26 July, 2009

Finally some sunshine

Where has this year gone? I know I say that everytime I venture back to my wee blog - I am a very neglectful blogger. I seem to spend a lot of time on other people's blogs but not on my own?? Why is that? Blog envy?? Maybe, there are so many creative people out there that I am in awe.
Anyway the sun is shining - and that is something that we haven't seen a lot of this winter but I think today is going to be a glorious winters day. I've had a virus and spent two days last week in bed but today I feel as though I am emerging from hibernation and have several projects bubbling away in my head - now I just have to get them out of my head!
I haven't been entirely idle over the last few months. These are some of the cards I've made - sorry in advance for the dreadful photos - hopefully you can get an idea of them.

This card was made for my son's 12th birthday (where have those years gone??) The letter is from a sheet of Basic Grey monograms I bought recently. The backing papers and buttons are from my stash.
This is a journal I made for my niece's 13th birthday - I'm really happy with it, love the colour scheme. I think the papers came from a Christina Re set I bought a while ago.The card below was also for her - dreadful photo taken late at night. Using the same Basic Grey Monograms - although might be a different style than the one above - I bought several sheets when i found them on sale!
I've got several cards to make this week for family birthdays - I've got the ideas fizzing away in my head so hopefully I will get them finished later today but in the meantime it is time to feed the hungry mouths, do the laundry, drag the vacuum cleaner around the house and maybe get outside and enjoy some sun on my face!!
Then it will be "Me time" before heading back to work tomorrow to catch up on what I didn't get done when I was sick last week. :-(
Note to self - gotta get some work /life balance happening!! How does everyone else cope with full time work and family demands?


pinkpuppy said...

Love the cards they are all fab and very pretty too!
Sorry you were unwell last week, i hope you are feeling much better now!

Queenie said...

Gorgeous and the journal is so pretty!!
Hope you are feeling a lot better.
big hugs