Happy sunny Saturday everyone! Well, I hope it is sunny where you are - it is a truly beautiful Spring day here in the east of England and it is making my spirits fly. And the dust ......
My mother, bless her feather duster, is the ultimate Domestic Goddess. That woman takes cleaning to a whole new level and can spot a single speck of dust floating in at 300 paces, without her bi-focals, and it doesn't get a chance to land.
So what went wrong? Some things are naturally inherited, hair and eye colour, height and weight, but some things seem to skip a generation and for me that means domestic skills. I am the first one to wave my hand in the air and admit that I am a housework sloven. I suffer from Dust Blindness, I simply don't notice it until seeds germinate in it and I wonder why the bookcase has turned green and fuzzy. I am far to easily distracted by more interesting things, which explains why our house looks more like student accommodation than that of two professional adults and one fat cat. Toad is just as bad as me, his mind is elsewhere and dreamy. Let's face it, you know you have a problem when the only time you actually notice the cat hair is when you managed to produce a meal without any in it. It has become a third condiment, salt, pepper and cathair. If I die coughing, could someone tip off the Coroner to look for a hairball?
But this glorious sunshine is highlighting the problem. The low angle of the sun is showing the ploughed field on the coffee table and the enormous cobweb that has grown overnight - I am really going to start taking lessons I think. Oh the shame.
Anyhoo, enough of that, LESS IS MORE
have an interesting challenge this week - Chrissie and Mandi are asking the LIMettes to create a One Layer Card with a theme of Focus On The Sentiment ....... crumbs!
Here is my first attempt ......
This idea just popped into my head while I was watching the Formula 1 qualifying this morning (see, another housework distraction) and I just had to get it onto card before I could think about anything different.
A 5x5 white pre-creased card base, simple single ink line border in black. I stamped the Penny Black Birthday Dreams stamp in Memento Rose Bud straight onto the card and then masked it to overstamp the Happy Birthday text stamp. Then I used a deckled edge rectangle Nestie as a drawing guide for the border around Birthday Dreams. Finally I added a tiny sparkling butterfly as contrast and three pink gems to compliment.
Personally, I really like it but that won't stop me having a few more plays with this challenge!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by and comment on my Touch Of Red cards this week, I really appreciate it and I am sorry that I was not able to return the favour. With being ill for several days, it has taken it out of me but I am on the mend so will pop over and catch up with as many of you as I can this week.
Off for a tail trim shortly and then we are meeting friends over at our local pub for an early evening meal. Really looking forward to that.