Good morning all, and I hope that your weekend has been going well. It's what I think is described as a 'crisp' morning here, i.e. sunny, bright, and b****y freezing! Mind you, I'm quite happy to cope with the cold temperature when the pay-off is that the sun is shining! Those who follow my blog on a fairly regular basis, and tolerate the moaning!, will be pleased to know that the decorating is now finished - woo hoo! I'm very pleased with it (thank goodness!), although it's nothing fancy, just a plain light cream, but everything feels fresh and clean and tidy. However, I've a feeling that, this being our house, the 'tidy' bit won't last very long! A full day's wallpapering on Thursday very nearly finished me off - but I kept telling myself that it was good exercise... When I was complaining of aching back and shoulders on Friday at work my boss looked amazed that I'd been decorating on my own. "Where's Colin?" he asked (of my non-decorating husband), "At work", I replied. Then I did explain that in the interests of marital harmony it was better for all concerned that we did these activities separately and not together! As my father died when I was very young, I grew up in an all-female household and so am firmly of the opinion that women are more than capable of taking on such tasks - we always did at home!
Anyway, less of the waffling (which seems to be the usual Sunday morning ritual now!). As I look out over a rather sad and uninspiring garden I thought I'd share a card with you that hints at the promise of all that spring has to offer - when it finally gets here again!
I've used a gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp 'Gardens need many helpers' and coloured him with promarkers.
The backing paper is from Teresa Collins. I've added a panel of coredinations card embossed with a CraftsToo folder, then used a DooHickey 'lovely fence', Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage' leaves and a Memory Box 'Arboscello Tree' dies. That cute wooden duck is from CraftyEmblies!
is a pocket to hold a packet of flower seeds! The papers here are from K&Co and coredinations (edged with some sheer ribbon) and the sentiment is from LOTV.
Hope you like this little creation today.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday - I'll be busy doing all the usual jobs (after my 2 minutes silence at 11.00am)
Back soon, Kim x
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Speedy & Friends - add a fence
Sweet Stampin - anything goes
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Jellypark Challenges - back to nature
The Stamp Man - emboss it
Do You Stack Up - leaves & trees