Thanks for your comments on the ice skate card Thursday, sometimes you make a card you are really pleased with and that was one for me. It was only a little card and to be honest, that ice skate stamp is so beautiful, you just can't go wrong with it.
Well where did July go? I didn't get a chance to enter any of the challenges I had earmarked, yet have been crafting in every spare hour!! I've got to say I'm not a huge fan of August, only because it's one month closer to the evenings drawing in...I am one of those people who really does not like winter....I loathe dark mornings and evenings, the wet and cold and the thought that we might even get a smattering of the white stuff (see I can't even say the 'S' word!
Also, the 1st August...yesterday I had a very bad start...it was my day off, I put the washing machine on and then, because it was raining, put the clothes in the dryer and went off upstairs to craft. My mobile went off and I'd left it downstairs, so I went back down and as I picked it up there was a tremendous 'bang' in the kitchen! I rushed out to see smoke coming out of the dryer, so I pulled the plug out and opened the door...it was just a burning smell and steam, so I pulled the washing out (all ok) and opened the kitchen door to let the smell out...well, if you open the door and the hens are out in the garden they rush in...so there I was shooing them back out whilst trying to rescue the washing!
Then I realised that the surge had cause the fuse to trip, so I had to go out to the garage to flip the switch..it was a bit scary really at the time, but at least there was no fire!
I shouldn't dwell, Summer is still here and we have to enjoy it whilst it lasts...and today is my hubby Tom's birthday!! I don't make him slushy, romantic cards - he would rather have something that will raise a smile and include a nod to our 'ladies'...so as I have been playing around (in my head so far), with Pop Up Box cards for our next workshop...this is what I came up with....
The card folds flat, but I went a bit OTT with the embellishing because I didn't have to put it in an envelope and post it: I just made a little wrap, tied with ribbon.
The papers are all by Pink Petticoat, as are the digi stamp trees, bees and butterflies. The chooks are a stamp by Magnolia and the sentiments, stamps by Dreamees. I fussy cut the grass and made the little coop myself.
That's all for today, I don't know what the birthday boy wants to do yet and the family are coming over Sunday, so not much crafting for me this weekend!
Have a great weekend, whatever you are doing,
Love and Hugs,