Friday, 27 May 2011

A Barn Dance Style Card!!!

A friend at work asked me if I could make her a Barn Dance Style card for a Bridal Shower and like a mad woman, I said yes!! EEK.

I faffed around for ages trying to find inspiration but my mojo has, I fear, gone forever. I did however manage to tidy my craft room a little bit more. (At least the huge pile of 12x12 papers have found a new place and I can see some carpet!)

Eventually I felt I hit jackpot with some of the BasicGrey paper that I won on Facebook from a Cardmaking & Papercraft competition. The fabby "woodgrain effect papers" are from the Life of the Party collection and were just what I needed to get the ball rolling with this card.

I downloaded a couple of free "Western style" fonts and made my up a little Wanted Poster type sentiment, backed with a distressed piece of BG Mortifica and a little paper doily I attacked with some inks and glimmer mist. A few rustic touches of natural rafia "lace" and a bit of gingham ribbon hopefully complemented the theme. Finished of with the fabby image from the Charming, Holly & Madison Around the World Collection.

My card was made with the following in mind:

BasicGrey Challenge - Mix and match (I also used brads from the BG Suigared collection)

Creative card Crew - Anything goes

My Time to Craft - Use a die cut

Friday, 20 May 2011

That's life!

Long time, no blog but that's life as it is I am afraid. Got a "day off" today so as well as blitzing the house and updating my work records I thought I'd take 5 minutes to pop along to the land of blog and say hello.

Jack is doing nicely at school and getting back into his cricket so that ties up all but one Sunday between now and the end of July. Thing have been pretty hit and miss with Amelia and on top of all her other "issues" she seems really congested. I am clutching at straws and have booked in an appointment with an Osteopath, all I have to lose is the £30 fee. This is a new venture so we will just have to wait and see how it goes!

work in the house seems to have taken a back seat for now and we have been making the most of the dry weather and started working in the garden. Last weekend we had 10 big reclaimed railway sleepers delivered and slowly but surely we are making progress-well if you can call it that!

We are not gardeners and time has always been an issue, so we are taking some of the borders back to hopefully ease the time and attention we will need to kepp the garden looking reasonable-well that was the plan.

The huge clump of what I think are Japanese Anenomes are in need of a new home as we are stripping right back in front of the playhouse to make a step/ border running right accross. Lots of digging! Oh joy.

In between the digging I am revamping the playhouse with a dark preserver, can't wait to get it all back "in an orderly state" again so I can sit on the patio with a jug of Pimms and enjoy!

(The chaos I call my craft room is in a state of mid-reorganisation but I MUST get up there at some time over the weekend as I have 2 cards to make and I have also promised a friend a little goody bag of embellies!)

Off to search for another few hours in my day.

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