Wednesday, 29 October 2008

In My Pocket.......There is some Snow!

Good morning!

Well, here at Chez Hels we have had a lovely snowfall :O)) Apparently, it is the first time for 34 years that we have had snow in October. I looooove snow and was so excited last night that I went off into the garden, armed with my camera, and I took a few photo's. It is not often that we get any snow here so this was a treat! However, poor old Grim was not best pleased at all. He went off to watch his beloved Luton Town last night and was home fifteen mins after kick-off.....cos the match was abandoned!

Here is the template for your Pocket:

Anyways, the In My Pocket theme for this week is Snow. I know a few of you are making your Christmas cards and I figured that you could make a Pocket as an alternative maybe and most of us have something snowy in our stash.

Here are some piccies of the garden, last night and then this morning. I took my life in my hands as it has frozen solid and the patio was really slippery, somehow I managed to keep upright which is nothing short of a miracle as I am so clumsy LOL

The above piccie was taken just using a normal setting on the camera - but it didn't really come out as I had, once I had saved this one, I fiddled about in Photo Shop and got this effect:

Believe it or not, this photo was taken at about 9pm last night...I know it looks like daytime doesn't it? The wonders of computers and digital photo's eh?

And then this morning, I took these photo's: You can see loads of paw prints on the lawn, so I think that the local foxes must have had a party out there last night!!

And I am so not impressed because I didn't see the weather warning and still had all my little plants out on the patio - which are no doubt frozen and dead as dodo's now :O(( I usually bring all the soft plants in over winter so I can use them again, year after year....but I will be lucky if I can rescue any of them this year!

This piccie shows that the snow was quite is all thawing out now so I am going to make the most of it and try to make a snowman later...well, a mini snowman at least :O))

Anyway, enough of being terribly British and talking about the weather.....Here is the Pocket that I made for todays theme:

I used some fabby stamps from Inkadinkado and clear embossed them and then coloured the card with Distress Inks in Broken China and Faded Jeans. I edged the Pocket and the little messages with white embossing powder and then added a gorgoeus snowflake embellie from Imaginisce and used a snowflake charm and brad as a closure.

Once you have made your Pocket, please leave a post here and add a link to where you are showing yours.


Hugs Hels x


* Shaz * said...

Hi Hels some great photo's, we had the same yesterday supposedly never snowed in the midlands since 1934 so was quite a shock, anyway love your pocket am off to play, take care xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pocket Hels - love the stamps and embellies! Great piccies of the snow too - have fun with your snowman! xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous pocket Hels love those stamps xx

* Shaz * said...

have now made my pocket xx

Hels said...

Thanks SHaz, love what you made hun xx

mrsspook said...

Great pics of the snow Hels, it snowed here but didn't settle. Its not snowed in London in over 70 years in October (I hope its another 70 years before it does again lol).
Fab pocket, will try and do one tomorrow while my DDs are still away.
June x

Craftyideas said...

Have made my pocket and put it on my blog xxx

Karen said...

Crickey - you certainly did have snow didn't you!!!!!

Andrea said...

love the photos and still hard to believe snow already, I adore the pocket Hels, the colours divine x

Debbie said...

Hels, that is beautiful. Love you winter photos. So far no snow here. I am going to have to get busy on your challenges also.

By the way, come over to my blog and see what I have for you. I hope you will have fun with it!

jami said...

Great pictures.

I love your pockets.

Hels said...

Thanks peeps xx :O))

Linda Elbourne said...

Gorgeous Goregous pocket and fabby piccies too XXX

Dan said...

Beautiful pocket, and I love the night time snow pics too!

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