Hello hello! Grace here 🙂
I hope this finds you safe, happy & calm.
It’s been SNOWING in New York City. Quite a lot.
Earlier in the week there were warnings of a snowstorm, so there was a sudden rush to the supermarkets to prepare. About 3pm on Wednesday afternoon it started… lightly. And then within an hour we’d had a few inches! And it kept going. We went to sleep with it snowing and woke up to even more!
… As you may be able to tell from the above excited ramble, I LOVE snow. Always have. Perhaps it’s a British thing. But I remember always getting juuuuust enough snow in England to know that I liked it, but never quite enough to really do much with it. Half a snowman, if you’re lucky. And quick!
In New York, it’s an entirely different story. I recall waking up a few years ago to entirely covered cars outside. Snow above the entire front entrance of my apartment building. Snowed in literally. And I was very happy about it. I know I know… it’s certainly not ideal for many. Those that still have to go to work etc. I am sorry for them.
BUT if I’m not getting on a plane today to England (our flights for Christmas were for today) then let’s make it a snow day! YAY.
I ventured out into the thick of it on Wednesday night… because I needed chocolate. Seriously. I put on my lovely Ugg snow boots (thanks Mum!), mask, gloves and a huge coat (also thanks Mum!) and walked 3 blocks to the supermarket. To get chocolate. And some photos!
And then woke up on Thursday morning and it was still snowing!
Loved it loved it loved it. As I write this blog, it’s definitely become more ‘slush’ than snow. But I’ll take what I can get at this point!
Thank you for joining us for yet another Groovi SHAC week. We’re moving onto Download #35, which means we’ve been doing this together (steered by the lovely Hazel Edwards) for over 35 weeks! WOW! It is pretty wild how quickly this year has flown by. Christmas is in a week y’all. Christmas officially snuck up and smacked me in the back of the head this year.
Anyone else excited for a new year?
I really like this next download challenge… I have a feeling Hazel also has a love of heels! But I think we could use just about anything in the middle and make this card pop. I’m keen to see what you’ve got up your crafty sleeves 🙂
And now to share your glorious versions of Download #34! I’m quite in love with this weeks’ cards. You’ll see why…
I love the dainty border you’ve all been inspired by! It gives each card such a delicate vibe, even though they’re all still so unique in many other ways!
Stunning work, whether you’ve gone for holly, snowflakes or sunflowers! STUNNING.
Another brilliant week in the SHAC with bus driver Barb!
I’m quite relieved that you’ve been taking your time in the land of Nordic Gnomes! In this run up to to Christmas, things can often feel like you’re going 100 miles an hour. That’s how I’ve felt in recent weeks anyway… And what is the whole point of the SHAC? Safe, Happy And Creative. I also reckon the C stands for CALM. So I say, slooooowwww down. Take your time. If you slow down just enough and become truly present, you can really reap the therapeutic benefits that crafting has to offer! And the Güd Family do lift the spirits don’t they?
A few important products used this week:
- Posca pens, white, both sizes
- Tracing papers
- 4B pencil
- HB pencil
- Groovi Grip
- Groovi Guard (not essential but is useful)
- Pergamano Ruler (also available WITH the Groovi Grip)
And lastly, I must announce a winner from last week’s giveaway! I asked you which of ALL the SHAC SHAC destinations and designs were your favourite… So many lovely lovely answers and comments. But the winner is….
Congratulations Pauline! Please send me an email to confirm your mailing address 🙂 Grace@claritystamp.com
It just so happens that whilst I was scrolling yesterday, searching for Groovi SHAC cards I came across this brilliant drawing and saved it to my desktop… I loved the legs you see! And GUESS whose it is?
Yep, Pauline Eden.
You’re a talented bunch aren’t you?
Chat to you Sunday! 🙂
Lotsa love, Grace xo
Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft and Well-being.