Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Hello Stranger!!!

 Gawd this life and busyness thing doesn't half get in the way of doing anything remotely pleasurable like crafting......apart from a couple of hours stolen here and there.
I managed to make a couple of the card up yonder.
Paper is Crafty Individuals and I used it only as a last resort after going through my paper stash twice to find an alternative. I love it and it broke my heart to use it.
I think the rose is Rubber Stampede/Delta and it has been stamped in Versafine and coloured with Aquatone pencils and a damp paintbrush onto watercolour paper.
Background is stamped using a Viva stamp and coloured with distress inks. The rose was masked off first with Masking Magic.
 Last week we took the Doodle Bird out to a local farm centre and had a fabulous day.
Here she is milking the pretend cow.
I very nearly stuffed these up my jumper to bring home. Oh my word they were so cute.
Ruby was in her element as she loves look at but not to touch bless her.
I have to be honest and say it wasn't a day out I was looking forward to but it was a beautiful place and we will definitely be going back again. There was lots to see and do and there is a good restaurant with an adventure play area for the littlies.
For anyone who's interested it is called The National Forest Adventure Farm and can be found on Postern Road, Tatenhill, Staffordshire.

Well I've got a busy few days coming up with Ruby. Then Friday DDIL is taking me shopping after she gets home from work at lunchtime. I'm babysitting at nightime and then Saturday will be spent getting our picnic ready for Trentham when we go to see the open air showing of Mama Mia in the evening. Sunday we are all off to Twycross Zoo with DDIL's family. I have a few days grace then until next weekend when DD's fella is coming to stay again. I know I've said it before on earth did I ever find time to go out to work.

Mr Manic has had a bit of an expensive weekend. He washed his mobile with his work clothes on Saturday night and then on Sunday morning the tumble drier blew up.......we are now awaiting the third!!!

Anyhoo.....I am going to treat myself to a couple of episodes of Bones.......I've started again from the beginning........and then I am off to bed to get my strength up for a day with Ruby tomorrow.
Bye for now and thanks for your visit.


  1. Beautiful card Sheila, the rose looks like it's 3D. I don't know how you fitted in going to work either ! Sue C x

  2. Very pretty card! Isn't going to the farm so much fun? We get to do that once a week.


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