Tuesday, January 5

A Weather Forecast!

ZZproject3c0110I decided this morning I would quite like to be a weather girl ... not the one off BBC Breakfast ... you know ... Carol wotsit ... I can see standing in the Blue Peter garden just once and doing the weather may be a bit of a buzz ... but everyday??? In the cold??? Not for me!!!

No I was thinking about the wardrobe and the make up ... clocking off after five minutes and having the rest of the day to craft in glamour may be quite nice!ZZproject3a0110

So ... to today's forecast ... well that will be ... erm ... snow ... snow and ... erm ... more snow ... see I could do it ... simples!!!

I think my weather map is quite original too ... no mistaking the conditions with this book ... is there???

I made this just after Christmas in a bit of a frenzy as one of my Zutter projects for December. My friend has some lovely pictures of her kiddywinkles playing in the snow and I thought she might like a mini book to frame them nicely.

ZZproject3d0110 The papers are Basic Grey and the word snow template is by Jayne Bentley. I used 1/2" baby blue wires to bind and my new and very lovely ... pink Bind-it-all.

The snow flakes are grungeboard from the dashingly handsome Mr Tim ... who can forecast the weather a year at a time ... getting it 100% correct just using his non-stick scissors and a small bottle of Fired Brick stickles. I coloured them with Broken China and Walnut stain distress inks ... popping on some added bling.ZZproject30110

The charms, ribbons and bits were all stuff I had laying around after preparing and not making Christmas cards ... packets long discarded ... so I have no idea where they came from or who they are by ... sorry!

Righty-ho ... I hope you are warm wherever you are and that the snow does n't spoil your plans ... I could start a rant here about why in the UK we are just never prepared for any snow whatsoever ... but I won't ... us weather girls are always smiley and positive don't ya know :0)

See ya!

37 comments:

patcrafts said...

Your blog always makes me smile Linda and your snow book makes me want to do one the same but unfortunately I am snowed in so cannot buy what is needed so that is that. Maybe Mr Tim H who is a "genious" can instruct me in how to get out of here.

Claireliz said...

oooh Linda that looks lovely.

Glen said...

Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog Linda. It's always a pleasure to view your blog, you are so creative and it gives me inspiration. Your 'SNOW' word book is beautiful and I love the colours - my favourite. TFS. ~Glen~

Debsg said...

Gorgeous. I have that template and today's weather inspires me to use it again.

Morti said...

Love it!

Might have to have a go at the one I've got lurking here somewhere....

High five on the new BIA - santa brought one for me too!

Effie said...

That's fab!.. lots of snow here too!

voodoo vixen said...

No snow here... not a smidgen of it... sunshine... lots of sunshine!!
Love the SNOW book, its fab... we must be on the same wavelength as I was playing with a word book yesterday... not as gloriously beautiful as yours though!!

Kaz said...

Please tell me you won't be following in Ulrika's footsteps? I'm still stuck at my sister's due to the snow and I didn't bring any papercrafting stuff!!!
Love the snow book. xx

LME said...

Heavy snow here too :)

Claireabelle said...

Linda this is just fabulous!!!!
x

Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful album, your friend will be made up! If he can forecast it, he canjolly well get rid of it too...please!

Linda B said...

What a beautiful project! You'd make a great "weather girl":D

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful book wish the snow inspired me it just makes me reach for the chocie

Sid said...

Very topical indeed. Like the way you have decorated the book ! Super !

Lori said...

Gorgeous project! I always love blue for winter. Your comments about Tim are just a hoot.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous book Linda! Great idea for showcasing snowy pics! xx

Cath Wilson said...

I think we should all sign a petition to get you on the weather forecast, Linda - I'm sure we'd be crying, laughing, ROFL. GReat book, btw - creative as ever :))

Amy said...

it's wonderful Linda!! I'm almost ready to make the leap and get a Bind-It-All.... you are very quickly helping to convince me that I NEED one!!!! :)

Hels said...

Love it loads...Can just see you there being a weather girl...send some sunshine this way please LOL xx

craftimamma said...

Your friend's gonna love this!

Well weathergirl extraordinaire, we were pretty much ok here before today (apart from previously packed snow turned to a skating rink for a road) but now - WE CAN'T BLOOMING WELL GET OUT !!!!!! and it's still coming down.

Lesley Xx

Rosie said...

BLOOMING SNOW! Very pretty but my crafting friends were coming to play and they couldn't get here. Still if I'd seen your lovely book before I might have made one instead .....

Biscuitlid said...

oooooooh how lovely is this? Love the colours, love the idea and love the decoration.

Looking forward to tomorrows forcast

Victoria
x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

You made me chuckle again hehehehehe ;) Fab book Linda, lovely papers mmm mmm
Anne x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

We've got at least 6" of snow here - my life's been cancelled till it's gone - keep fit cancelled, tap dancing cancelled and line dancing's too far in this snow. Anyway I can get some Christmas cards made LOL
Anne x

Kathy said...

What a fab book!

Glamourous Crafting - surely not - think of how quickly the clothes would be glue/ink/paint spattered and how the makeup would be ruined by glitter - you know how that stuff gets EVERYWHERE!

Lorraine said...

pretty book. we too have had heavy snow and the school is closed tomorrow so snowball time!

janet said...

simple! indeed.
made me smile, love the book but come on all you crafters stuck at home, you are resourceful people, get making and enjoy your extra time at home i have to go to work tomorrow (maybe, unless it snows !!! and if it does i will be soooo busy)
janet

Hazel said...

Fab-u-lous x

sh3ri3 said...

Love it! My fave thing - Snow and my fave colours! So Scrummy

Carmen said...

No snow here. Lots of ice. And freezingness. And me pulling one door of the car from the outside while Craig is inside kicking it open cos it's frozen up... but no snow. Yet.

Love your book, I'm always so impressed with these. I may have to have a play one day - though it wouldn't look a patch on yours I'm sure :D

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love all your gorgeous blues. We have snow and I expect it will be around for at least a couple more months.

Jennie said...

Weather girl indeed! oh yes I can see you wrapped up in your woolies in the Blue Peter garden..lol NOT! However you make a darn good replacement with your book, fabulous.. now if you are putting on make-up and getting dressed up.. wher do you get the time to craft?lol.
Off to plow through the ice and small snow we have here to get supplies before it all arrives tonight ( apparently according to the weather girl! or is that TH?)
Keep warm xx

AngelaC said...

When I saw the first picture Linda, I thought it was going to say SUN!!! Should have known better! I love this card/book though, it is really fabulous. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog - all good wishes for 2010... I look forward to seeing all your new projects in the forthcoming year!!! You are always a great inspiration.

Susie Sugar said...

Wow Linda what a stunning book I love it
Hugs Susie xx

Debi said...

Linda, this is awesome. You did an incredible job on it!!! Absolutely love it!

IsaNorris said...

This is rather appropriate and seasonnal! LOL.
oh and beautiful too! (might as well)
Happy New Year Linda
hugs,
isaxx

Sherry Thornsberry said...

Linda,
By any chance would you be willing to share the svg file for this snow word book? If you didn't create it do you know where I can get it? We just got back from a snowboarding trip and this would be perfect for those pictures.
Hugs,
Sherry
http://sherrythornsberry.blogspot.com

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