Thursday, 22 August 2013

Hard Labour!

morning readers!

What an awful start to the day, grey skies and pouring of rain! Have some plans today to go visit a friend with a bouncy castle so the rain better go away or the kids will be moaning and we don't like moaning kids right?

Yesterday I decided that I'd had enough of our poor excuse of a garden. About 9 years ago we dug it up with the intention of laying a patio area. It never got finished so I got these foam squares to put down to make it a temporary safe area for my son to play . Needless to say they have been there since as our time and efforts have been distracted by other jobs in the house.

I'm embarrassed to show you these photos!

These are the before photos

My kids were little stars, giving me lots of help 

My neighbor gave us a load of slabs and some bricks. So we got some sharp sand and started leveling off the ground. Now, I don't know much about laying a patio so he gave us some tips and tricks, along with a bunch of tools to get the job done.

This is the last photo I took but  we put a few more rows of slabs down before my husband came home, he was gobsmaked at the work we did. I need to wait for my dad to lend us a grinder to cut some slabs and we still need to sort the border with those bricks

Not bad for a girl eh!

Anyway, this leads me to my latest card. In way of thanks, I'm getting my neighbor a bottle of his favorite tipple and I made him this card. Well, actually I think I need to make a new one and do it in a more masculine colour. Maybe I'll give this one to his wife?


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Pretty in pink

Morning crafters!

Another post from my phone today, my son is hogging the computer! Anyway the last post from my phone turned out ok.

An early make this morning, I had some pre stamped images left over from yesterday's bloom explosion card so thought I'd put them to good use.

I embossed a piece of  very vanilla cardstock the our woodgrain embossing folder and matted it onto some pretty in pink cardstock. I used the designer frames embossing folder to frame the sentiment, added some 3-d effect flowers from the best if flowers set, leaves from the bird punch and my card was born.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Mixed Bouquet

Hello pumpkins x

I have been inspired!!! A dear fellow demonstrator, Julie Elizabeth Mccartney,created a card that I could get out of my mind, I just had to have a go at my own creation.

I created this card using the Mixed Bunch, Best of Flowers, Everything Eleanor and Papillion Potpuri stamp sets. With a lot of punching and cutting, I assembled the mixed bouquet of flowers.

This card will be featuring in one of my upcoming classes, so contact me for more details if you would like to create one of your own.

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