24 August 2011

What happened to Summer.....

And I don't just mean about the weather but the last 8 weeks? Sonny got his summer hols from school at the end of June, a whole summer of free time spread out before us and now it is all, but gone. This time next week he will have finished his second day of school. Boo Hoo! It means back to getting up earlier, making lunch, then homework after school and getting him to go to bed ON TIME. That's enough about the future, what have I being up to over the summer, in a nut shell  not-a-lot.
Hubby and I did get to go to visit my sister and family in England. They were having a party and we popped over for a few days. One of the reasons for the party was to celebrate their move into a new house, just over a year ago.  Their new home is just so picturesque.  It is a type of house you can only get in England, a small cottage built centuries ago. It is so quirky inside, all the ceiling heights are different and the stairs is enclosed in a cupboard and very low. But beautiful. The garden there, is out of this world. The whole setting reminds me of a setting in "Midsummer Murders" or an "Inspector Poirot" film.
Here is a photo of the house, I just love it!

I love my sister and BIL very much but I was kind of wondering whether or not they really wanted us there at all, for this is where we slept. Yes, outside in the shed!

But to be honest, it was nicely decorated and we even had our own lounge area with couch and coffee table.

It became know as the Beach House or the Honeymoon Suite!

I, naturally, had to send her a Thank You card after coming home!

The butterfly I got over there, in shop called "The Fuff-a-Torium" isn't it a wonderful name, it is mainly for felting and knitting but I snagged some of these and others like it. They may pop up in some other cards over the next few months.
The butterfly is attached to the frame by 3D foam pads. The frame is created using my nestabilities circle die cuts and cuttlebug behind the butterfly is some acetate so it looks like the butterfly is flying through the hole.

Card Blank: Anita's square card blank
Designer Paper: DCWV Hippie Chic
Dies: Nestabilities Circles and Scalloped Circles
Sentiment: Papermania
Ink: Whispers
Buterfly: The Fuff-a-Torium

Hope you like,


Birdie said...

Wow Vicky! Find it amazing that there are no screens on the windows and they are open. Here,I would end up with a seagull or squirrel taking residence. Or a bat, a swarm of bees, some wrens, and on and on. It is beautifully charming and I can imagine the inside. I think your sleeping arrangements were quaint. You know she loves you if you visit in winter and are shown to an inside room to sleep :)

Love the name of the store and your card as always is out of this world. Another one I must ask, do you ever make a bad card?

Petra said...

Vicky, love the butterfly on that card! So simple and CAS yet so full of texture :) Beautiful!

Cole Meyer said...

Did you check the back garden for a body? Seriously, your sister has a lovely home. And I think your sleeping arrangements probably made the whole visit more of an event! What fun! Love the card you sent her -- bet she did too!!

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