Friday, 12 August 2011

New Home Card and Another Bracelet

Hello Peoples - I hope you're having a good week. Over halfway through the school holidays already - I just cannot believe it!

There was a free play day at our local sports centre today, so I took the children along. But I couldn't get Andrew to join in anything - breakdancing - neither of the children would have a go and they wouldn't let me attempt it either LOL! Eleri did paint a little on a graffiti board, so did I! They both did some modelling with salt dough, and Eleri coloured a clown face to hang on her bedroom wall, and I did some cutting out for her! I think Andrew bounced a ball across the room whilst we were doing that, and then sat at the table with us and put his head on the table, looking extremely bored! I really wish I could get Andrew to attempt things, or show an interest in something besides the TV and DS! He completed all the levels in his swimming lessons at the end of school term and he's refusing to move onto the next level next term which would be swimming lengths and improving stroke and speed - I've told him that, if he won't go swimming, he has got to take up another class of some kind, but he is refusing to try anything I suggest. I just don't know what to do - I really worry about him, and I don't want him to be like me - I was always too shy to do things when I was young (not much better now actually LOL!), and I've never been sporty - I wish I could find him something that he really enjoys that will increase his fitness.

On re-reading this, I think I've made Andrew out to be a real couch potato - he honestly isn't that bad - he does go out to play with his friends, kicking the football, riding his bike, trampolining etc. But I would like him to have a structured sports session once a week - but something he enjoys! Maybe I'm wrong in that, I don't know!

Anyway enough of my woes, onto some photos to share with you.

This is a new home card I've made this week for a workmate of my hubby who has just bought his first house with his girlfriend.

The wooden house is from a kit I bought from Create and Craft years ago. The flowery background paper is from Cute Companions CD. I cut the top right corner off the front of the card, and used the backing paper on the inside, and added a layered die cut flower to the corner. Ribbon and ribbon slider from my stash. Lots of spray glitter, and adhesive gems (maybe it's too glittery LOL!). (Oh in case you're wondering what my watch is doing in the corner - it was holding the front of the card down so that I could get a reasonably decent photo!)

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches - sketch
Ellephantastic Challenges - add some layers

I've also made myself another bracelet.

I'm using real gemstones - and this one has jade, quartz and agate - the quartz rounds look just like bubbles in real life. I so love the feel of gemstone jewellery - they feel cool on the skin, and I love the weight of the jewellery when it's on. Trouble is, I'm addicted to buying the gems and love making the jewellery - but haven't got the courage to sell any, so I have got to put this to a stop. I do want to make some jewellery for presents though, so maybe that's an excuse to buy some more gem strands LOL! What do you think?

I'm entering this bracelet in the following challenge:

Inspire Me Fridays

Anyway, I'm sorry my posts turn out so long - I just keep typing what's popping into my head, and hoping it makes sense!

Thanks for popping by. I hope to be back soon.

Love, Andrea xx


SmilynStef said...

Love that cool blingy button ... and very cool top corner design ... so glad you joined us at Inspirational Card Sketches.

Joanne Gilch said...

Sweet card with monochromatic blues. Lovin the corner treatment. Thank you for joining the 'layers' challenge at Ellephantastic.

Jill said...

Great card for our layers challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. Jill

AN said...

Wau miten kaunis koru ja kortti!! Kiitos osallistumisestasi ICS-haasteeseen tällä viikolla ja onnea arvontaan!
Kaikkea hyvää elämääsi sinulle ja ihanaa viikonloppua <3

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea,
Gorgeous New Home card - love the little house - and even more gorgeous bracelet!

Andrew sounds like a lovely little lad and, if he is shy like you, will probably hate competitive sports. Sounds like he has lots of exercise anyway. xxx

Debs said...

Wow gorgeous card love the colours and style .Thanks for playing at ICS this week.
I'm sure your little boy will find something he enjoys at least hes not just sitting around, how about a family sport you can do together, when my boys were young we all did Field archery,it really brought our boys out and was great exercise
Hugs Debs

Emma said...

Gorgeous card and bracelet, love the colours.
Hugs Emma x

mamaluke said...

Hi Andrea, thanks for your comment. I can do classes in the week (when my older children are at school) if that's any help. Please drop me a line sometime, would be lovely to chat about crafting in mid wales!!!

Mina said...

gorgeous new home card Andrea so fresh and bright and I love your gorgeous bracelet it must be like wearing a wrist full of beautiful bubbles...I wouldnt worry too much about Andrew he will flourish in his own time
Mina xxx

Ellephantastic said...

Fabulous layers!!
Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
Good luck
Helen x

Monica said...

Hi Andrea,

I can understand how you feel about Andrew... he will be fine, some times these kids want to discover for themselves what they want.

Your card is so lovely looking - love the blue colours. And the bracelet made me happy.

xxx Monica

Monica said...

Left something for you on my blog.

xxx Monica

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous project thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic