I hope your Saturday has been a good one so far. We are enjoying some autumn sunshine here - very nice.
I've been super busy so I've only a quick and simple card to share with you.
I think, I hope, I've redeemed myself by finally making a card with a little help from my Cuttlebug, a circle die to cut out the topper and a new set of flower dies from Marianne, tiny but cute. I've added a touch of Glossy Accents to the eyes of both her and the kitten, and just a touch to the kitten's nose ... I think you can spot the gloss in the photo.
- square white fancy-edged card base
- papers printed from SWALK Papercrafting CD
- Hugs stamp from the SWALK Stamp Collection stamped on to smooth white card and coloured with ProMarkers
- Docraft's CartUs Circles die and Marianne Collectables Flower die set
- lilac/white Baker's twine
- Glossy accents on eyes and kitten's nose
- gems for embellishment
Now for the news mentioned in the title. It's simply that we are moving house. And, as this might cause some disruption to normal service, I thought it best to let you know.
We had intended to stay in this house forever but the garden has proved our undoing. We love our garden but it's steep and there is a flight of steps to negotiate just to get to the bins - not good for two arthritics like ourselves. It's taken a year of searching for somewhere more suitable, somewhere with the garden on one level, but happily we've found just the place. It's a red-brick semi with a decent sized sized garden with no steps to climb. It needs some work done to it, the central heating has to be replaced, a new kitchen, the bathroom converted to a shower-room, and new floors throughout, etc., etc., but it should be ready to move into by mid-November.
We started packing just this week and already I'm beginning to panic! What to throw out, what to keep back 'til the last minute, and where to put all the boxes ... I hate moving house!!!
On the plus side, it's exciting planning the decor, looking at wallpapers and paint colours. I'm not sure if it is the crafting industry that is dictating what is trendy or what, but look as these wallpaper samples I picked up from our local DIY shop ... postcards, newsprint, and birds and blossoms. Even if they never go up on a wall, they will certainly find a place in my crafting stash :))
Right, it's time for a break, dinner and a nice cup of tea.
Take care everyone and happy crafting,