clear stamp set) was stamped and embossed with the same powder. I used some clear pearl embossing powder to add some smaller stamped snowflakes here and there. The 'Winter Wonderland' sentiment was cut with my Tim Holtz 'Holiday Words:Block' die from a fragment of scrapbooking paper and backed with some white cardstock. Finally, I added some $1 store snowflake stickers.
The month of March has unfortunately gone out like a lion here in B.C., we have been getting snow flurries and cold temperatures for the last few days, and the end is nowhere in sight. So I've left the bird feeders out and snapped this picture of some Evening Grosbeak's chowing down.
When these guys arrive, everyone else scatters since one nip from that big beak would hurt a wee bit I think! They are a bit piggy, hunkering down on the feeder and chasing everyone else off (including their buddies!) so I usually shoo them away after they've had a chance to feed for awhile so everyone else can get a chance. Hopefully the weather will smarten up soon, I'm coming to the end of my last 40 lb bag of black sunflower seeds and hope not to have to buy another one this year.
Thanks as always for stopping by and hope that April has brought with it lots of sunshine and warmth wherever you may be. Have a great day and happy creating!