Good Morning Ladies,
We had a very dark and gloomy weekend (weather wise), the fog just didn't lift all day, it was really odd, the main A419 is about 2 miles from our house, you drive straight past our house down a narrow country road and then directly onto the A419, which is a very busy main road, the little country road was a bit misty when we left at around 1.30pm to do food shopping but as we approached the main road you could see that the fog was really dense, it was almost like there was a voile panel across the end of the little road, it's hard to describe but I found it odd that the fog had such precise boundaries, poor Lucy was really wary pulling into such fast traffic with the visibility being so poor, because as usual the roads are full of fools that don't slow down where junctions meet the main road. Like you Janet we had lights on all day, it was as though daylight never really happened.
Apart from food shopping we really didn't get much else done, Paul worked for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, I went into my craft room fully intending to sit and play but decided to have a bit of a move around and de-clutter, WHY, do we start these things??!! It seemed like such a good idea at 12.30pm but by 5.45pm I was still sat on the floor surrounded by a huge pile of stuff to put in the bin/recycling. I have an ongoing battle with 'Bit Boxes', I keep keeping little off cuts of card that in my head would be perfect for stamping sentiments on or for die cutting little leaves and flowers from, I do use them when I remember to rummage around for them but mostly I will use an off cut of the card I am just working with, I certainly don't always think, 'oh hang on let me rummage through one of my many bit boxes for a 1 inch by 3 inch piece of card''! So the cardboard recycle box is super full this week! I felt better for getting rid of it too, I had a little bit of a move around, while sorting through a box that had my old stampin up desk pad I found a stamp that has been missing for about 2 years, it's the lower case 'a' from an alphabet, it's about as small as one of those little pearls you put on cards, it made the whole upheaval a bit more pleasing. I was certainly 'feeling it' by bedtime, I have always been really bad for sitting with my legs underneath me, I can only do it with my left leg these days and to be honest the only time I ever sit on the floor is to retrieve something that has fallen of my craft desk, I found a few things while I was down there, pencil sharpener, Distress Oxide ink pad, pair of ✂ to name a few! Sunday disappeared after getting back from food shopping 🛒, my brother and sisters called to tell me about all of the treasure that they had discovered in the loft at Mum's, my youngest sister was over joyed to discover that her Doll's house that Dad had built her was still up there and in good condition, my brother found his old Atari games console and some Binoculars that belonged to our Grandfather that were left for him. By the time those calls were done it was 7pm and the weekend was all but over.
Today's card is one of Sonia's from a recent challenge that I received from Sonia last Monday, I have been looking forward to sharing it with all of you, I felt that it would work perfectly for a Christmas card for a Man so what better day to share it than 'Man Card Monday' ! As always Sonia your card is finished to perfection with clean, crisp lines, Sonia was inspired (like most of us) by a card on Pinterest. Those curve border dies work so well for Snowbanks, that lovely deeply embossed falling snow looks beautiful, your eye is drawn in by the aperture that surrounds it, such a fantastic Christmas card Sonia. Sonia's Description: ''. I used the town house dies from Mama Elephant, and the trees from My Favourite Things. The sentiment is from LOTV. '' Thank you so much Sonia for sharing such a lovely Christmas card XXX
Ladies, I hope that you all have a lovely last day of November,
Love and hugs to all of you,