Sunday, 19 May 2013

Little Rascal

I now have a stunning set of loft curtains.  I need to take the curtain pole back before I can fit the second one, I went to fit it and the fixings had fallen out of the packaging in the shop - grrr.  I'll be blogging the first one shortly.  

And I finally got the curtain tie backs for the bedroom done, hooks in the walls for them and everything.  I usually wait for my dad or my fellah to pop round and ask them to drill holes for me because I make a mess unless I can get my shoulder behind the drill to keep it steady.  But these were nice and low down so I did it myself, a neat job too - go me!  I've just got the finish hand sewing the D rings onto the tie backs but that's a nice job I can do in front of the telly so I've left it for when I'm feeling lazy.  

I even got so motivated I did some more on a ridiculous patchwork project I started years ago.  It's made of teeny tiny squares and triangles.  I'm making a door curtain that will separate the office and the door to my little flat.  The dog can push the curtain aside easily when she want's to go upstairs but it will keep the heat in the office during the winter.  I also want to make a big deal out of that doorway, it separates the work and home parts of my life.  It's one of the disadvantages of working and living in the same building, you never really leave work and go home, physically but more in terms of mindset.  A physical dividing line can help with that, at least that's the theory!

Today will be a paper crafting and office based day.  Lots of little bitty jobs to get ahead of for the busy week.  New K&Co Smash products should be here on Monday, they were supposed to be here on Thursday, Friday at the latest!  Grrrr!  But all I can do is clear as many other jobs as possible out of the way and get them packed and posted the moment they eventually do arrive.  

I'm also going to take the plunge - literally - and get the bath cleared out of building rubble so I can get a proper wash.  Going round to OH's for a shower is getting to be a pain.  It's silly, I have a bath quite rarely during the warmer months but as soon as I couldn't use mine, I wanted one.  I can't wait for the lovely big new one to get fitted.  Candles, smellies oh heaven!  I can see me standing there with my towel waiting for the plaster to go so I can have a dip!

Enough babble, onto today's card.  Isn't he a cutie!  I always do jeans too dark but I restrained myself and left quite a big pale area, looks so much better I think.  I'm very much enjoying watching my work improve with time and practice.  

Products Used:
Pearls and Ribbons included with Carousel
Tag Brads from Stash
Happy Birthday Peel Off From Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. It is so gorgeous, what a lovely Boy and beautiful colouring! Thanks for playing with us at OneStopCraftChallenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  2. Love this, perfect young boys card too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  3. Fabulous card. I love the cute image, brilliant colouring and great layout
    Sue xx

  4. I love these colours and papers together. X

  5. Great colouring on the lad's jeans! what a terrific boy's card!

    I hope your new bath is plumbed in safely tomorrow - enjoy the bubbles and candles!!

    love Mags B x

  6. Super card, great image and lovely bp. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good Luck.

    Pat xx

  7. Swee card Bridie, fab colouring and I love the bold papers...a really fab male card. Thank you for the lovely comment left over at mine :) Donna ♥ x

  8. Great card and you've done a grand job with the jeans. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  9. Someone is having a very productive week, go you!

    I love the effect you have got on the knees of the jeans, they look very good, Lovely card, great design, perfect for a boy.

    Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Gorgeous! What a cutie, yes - his jeans look amazing! Perfectly worn at the knees. ;) Thank you for joining in on our challenge this week at The Pink Elephant!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  11. What a fab CAS the cute image
    Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good. Luck
    Tracey x

  12. What a lovely boys card and layout! perfect for our spotty dotty challenge over at the Southern Girls Challenge! Thanks for joining us. XOX Tania

  13. This is such a great birthday card! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

  14. Fab boys card, I like the bright colour combo you've chosen. Thanks for sharing with us this challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT