I did remember one thing that I heard on the radio that made me laugh I forgot to tell you! When we went to see the penguins it was the coldest most miserable day I've ever known, such heavy rain - and the big black rain clouds that came with it - but on the way in the car I heard the funniest thing.
The weather reporter ran through the shipping forecast etc etc and then said "The risk of sun burn is low".
SOME THINGS DON'T NEED TO BE SAID.
I can tell right now from looking out of the window at the grey rainy day that I need not worry that I didn't bring any factor 50 with me!!
Anyway rant over.
I have some photos for you - more interesting than the gutters this time! LOL
When I got back from a LONG day working yesterday I needed to do something to chill out so got my lovely favourite pens out - my Kuretake Art & Graphics, to do some colouring. I didn't want to be up too late so just wanted to do something simple so I coloured this Christmas tree. A lot of the Christmas cards that I have planned in my head are mostly white with white embossed backgrounds but I wanted a little bit of colour so made this tree mostly snowy.
(apologies for the poor picture quality my room is dark and dingy!!)
I have found the PERFECT solution for amazing snow! Kuretake's clear Wink of Stella pen is just fab!!
You can't always see it very well in the photos but here is another photo of how much it really sparkles:
EVERYONE needs these Wink of Stella pens, especially the clear one as you can put it over anything and it looks like it's been glittered - without the mess and hassle of using glitter! (It also doesn't come off on everything like glitter does!)
Here are some other images I coloured before I came away I coloured them with Copics but have added Wink of Stella to sparkle them up a bit. (These are going to be made into cards when I get home! At the mo I just have a box of images though!!)
For this magnolia stamp I used black Wink of Stella on her hair band and the clear on her wings.
Used the clear Wink of Stella on this little elf's hat and collar.
Used the clear Wink of Stella on both Magnolia and the Snowman's hats but couldn't get a v good pic of the sparkle!
Used the clear Wink of Stella on Magnolia's cuffs around her wrists and ankles and the gold Wink of Stella on the bells around her neck.
Another elf with sparkly white bits using the clear Wink of Stella.
Now on to my FAVOURITES! I did colour these since I've been here and absolutely love them:
Look at all that *sparkle*!!! I used the clear Wink of Stella on the snowman's body and one of the pinks on the coat, scarf and hat
For this one I used clear on the body again and silver on the coat, hat and scarf.
Gotta have a bit of sparkle to cheer you up when you're 8000 miles from home and can't get any fresh fruit & veg! :-) My plans for the weekend include working most of Saturday and then hopefully be able to spend an hour playing with my Art & Graphics on Sunday! :-D Can't wait!!! xxx