... hellooo, ooh lots happening here at the moment. Came home from work to find hubby had started to paint the kitchen - woah - I know we've had the tester pots for months but you could have warned me lol, plus I really wanted (you!) to re-tile as well 'cos now the colour of the tiles dont match the paint!!! Now we are skint so I'll have to have a mismatched kitchen :-( . Oh that sounds really ungrateful, which I am not I appreciate what he has done, like I say though he could have said first - lol.
So in the midst of painting, we decided to look at caravans - we've been camping quite a few times, but with oh having broken his ankle last year, and more knee surgery this year the camping has been forgotten about - no way I could put up a tent on my todd!! We decided to sell the camping stuff, but I kept saying how we would regret it as the kids always enjoyed camping. After reading Lucy at Attic 24's piece about her caravan and how lovely it looks/going to look. I decided to lower my standards - yes when we looked at caravans previously it was at lottery winning standards lol. Thanks to ebay and a local seller - we are sorted - a good clean and a spruce up and we'll be off. I'll have to get some photos sorted - we've got our first weekend away next weekend - just somewhere local to see how we get on, so thats why we can't afford the tiles :-).
Anyhoo, been keeping busy on a night with a bit of card making and a lot of cross stitch:
June who very kindly sent me some hand dyed thread for me to try which is what I used on the Hoppy part - beautiful - thank you!! I also stitched the freebie crown that came with cross stitcher magazine - except I ran out of the blue, went and bought some more and its not the same colour grrrr... lastly, I've started my gnome alphabet ooh been looking forward to starting this.
Are you still with me????? cor its a mammoth post... finally some cards, this is for my friends daughter who turns 17 the day before her sister turns 18 (I blogged her card earlier) I have used one of the lovely Saturated Canary images and coloured her with promarkers, then distressed the edges of the image and the paper and used my new Marianne die and added pearls and the numbers from my stash.
Saturated Canary: - anything goes
These papers I've had in my stash for ages cant remember the make I have matted the image and papers onto kraft paper. The image is a new purchase from the digi-stamp boutique, who very kindly sent a voucher code off for up to a certain value so it would have been rude not to take advantage of it - thank you.
Ian doesnt drink, but does like the odd pint of guiness - so the glass was coloured black with glossy accents added - the rest of the image was coloured with promarkers and the sentiment from Craftwork cards.
I would like to enter this into:
Dream Valley Challenges - for that special guy
The crafty pad - lets hear it for the boys
Card mad fairys digi days - fathers day
Card making mama - Fathers day
Phindys place - fathers day
Digi stamp boutique - use their image challenge
Thanks for bearing with me, and I'll be back soon with another post on a super swap I did with Laa Laa.
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