You find me here at an unusual time as things are going a bit pear shaped in our house with Em being off school.
I tell you what, I'll do the card first - then I'll waffle, 'cause this could be long. Firstly tho I must say a very big thank you to Delphine who very kindly said it was OK to use a layout from one of her beautiful cards - if you haven't had a peep at her blog, you should her cards are beautiful!!!
So card and isn't this the most gorgeous image?
Detail shot of image:
New stash warning on this card - I brought the image this month, in my once a month digi treat spend.
Saturated Canary digi: So Sorry - die cut with a nestie and chalked while in the die. Coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line
Bit of glamour glitter on the heart in the balloon.
Sentiment from a Fiskars set.
Pearls from my stuff.
I made the card blank.
Week in our household so far, since beginning of not at school saga:
Emily took to Drs on Wednesday, verdict conjunctivitis. After the Drs she was allowed an art magazine as a treat (things to cut out), normally she is very good with scissors - so I left her alone with them while I came downstairs, get back upstairs - she's cut a chunk out of her hair and a hole in her leggings. I said to her I'm getting your father, as she wouldn't give me a straight answer and needed a break from me telling her off (you've got to picture me muttering and complaining in the background), hubby tried to talk to said daughter to ask why! No straight answer given.
Thursday, hubby thought it would be a good idea to let her downstairs on her own when she woke up, thinking he and I would get a lie-in - not a good idea, didn't know what she was up to. There goes my lie-in. I got a nap in the afternoon when hubby took her to the beach for a walk - she fell over and bashed her knee poor Em!! (Then she was good for rest of day - yay!!)
This morning, she got up at 6 and Peter was up at 6.30, I was up at 7.45 (a lie-in, yay!) but then an argument ensues over her getting dressed at 8.30!! - ends up with me walking away and Emily (mostly) getting herself dressed. Been good now for a couple of hours!
There, told you it would be a saga - award yourself a star if you made it this far.
Hopefully normality will be restored very soon and I will be happy, calm, composed, self-confident, happy with my lot and a perfect mother. And if you believe that - you're a better man than me (to very badly mis-quote Rudyard Kipling).
Sarah (attempting calm thoughts as I type)
A challenge, or two:
Saturated Canary: Challenge #10 Red, Pink and White
Crafts and Me challenge: #68 Use a new image