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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

May Birthdays

I still love these LOTV squares and reached for the purple one for another Red Hatter's birthday.  This one is perfect as we reverse our colours and wear a purple hat during our birthday month.  The background paper is from the Back to Basics range from Docraft and one of Netty's fab freebie sentiments has been backed onto a Nestie die cut.  Flowers and little leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from my stash.

It's that time of the month when I make the cards up for my US Red Hat Friends. As the postage is now very expensive to send abroad, I decided to cut down on the amount I make and also try to keep the weight of each one to a minimum. Our theme this month was May flowers.  These cute images are from the D.A.I.S.I.E. Company 

Another birthday for a friend at work.  I love these Simply Adorable images from Funky Kits and produced this card using the gorgeous Rich Razzleberry card stock and ribbon and a background paper from First Edition 'Desert Blooms' pad.  I've had to lighten the photo up quite a lot as I took this yesterday morning at 7.15am.  The gold sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Blooming hard work!!

It's an age since I last blogged, life and family have taken up most of my time just lately.  This is the last of the birthday cards for April.  I must try and find another theme for this month but these sweet images are so easy to use.

 During April my boss at work asked me  to go to a local wholesale flower nursery and buy plants to fill the display gardens (11 beds in all) as we are have important visitors in June, no pressure then!!  I had a look back at the previous plans and they had taken over 3,000 plants. (Groan! said my back) Pen and paper in hand I duly bought the first lot of bedding plants and with some brilliant help they are all in place.  I've had to go back and get a lot more and I'm off back to work tomorrow (Monday) to get cracking on the rest.  Here's a couple of photos of the garden a couple of weeks ago.  I'm praying for some decent rain to bring them on.  We've been lucky as the rabbits/hares have only nibbled the lobelia, it will be war if they touch the fuchsias.  If the planting works, well then, brilliant! If it doesn't, well then, quite obviously, I didn't have a clue!!  I'll post more pictures as we get the rest in.  My other half fixed me up with a pedometer to measure the distance between where we store the plants away from the rabits and hares and the gardens, I was walking about 5k a day.  It has certainly helped the diet!