Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A Better Day

Have I mentioned that we've had no heating since we got back from our holiday?  This poor old house has been getting colder and colder - I've been wearing the sort of fleecy jumpers and furry crocs that are normally only needed in the depths of Winter.  I don't like being cold.
Anyway, the required "part" to get things working again arrived and was fitted yesterday afternoon and already things are getting better.  It makes such a difference just to give the place a heat-boost first thing in the morning.  This is not to say that we're out of the woods yet, though.  Oh no! the boiler, which has given us strife since the very day we moved into the house (to find it wasn't working) is broken and we've decided that it's time is up.  That'll teach it.
Anyway, not only is the house getting warmer again, but the sun is shining, which is something we've seen very little of this last week. 
Joanne is setting the photo prompts this month on Bubbly Funk and today's prompt was EXPLORE, so I took took advantage of the sunshine to explore the garden in the company of my camera.
I thought I'd pop some of my photos on here too
Did you join in the Papercraft Inspiration Blog Party at the weekend?  Not only were there some fab projects and ideas (like the DCM's Christmas cards for example ), but there were also some tempting shopping links.  I found myself popping rolls of ribbon into my basket at a supplier I'd not come across before ohoh! The ribbons arrived yesterday......
 I needed some Thank You cards, so printed out some gorgeous designs from Funky Hand's Colour Me Happy CD - they are the same set that I used for the SUNSET Wordbook I made for one of Anice'a C and C appearances and I just adore these gorgeous sunny shades!
 I've found some great paper for printing Anice's designs on at The Paper Mill Direct online shop.  It's especially good because it's nice and thick AND you can print on both sides - fab for making 3D projects!
This time though I just needed the designs single sided.  The little houses are one of my Craft Robo templates (I think I've used this beach hut one more than any other!). I've also used a MS border punch, some Cuttlebug dies (to make the faux brads) and some home made transfers for the lettering.
They are all slightly different, but here's a closer look at one of them.

 Right, there's a baked potato in the oven crisping up and just waiting for some grated cheese to be added- and my tummy is rumbling in anticipation!
 Thank you for visiting today, please leave a message if you've time - I do love to receive your comments :-)


Smita said...

Such lovely cards, Kathy... very cute... and the ribbon spools look yummy too :-)

lisa said...

I'm glad your feeling warmer, Kathy. It's awful being cold isn't it.
Your photos are gorgeous. It looks like we have the same flowers in our gardens and who can resist ribbons. These are yummy.
Enjoy your baked potato.
Hugs Lisax

Janice said...

Love your little house cards, I recognise that house shape from the swap we all did some time ago.

Angelnorth said...

You got some fab photos out in the garden - glad my prompt let you enjoy a little sunshine! The cards look fab, really sweet!

Anonymous said...

Fab photos Kathy, and the cards are lovely! Keep warm....x