I really wanted to join in the fun over at Di's Snippets Playground, not least because I'd heard that Parsnip was heating up mulled wine behind the treehouse!
I had a rummage in my small bits box (by that I mean small bits and not small box!) and pulled out a bit of silver mirri and some different bits of blue paper and card. I also had a rummage in my stamped and cut but not used bag and came across a huddle of penguins (is that the collective noun for them? Not a clue here) which I think are Mama Elephant Artic Penguins.
I cut the bits of card into curved strips to make hills (as I couldn't be bothered to excavate my dies and cut n boss) and glued them up to make a landscape. I then trimmed it with my guillotine to make a rectangle roughly 3x4 inches. I couldn't resist adding some faux stitching round the edges. I stamped the sentiment from an unknown stamp set (yep, my organisation is THAT good) in black archival ink and then added the whole panel on 1mm deep foam onto a 5x5 card base. I added the Penguins using the foam tape too and then used a fine embossing tool to make some skate marks in the silver mirri card to disguise the glue marks that had soaked in through the back.
I hadn't intended in adding stickles in the sky, but I needed to disguise a slight smudge next the the word year! Whilst I had the stickles in my hand I added some to the hills and ice. To finish I added some glossy accents to their beaks and feet.
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about Parsley, I still can't believe that I have lost two beautiful bunnies within four months, and especially as I'd only had Parsley three years, although we never really knew how old he was, as he was handed into the rescue as a stray. Fortunately, I have little Willow to cheer me up. She will be 6 months old at the start of January and so she is just old enough to be spayed and once recovered we can find her a new friend. She's certainly missing Parsley but is enjoying regular cuddles with me and I'm enjoying them too.