Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A card and a clear out!!

Hello again everyone...........hope you are all well.... I know its been a while since I last posted but had a really busy but very productive one..... not craftwise but sorting out wise!  We will possibly have to move house within the next few months.... its a long story but basically because of the injuries hubby suffered in the accident almost 3 years ago now he is struggling with the stairs and the shower, so we have to move into a bungalow.  We have lived here in this house for 42 years so you can imagine the stuff we have accumulated over those years!!  I have been putting it off for as long as I can..... but it needs to be done and once I got going I was like a woman possessed!!  Had to be really ruthless though, bags of stuff to take to the charity shop and the tip!  Its amazing what you keep and find, cards made by the girls when they were little, can't bring myself to throw them away so put them all in a little memory box.... they will have to go with us, wherever we go!  One place I am really dreading going into is the attic, OMG!! ...... I have no idea whats up there and what I will do with it!!  I dont like going up there, I have a terrible fear of spiders and I imagine them lurking in dark corners waiting to jump out at me............ ewwww..... I would have a heart attack I can tell you!  We had a nest of squirrels up there a few years ago and we had to get the pest control in to get rid of them, there was a nest of babies, I felt really bad that they had to be destroyed but we had no choice.

Anyhows, onto my card for tonight and its my 2nd Christmas card for this year I amd really behind with them, I usually try to get started them in July but with one thing an another just not had the time. The image, music and sentiment are Lili of the Valley, image coloured with Promarkers. The star border is a Marianne die which I have had for a while but could never manage to actually get the card out from the die once it had been through the bug. I tried everything, every time I ended up ripping the card into pieces, then I tried rubbing the die over with a tea light candle, then burnished with a soft cloth, viola!! success, it works, peels out no problem, so if you are having the same problem give the candle tip a try. 
Poinsettia is Wild Orchid Crafts and paper not sure, will have a look and repost when I find it!

I am off the the Creative Crafts and Stitch show at Eventcity tomorrow, lots of dosh will be spent I am sure but I am so excited, will be back tomorrow to show you my spoils!!

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of your evening and if you are going to the show during the next 3 days, enjoy!! oh and if you see me there, say hello!



Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Barbara, love the gorgeous image and very beautiful details. Have loads of fun tomorrow.

Donna x

Sasha said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, Barbara! I love your sweet image and pink, which is a lovely change from the traditional reds and greens.

Reading through your last two posts, you seem to be going through a traumatic time one way and another. I know what you mean about all the things we hoard. We're wanting to move into a bungalow, and the thoughts of getting rid of years of memories just tugs at my heart strings, as I'm sure it does yours.

Good luck with everything, Barbara, and don't try to do too much at once. Try to do a little each day.

Hugs, Sasha xx

Chrissy said...

Hi! Barbara...gorgeous card. such sweet image and great colouring
Gorgeous...Wished I lived closer, I'd dive in the attic for you,love rummaging and tidying, not scared of spiders,only mice,and only cause the little suckers are so never know where they are going to run

Claire said...

Hello Barbara - my you have been busy but sounds as though its been very productive too! Your card is lovely hun, love the image and great colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Barbara, love the sweet angel image and the pretty details.

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card Barbara, love the colours and the attention to detail.

Know exactly how you feel honey, did the whole moving thing last year and downsized ... still have stuff with no home and no idea where to put it!

Stay strong and dont do too much. Hugs Jillix

Diane's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card Barbara! Love the image and all the detail. I have that star die but haven't used it yet. After seeing your card I must get that out and have a play.
Diane xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Barbara! Love the image and it's coloured beautifully! Fab papers and really love the music sheet and the border with the stars!
Ooh sounds like a major upheaval for you at the moment! sounds like our house. We have been here for 50 years and I can't imagine what a move would be like - so much stuff in the attic also!!! Really hope all goes well for you!!
Take care
Hugs Sue xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
its amazing what you collect over the years, i hope you find a lovely bungalow, gorgeous card hun, lovely image & colouring, fab design, sue,x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - love the pink papers :-) Happy house hunting! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

tilly said...

Sorry Barbara, I must have missed this, beautiful card, .... so sorry that you are having to move, a long time in your house, but needs must, and Don needs to be able to move around, I know you loved your house and your garden, but the start of a new era, hope all goes well with the clearing

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