Wednesday, 14 May 2008

A strange few days

The past three days have been somewhat unusual as I have had two days off (Monday and today) and been on a day's conference to London in between. Monday was spent catching up on general organising and sorting out after our holiday, doing a bit of crafting and going to the park. Alex was so funny at the park chasing after some of the bigger boys and girls and then sitting about 2 feet away from them watching their every move!
The clock tower (commonly called Big Ben) with the London Eye in the background The House of Lords where I had lunch.

Yesterday was Mother's 60th Birthday and the Breast Cancer Campaign's conference in was a great opportunity to combine both events as the conference was held at the Royal Society and had a two hour break for lunch which meant that I could dash across the park to have lunch with Mother, Dad, Gran and a friend in the House of Lords. Not exactly something you get to do every day! The food was wonderful and we had a fabulous time catching up...the conference was pretty good too, so all in all it was a great day, if somewhat tiring!
Today I have spent gently lazing around, shopping, crafting, taking Alex out to the park, rolling around on the floor playing and generally having a nice time.
Crafting wise these few days have been a great success...I finally finished off my Mother's card. You may remember that I designed the digital elements of it a while ago, well I finally got it printed out and then mounted it and added the embellishments to it. She was delighted with it which is a relief as she isn't always easy to please.
Alex also made her a card...and yes he did attempt to do the stickers although they mostly ended up stuck to him!
Tim's nephews Tom and Sam also have birthdays this week so I used some stamped images that I was given through the CM&PC forum and coloured them in using watercolour pencils before mounting them with Nanas kids card kindly given to me by Kerry Knowles. I then included the childrens ages. This first one also uses ribbon and a star for added interest.
This second one uses shading techniques on the penny black teddy which I am quite pleased with having never done that before. All comments are welcome as usual. It is back to work for me tomorrow so more soon,

1 comment:

LazyKay said...

So pleased your mum loved her card, she must have seen the love and thought you'd put into it - a real treasure, as is Alex's arty one!

Great pics as usual, glad you got to meet up and have a chat and share a meal on your trip.