Well I am pleased to report that yesterday’s mission to retrieve our equipment was successful. The council had done a good job of clearing the main roads although the side roads, including mine, are still quite treacherous. I had to walk down the hill to get my lift and back up again once we were done. I also had to be on windscreen cleaning duty as the wipers had packed up. As a reward for trudging back up the hill I bought a packet of Cadbury’s chocolate finger biscuits. I was so busy concentrating on walking in the tyre tracks that I actually walked past my road – what a numpty! With several hours of bright sunshine there was quite a thaw, but in the evening it all iced over resulting in both Mr Beez and eldest Beez getting stuck.
I have another Gecko Galz project to share with you today.
This gorgeous Russian doll image is from the From Russia with Love collage set. I’ve always had a thing about Russian dolls, it’s the doll within a doll with a doll thing that appeals to me. At one time I worked very near to the Russian shop in London and would often take a lunchtime stroll to look at the huge set they had there. I have a smaller set of my own and also a beautiful Christmas tree version (you get a Santa, a snowman, a penguin and a tiny tree).
I decided to make a card in the shape of a doll but I think this image would look great on the front of a regular shaped card too. I glittered the edge, added gold glittery highlights and picked out the main rose with crystal clear glitter. But of course, as it’s a Russian doll there had to be a surprise inside.
And you can’t just have two can you?
I made the medium sized doll in exactly the same way as the first and then added the final smaller image.
I could of course carried on but I was making this around Christmas time so you will understand why I left it at three!
I have one more thing to tell you – those chocolate finger biscuits were delicious!
Have a great weekend and thanks for buzzing by.