Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Moving Begins!

Oh My!  The big clear out has begun.  We have started clearing out the study ahead of the work I mentioned on here a week or so back.  Our builder is due to begin on 30th Feb so we thought we'd better begin moving our stuff. So I've been clearing some of the books and albums off the shelves and passing them to hubby up in the loft to be boxed for the duration.  I'm now shattered and we've done just a tiny amount of what needs doing.  The plan is to put the things we definitely wont' need up there first then we can move on to finding temporary homes for the stuff we're going to want closer to hand.  I reckon this is the easy bit - wait till it comes to shifting and finding space for our desks and computer gear in the spare room.... I'm not looking forward to being in there - I'm used to spending time in here, where we have two decent sized windows and lots of daylight (well, when there is daylight to be had!), whereas the spare room is on the other side of the house and doesn't get nearly so much light. 
It will be worth it when its all done, It will be worth it when its all done, It will be worth it when its all done.... 
I think there will be an overspill into the guest room - something I'd like to avoid, just in case we get visitors before we're all sorted out again.
I'm looking at my craft stuff on the tall bookcase deciding which things I can put away - it's a long time since I played with my beads so I think I can box those up for the loft for a start.
Anyway, enough of crafty clearance for now. 
Here's the belated birthday card I made for Net:
paper: Basic Grey, Sentiment is pc generated
Ribbons, flowers, lace, card candy etc mainly Creative Treasures, other bits from stash
I made the organza ribbon thing using my new mini bowdabra

One more card for today, another made for the recent Funky Hand C&C TV programmes:
Papers from Funky Hand's "Craft the Year Away" CD, I cut the flowers from one of the paper designs and added Glamour Dust to the centres.
Buttons are also from Funky Hand - there are lovely colour matched ribbons and buttons for each of the colour themes on the CTA collection.  There are new things being added to the Funky Stash section on the website all the time.
Twine is from my stash

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Lythan said...

Love the lush colours on Net's card. I don't envy you the clearing out job but if the chap is really coming on 30th Feb you re going to have a loooooong wait...

Anonymous said...

Wow these are beautiful cards so elegant too.
Hope you are having a good weekend and i have a freebie digi stamp (altered alice ) on my dezinaworld blog if you fancy popping by. it will be gone tomorrow so hope you get time
hugs June

Angelnorth said...

Love the definiton on Net's card and that row of buttons is very cute! Don't envy you the clear out - hope it goes as smoothly as it can!

Hazel said...

Loving Net's card (worth getting a late one to get one like that). Hope the clearing goes well - it definitely will be worth it. Love the white space and buttons on the second card. x

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so much for joining us for our latest I did It Creations Challenge Blog! I love your card, it is just great. We hope you will join us for our challenge this week

Di said...

Thanks for calling by my blog Kathy! I just adore this card - it's really beautiful and the sentiment is so apt! Re. the builders, it WILL be worth it - repeat this every morning ten times, or more as the situation demands :)) We've been there so know what it's like but you will have such fun when it's all done! Plenty of tea and biscuits for the 'chaps' also helps!! Di x

Karen said...

OMG Kathy I don't envy you one bit my lovely! I know that I would 'need' those beads at some point haha!!! I love Nets card & that sentiment in just priceless XXX

Suzie said...

lol! Love Net's card! Good luck with the clearing ... rather you than me, but it WILL be worth it in the end!

Janice said...

Oh that Belated quote is brillant, made me smile. Net will have enjoyed that too.