Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all stayed safe in those horrible winds yesterday, what a change from last week.
I missed Janet's roast yesterday so ended up having to make a lasagne, it went down well though, seriously though Janet I hope you are ok and didn't go over doing things preparing for the new stair carpet. Your roasts are a Cotswold Café Tradition, are we having pancakes on Tuesday??
I am quite lucky ladies as soon after my second hip operation Paul learned to cook quite quickly as he can manage just about anything, he isn't keen on baking though, although he makes an amazing Sticky Toffee Pudding (Nigella Recipe) we were having it quite often at one point but the amount of sugar and butter make it a heart attack waiting to happen so now it's a special occasion treat.
I hope that Alan rustled up a delicious Sunday Roast Karen, how was the apple Crumble??
Now onto my card, it is made with some new goodies that I ordered from our Margaret, I have been wanting them since before I finished stampin up so I was really excited to get my hands on them yesterday.
I started off by stamping my background using Sahara Sand ink, I laid the stamp on my desk tapped the ink all over and then popped my piece of white card on top a lightly rubbed over.
Next I took a piece of vellum that has a petal pink pattern printed over it and added a piece of double sided adhesive to the back of it, this meant I could adhere it to my stamped background without any glue showing.
I mounted this onto a piece of Petal Pink card and then onto a white base card, I die cut the lacy border die in Petal pink card, stamped my sentiment in Sahara Sand and die cut with a 2 1/4 inch die, I then added that pretty border die over the sentiment.
I wanted the background to be the main focus of this card so I kept embellishments to a minimum, I added a bow topped with a resin flower and a few coordinating pearls.
The categories is used are : Any shade of Pink/Die cut/Ribbon
The new stamps and dies that I used are above and if you would like to order either just let our Margaret know and she will get them ordered for you.
We ended up having a quiet Sunday as rain stopped play, although I can't think what we did, mind you making lasagne from scratch took a while, we popped to shops to and over to Margaret's where I got to meet 'Pops' for the first time, what a lovely man, great sense of humour too!
My main job today is to tidy my craft room, it is in the worst state I have ever seen it, I think it's partly down to buying new things and having them all stacked on my desk not knowing what to use first.
I am a firm believer of the fact that having too much stuff to choose from can be as much of a hinderance as not enough!
I feel like I should share a photo of my desk as accountability, or maybe just to shame myself into tidying it up, does ANYONE want to come help me???? Please!!!!
I hope that those of you feeling under the weather have a better week this week, sending gentle hugs to those of you that are in pain too. xxx
Pat, sending you and Pete hugs for today, thinking of you xxx
Oh by the way, I am starting my Beta Blockers today so I am giving you advance warning, if they make me feel rubbish I made need you to send me some cards to blog, I am hoping they won't though. It's far too complicated and stressful to explain to you all why but I am terrified of going back to feeling like I don't want to or 'can't' get up and out of bed in the morning, so please keep everything crossed for me. xx
Love and hugs to all of you,