Monday, 30 September 2013

21st Card- London theme

Good afternoon everyone, today's card- background some postcard type stamps that I have had for ages. Stamps by Kanban, heat embossed, ribbon and numerals from stash, that's it, that is all I had for London. I have been dashing about like a loon all afternoon, trying to keep myself busy, as my grandson Jake has had an operation to have a skin graft over a hole in his ear drum. Thankfully have just received a text to say he is out of theatre, so I can relax a little now.  I have included some more garden pics on today's post.

Just a tiny island of grass/weeds left in the middle, and yet another pile of housebricks that have been dug up!
Not many sleepers left now.
Weedproof membrane going down, hopefully farewell dock leaves!
Now the hardcore.
Now it is all being compacted. Well that's it for today, take care.

Monday, 23 September 2013

21st card -Fashion Theme 2

Good afternoon everyone, it is a grey one today, very overcast which is what was predicted, but still warm at 16 degrees, so we can't grumble.
Today's card- Card, toppers and stamp -Kanban, coloured with Pro-Marker, embossing folder is Creative Expressions or Sue Wilson, sentiments LOTV, ribbon and Card Candi from stash. I  have shown some more photo's of the garden below.

This is my one decent border, looking a bit bedraggled, due to all the digging of post holes, it looks even more bedraggled now believe me!
More posts and sleepers........

and more! but now you can see the walls on the raised beds starting to emerge.
My weedy grass patch or grassy weed patch is shrinking.
Well that's it for today, hope you are all ok and enjoying some good autumn weather. Take care.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

21st card- Fashion Theme 1

Morning all, just! I made this card for someone who asked me to do either fashion, London, baking or something to do with studying! So I made 4 for her to choose from, but didn't go with the studying theme as I had very little to use for that. Card & blank topper from Kanban, background Dawn Bibby stamps, shoe and flowers- Stamps by Chloe, sentiment numerals and jewels from stash.
 I have just been to B & Q for some compost then I can plant some of my bulbs, I was hoping to get started as soon as I got back, but it started to rain quite hard, perhaps after lunch! Autumn has come with a vengeance round here, temperature of 11 today but feels like 9,  that's what it says on my weather app anyway! I think all the birds are hiding in their nests to keep dry, I haven't seen any so far today. Well I will go and look round Blogland now. Take care.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Same background

.......different stamp today. Good afternoon everyone.  I think it's all the same info as yesterday as well for this card-paper, sentiment, peel-offs and glitter from stash, Kanban stamp coloured with Promarkers. I am just having some lunch as I type this, home-made celery and butterbean soup, not everyone's choice but we love it! I have posted some more garden pics today as well.

The posts are sunk and cemented into the holes, those are onions growing in a plastic boat that my grandchildren had as a sand pit.
Our last bonfire type burn up to get rid of tree roots, we have had some enormous brilliant bonfires in this garden, oh well!

More posts, with the drainage channels, complete with pea gravel.

Someone is going to have to work hard her. I am still in my observing/project manager role! Well that is it for today, I am going to do a bit more transferring of plants. Take care.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Good Afternoon! you all! I am late today as I was interviewing this morning, I have just got back and had my lunch. This card is made using a patchwork type paper that has been in my stash for ages. Stamp-Kanban, coloured with Promarkers, sentiment, glitter and peel offs from stash. I have posted some more garden photos below.

These are the drainage channels, as my soil is very clay-based in parts, particularly near the back door, and so has a tendency to puddle.
This is one of the holes for the support poles for the raised beds.
and a few more, plus some of the soil, clay, bricks  and stones that were dug out to make the channels. I was definitely watching at this stage, no hands on yet!
Well that's it for today, am doing a quick tidy up and then going to play in the garden! Take care.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

New Term, New Beginnings!

Good morning everyone, long time not posted, but here I am  back again. I have made a few cards in the summer, or finished some off that I started earlier and this is one of them. Background is Pan Pastels and a Splodgeaway mask, sentiment LOTV, sunflowers from my stash. I intended to post this earlier this morning, but guess what, the school bus didn't turn up, and i had to throw some clothes on and dash with 3 of my grandchildren. Just as I was thinking about breakfast and planning my relaxing day!
I have not been sat at home doing nothing since my last post,well not quite! I have been project managing my back garden transformation. This has involved me watching others work hard, while I sat in the sun and shade alternately! This is  a before picture, garden furniture shoved to the side, elderberry root more central and sacks of bonfire waste in the corner, and oh of course all the weeds, mainly dock, interspersed with a little grass.

More of the same with my daughter doing some of the work.

My daughter's fella, the main worker, he has already started to dig out ready to put some drainage channels in. Well that is it for today, I will post some more tomorrow. Have a good day, I am going to play in the garden. Take care.