Here’s the card I made for my purple poppy challenge.
I’m not sure that I’ve been particularly true to the original colours, but it’s close enough. The camera has made the oval behind the stamped image look much more blue than it is – camera’s can be a bit funny with colours sometimes. The paper is from the Essence of Nature CD and the flower is from the Fresh Florals stamp set, stamped in black Versafine and coloured with Polychromos pencils.
I made a center step card from our new template – they’re super easy and once you’ve made a couple you probably won’t even need the template. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get this done – I do seem to be struggling with the whole time and energy thing at the moment. When I have the time, I don’t seem to have the energy and when I have the energy, I have so many things claiming it.
One of the reasons for my lack of energy is a certain calico cat who likes to wake us up at first light with insistent demands to be let out. I find it hard to get back to sleep once I’ve woken up, so I have been getting up ridiculously early for months, but not really compensating by going to bed any earlier. And I wonder why I’m falling asleep over the keyboard at 4 o’clock every afternoon! I even mentioned it to my GP a while ago because I was getting seriously concerned that there was something medically causing this extreme fatigue, but after a few rather obvious questions, I sheepishly realised that I was probably tired because I wasn’t getting enough sleep. Doh!
We have delayed putting in a cat flap as we have been looking for somewhere else to live for the last few months, but we haven’t found anything we like as much as this place. I just wish the estate would fit double glazing – the heating bill in winter is just ridiculous. Any Georgian sash window double glazing experts out there who want a stunning property to use in their advertising?? Well it’s worth a try…
So we finally installed a cat flap yesterday. Now we just need to convince her that it is a doorway to freedom, not the jaws of a giant monster and once she’s used to it, our sleep pattern should hopefully get back to normal.
Right now, I’m off to do my chores with a bit of lawn mowing – we’re making the most of the sunny weekend while it lasts. Hope you’re all enjoying the bank holiday weekend too. Watch out on the DT blog next week for artwork with our two newest stamp sets, Music Fanfare and The Art of Chess.