I am ba-a-a-a-a-ck! Did ya miss me? Did you even notice I have not been around for the last few days? No? Don't worry about it.
I had a few days off from the grindstone of life (work) and without any intention, I managed to tear myself away from the computer screen too.
Monday Hubby and I had a very enjoyable preamble around Beautiful Bath which was lovely. There was a flurry of work going on as they prepare for the Christmas Market which starts today! I am going there with Fergus on Saturday. I was going to meet some buddies but alas they are not well enough to go. Never mind ey? Hubby and I had a beautiful meal HERE, our favourite restaurant in Bath (as well as around the country) - other restaurants are available too!
Tuesday my Buddy Lesley came up for a bit of Christmas Crafting. I also had two visits from Mr BT as we lost our internet and telephone line during the course of the morning. Luckily they were visiting the area so could be diverted to our lane. All the houses had been cut when some workmen managed to cut the line!
Yesterday Hubby and I cut, pulled, dragged, rolled and chopped wood ready for the winter. My job was to barrow it to the storage place and neatly stack it. Hubby is hopeless at stacking as the pile collapses as soon as you take a few logs off. This was the first pile. Doesn't that look lovely?
Right, I think I had better show you a few cards I have made recently.....
Made using a cut up envelope from the Christmas Album I made two years ago. Unfortunately it was getting too thick so I had to double up on cards inside. Well, it seemed a shame to waste them so I carefully cut the flap off the envelope and peeled off the paper from there and trimmed a little, adhered them to the card and added some extra bits including a stamping from my new AO stamps which was stamped onto Spellbinders die cuts and also a MB die cut.
This was made from a VOS card which came in a kit many moons ago, layered a piece of white embossed card which was left over from the wedding invitations I did some time ago, a snippet of Christmas paper and a piece of cardstock from inside the envelope as well as another stamping from my AO, ribbon and button.
Hey presto! Two cards out of one envelope and some bits from my Snippets box. There is also another card to make from the card that was on the back of the envelope. Not bad recycling eh?
Off to the Snippets Playground to see if anyone wants to play hopscotch now! Or whether I play alone with Fergus?