Friday, 31 January 2014

Friday, 31st Jan 2014 - Oh My Life, Maximus came to play!

Well, what a day!  Breckenridge saw 38" of snow in a period of 48 hours thanks to Storm Maximus! 

This is our fifth visit to Breck, and we've never been disappointed in the quality of the snow, but my goodness me, we've never experienced conditions as good as this here before!  Soft, light, champagne powder.  

We started early today, keen to take advantage of the conditions and show off our new kit!  You know, we even arrived before the lifts started to run!  

Grum was sporting his new jacket (there was no losing him up the mountain today!)

And me... New lid, goggles and trousers (apparently, also easy to spot!)

On our way to peak 10... The steep side!  Up onto the Falcon Superchair!

Top of peak 10, Grum getting his board strapped on!  Every year we promise ourselves that we'll take it easy on our first day, and every year we find ourselves aiming straight for a black run, you know, just to warm up on! 

We had an amazing time riding on peak 10.  Feeling the snow brush over your thighs whilst you ski is an exhilarating sensation!  We spent a couple of hours playing on those wonderful black runs... My skiing has never felt better!  

Needless to say, this type of play is quite exhausting.  We stopped for a bite to eat and that all important drink of water.  The storm is quite different from the usual weather pattern, the wind has been calm and the snow has fallen straight down, settling right where it landed... On the trees, heaters, posts... Everywhere! 

Guess folks didn't fancy sunbathing today! 

If you look carefully, you will see that the snow has settled on the top of the tallest trees! 

Selfie! Lol! I wanted to see if I had helmet hair! 

Arty shot! 

Several runs, a hot tub and shower later and we're off to Eric's for dinner! 

A pint of well deserved 90 Shilling Ale! 

And a very happy Grum! 

We had the most wonderful day...

No action shots... Trust me, you wouldn't have taken your gloves off or stopped to take photos!  We were enjoying ourselves far too much for that!  Soz! Xxx

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Thursday, 30th January 2014 - shopping and acclimatisation day!

Ok! So, we've scoped out the village and found everything was right where we left it this time two years ago! 

I just couldn't believe how much snow has fallen today, it has to be close to the 2ft mark! My goodness the slopes are going to be amazing tomorrow! I really haven't seen a storm like this here in all the times we've visited! 

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that the shopping trip for a lid was extremely successful!  I didn't get the fighter pilot lid :( but I did get one that fits really well and that's what really matters! 

That's the important shopping done! I also found the Pandora shop, and the cowboy boot shop, but alas... NO craft shop in the village! This plac needs sorting! 

I thought i'd share some photos from the snow sculpture, including an English entry... I'll let you guess which one! 

A rare photo of Grum & I

I loved this entry... Ugly spud! 

Dragons seem to be the order of the day! 

And an ice castle... We did't go inside today but we will wait for a brighter day! Apparently the colour inside is amazing! 



Just look at all those tree snow snakes!  ... and more snow! 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Monday, 20 January 2014

It's been too long!

Hi everyone... I do still have the occassional moment free to work in my journal.  I love my Clarity work and I do spend more and more time experimenting, playing and designing with the amazing range of stamps and stencils too... Really love the gelli plate, stamp and stencils combo! 

But, every now and then I like to visit my journal and some 'old friends' out of my stamp collection!  Those of you who know me, know that i absolutely adore Tim Holtz products... I've been lucky enough to be able to attend Tim's 101 & 102 Creative Chemistry classes; they are amazing!  So armed with his instruction and inspiration, I came up with this double pager!  I hope you like it x. I know I loved making it!