Sunday 11 April 2010

Cupcakes Just For You

I have managed to make a card at last! I have had the week off with the intention of relaxing and making lots of cards unfortunately it didn't happen. As always house renovations took over and minor disasters! First off, I have ducks, five beautiful ducks, two males and three females. All was peaceful in my garden until Easter and then my males got the urge to reproduce and because they hadn't teamed up with a female back in October they are quite violent when they want their way. To stop this my other and half and I were in the garden over the Easter weekend in the heavy rain building a garden divide. All is well and piece and harmony has returned. The next thing was a problem with my Gouldian Finch. She became egg bound and after 24 hours of trying to force it out and near death I had to get her to the vet. They had to put her on oxygen, how they did it I don't know because Gouldians are tiny little birds but this gave her enough of a boost for one last push and hey presto the egg came out. The poor little thing looked in a very sorry state when I took her home. I had to keep a heat lamp on her all day and keep checking on her. It wasn't until the evening that she was able to fly up to the perch. Finally house renovations, our house is definitely a labour of love. we have had to extend the kitchen, replace the electrics, put in central heating, plaster every wall and ceiling, install a kitchen and bathroom and now we are down to putting in architrave, skirting board, flooring and painting. The end is near or it would have been if we didn't have to go back to working on the bathroom. The love of my life decided to clean the bathroom this week, why I don't know as this is not something he usually does, maybe he was trying to give me some free time to craft! Unfortunately, he tried to wipe down a glass shelf without taking the perfume bottles off of it so they fell into my nice new sink smashing it. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't a semi-recessed sink attached to a fitted cabinet. The sink was siliconed in so well we couldn't free it and ended up damaging the worktop. The items are on order so its back to the bathroom. It's work for me tomorrow and a week of writing staff appraisals and performance meetings so even less time for crafting. If only I could win the lottery and retire! The card I have made is using a gorgeous image given to me by Sassy Design Studio. She is actually making a casserole but I have hidden this with cupcakes, much more yummy to look at! Check out the Sassy Design Studio, they are giving away free digital images for a short time. Items used; Pink Bazzill card, Basic Grey porcelain paper. Nestability dies to cut out the shapes. Papermania cupcake embellishments Ribbon A sentiment from Rachelle Anne Miller Stickles glue and pearls. The image was coloured with Copics; Blues - B00, 02, 05, Greens - YG03, YG06, G21, Hair - E33, E35, E47, Face skin - E000, E00, E11, R11, R20, C1, and green for the eyes. Thanks for looking and enjoy the week. Jenny