Thursday, 9 April 2020
Sue's 'Man' Challenge card
Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and enjoying this glorious weather, we had a good few hours sat out in the garden yesterday, which was really nice, it makes such a difference to being isolated to be outside.
I am really making a point of thanking our Postman and any delivery drivers that we have come to the door, they are one of the 'unsung heroes' I think, so I hope that going out of the way to express how grateful we are for their service, I was chatting to one of the Delivery Drivers last week and he was telling us that he has had to provide all of his own Gloves, masks etc, which bearing in mind that they have to handle all of our parcels etc is pretty poor. They seem grateful for the thanks.
Today's card is Sue's 'Man' card for last weeks challenge, Sue used the 'Bright Rosa' Fern die that was a magazine freebie a few weeks back.
Sue die stamped and Die cut 3 of the Fern dies, stamping and embossing with Gold embossing powder to give a touch of luxury and some extra detail to the leaves. Sue arranged her Ferns onto a piece of paper that looks as though it has been coloured using the 'Shaving Foam' technique, I love the delicate colour and pattern, it's organic style works well with the leaves too.
Matting the card onto the same green really ties the whole card together, Sue finished by mounting the whole piece onto a white card base and to embellish she added little wooden buttons to each leaf with a piece of matching green thread through the button and the tails left to finish the look.
Such a lovely card Sue, thank you so much for taking part in the last challenge and for sharing your card. XXX
Paul had his first day back at work yesterday and was exhausted when he came home because of the early start (he was up and 4.45am), he was hoping that it would be a short week with it being Easter weekend but NO he has to work through the weekend including Good Friday and Easter Monday which is just miserable, he wasn't too happy either. It would seem that they are extra busy delivering different types of 'Aid', PPE being part of it. I think that there are a lot of 'unsung hero's' that are keeping our country running to be honest, from Bin men, postal/delivery services, Matt's work (Thames Water) the utility company engineers, shop workers, lorry drivers, Police, Fire and Ambulance, so many to be Grateful to.
The girls and I had a major job on clearing the chimney yesterday, I want to keep on top of keeping all the twigs out so that the Blackbird doesn't prepare to lay eggs, he must be a little bit confused mind you as he spends hours dropping twigs and other bits in the chimney pot to build up a nest but there is nothing there to show for all of his hard work!
Lucy used her phone to film up the Chimney yesterday to see if there were more twigs etc and it was packed, so we (well the girls with my assistance) went into garden and found a piece of really thick hose, which was solid plastic, it was about 18 feet long too, Lucy pushed it up the chimney to try and dislodge some of the twigs and it worked, Sophie assisted with a hooked poker thingy which she used to pull everything out, we loaded it into Recycle boxes and fetched it outside.
No doubt we will be doing the same again this morning!
I hope you all have as good a day as can be expected,
Extra special hugs to our Margaret and Lynda,
Love a big hugs to all of you,