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
Using a Die
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