Monday, 21 July 2014

Fussy Cutting at the RV - Card 44

I  have a kind of fun card to share today. I seem to have a few different "8 card and envelope" packages from the Michael's 25 cent clearance bins. My card today is an example of what I like to do with those.

On rainy days up at the RV, we like to sit in the gazebo and play Aggravation, Scrabble or even play cards. But you can only do that for so long...and then DH heads into the RV and turns on the TV. I am just so not a daytime TV watcher!  I like to sit and fussy cut during these times  Feet up in the recliner and a low salad bowl in my lap to catch the scraps...then I can handle Midsummer Murders in the middle of the day!

Here is a card I made from those card packets. I cut up elements of three cards and treated them like paper piecing. I was able to make two of these cards and still have a few banners left over...might try to see what I can do with them too!

If is hard to see the layering created, so here is a close up of the dimension...

No recipe as there is just basically the card packet cut up  and mounted on a card base I cut and folded myself.

****************This is card #44 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
I am stretching this one a bit as the cards were fussy cut last year and pulled out of a baggie and this card made this year....perhaps not true snippets at all...but Miss will stand me in the corner if I have been naughty!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Relaxing in the garden

Seems hard to believe that we have been home almost a week now.  The lawn has been mowed and is still in shock from that! The gardens have been deadheaded and cut back, the weeds have been pulled, and the walks and porch and patio have been hosed down.

Time to enjoy the patio for the weekend and then it is off and back to the lake on Tuesday. Here are a few shots of our work. We are usually never home to see this clematis bloom fully. It has a small bloom but a pretty one.

The other clematis are in full bloom now...
This is my favourite...

These lavender and pink variegated Phlox are just starting to bloom...

And these dark fuschia ones are in full bloom at the moment...

The Day Lilies are working their magic

I have a few varieties of Day Lilies that bloom at slightly different times as I like to have blooms all through the season. Here there is a pale yellow and lavender variegated just finishing, a large burgundy and orange almost done, and in the foreground, a small burgundy one just starting to bloom.    

Here are a few lake time shots of what we were up to in June and early July.

There was golfing to master...

And gangplanks to cross while playing golf...

There was a shed to be built...don't you love the fancy schmancy door closure! The door still needed fine tuned but the fellows were too beat! That shed weighs 350 pounds!

There were fish to catch...

And fish that got caught!

I think I did a good job of hiding all the hopefully I have met my daughters wishes of no family faces on the internet.
The last photo is our friend holding the catch of the day...Luckily he does not mind his photo on the internet!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Relaxing - Card 43

I made this Fathers Day card for DH. He loves to go fishing and enjoys the relaxation as much as the sport of fishing.  I thought this card summed that up, quite nicely!  We were not able to celebrate Fathers Day on the official day, so we celebrated it at the end of June, when my girls and grand children joined us at the lake.

Hopefully you will not be too bored, as this is the same image I used on my Son In Law's card shown earlier on this blog.  It just suits SIL and DH so well.  I had to use it!

The fish scale paper is a snippet of scrapbook paper. Wish I had bought more of it at the time. I have one full 12x12 sheet left and will use it for fishing layouts this summer.
The sentiment stamp is from a Costco set purchased many years ago and yet never before used.

****************This is card #43 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************
Card base -from my stash
DP - unknown snippets from my stash (might be Basic Grey)
Dies - Memory Box clouds; Spellbinders
Sentiment - will have to update the manufacturer once home ( forgot to make note of it)
Stamp - Sentiment stamp is from Costco
Bling -teeny black diamonds from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Simon Says Stamp - Spots and dots My dots are the black dots in the salmony coloured fish scale pattern and the dots I emphasized with the wee round black diamonds
3. Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Summertime