Good Morning Ladies,
I am writing today's blog in the car on the final leg og of our journey home, from 'Orleans to Calais' and then from Dover to home. My heart is a little heavy as today is the very last day of our holiday and Paul is straight back to work tomorrow, which is the part I am dreading most.
It's as if the weather knows our mood as it's very grey and over cast, in fact there is no break in the clouds.
Janet I'm not sure if you and Jim travel around Paris on the 'Peripherique' (ring road), it has to be the most depressing part of the journey, the roads and verges are just crammed with all kinds of litter, every possible surface has been dedaced with Graffiti, even in the underground tunnels and on the overhead gantries that hold tye road signs, the buildings are mostly dilapidated with windows smashed etc. After driving through there countless times it has put both Paul and I off of wanting to visit Paris as tourists. It is a relief to be out of Paris and back on the Motorway, it may not be quite as picturesque as the first day of the journey but the views are still lovely, everything has started to turn from crisp shades of Green to the yellows and oranges that signal the start of Autumn .
Today's card is a simple design, nice and flat for posting.
I started by tearing a piece of copy paper to give me an interesting border, I then took a few different green inks and started blending away from the torn edge of my paper (so that the ink didnt bleed underneath).
Once I was happy with my background I used the sane ink to randomly stamp my foliage stamps, I picked a few of my favourite leaves, choosing mostly small ones as the card was small.
I matted the card onto matching card and then onto a white card base.
To finish I stamped my sentiment and matted it on to green card and added some foam pads.
Simple design but quite a nice Thank you card I think.
Oh ladies I must tell you that I had a bit of a reprieve, Gigaclear aren't arriving until Wednesday, so I now have a whole day to sort my craft room out, phew!!!
I can't tell you how relieved I was, as our journey progresses I get stiffer and my legs tend to swell making them quite painful, so the thought of having to race in and get straight in to clearing all of my craft area was filling me with dread, It felt worse as Paul was insisting on helping and all I want him to do is sit and relax when we get home, he will have driven 370 odd miles, or about 7/8 in hours, so I want him to have an early night as he will want to be up at about 5.30am to get ready for work.
The only job I will insist he does is to catch all of the spiders that moved in while we were away, bearing in mind we seem to get at least 4 daily, I vacuumed every last web before we left, even behind radiators etc. We also set mouse traps just in case Milo and Bella smuggled gifts in while Matt was at work. Paul will only use humane traps, so I hope that they are empty!
I always put clean bedding on before we leave so I can't tell you how excited I am to get back into my clean, super comfortable bed!!
Wow this is a long post, I wonder how many of you will manage to read it all ?! Haha
Congratulations Karen on your amazing achievement last weekend, I am sure each and every one of your adorable creatures will be in the arms of a new owner by now, how did you feel after the Fun Run?? You really are an inspiration xxxxxx
Sending love to all of you,