So there I was bursting with good intentions - the prospect of an entire day to myself - crafting all the way !
Why does it never seem to work out the way you have it in your head ?
I got stuck straight in working on my Mother's Day card - I had seen some examples of cards with Lavinia stamps in a magazine and decided to have a go with my own stamps & some background papers I had bought from them as well - at a craft show last year.
So, I matched the colours in the papers with Distress Inks & went from there ... I was quite pleased with how it came out - because as you know card making isn't my main thing - so each one I make is a new venture !!
And I did enjoy making it but it took me much longer than I expected !
I had - in a moment of madness & having had a glimpse of sun - hung my washing outside - but on checking it I found that it was literally frozen solid !!
As I gave up hope & took it all back in to dry indoors the arms of my blouse stayed sticking out rigidly as they were frozen in position !! It did make me giggle !!
I couldn't believe how long I spent muddling about on just this one one layout !
This was to capture the visit to the Cape Point Ostrich Farm - they really are very strange comical creatures !!
So suddenly, having had a whole day stretching ahead of me, that was the morning completely gone !
I decided I really had to attack the ironing at this point - and that was another 2 hours well & truly disappeared !
Then feeling cooped up I decided to pile on the layers of clothing and head outside to the garden - it wasn't my most glamorous of look ever !!
After an hour's tidying up I was frozen to the marrow & headed in for a hot drink !
By this stage all my creativity seemed to have evaporated - all I could muster was starting to play about auditioning some photos onto a layout ... but sadly inspiration had fled !!
All those good intentions & I didn't seem to have the momentum to get any more done !!
And all I was left with was a creeping sprawl of stash which had mysteriously moved itself onto an additional temporary table !! Has to be sorting out & tidied away ... a job to be tackled right now !
So better scoot & get that tidying done !
Have a great week & looking forward to seeing what you are up to this week !
Take care, Ali xx