Saturday, 11 August 2012

Beautiful Day


6.08am and I'm uploading this card.

I started to make this card last night at around 7pm, when my little boy was playing in the garden. I had to break off to bath him and put him to bed and then resumed cardmaking. Little boy gets up - can't sleep - sits there watching me and fiddling with things. I go to die-cut the cage and realise the base plate for my Big Shot is missing and start search of the house. Boy gets bored and goes back to bed.

9.15 Phone call from my grown-up daughter - she's had a row with her partner and she's on her way round with a bottle of Rose. Half a bottle of wine and two cocktails later, she goes home much  happier and I resume search for base plate. Realise I'm unsteady on my feet and go to bed.

5am- I wake up still worrying about the base plate and resume search. Find it in inappropriate drawer. Complete card.

Oh, the crafty life!

I used a digital stamp from My Craft Studio Quintessential Country Garden CD and I coloured it with Promarkers. Paper is from same CD. Cage die is by Marianne and sentiment is a Papermania sticker.

I'd like to enter this for:
CD Sunday Bingo - die cut, sentiment and stamp
Dreamvalley Challenges die cuts and punches
Poodles Parlour Die cuts   

14 comments:

Michelle J M said...

You made me smile Marina, after half a bottle of wine and 2 cocktails and still to rise at 5am is amazing in itself, never mind that you made a stunning card as well! I'd still be asleep! Love the colours and the dies, fabulous. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week. Michelle x GDT

Carol said...

Well done Marina on managing to finish such a lovely card. Hope the head isn't too sore. Putting things in the wrong places is something I do. This week I turned the place upside down looking for my very favourite can't manage without tweezers - to eventually find them in my make-up bag! A little large for eyebrows!!
Thank you for joining us.
Carol x
CD Sunday DT

starcyl said...

I love the tale of crafty life, it makes me feel more normal! Super card and well done to get it done at such an early hour, the wine and cocktails must have done you good.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Beryl said...

Don't you just hate it when you spend more time looking for something that the time it takes to use it. Glad you found the plate in the end and managed to finish this beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Cd Sunday this week.
Beryl xx
CD Sunday DT

Christine said...

A beautiful card Marina, and good to read how it was made. I don't think I could have done this after drinking wine and getting up early. Glad you found your plate eventually.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Christine x
CD Sunday DT

Jocelyn said...

A lovely card and I'm glad you found the base plate! :-)
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

sue-b said...

so pleased you got it done in the end, it's a fabulous card and reading above made me smile, good to know most crafters are alike. Thanks for joining us at CD sunday and giving me a laugh.
sue-b xx
CD Sunday DT

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, oh the life of a crafter !! thanks for sharing at CD Sunday, Wendy x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I had to giggle while reading this, a great card Marina I love it. I wonder what it is that makes us put things away in the silliest of places sometimes?

Sue x

Cazro said...

Loved reading a snippet of ... a day in the life of.... I did smile. Your card is so beautiful, looks neat and straight, even after the consumption of a bottle of counselling wine. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

Danie May said...

Your beautiful day has definitely seen a beautiful card created. The shiny birdcage and your blue bird is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck!
Danie xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh you made me chuckle with that story... 'inappropriate drawer' may be by new catch phrase for where all lost items end up. Love your beautiful card and especially the cage. TFS.

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely creation thanks so much for joining us this week at Dream Valley and good luck

Carly said...

Hi Marina!:)
This card is so pretty! I love the shiny birdcage! Thanks for playing with us at The Poodles Parlour.

xxCARLYxx