I spent four hours gardening yesterday so very stiff and sore. Unfortunately I need to go back again now to do another four hours, so probably won't be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning. I do love getting my hands dirty and pulling weeds. Very cathartic I think!! And I have to be so careful and clean when making my cards, so nice to go crazy in the mud!
I had so many different ideas for this weeks challenge at Casology but unfortunately I just couldn't get them to work. So I decided that instead of stressing about it, I would stick with my favourite look of lots of white and a simple sentiment:
I wanted to do separate banners for each part of the sentiment but couldn't work out how to adhere them till I went rummaging thru the kitchen cupboard at 1am in the morning. And there was a package of wooden skewers...perfect!!
I cut strips of white card stock and stamped each sentiment in red. I gave them all a fishtail and then spent ages folding them around the skewer till all the stamps were in a vertical line. I glued the loop of card stock around the skewer and then used double-sided tape on the back of the flags. Luckily I have a kit of pliers that had one sharp enough to cut off the end of the skewer. Clean, crisp and flaggy!!
The stamps are from Neat and Tangled 'Everyday Labels' and the enamel dots from Papervine.
I will also link this to a new challenge (for me) at Uniko Studio Challenge # 16 where Bev has made some changes so that you can join in the fun even if you don't own any Uniko Stamps (which unfortunately I don't). The theme is 'Anything Goes'.
Right, back off to the garden. Its absolutely huge and the weeds will have started growing at one end by the time I finish at the other. But the good thing is there are heaps of plants I can "borrow" for my garden and no one will notice. I need to get paid some how for all my hard work...right??!
Here are a couple of photos of the roses in my garden at the moment. The smell around the house is heavenly: