Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all managed to enjoy your Easter Weekend, I also hope that you all got to eat a little bit of chocolate. I notice that a few of you also had lamb, we don't have it very often so when we do have it it's a real treat, the Aga really comes into its own when it comes to cooking meat. We had it with the usual roast accompaniments including our own Purple Sprouting broccoli. I didn't even bother counting the calories, I did all day just not for roast dinner and dessert, oh maybe the bit of chocolate that I ate later in the evening.
I was so surprised that the weather was as lovely as it was yesterday, I was fully expecting it to be really cold and gloomy, we were so lucky as we were bathed in warm sunshine all day, I went out into the garden with a jumper on but ended up with that tied around my waist as it was so warm. I spent most of the afternoon repotting strawberries and their runners and sowing seeds. Paul did a major repair on our octagonal seed house/potting shed, it has been neglected for years and for some reason this winter something made the whole frame pull apart in a couple of places, the whole thing looked too dangerous to enter as the huge glass panes had all shifted and dropped down, so he removed the glass and used some metal fixings to pull all the sides together and screw some plates to hold everything in place, he then replaced all of the glass and it looked a lot more safe and secure, by the end of the afternoon it was already half full of seed trays, so not a bad afternoons work, we also dug out some lovely old terracotta pots, they look like they have been handmade, it felt like unearthing treasure!! I have used some of them to pot on some Spider plants, there are loads of them, all different sizes. Don't worry I will take great care with them.
Now because we spent all day in the garden, my planned afternoon crafting session got postponed until tomorrow, so I hope that you don't mind me sharing some older 'Die Only Cards' to inspire you.
The Berry Burst Hexagon card and matching box was all made with dies from Inlovearts.com. The Hexagon box die set is a set by Card Making Magic, Christina die sets are always great value for money.
The second card was one that I made for Paul's niece when she got engaged, the die is a retired Stampin Up set, I just used White card and mirror card, which worked really well.
The final card is an Anniversary card that I made for Paul for our 28th anniversary back in 2019. I still can't believe that we have been married for 30 years this year!! The Stamp and die set was called 'Love you to pieces', it works perfectly for any romantic cards. Although the puzzle pieces could be used for any occasion.
I hope that those cards give you a little inspiration, normal services will resume tomorrow! hahaha
Sending love and hugs to all of you,