Not only rainy but a Monday too - and boy was it hard work waking up this morning. I think it might be an intravenous coffee day today.
Lots to do but struggling to find the inclination to start on any of it, so writing a bit on the blog seems a good way to put it off for a little while longer,
Is it just me, or is Blogland a very quiet place just now - maybe everyone is on their summer holidays - now is when I'm feeling a bit left out by having already had our "big" holiday back in January/February!
Might just indulge myself and post a little reminder of our Cuban trip, hang on a minute.....
ahhh that's better!
Right, now a bit of a catch up
Last week's Rosie-dee challenge was part of their "Occasions" theme for July, with the subject of "Babies". I made my very first "twinchies" which are of course, 2x2" squares.
I dug out one of my fave QK dies and made these:
Coincidentally, one of OH's cousins was expecting her new baby to arrive about the same time as this challenge was going on - so I got one of those "2 birds with one stone" moments when I made the squares into a new baby card
My last task as their Guest designer was to make a Sympathy card - often the hardest cards of all to make. Usually we only make them when we need to send one, so it was a bit different to make one without that emotional thing going on.
I used one of the papers from Dream Street's Nancy collection for the backing paper, and also a sheet from the DCWV Luxury pad, on which I've used my new Fiskars border punch.
There's some lovely cotton lace from Charmed Cards and Crafts, and some lovely peachy-pink ricrac along the lower edge, which may have come in an old Self-addressed kit. I dug out the box which is stuffed full of wired flowers and lurks, largely unused at the back of a cupboard to find this tiny mulberry rosebud.
The Nesties oval looks a bit unfinished to me, but I'm too scared to add any doodling to it. Actually that's a fib because I did add some to the first version and it looked such a mess that I had to cut another oval to stick on the top!
Well, that's me all out of waffle, so maybe I'll just have to go and do something from the "to-do" list..... If you read this, please leave a message, I'm feeling really lonely here in Blogspace and need to know I'm not the only one around! lol
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