Sorry I've not been about lately - not sure why really, just other things happening I think (like having to prepare and serve cricket teas on Saturday - boy I find that so stressful, especially when I find out on the grapevine that sponsors are coming to watch the match and will require tea - they can't eat my sloppy sandwiches can they??? Anyway, I managed it and it went well really - the cricketers are all so polite and come in to the kitchen to thank whoever prepares tea!).
Gosh, isn't this weather in the UK so gorgeous. I love to see the sun but my ankles and feet swell up in the summer these days, and it really upsets and bothers me - I think it looks horrible and it feels uncomfortable. I think I'll have to start taking iron tablets again and see if that helps!
We had a day at the beach yesterday - lovely! But Eleri managed to lose her new sunhat - we are totally bewildered by what happened to it - the only thing we can think is that it blew away without any of us noticing - not sure how a hat can blow away and 4 people miss to see it though! It was quite windy, but it just completely disappeared - we did all take a walk around the beach but couldn't see it. Someone could have a very nice hat in their possession now :(
Anyway, enough waffle! It was my Goddaughter's 13th birthday last week, and I made a card and gift for her. I was very late sending it to her but she has phoned this evening to say how much she likes it!
Here's the card.
The image is from Saturated Canary, coloured with promarkers. The papers are Princess Fairytale from Dovecraft, and I bought them from The Range a while ago. I've used my new butterfly border die (I can't remember who makes it - next time I have it out I'll make a note!)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Pink and Green
And this is the gift I made her - a shamballa style bracelet - I hope they're still all the rage LOL!. This is made with gorgeous rainbow quartz - the gemstones look like little bubbles. I did take a photo of the side of the bracelet, to try to show the macrame knotting but it was just too blurred to upload on here.
I'm going to enter this bracelet in this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, which is Anything But a Card.
I was undecided about whether to use black or blue thread, but I thought the blue would be more summery - I think these kinds of colours are in fashion now aren't they? - I rarely go into any big towns to go shopping or even window shopping at the moment. I don't know, this having to work 5 days a work is really affecting what I manage to do at the moment - I can't wait to go back to a 4 day week - the house might be more presentable then LOL! I'm glad at the moment that we rarely have visitors, apart from the children's friends and they don't seem to notice what mess a house is in do they?
Anyway, I'll love you and leave you now. I'm not sure when I'll be back as my mojo seems to have disappeared - I think I'll have to buy some cards again this weekend.
If I'm not around before next week, I hope everyone in the UK has a fabulous extra long bank holiday weekend and Happy Jubilee!
Love, Andrea xx