Good evening crafters, I thought I’d grab a quick ten minutes to myself and write a post while things are quiet here!
Jess is home for a few days and snuggled up watching tv with Manny - and Joe is away at a festival until Monday. Keith has just gone in the bath after spending all day pulling the floor up in our lounge. We have a big chest in the bay window so that area rarely gets walked on, I just lean over to wash the windowsill and draw the curtains. A few days ago I stood on the chest to clean the windows and felt the whole thing move, to cut a long story short we have wet rot under the floor and 2 of the joists have just rotted away – it was lucky I didn’t go crashing through!
So, my carpet has had to come up and there is laminate under that which is glued down so is a nightmare to remove. The local builder had a look and said replacing the joists is not a problem but we need to find out where the water is coming from that’s causing the mould. We’ve never had a damp problem and luckily it only seems to be in the bay so hopefully it won’t turn into a huge job. We’ve been toying with replacing the floors downstairs with wood for a couple of years so this might give us the push we needed to do it!
Just before my card I have news - there is no challenge this week on the Ribbon Girl blog so Mary and Andrea are having a little giveaway instead. Just head over there and leave a comment letting them know what you would make with these gorgeous goodies…
One lucky entry will receive a pad of the gorgeous new 'Purple Rain' 12x12 paper by Galeria Papieru, 5mts of Mauve Mist Seam Binding, Bunch of 3 Lilac Ballerina Blossoms, 1mt of 'Jennifer' pale lilac lace and 1mt of 38mm Lilac Faux Silk!
The winner will be announced on Sunday 5th June when the challenge will be back
This card is one I did as part of a series for the April issue of Quick Cards using the Lili of the Valley ‘Little Folk’. I was pleased when this one made the cover and I have had some lovely feedback about the whole set…
I would never have chosen such bright colours normally but I loved how they worked with the images once I started to put them together.
I used foam pads so there was lots of dimension, and my new favourite embellishment – sequins!
Hope you like it, thanks as always for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me feedback. Have a lovely weekend everyone xx