I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and you are looking forward to the new year.
Summer is in full swing here in Aus, it is extremely hot and very smoky courtesy of the large bushfires burning either side of the mountains I call home. The now named 'Monster' Fire has burnt through 846,391Hectares of land, the fires on the other side of the mountains has burnt through 240,911hectares of land and as you can see the size of the land burnt out would eclipse the whole of the Sydney area. The fire at the bottom of the picture has burnt around the Warragamba Dam, which is Sydney's drinking water catchment. (Please note the greyed out areas represent where the fires have been, I have been unable to find a map which shows active fire burning- It is not all alight)
Blue diamonds represent fires burning at a Watch and Act stage
White diamonds represent grass fires, Vehicle accidents etc.
(also have yellow and red diamonds with the flame in it when fires are at a higher level)
One of the fires is called Grose Valley Fire and a video was recorded of the fire running up a 200m high cliff face which can be viewed here at the Guardian Website I have also heard that the area the fires have burnt in NSW is equal to the land size of Wales, the two fires above total 1,087,302 hectares, NSW has burnt through a little over 3million hectares.
Okay, no more fires for now on to the card I have made today, this one will be headed to my next door neighbour who loves succulents and cacti, her son has made her a little wooden train using scrap timber which she has planted out with a variety of succulents. I had started to draw a line inside the die before removing it, but it came out and I was left with scribbled lines I couldn't fix, so I coloured it all in... so much for my doodled edge...
Here is my card:-
What I used:-
White 12.6x17.8cm card blank
timber design paper
Vera Lane Aloe Vera digi image
Kaisercraft texture die 'Geo Lines'
Kaisercraft Hexagon die
various scrap papers
MFT Label maker sentiments
Colorbox Black ink pad
Derwent coloured pencils
Black fine line pen
I would like to enter:
Christmas Snippet's Playground- any crafts using snippets
613 Avenue Create Anything goes option of zentangle/doodling
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge #112 A Female Birthday
Southern Girls Challenge Anything goes
Thank you for looking in...
Have a wonderful week..
P.S. a Huge Thank you to all my lovely blogging friends and visitors who stop by and take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!