I think our challenge at
this week is very good advice!!
As Shirley our lovely team leader on team A at TPS DT informed the team (for the benefit of the non British girls who may not understand the term) -that can be either lovely warm clothes (and don't we all need those at the moment!) or perhaps a wrapped present, the one she missed out (he he) is it also means shut up!! - as in 'will you wrap up' - I get so confused sometimes as to what is a local term and what anyone else not from my little corner of the world will understand , but I'm sure it's in the same vein as 'it's a wrap' when it comes to film making.
On that note it reminds me of my children learning this lesson when they were at university. They both lived away from home and found that the people they mixed with didn't speak the same language sometimes - even though they all spoke English. Alison totally perplexed her housemates by telling them that she would "get wrong" when what she meant was she would get told off, Many a child in the north of England will "get wrong off their Mam"!! it started a whole new university education for all of them as they started to learn the funny little expressions each of them said according to the part of the country where they all came from - not to mention the odd foreign student! Though I think the Geordie expressions were most popular (Georgie is a term for people like me who live in the north east and more precisely around the Newcastle area, for anyone who doesn't get that one!). Everyone always thinks they can do a Geordie accent - few can!!! Matthew caused no end of confusion when he used the term "me Mam" - in this part of the country what you might say instead of "my Mother"!! He was at uni for months before one of his friends asked him who this Memam was that he kept ringing!! - I'm sure I've told you this before, but it still makes me smile, he'd living and working in Edinburgh now where he's getting a whole new education - I think the Scottish use even funnier words that the Geordies - well he keeps us amused anyway lol
Anyway I digress....I decided to take the opportunity to make a Christmas card for this challenge, I made a nice early start last year and it definitely made things so much easier when Christmas came around, so I intend to do it again this year.
I used this lovely snowman stamp -he's one of my favourites at TPS
So simple and great to colour with his cute hat and scarf
called "Snowman" he's available here
As always we have a fabulous prize on offer for our winner
at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week
Here's what I did....
Image - Snowman from TPS
Coloured with copics
Easel frame card made with Spellbinders labels ten die
Papers - Docraft Scandinavian Christmas
Tree die - Mariannes
Christmas lettering - part of Memory Box grand Merry Christmas die
Hessian bow - from Michaels
Epoxy tree sticker - Anna Griffin
Ribbon from my stash
Distress ink - TH Tea dye
I hope we see you over at The Paper Shelter challenge this week - as for this blog post - its a wrap!!
(This is my first post of today - I'll be back soon with my DT post for Fab'n'Funky Challenges)
Challenges I'm entering with this card
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge - B for bows bunting or baking