Monday, 30 March 2015

Gardening time!!

Hello my crafting friends!............I am still here but I must apologise for being a bad blogger of late and a sporadic commenter on your wonderful creations.

Life just really seems to have got in the way of craft this past couple of it sometimes does. It is still going too fast...time that is..well life as well I guess...but we won't dwell on that one! Glad the lighter nights are here now, but Oh! I did miss that hour...seemed more like I lost half a day.
Hubby and I spent the best part of yesterday recovering the kitchen dining chairs!....quite tedious and definitely time consuming but we got there in the end.

OK a male Birthday card for you to peek at this time, using the Craftwork Cards 'The Potting Shed' papers.This is really useful for men provided they like gardening of course.

The card is 8" by 8" covered in three different papers and the bottom strip was not adhered fully across the card to create the pocket for my tag.I stamped Happy Birthday on one of the tags from their Craftwork cards books of tags that matched the papers and the pots you see at the bottom were cut from another topper. the tiny tools hanging.......are a Memory Box die...aren't they cute! I coloured them with copics and a silver marker. Love them!

Close up of tag.........

........these are so useful to use as tags on a present or part of your card or even two put together to make a small card.
No glitter added  as it was a male card!

So what have we all been up to then?

Me?..............The weekend before the last one we went to visit my Son and DIL in London in their new flat...well they moved in the middle of last year (you may remember the card I did for them) and this is the first chance we have had to go and see it.
We had to drive through London on Friday night!!!!!! eeeeek.......hubby did so well, though we did go around Marble Arch twice till we found the right exit! Marble Arch was pretty with coloured floodlit worth the two trips round. One thing that struck us at 8.0pm on a Friday night was that all these shops were open!.....lots of different cuisines and fruit and vege spilling (not literally) on to the pavements. Back here all is shuttered up at 5.0pm till the night clubs open!. It really is a different world down there.......quite the holiday atmosphere.There always seems to be something to do or see too.

Are you ready for Easter?....Not a card made here........always last minute!.  I do hope to be back later in the week to share some.

....Spring is happening here in all ways though it could be a bit warmer. the trees are budding...they have a green haze and the daffs are fighting the cold wind.

OK I must away, I have a pressing engagement..............the ironing.....groan :(        
......... and some Easter cards to make so sorry I can't chat any longer.
Hope you are all keeping well..............enjoy the rest of your week.
Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings and above all thank you for all your lovely comments you leave me, they so make my day.

See you soon....
Carole xx

Challenges entered   TBA  (time permitting!!)


  1. Carole, your card is fabulous and perfect for a Gardner. I love The Potting Shed papers, my problem is I don''t know of any gardners to make a card for.


  2. This is such a lovely design Carole, how lovely for someone that loves to garden, perfick!!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. I love your card Carole, my Dad would have loved this as his shed was just like yours, all his tools would be hung up in line, cleaned and polished.. everything in it's place lol!! I do like your. I do like the die from memory box too... soooo cute!... David and I always manage to go some round about twice when we go out lol! ... glad we're not the only ones lol!!... glad you had a nice time:) xx
    Speak soon...
    Love and hugs,
    Sis, xx

  4. This is a great card and what a lovely post i always enjoy your stories loved the roundabout !! Love and hugs Carole x

  5. Love your card and the design is brilliant. Have a great Easter. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Brilliant tag and card. Love the colours and it'll be great for the male of the species.

    I don't like the hour change either!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. I just adore this card! So much detail! So fun to look at. You sure have been busy. London sounds so exciting, and what fun to visit your son and DIL. Hope you got your ironing and cards done..have a Happy Easter!

  8. Carole, if anyone has fallen behind in commenting/visits, I'm the one waving my hand wildly! Seriously: where does the time go? Sounds like you've been busy with your chair make-overs and your trip to London. Driving in big cities...the mere thought gives me the willies! Good on your husband for navigating you safely to and from your visit your son and DIL. Your card: simply fabulous! Perfect for a gardening-type guy! The tag is such a wonderful touch and those little tools...oh my! Precious!