Good Friday Morning Ladies,
Yay it's Friday and Paul is working from home today, so smiles all round in our house, well from me at least! How annoying was that wind yesterday, it played havoc with out back fence that was blowing like a sheet on a line, it feels as though there is literally nothing holding it up other than the ivy thats growing over it! I did notice that the people the other side of the fence have a huge pile of logs up against the fence on their side which may be why its blowing in towards our garden, we are also not sure whether we have to report it or is it their fence, we have never seen them to ask. I do hope that this wind dies down for the weekend though, so that we can spend a few hours in the garden.
What do you all have planned for the weekend?? I was surprised to see that it is Easter Weekend next weekend, that came around really fast, lovely to have Paul home for a long weekend, we have nothing planned, if it's nice we will go a visit a National Trust property, I have been wanting to go to Tyntesfield for a long time, I believe you have to book and you can only visit the house in the morning, so it will be an early start. I remember seeing a TV programme about it years ago, it fascinated me, they found original fireplaces and fixtures and fittings in outbuildings and reinstalled them into the house. It was originally a Hunting Lodge but they later added a Mansion that was bought by William Gibbs who made his fortune from selling 'Guano' (Bird poo) as Fertiliser!!
It looks amazing and I know Paul will love the gardens, we started a tradition last year of buying a plant from every NT property we visit. They are actually really reasonably priced as the raise them from cuttings themselves.
Our Next Challenge
For our next Challenge I thought that we could all get our Embossing Folders out, if you are anything like me they are a tool that you often overlook, I have mine sitting beside me in a open box and I still forget to use them. It's a shame having something that you have paid good money for sitting gathering dust! I think that we all now either ink our backgrounds or use patterned paper, or background stamps.
There are a few different Techniques that you can try, whether it's adding ink to your Embossing folder or Sanding the surface lightly after embossing, using gilding wax to highlight embossed areas. I will try and share as many as I can to inspire you into trying something new.
I have added a few different cards above to give you some ideas.
I hope that you will enjoy the challenge.
Janet thinking of you today, I hope your appointment goes well my lovely xxx
I hope that you all have a lovely Friday,
Love and hugs to all of you,