My Family & Other Animals

Friday, 6 September 2013

"Frosty The Snowman Was A Jolly Happy Soul..."

Good Morning gentle reader, how are you on this lovely overcast British day? After a glorious day yesterday it could only ever go one way really, couldn't it?
I am feeling okay at the moment. I returned to work yesterday after a five month absence due to depression. I only had two small panic attacks yesterday so it wasn't too bad, plus I was working with the most wonderful lady (stand up Tina, time to take your bow now), I knew that if things got too much for me she would be there to help. I have had to return to work before I am truly ready to due to having to wait for an appointment with someone in the psychiatric wing of the NHS. I was told it would take up to six weeks but like I said, it's been five months and still no sign of help so I have just had to suck it up and see how things pan out, I have told work though that if I can't cope and have to leave again then the next time it will be forever, I would rather quit than keep messing people about.
Anyhoo, that's enough about me.
I have had the chance to make a lot of new cards and here is my latest fave, I figured Christmas doesn't have to be the same old colours we always use and I decided to use the rainbow motif as my theme. I didn't realise however that until it came time to colour my snowmen that I was one colour short but as neither Jo nor I could find an indigo in my ProMarkers/Copics/FlexMarkers.anywhere else, six was going to have to be it, a slightly shorter rainbow!!
I love these little fellas, they really are the jolliest snowmen I have ever seen. Thanks once again to the very wonderful Kenny K.
I took the image of the snowman and just duplicated it in Photoshop. After colouring and cutting them out, I used this years Nestability (annual Christmas release) die and cut out three different size baubles, I then inked the baubles while they were still in the die and then stamped them up. I finished the card off with some new SB snow flakes and I ran the background card through my e-bosser with a lovely 8x8 embossing folder which I think is an embossalicious one but don't quote me on that!
Anyhoo, I am away now, off to share my breakfast with my ever-loving,
take care and
Hugs 'n Stuff,


  1. Fantastic card, Andy! I love the little snowmen and the pretty ornaments! Lots of great details on this one! I hope that work goes OK for you and you feel better every day.

  2. what a fabulous card!!! Love those little snowmen in their rainbow colours!


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