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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Window Box card (2) - Tuesday 21st July 2015

Hello Friends,

I hope you all had a good weekend, ours was very busy but so enjoyable...Saturday Tom and I worked from 1pm to 9pm making the holes in the ground for the pergola. We had a special tool but we kept hitting large stones and had to dig 8 holes, each 20 inches! Sunday Tom's dad and brother helped him put it up, the weather was just right  and his Mum and I were on lunch duty and there to help if needed. 

They started at 10am and finished at 7pm (with aa half hour lunch), so an hour later we were treating them to a pub meal for their help. We are really pleased with it now, we have to start adding the plants, but in time I am sure it will look like it's been there forever!

I did promise a hen story, so here it is...the weekend before we had to prepare the area for the pergola and this involved moving a little bush that the hens used as a little hideaway. When we started to dig it up, Tilda was in laying her egg but Cara got quite visibly 'annoyed' with us and actually sat herself under the bush and would not move! Every time I picked her up, she went straight back! By the time Tilda emerged from the nest box, we had removed and replanted it but she was looking all over for it. Needless to say they have ignored it where it's planted and found another favourite spot!

 Above is Cara after we had trimmed away at the bush before digging it up, wondering what had happened to it and below is Tilda the next day, still looking for it!

Here are the pergola photos...

and finally some craft....

A few weeks ago I made a window box card for my friend, using the Sizzix die by Eileen Hull...Lynda loved it, so I made one with a different colour palette for my Mum in Law's birthday earlier this month....

 I made an insert from card, with slits to display the flowers
 This time instead of a wood effect for the box, I embossed the front using a swirly heart folder
 I didn't need a box for Lynda's card as it fitted the box with her present that I was positing, but this time I made a simple acetate front box.

Thank you for stopping by, I promise a few shorter posts after this one! Hope you all have a lovely day, I'm off to work now!

Love and Hugs
Carole X


  1. You've been working very hard but is going to be so worth the effort when all the plants take hold. Your card was very much in keeping with your post ... lol! A gorgeous creation which looks fabulous in acetate box. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Morning Carole,
    Love your pergola, it will look great when the plants take hold. Great card too.

  3. Your Chicks are obviously not impressed Carole but I'm sure they will forgive you in time Lol!
    Pergola looks good. I have a little story about this. When I was teaching art we asked the pupils as part of a project to research Japanese Pagodas and draw a picture of one, I don't need to tell you that we got as many Pergolas as we did Pagodas! Bless them!
    Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great week, Angela x

  4. Wow, your outdoor area is going to look amazing when it's all done! Love your little window box garden, so many layered die cut flowers and foliage, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift! hugs :)

  5. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous it is a work of art. The garden is looking good the new pergola is a real boon. I hope work is OK. I finish work for the summer break tomorrow. Hugs Jackie

  6. WOW!! Carole you and Tom have been busy bees. Sorry for my absence, juggling work, being home, talking to Sam at odd times has taken it's toll. I agree that it is odd, knowing that I am in the same time zone as all of my buddies. I love the flower box, it's gorgeous, you are so clever and creative. I wish I had the patience that you do. Can't wait to see the pergola with foliage and flowers. Cx

  7. Hi Carole,
    oh my word that card and box are stunning.
    Beautiful work involved in this gem of a creation.
    oh those hens are so funny.
    I bet next week they will enjoy the bush where it's been moved .
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Love your new pergola, it was certainly worth all the effort, I do hope that Tilda finally finds her special bush too! You have used Eileen's die so beautifully Carole, I love the card you created, the flowers are stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. HOly buckets!!! This gift set window box thingy is absolutely AMAZING!!! That had to take SO much work to put together! Speaking of work - your pergola is looking great!

  10. OMG!!! That is stunning!!! Love the colours too....what a piece of art. Love your pergola too by the way.

  11. Wow Lynda is one super lucky lady. Your little window box creation just shouts spring and I adore all the detailed flowers. Then I cant wait to see the pergola done.
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  12. Stunning creation, gorgeous theme and adorable colours..
    Have a wonderful weekend.
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