Monday, 22 August 2011

That's Life!

Hello Folks - Happy Monday - I'm not working this work, but not sure what we'll be doing. Have just got back from buying Andrew's new school shoes - I couldn't believe he's size 5 and a half already - he's only 10, and about to go into the last year of primary school. That was £42 on Andrew's shoes this morning, and £53 last week for Eleri shoes and trainers - OMG that's scary when you see it in black and white. Still got to buy some new uniform yet! Oh well, no more craft or jewellery maker buying me thinks :(

Gosh, I was a 'Naggy Knickers' yesterday, and it was poor Richard who got the brunt of it, as usual! In the evening he came up to me and said "Am I in your good books now, can I have a kiss?" And then as he was walking away he said "I don't know why I'm in bad books anyway, I only washed up!" Yes, that's right he did the wrong thing by washing up LOL! I said to him "It was the fact that you cursed as you walked into the kitchen and saw that the washing up wasn't done, and I said I was going to do the washing up as soon as I'd finished what I was doing (I was preparing for the card below!), and you just ignored what I was saying and started washing up". Then Andrew said to his Dad "Hey Dad, you've just made me realise something - I'm never getting married!" And Eleri said "No I'm not getting married either" and Richard said to her "Well you'll just confuse any bloke you have, you've just confused me anyway!" (because she was telling her Dad that she'd just told one of her friends that she didn't want to be her friend anymore - I'd made her go to apologise because I reminded her how she felt a couple of days ago when some other girls said that to her - and she'd said to her Dad that she only said it to get it out of her mouth!) And, I thought to myself - Isn't that what we're here for anyway, to cause our men confusion? ROFL!

Anyway, I hope I haven't caused you too much confusion for a Monday morning.

Here's the card and present I've made for the little girl Eleri said she didn't want to be friends with anymore (they're upstairs playing at the moment LOL!)

The image is Evangeline Retro from Pollycraft - I decided to paperpiece her dress, the flower in her hair and the flowers - I thought it would be easier than colouring it but it was so fiddly to cut out - I like the way it looks though.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge - the sketch with a spin of fabulous fibres - my fibres are the lace and the fabric flowers
Truly Scrumptious - Lace - I've used a lacy ribbon, which I think is gorgeous
Fussy and Fancy - their 1000 followers celebration challenge

And this is the gift I made - an elasticated bracelet made with jade and quartz.

Well that's it for now - it's already lunchtime - cripes, where does the time go?

Thanks for looking.

Love, Andrea xx


Monica said...

Hi Andrea,

I love this card... it is so very cute. And what a sweet ma you are. The bracelet is awesome - she will love it.

Sorry that you had a domestic. Hope that you have kissed and made up.

xxx Monica

Cathymac said...

Your daughter's little friend will love this card! The girly colors are perfect! Love the paper piecing and the lovely flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Anonymous said...

LOL, Andrea!! Family life's great isn't it?!! There must have been something in the air yesterday because I was exactly the same and poor Dave couldn't do anything right, lol!!

Gorgeous card; such a sweet image and the paper piecing looks lovely. Love the bracelet - you clever thing!! Look forward to seeing more of your jewellery.

Céline said...

fab card, love the paper piecing!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy for celebrate our 1000 followers this week
céline F&F DT

Jennipher Lowery said...

Love that you replaced the circle with a flower! Great job. Love all the pink.

debby4000 said...

Oh Andrea this is so beautiful and cute too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Andrea. Such cute image and perfect girly colors. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! :o)