29 August 2011

Back to earth with a bang.....

Well, tomorrow is the start of the school year. Summer is over and Sonny starts his final year in primary school, (please do not ask the equivalent years for other countries as I do not know, but he is 12 that may help)
Today we spent the morning cleaning his room, every week he changes his bed linen and vacuums the room but he never dusts or tidies under the bed or behind stuff. I think I am lucky that he does as much as he does. lol. I had wanted to do this all summer but he never wanted to, naturally, who wants to take their room apart and clean it during the holidays? So today had to be the day, the last day of hols. We had some words about it this morning so hubby and I started, but, eventually he came in little by little to help. Think he was afraid that we would throw out some things he wanted to keep. :) Going to bed tonight he was happy and said that his room smelt clean!
Tomorrow is back to alarm clocks, lunches and getting breakfasts, yep, back to work!

As usual the day before the schools re-open the weather clears up, today was no exception. We had a beautiful sunny warm day. The sky was blue as was the sea and even the breeze was balmy. It is days like today that remind me just how wonderful the place I choose to live in is.

Here is a simple and quick card that I would like to share with you all today.
I tore a square of white card stock than inked the edges with Distress ink. I stamped the lower part of the cardstock with a Waltzingmouse background stamp. The sentiment layer is also stamped with a Waltzingmouse stamp then cut out with Spellbinders Nestability Label 4 tag before layering this on the background I added some lace ribbon.  I then attached it to a square card blank. There is no "bling" on this card, I just wanted a quick and simple card but an elegant one.

Card Blank: Anita's square card blank
Dies: Nestabilities Label 4 Tags
Sentiment: Papermania
Ink: Whispers- Blue Azure and Tim Holtz Old Paper
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Pic-Nik Patterns and Very Vintage Labels No. 4
Ribbon: KaiserCraft - Lace Pack (Natural)
Hope you like,


Petra said...

Vicky, I think you did well with your quick, simple and elegant aim. Stunning without being too over or under done.
Sorry about the back to school business :) I'm sure summer holidays are much more preferable...

claire7q said...

I feel for you Vicky, Thomas was back to school two weeks ago, and the attempt to clean his room was a bit of a non-starter. What we did achieve has collapsed back into the chaos of a teenagers room. Lovely card, very soothing to the soul :)

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