This weekend has flown by. I’ve been so busy and have had little time to myself. I drove down to my Dad and Step-Mum’s place for dinner last night and stayed until lunchtime today. I don’t visit them as often as I should and my Dad has been unwell this month so I wanted to see him. It’s not a terribly long drive – only about 2.5 hours – but it does obviously take up time and I’m always putting it off (I’m ashamed to say). But I’m going to try and make it a more regular thing. Hubby didn’t come with me so it’s a good time to just have some peace to myself and enjoy the drive with my own music blaring and watching the scenery go by. My Dad lives in Boyanup and it’s so pretty and green with lots of wildlife as well as farmland and all its associated animals! We went to a little market this morning to buy some fresh greens for Dad’s hens (they are so spoilt – they’re not even laying at the moment) and then had a leisurely breakfast.
I got home just before 3pm and got straight in to some card-making. I wasn’t in the mood for getting all my supplies out, so I just stuck to drawing and doodling for some simple little birthday / friendship cards. The light was starting to get bad (it’s been rainy all day) so my colouring-in was a bit dodgy. I’m hoping no one notices that! The first card I made was for a friend’s birthday this week. She’s going to be 25. Sigh. I feel so old! You’ll have toexcuse the shadows…as I said, it has been a dark and dreary old day! Just realised I forgot to colour in the little heart too…(it’s supposed to be pink) and her cheeks are way too big. Her eyes are coming out of her cheek bones. Oh well!
The next card I made was a very simple “party hat” theme. All went well until I finished sticking the pieces on and then realised I had made the card the wrong way round (i.e. it opens back to front). Never mind – I will write something inside that apologises for my mistake 🙂
After that, I made a couple of bunny cards…
I like this little guy – he’s cute!
Next up, a lamp shade! Which had me singing (to myself) “This little Light of Mine…” – I just know that is gonna be stuck in my head now… I wasn’t happy with the plainer version of this card:
…So I added some swirly swirls to add some background to it:
It’s not perfect, but it’s ok. Bright and cheery, anyway!
Now it’s getting dark and very cold and I should think about something for dinner. Which means clearing the table of all my craft stuff again! I’m glad I got to do a few cards though – even though they’re only simple, it makes me feel like I’ve achieved something and been a bit creative. Wish I was better at drawing but you can’t have everything!
Work tomorrow – hope the day is a bit warmer and sunnier so I can go for a walk at lunch time. I’m trying to lose weight and be healthier. I’ve kinda let myself go! Must try harder to not be a lazy slob. It’s so hard when it’s cold and miserable outside (that’s my excuse in the Winter…then in Summer it’s too hot and I might get burnt ha ha!). Hope you are all healthy and warm, wherever you are. I’m off to get into my jammies, put on a beanie and snuggle up on the couch with a hot water bottle. Once I’ve cleaned up the table (groan…). Have a great Monday – and remember to let YOUR light shine 🙂