'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, 23 July 2011

All over and done with – I hope, although I’m still afraid to count my chickens cos that last piece of work I handed in was the worst and most quickly thrown together I’ve ever handed in, but at least there’s nothing pending for now :-)  It’s a strange feeling, though, after 8 weeks of frenetic activity, with my parents coming over, followed by my nephew and niece, my son’s wedding, lots of observations one after the other, with various meetings, etc, 5 busy days in York with my brother, Ash and Rach after saying a tearful goodbye to Mum and Dad (again) then a quick catch up with my son and his new wife before the kids left on Monday – I’ve really missed having them all within easy reach and it was a real treat.  But hey ho, life goes on and rarely stays the same!
Here’s a photo of each of them.  Still can’t get over how grown up they are because they were only 6 and 8 when they left England.  They’ll be 18 and 21 this year!
rach resized

Kind of feels wrong to not be manic or working on something but I’m going to try to take advantage of it before I have to start manically job hunting – not easy at the moment!
The week before last, I managed to get my hands on some of those brilliant storage units they have in Infant schools – the wooden type with lots of plastic drawers – so the first thing I did after handing in my work was to start reorganising my craft room – eek!  Can’t believe I amassed so many new stamps while I wasn’t even stamping, but at least I have new stuff to play with, he, he! Still haven’t finished reorganising, but it’s better than it was and the room’s actually been cleaned for the first time in about ten years – ooer! I’ll get piccies of the units soon, but for now, just wanted to upload the first card I made in my cleaner room, lol.
IB Birthday
Yep, they’re my favourite colours but I just love this stamp from Indigo Blu.  I bought one at Port Sunny but Mum liked it, so I let her have it.  Didn’t know if I’d be able to get another one, but I managed it, so I had to try it out.  I’ve been playing with some background stuff after watching some Dinah (should there be an ‘h’ ‘or not?)  Wakely journalling videos, so the background is a mishmash of my short experimental playtimes.   I have a few more things in progress and hope to stamp some more in the next few days, although I’m hoping to get to France very soon to see a special friend.

6 very much appreciated comments:

Von said...

What a stunning card :) the background is superb and the image just fabulous:)
Welcome back and I do envey you yur new storage
Von x

Dana C (KyStamper) said...

I have been off all week and that is the one thing I was going to do is get my craft room uncluttered and cleaned. Nope, didn't happen, but will go in there today and work on it. Love the card you made - the image is great !!

hazel said...

Welcome back Cath. I love the card, fabulous colours and a great image.
xxx Hazel.

Jack said...

Fabulous card. Now it's time to relax and enjoy yourself a bit because I know how hard you have worked. xx

IsaNorris said...

Love this one. the gold butterfly are the perfect little touch

Sally H said...

I can see you have really made up for lost time! This card is totally stunning! I love it. I too have succumbed to some indigo blu stamps.