Saturday, 23 May 2009

Hard Work Raising the Kids

This afternoon I was doing some blog hopping when I became aware of a constant little visitor to my bird table - a little blue tit. Watched it picking up seed and flying off for a while and then found myself hooked. I tried to follow it's flight as I thought it might be nesting in my neighbour's garden, he has had them in a clematis at times but it seemed to be going further afield than that. Then I realised that there were two of them obviously taking turns at gathering food for their babies. One alternated between the bird table and a peanut feeder- safe because the mesh is small and they can't get a whole peanut out.
In ten minutes I counted fifteen flights.......... and this went on for the best part of two hours.
Now I always thought that raising the kids was hard work but given the size of these tiny things and the number of forays they must make in a day, I think I got off fairly lightly.
They do have one advantage though, their offspring don't hang around for years, nor do they keep coming back for Sunday lunch.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Sympathy Card

My neighbour's Dad died yesterday so I needed to make a card for her. Rather busy day so had about half an hour to put this together. I matched the colours to the flowers I bought her. Never quite sure about what to put outside and in so kept the words simple - inside read ' With Our Sympathy at this Sad Time'. Would be interested to know what other people put, I'm not really into verses and I feel that I can only put something with a religious leaning if I know that the recipient will appreciate that.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Son's Birthday Coming Up.

I seem to be basing my cards on papers and colours at the moment and love chocolate and tuquoise. The sentiment if from another Papertrey set.

This is for Louise to give to her brother - keep telling her she should be making her own. Another where the paper led me into the design.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Back in Business

Made my first cards in several weeks today intended making a birthday card and made these three.

This one is for a friend of my daughter's. Used images from Papertrey's Green Thumb - and as she likes glitz I used a glue pad and glitter for the dandelion seed head flowers.

The following two were inspired by the papers. The black and white is a Papertrey pack and I love the long Happy Birthday stamp which is from their Round and About Sentiments set.

and the last one is just using papers from K & Co Maya Road. Gorgeous set, ready glittered, gilded or with a velvet texture - you know, the ones you just keep stroking. Well today was the day. This sheet is one of glittered ones and I cut and pieced it - was going to add a sentiment but decided that it would spoil it, so the sentiment will go inside. Really easy once I made up my mind to leave well alone.