I feel it's time for a FLASH SALE... for the next 10 hours - ALL PRINTS from my shop are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
This includes personalised prints!
2pm - Midnight, today, 12th May. (GMT)
TO ORDER - PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM HERE
Make sure you enter the special offer code
- TWOFORONE -
***All orders received after MIDNIGHT GMT will not be included in the special offer - please check your timezones to avoid disappointment*
Last weekend, I decided enough was enough with a horrid old sandpit of doom that lay resident in our back garden. It was a place of spiders, cat poops, green stuff and a whole colony of mini beasts that nore I or Finlay cared to befriend. (see left photo below)
After some much needed attention with top soil, compost and herb & lettuce plants I had me a herb garden!
I painted some rocks bright vivid colours, painted the herb names on and covered in a layer of modgepodge to weather proof them. I love how it turned out - AND so far, the local cats haven't used it as a poopbox!
Ben also planted up some potato and vegetable growing bags.
I can't wait for the mini heart shaped tomatoes to grow! <3
And in other spring-like-news our cherry tree has bloomed!
It is by far the most beautiful thing in our garden (that and the peony bush) I love its pale pale pink blossoms that are almost translucent in the light. Against the blue summer clouded sky they look almost angelic!
Spring always makes me feel so refreshed.
I love Autumn and spring. The most transitional seasons always seem to inspire me.
What I love about Julie's blog series is her dedicated passion for remembering the little things (as well as the big things of course) - but the little numbers that we fill our hours, days and weeks with on a monthly basis. How many books you have read, miles you have walked, times you went upstairs and forgot why you were up there, hours spent in the sunshine, cm of rainfall etc etc etc - there really really is no limit to when it comes to counting the figures in your life.
I love the blog series - in fact I love her blog full stop - I'm sure you will or do too :)
Here are a few of the cards from the kit which I have printed on semi-gloss photo paper.
I adore the colours on these cards, and the uses for them are huge!
I hope you like them - we worked hard creating you a selection of cards which we hope will inspire and compliment not only every day life scrapping, but mini books, holiday albums and Month in numbers.
Next up I have gone through the stamp box, and I have all these spares and duplicates that I would like to sell on, prices by each picture.
Below - Occasions stamp set - £5
Below - Monster boys #1 £5
below - Monster boys #2 - £3
Below - Coffee and kisses Christmas £5
below - Mixed Occassions £5
Below - Mixed Christmas set £5
Below - Elf Christmas - £5 the set of three.
Below - Cupcake stamps. I have 10 sets of these, and would like £1.50 a set, some of the sets have yellowed due to sun exposure, but apart from the visual asthetics it makes no difference to the stamp when inked.
Well! Those two weeks went by in a flash didn't they!?
So - what's new with you?
I have been busy with family over the holidays which is nice, and I can finally report after much speculation that the sun had died out, that we have had two fairly warmish days recently!
If you are in the UK, and a warm day happens, you will know all about the mass "GET OUT THE HOUSE" epidemic that occurs, back doors flung open, windows wide for the first time in months, gardens tidied and outdoor furniture and bbq's get uncovered to reveal a covering of a winters worth of grime just waiting to be washed off and appreciated once more.
For us, we instantly head for the promenade.
I count my blessings daily that we live so close to the seafront - it is truly a beautiful thing, especially as it is unspoilt by tourist attractions and loud fair rides. (Not that I don't love those things.... but sometimes the silence around you when you have your eyes closed, warming your eyelids with the sun listening to the sea breaking on the pebbles is priceless)
I will admit now, that I haven't had time for scrapping lately - well, that's probably not true is it? What I mean to say if I being truthful is that I haven't made the time to scrap, which despite being my own choice, frustrates me when I think how many weeks I need to do to catch up on project life! But, catch up I will :)
So what have I been doing?
Well.... I have been painting, with my new found colouring love "Neocolour soluble crayons" - divine!
They produce a chalky colour, rich and creamy and so colourful that it pleases my soul.
the colour comes out like watercolour in texture, so smooth! Can you tell I love it?
So, yeah, colouring has taken over my world right now.
Which includes nail painting too.....
and yes - I need some serious cuticle TLC.
My cousins nails - as strawberries :)
There has also been some free style cross stitching...
and the finishing of a crochet blanket, just in time for the warm weather >_<
The organising of my crafty jars and pots
and the eating of a toasted hot cross bun with proper butter. Served no less, on a buzz lightyear plastic !
There was a trip to Suffolk to stay with Ben's cousin, where he promptly lost connect four to a 7 year old (and he was actually trying!!) Finlay was the "match mascot"
There were fancy coffees drunk from fancy cups.
and I made a quick crochet beanie for this cutie
and.... I won't lie.... there was also some home made cake with fresh whipped vanilla cream....
which I believe, lead to a break out of spots on my chin lol!
Archie found comfort in a bean bag - and stayed there for a very long time.
His paws just kill me! Look at them lol!
And Finlay drew me a robot.... which, I love so much, I want it tattooed on my eyelids so I see it every time I close my eyes.
So yeah - that was all of that...
I know I need to do some scrapping to show you, and I promise I will!
I do however, have a crafty post to show you soon with a cool collaborative project I have been working on, which I hope and think you will like :)