Thursday, 30 July 2015

It's a special day .......

Happy Thursday!

I can't believe it's 10 days since I blogged ........ don't know where this week has gone!  Well .... actually I do ..... washing, ironing and generally getting the house back to normal again.  I was only away for 6 days ..... you'd think that they could manage without me wouldn't you!
Apparently I was 'away so long' that dear old hubby learned to cook!!!  When he says cook .... what he really means is, he can now prepare a frozen ready meal ..... without help from me!!  The barbecue he has mastered .... the kitchen not so much!
I can't say too much though he did take me out for dinner when I got home on Sunday, and again last night.  It's our wedding anniversary today and unfortunately hubby has had a works 'off site' day (in other words ...... a day out!)  He's had a busy day ....... a presentation this morning, followed by lunch out.  Then the afternoon spent doing Laser Quest!!!! and a meal out this evening (at my favourite restaurant may I add!!!!) Bless him though ..... he did book a table there for us last night so I haven't missed out.  Don't worry though I won't let him forget that I spent our wedding anniversary ..... OUR special day ..... on my own!!!

OK! OK! ....that's not technically true ..... I've had a fab day actually.  The girls came round to me and we spent the day crafting ..... always fun.  And then this evening, Chris isn't working so, we've had take away supper and later I'm going to catch up with some TV ...... perfect!  Goodness only knows what time hubby will get in ...... no doubt he will be a little worse for wear!

Anyway ...... enough of all that.  I said I'd spent the day crafting well, we actually had a productive afternoon .... and that doesn't just mean polishing off all the cakes ..... I think we all managed to produce a least one piece of work we were happy with.

Here's one of mine ........

It's Special days all round this week ..... the Queen of CAS, and one of the co- creators of the Less is More Challenge Blog, has had a very special birthday ...... that's right, the fabulous Chrissie is 70 years young!!  Congratulations lovely lady ..... hope you had an amazing day.

To celebrate, this week's challenge is .......  a Recipe, and we have to use Snippets on our cards, still keeping things CAS.

My snippets are in the form of the pretty die cut butterfly.  You know me, I never throw anything away ......

The bottom layer is cut from a piece of cardstcok coloured using Distress ink and mica spray (I think ......  it's been in my scrap box for so long I've forgotten how it was done) and the top layer from just a piece of plain white card.

I did use Distress ink for the background (Wild Honey) through the  MemoryBox  Honeycomb stencil

Speaking of Distress Inks .... I wonder what the new colour will be for August.  Not long to go now before we find out.  I'm hoping for a nice lilac or purple shade, or maybe a new pink!!
Sorry, where was I?

I attached the butterfly over the top of the inked background and added in a nice sentiment .......

And, as always. there's a little of the design on the inside too ......

Right .... I think it's time for me to grab a nice glass of something chilled is my wedding anniversary after all! ......  put my feet up and do that TV catch up.  Cheers everyone!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. A fabulous card - I love the stencilling and the coloured butterfly background is so pretty. I can't throw bits away either!
    Hope you had a great anniversary and enjoy!
    Kath x

  2. Beautiful and sheer elegance Linda. That stencil is divine ... must add to my never-ending wish list!!! Happy Anniversary and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Gorgeous card, Linda! Happy Anniversary!

  4. Gorgeous card Linda, Glad to read you had an enjoyable day even if DH wasn't with you to Celebrate.
    Avril x

  5. This is so pretty Linda! I love the variations of the colors of the base butterfly! Very nice! Happy Anniversary!

  6. Gorgeous card Linda, I love the stencilling and the colours together are beautiful. Happy belated anniversary :)
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. LOVE this card Linda. So beautiful with the stenciled background and gorgeous butterfly. Yellow and pink are awesome together. Happy belated anniversary to you and hubby! xx


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