Sunday 22 February 2015

Boy or Girl?

I am back again .. .. sorry to miss out with a DT card for this week's Cute Card Thursday floral theme - should be an easy one for everyone to join in.

I spent Monday and Tuesday pottering in the garden, digging up and splitting some of the clumps of ornamental grass I'd planted in the new garden last summer. They had really gotten big and I had to take a saw to cut them in half!  They look good now in the rose bed out the front being blown about in the wind!  I did suffer though with dreadful head and neck ache and consequently dosed myself with paracetamol and ibruprofen just to stay upright!  I really don't want to have to give up gardening, it keeps me sane and gets me out of the house.

The second half of the week I felt I was coming down with something .. .. a lot of it about so they said in the local shop. Thankfully I've had the flu jab otherwise it could be worse .. .. Izzy still needed to be walked though and this morning despite the dreadful weather I felt more like my old self, so hopefully whatever bug it was has given up!

Enough wittering on! I have a couple of simple baby cards to share with you today, they are the tiny 4" square cards I'm making for St Francis Animal shelter, but I might need one myself as I'm still waiting for my decorator to get back to me .. .. baby was due on 2nd Feb and there had been lots of false alarms but still nothing happening by the 10th. I've not seen or heard anything from him since but hope that all went well. This first card is a Marianne Design creation using scraps of paper from the Sweet Baby pack, a little lace trim and some die cut pieces.  I've finished off with pearls and an organza bow.

Now had I been on the ball and up with my DT work, I could have shown this one for the latest Marianne Design Divas challenge, to use ribbons and/or pearls.  Fabulous prizes on offer as always from both Marianne Design and Bunny Zoe. Some fabulous inspiration from the lovely DT ladies and stunning entries too! I always like to take a look and add some to my Pinterest boards.

And this is the baby girl card.  I'd already got the stork coloured and cut out, it's a My Paper World stamp. I found the scraps of Nitwits paper then simple embossed the stitch edge and added the pearls.  There is some sparkle pen on the image but it's not showing up.

So that's my news to date.  Still nothing happening on the house sell and buy front, but I'm in no immediate hurry. Mum seems to have got her memories sorted out now, thankfully, I just have to be careful to look out for wee infections in the future, plus she is now bordering diabetic too but no treatment for it at this stage.  I've just told her she will have to cut back on the chocolate and sweets! Not fair when you are stuck in one room and nearly 90 years old.

Thanks again for stopping by to take a peek, as always I'll add to my Pinterest boards shortly.  I might even get time to finish off a couple more simple little cards if Izzy doesn't want to play ball all afternoon!

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