I've spent the morning cutting hedges and despite a hot bath and a lie dow, my arms are still waving, frantically about mid-air holding an invisible hedge-trimmer like a couple of possessed limbs. I have absolutely no control over them. Anyone looking will think I've gone nuts. Making tea's not going to be easy, I shall pretend I'm tossing pizza dough if anyone asks.
Made this card for my son Oliver's (AKA Susan) friend Tom (AKA Dave).
Is it little wonder I sometimes think I'm losing my mind?
There's been huge excitement in Essex over the past 12 hours with reports that there was a loose lion roaming farmland. Visions of a what a loose lion would wear sprang to mind: fishnet stockings, a scarlet boob-tube and scuffed, white heeled stilettos maybe? On Twitter, folk were suggesting the cast of TOWIE should be thrown out as bait to lure the beast out of hiding (lol) but now the search has been called off amid suggestions that it was in fact a dog that was seen and NOT a lion. Oh...the disappointment!
Here's a card I made a while back, I'm off to scrub off the 3hr weedkiller that's just backfired on my feet. Note to self....Do Not Use Weedkiller When a Gale Force Wind's Blowing!
Hey everyone, hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.
For us here in Blighty it's a Bank Holiday weekend so an extra day off tomorrow...YAY!
Mr C & I have spent most of today working in the garden. I did only intend to 'potter' for an hour to clear my muzzy head but then Mr C joined me and before I knew it we'd cleared the whole garden of its tired summer look and the sun had gone down!! At least, we're ahead of ourselves now, just a heap of ironing to plough through then some Promarker action.
Just a quick posting from me today as I need to catch up on some sleep. Was up in the wee hours last night, woken by the smell of smoke. It was so scarey, checked the whole house, went out in the garden (well...sent Mr C out in the garden, it was dark!!)...nothing. Then layed in bed worrying that I'd missed something so got back up again & checked everywhere again.
Can only assume there was a field smoldering somewhere & smoke was wafting our way.
Finally dropped off & by morning the smell had gone....Phew!
Tiz a scorcher here in Blighty, which is why you find me indoors with a fan on full-blast.
All is not lost as I've managed to make 5 cards, which for me of late is verging on a miracle.
It's way too hot for my digi's & promarkers, they're currently relaxing with their inky-toes in bowls of cool water so I've made a card with just Memory Box dies (Summer Border, Arboscello Tree Chloe Stem) & 3 shades of DCWV pastel card.
Do not adjust your computers or polish your retina's, for some bizarre reason Blogger is showing this card as really blurry, my actual photo is perfectly clear. If you squint it looks better.
A mahoosive THANK YOU to everyone that left comments on our Dream Team Blog Hop yesterday, I was totally blown away by the lovely comments left on mine.
The weekend here in the south of Blighty is forecast to be a right scorcher with possibly the hottest day of the year so far. Being a shade-lover I'm hoping to get some serious card-making done, I say this every weekend but I have some new 'toys' to play with so hoping Madam Mojo is in town.
Going by the UK summer weather we've had this year, I thought grey tones and images of rain, flooding and gale force winds would be a tad depressing so I've based my summer tones card on what a British summer should be like...lol.
This is the cheery Waiting For The Parade, coloured with promarkers based on colours currently blooming their summer heads off in my garden.
I hope you'll join in with our hop this month. If you're already joining in, then you should have arrived here from Kerttu's lovely blog, after me it's our Julie (The Queen of papers & embellies). If you'd like to go back to the beginning, then Pop's fabby blog is where you'll find the starting line.
As always there are 2 $5.00 vouchers up for grabs to spend at Mo's Digital Pencil for 2 lucky bloggers who leave a comment along the hop.
A quick, simple trip out this morning to buy school shoes & trousers for my 'dear, sweet' (PAH!) 15 year old daughter turned into an olympic marathon event. SEVERAL hours later I have returned, the heels on my shoes worn out from the mindless trudging, my trotters swollen and a headache the size of Africa.
Yesterday I took my son out for a similar excursion but he needed more stuff... in 2 hours, school & casual trousers, shoes, trainers, bag, trunks, coat & pencil case...bish, bash, bosh...job done!
The lovely folk over at Just Inklined are releasing their first lot of Clear stamps (Inky stamps) which are A6 sized and to celebrate they are offering you the chance to get 25% off the retail price if you order before 10th August.
For further details head on over to La Pashewhere they're being sold. Please note these will not be sold online as a digi stamp.
If you're joining in with our hop you should have arrived here from Karen's fabulous blog, after me it's Lori for something amazing. If you want to start back at the beginning then the creative genius that is Jak's blog is the place to be.
As ever, there's a spot prize up for grabs for a lucky commentator...good luck everyone & enjoy the hop!
...And the Gold Medal for the card that's taken the longest to make goes to...
this one above!
I reckon it's taken me about 2 weeks... yes, you read that right... 2 weeks to make this card. You know when you go to bed and the most 'brilliantest' of ideas pop into your head and you doze off rejuvenated, inspired with mojo-overload and then when you sit there, stash poised and NOTHING happens.
I had big plans for this card, it was going to ooze chocolate, it would look almost edible. 2 weeks later, lord knows how much binned stash, glue and rejected papers I got through. I am pleased with it now but it's a million miles from my my original idea, sometime this happens...not normally for this long!
Anyway, moving on...it's much beloved's birthday next week, off to see if I can get hold of an Australian Olympic banana coloured, cycling outfit.
Now I admit I wasn't at all excited about the Olympics in the build-up, in fact my interest in it, I confess, was up there with extracting my own teeth whilst having my arms sawn off with a rusty junior hack-saw.
That was then...now I have to say I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
What I would like to do though in this posting is to play homage to the great Joseph Shivers, DuPont chemist who in 1959 invented Lycra.