Tuesday, March 13, 2007

4 days and the sun is still shining....

I did mean to come and make a blog entry yesterday but I just didn't get round to it, so here goes with the weekend round up, boring maybe, but this is supposed to be a diary of sorts so here's a bit of a diary posting to start with - you can scroll past if all you're more interested in the crafty stuff - let's face it, how would I know?
For a change we actually went out on Friday evening for our pizza - mainly because there wasn't any in the freezer! On Saturday morning, for some weird and unfathomable reason Hubby was up at 7 looking out of the window and seeing blue skies headed outside to put teak oil on the garden furniture - obviously, I stayed safely under the duvet and out of the way. It was Saturday after all. We went out for lunch to a pub in Southill, one of the country villages nearby. It was lovely driving around the lanes in the sunshine - as it seems that suddenly Spring has sprung and the sun has been shining for the last few days. - it's even been WARM! There's something about days like these that has me outside in the garden, gloves on and a garden fork in my hand before I'm even aware of it. So that's what happened on Saturday afternoon, I started digging - we have a weed patch at the bottom of the garden which needs sorting out. The rest of the garden is a weed patch too, but once stuff starts growing the weeds get hidden! I'm going to try and be sensible this year and not spend hours out there on the first day then be too sore to do anything for the following week, so an hour max to start with. Sunday we were both gardening - only because it was the fun stuff though - it was loppers and shredder time and even Hubby is quite happy to use those. An hour later we've lopped and shredded a couple of the overgrown bushes in the front garden - they look a bit sad atm but they'll be fine in a few weeks time. The shredder is FAB, it just gobbles up all the huge big branches and sends them out again as teenyweeny little bits - one of my favourite garden gadgets! We went out for a walk in the afternoon, took the camera as lots of the trees are coming into blossom now and with the blue skies we are enjoying everything is looking very pretty - I'll add photos later. Monday - more sunshine, more digging and a bit of cardmaking. I finally finished an order which I need to get in the post today, and made a Mother's Day card for MIL. Tuesday at the Daring Cardmakers means an extra midweek challenge to play with, and this week we have this little sketch - there are quite a few DCM Design Team cards this week - some oare on the blog, but there are others on our personal blogs and they are all fab, so please have a look around and see what we've been doing with this template. Here's the first card I've made using the sketch - I've used papers from the BG Scarlett's Letter 6x6 pad for this one. I wasn't sure if I liked these papers much when I first received them, but I think they're growing on me. My niece Izzy will be 13 this week - how sacry is that? We've got her a huge magnetic wall board so she can put her photos and messages on it - her parents are getting a photo printer thingie for her, so we thought this would give her somewhere to show her pics and be more fun than an album. I'm going to print off some photos of her and of her horse to start her off. We've also got a tub full of magnets to go with it, which I've attacked with paper and ribbon - did I go a bit over the top? What do you reckon?









This is the card I've made for her
Papers for both projects are Centre City's Murray Hill range, mulberry paper flowers, feathers, ribbons and brads etc from my stash.

15 comments:

mamaluke said...

the cards and "attacked" tub are fabby! I love your flowers! and all that 3Dness. New BG is lovely, just saving some pennies first before I buy :)

Lythan said...

You can NEVER have too much ribbon and those flowers are just bodalicious Kathy!

Sam Morris said...

WOW! Fab sketch challenge and that tin is gorgeous! You know, no matter how old I get, there's still something very appealing about pink and pretty ;) Love the flowery card too, really bold design!

~ Sam

Janine said...

have ton say when it comes to teenagers and pink, there is never enough. :-) Oh dear you have spring and we have autumn.....so that means winter if around the corner.....

Rachel said...

pizza yum one of my fav fast foods hehe - made me feel hungry now!

and hehe with the garden gadgets - my mum loves her leave hoover thingy so I know where your coming from

and yes we do like reading about your life as well as drooling over all your lovely crafty things

I sooooo neeed to be your adopted niece *wink*

ttfn hun xxxx

Rosie said...

Karen, if I were Izzy you would soooo be my fave aunty! Wanna 39 year old neice? LOL

Maisymary's Findings said...

I really dont think over the top is too much for a 13 yr old when the colours & papers are as yummy as what you've created in these projects , Kathy ! You've got to be kiddin ' ! lol

I'm sure you had a load of fun with these ! ;-)

Watch out for incoming snail mail this week ! ;-) ;-)

smiles, Pearl

Keryn Campbell said...

There is no way you can go too over the top for a thirteen year old girl that tub is fabulous as is the card.

Sylvie :) said...

Wonderful creations Kathy !

Anntaurus said...

The sketch card is gorgeous - I adore the papers and your Niece is gonna be thrilled Kathy.

Paula said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
I just love the one with Scarlet Letter but then I am in love with mine & am still stroking them. I WILL use eventually, I did the greens!!
Love your nieces gift, all that juicy ribbon she's gonna be blown away with it.

Caroline said...

I love the gift you have made for your niece - lovely colours. How lucky is she?!

Caroline said...

Lovely stuff you have made Kathy - love the pressie made for your niece, gorgeous colours!

H said...

wow is all i can say :)

Creative Treasures said...

Its all so gorgeous, love the colours :)
Tracy x