Saturday, 3 May 2008

Time flies...

Wow, it's been a week since I last posted - I don't seem to be fitting in much crafting time lately (and no blogging, since there isn't anything to blog about). My youngest is currently very keen on playing outside in the street, but since she's not even quite four yet, I can't let her go on her own. There aren't many kids around here during the day anyway, so that doesn't help. Why are kids so keen on playing out in the front? There's a slide in the back garden, a wee trampoline, a rocker, but no - she wants to ride her bike in the front! So I'm out there with her, a lot, and I don't get anything done. No housework, but more frustratingly, no cards! Well, the girls were at their grandparents' yesterday afternoon, so I finally managed to fit in a couple of challenges. First up, an ATC for Tilda and Friends, around the theme of May Celebrations.

Well, there's not much celebrating going on here, but I placed Tilda on a pile of punched out daisies and added the word "May" with letter beads. Maybe I should make on for every month? Anyway, I like the fresh colours, and it has a spring-like feel.

Secondly, a card for the latest challenge at Cute Card Thursday - "In the Garden".

I coloured Tilda with her watering can and teamed her with some leafy, green paper, trellis-patterned purple paper, a purple bloom and a stamped greeting. Apologies for the squint picture!

Happily, the weather forecast hasn't been very accurate this week and instead of forecast downpours, we've had a fair amount of sunny and mild weather, and the world has suddenly come to life! Plus I'm feeling a lot more lively myself, a little bit of sunshine makes a huge difference! I'm packing away the winter coats, the hats, scarves and gloves, and I'm getting out some lighter, brighter clothes, which feels nice! Of course, all the girls want to wear now are the summery clothes, but this is Scotland, and I'm having to convince them that most days, they will still need a fleece on top of their t-shirts, and that strappy sun dresses will have to wait (and indeed, may never get an outing if we don't go away somewhere sunny on holiday...).

Eldest daughter is going for a sleepover at her friend's down the road tonight, and middle daughter is going for her very first sleepover tomorrow night - at our next-door-neighbours', so if she suddenly feels the need to come home in the middle of the night, it's not a big deal. Strange for me still, not to have all children in the house at night... And it's always oddly (or blissfully?) quiet, even if there's only one of them away. Anyway, I'll stop rambling on. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you'll all have a lovely bank holiday weekend!


  1. Beautiful card and ATC, I love the images you have used and great colours. I hope you get more crafting time soon
    Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  2. love the card you made with Tilda and her wateringcan. And the ATC is fabulous for May with all the daisies popping up everywhere! thanks for joining in the fun this week. annie x

  3. Gorgeous card, I love her little watering can!

  4. Awwwww! gorgeous card and ATC Anne!
    I just adore Tilda's!
    Nicola xx

  5. gorgeous ATC, love the floowers - fab idea and yor CCT card is so cute too :-)x

  6. Really beautiful card, great colouring.

  7. gorgeous card and atc love all the detail, beautiful colouring :)

  8. Fabulous ATC and card! Love this Tilda, she is so perfect for the garden theme!
    It is hard to squeeze in crafting time while the children are very young and I know how you feel about the sleepover business too, I found it so hard to get used to when my older ones first started to sleep out! Still feels strange yet when one of them isn't home at night!