10 May, 2009

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there in Bogland. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with their families. The card above is one I made, with my new Basic Grey papers, for a friend. I'm liking the shabby chic look of these papers! (Excuse photo - it was taken late at night.)

Mothers Day is very cold and unpleasant weatherwise in Christchurch NZ. What better excuse to blob out with the children. The best gift received today has been 'No fighting' :-) At 16 and 12 they seem to fight non-stop lately - my plea for a bicker-free day didn't land on deaf ears. Best present! Although they both bought me lovely thoughtful gifts - not so sure about the teenagers assertion that he didn't need to wrap the beautiful jug he gave me, as he handed it to me in a supermarket bag, he is saving the planet!

I've been dipping into Graceful Creative's blog as she has some wonderful ideas on there. One post which has caught my eye is this one about menu planning. I'm feeling inspired as I know if I don't plan ahead our diet's suffer - last week we had nachoes twice. I know bad mother! Any how I'm off to decide on my menu for the week - not going to commit to two weeks worth just yet, will see how one week goes. Then some grocery shopping then if we don't drown in the rain, home to snuggle on couch and enjoy a movie together, and maybe some crafting time later. Happy Mothers Day everyone.
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03 May, 2009

First Card for a while!

I made this tonight - a card for my sister's birthday. It is a bit late, but better late than never, right? I'm not sure why it has taken so long to get back to making stuff!! I've been guilty of running round after everyone else and haven't given myself time. So tonight I decided the ironing could wait, the dishes could wait and tomrrow's school lunches could wait as well - Cindy need to get back into creating :-), and it feels good.
The card is made from some lucious Basic Grey papers i bought today. I love the colours, they are kind of grungy and also old fashioned, pretty groovy.
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