Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Back to Normal?

Well, we've now finished the Uni trips, thank goodness! Megan has decided to go to Staffordshire Uni, at Stoke-on-Trent. I preferred this Uni to the others for location, facilities, and general feel, so I'm happy with her choice. Hopefully life can settle down a little bit for a while now. Except, that I'm an exam invigilator, and guess what, it's my busy time of year! My diary is crammed full of work, work, work from now until the end of June, so I guess that means even less crafting.

My other half and his brother run an irrigation company, and this is also their busy time of year. We are meant to be having a good summer as far as the weather is concerned this year, so that means that they work long hours. It pays the bills, so we can't moan.

The chicks are all fine, too early to tell what we've got yet, hens or cockerels. They are sooo cute, taking their dust baths, and eating like mad. The cat is transfixed on the compound where they live, trying to work out how she can get in, without encountering the Giant Rabbit. The rabbit is considerably larger than the cat, and I think the cat believes that the rabbit is some kind of quiet dog, therefore to be avoided at all costs.

Tomorrow I have to start packing up my craft room. It's a rather daunting prospect, I may have mentioned this before. My room is very full of craft supplies, and I am reluctant to start. Terry has brought me some boxes home from work as encouragement, but I look at the sheer magnitude of the task, and don't know where to start! It could be some weeks before our extension is started, and so I won't have to empty my room completely straight away. However, I do need to have a good clear out, get rid of stuff that I have no intention of using, and throw all of those unusable scraps of paper away that I really can't use. I'm guilty of purchases over the years of items that looked good at the time, and then I've never used. They will have to go on Ebay, or into the local paper. I'm also a scrapbook paper hoarder, but I haven't got round to doing any scrapbooking. I normally cut the papers into four to make four square cards instead! I bought a scrapbook to make for Megan before she went to Uni last year, and never got it made, oh well, there's always this year!

I've made a few cards this week, a couple with the Gorjuss Girls stamps, and one with a Whiff of Joy stamp.

I've used a Sizzix die for the big scallop shape, and cut up, you've guessed it, some scrapbook papers, which I receive in a monthly kit, so I can't tell you where they came from. I've coloured my images with Distress inks on watercolour paper. The sentiments are from Craftwork Cards.

That's all for now, wish me luck with the packing! Judith x


Jo said...

I love those Gorjuss girls and they put your paper mountain to good use. Good luck with the packing. It'll be worth it in the long run. Guess I'll be watching out for your cast offs on eBay!

lisa said...

Beautiful cards. Your life sounds so hectic. I don't envy you the packing so good luck with it.


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