It's been a funny old day. More of that in a sec, but first, here's card I did for 2 challenges.
I used this weeks Sketch Saturday (sketch #16) and combined it with this weeks PBSC which is A Mans Card - No Blue (those circles are green btw even though, I grant you, they look a bit on the blue side lol xx). As I am still a PB pauper, I have used a sticker I found a few weeks ago and stuck it onto acetate. Due to bad lighting - well it can't possibly be the photographer can it lol xx, you can really see it here but in real life it is hardly visible at all. The papers are 2 of Summer's Boy Oh Boy collection. Thank you chicken, they are gorgeous xx The little animal brads are Poppicrafts, as is the ribbon. Aren't those brads tigger-tastic!!!! I have to be honest and say that I am not overly happy with this card, but I made a promise to myself when I started this blog that it would be for better and for worse and that I wouldn't not put something on just because I didn't like it. So it's warts and all I'm afraid lol xxx
Well like I said, it's been a funny old day. And not funny ha-ha to be honest. We have been without electric for hours today and I tell you, you don't half take it for granted that you can just go and put the kettle on or have a shower. And try explaining to a 2 1/2 year old that she can't watch Lazy Town because the telly doesn't work, although from our point of view, that bit was a definite plus cos I can live my whole life without ever hearing 'oopsh, shumone's in trouble' again.!!!!!! Yeah, big boy, it'll be you if you say that one more time!!!!
The supply came back on eventually but then my internet connection had to be sorted - it goes all doo lally and moody when it's supply is abruptly removed and sulks for hours lol xx Anyway we are back to normal. I shouldn't moan really cos in the great scheme of things it is nothing more than a very minor inconvenience and there are lots of people coping with far worse.
But I think the main reason it has all been a bit weird is that on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning 5 years ago today, my lovely Mum died. Now I don't know why it is, but this anniversary has affected me far more than the others, even the first one. Not sure why that should be but yesterday was particularly bad for me. Maybe cos I am just getting over the lergy and am probably still a bit low. And maybe cos there is a lot of sadness in Blogland at the moment.
I only really got into the card thing after she died and as she was one of the most wonderfully gifted and artistic people I know, I guess I feel a bit cheated that a) we never got to share this hobby - she would have been awesome, and b) she never got a handmade card from me, apart from when I was little, and milk bottle tops and bits of string and glitter don't really count, although I 'm sure those were priceless to her and she loved them as only a mother could!!! I also feel deeply saddened that she never got to meet Kyla . Not sure if I have told you this before, but Kyla was born on her birthday. I do think it's lovely that this child who has brought so much happiness and joy into our lives should share her birthday - I think that's just sooo nice.
Those of you who know me know I don't do maudlin and whingy stuff - not usually, and even then, not for long. So that's that I guess. So before you all grow beards, which are, quite frankly, NOT attractive on women, (and I'm guessing that not many men will be reading this, as there are not that many in Cardy -de la- Blogland and one of the few that are, a certain Mr T Holz, already has one and he wouldnt be reading this anyway and if he was, Kath would slap me!!!!), I'll say night night. I'm off now for a nice chilled glass of vino, Sauvignon Blanc and nicely chilled. I'll drink a little toast to my mum and to all the mums out there, my good self included, and I'll leave you with this thought ....
The best place to live if you like wine is Germany. Why? Cos if you ask for dry white wine, you get three lol!!!