Good morning peeps,
I was a busy girl in the garden yesterday I decided to get the jet wash out and clean the patio & decking as well as do some pruning & general tidying, I was that soaked & grubby I had a bath, slapped on loads of deep heat & got into my PJ's by 5.30pm & that was me done in lol.
It's beautiful here today, I had the patio doors open by 7am and sat out on the decking with a cup of coffee listening to the birds, hubby's waterfall in his pond & having a lovely day dream lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
We loved your anything but a card creations last challenge I was actually pleased I was suffering a blogger blackout when it came to picking our favourites as we were spoilt for choice so thankfully my lovely teamies voted for theirs.
Medium - distressed inks
Papers - Magnolia
Roses - Prima & Wild Orchid
Pearls - Hero Arts
Cheesecloth a pressie from my lovely friend Liz, thanks hunny xx
I used to be nervous of distressing but now I love doing it. My dear son is always a bit puzzled why I spend so long making a card & then in his words "trash it" lol.
I've distressed or "trashed" the edges and then slapped on plenty of lovely picket fence crackle paint not only to the papers but to the flowers and cheesecloth too.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Secret Crafter - here comes summer, Moving Along With The Tines - here comes the summer, Just Magnolia - anything goes, Fairy Fun Fridays - pearls & swirls, Stampin' For The Weekend - my favourite things (Magnolias, flowers, lace, pearls, PATP), Allsorts - free and easy July, All That Scraps - punches or dies, Cooking It Up With Katie - my flag colours, Divas By Design - die cuts & punches, Little Red Wagon - patriotic (colours), Craft Us Crazy - red, white & blue summer, Crafting For All Seasons - red, white & blue, Delightful Challenges - red, white & blue, Deep Ocean - flowers
I haven't showed a piccy of my naughty little model Daisy Mae for a while so here she is moving in for a piccy and sneaking in front of my card as usual lol.
She's even learnt to pose and smile lol
Before I go ATTENTION ALL MAGNOLIA LOVERS, pop over to the
and find out how you could get to be a cover girl on the next edition of Magnolia Ink, how fabulous is that? I know I couldn't stop smiling and was chuffed to bits when our lovely Steph asked if I had a card that could be used for the Simon Says Stamp advert, have I told you that my card was featured in the ad, of course I have I think I've told everyone I know as well as lots of people I don't lol.
Next time it could be YOU so get your autumn themed entries in by 11th July.
Enjoy the sunshine if you are lucky enough to have it and thanks for stopping by