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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Dust, dust and more dust...........

Hello everyone, well not only is the weather very wet but we have been up to our ears in dust for nearly 3 weeks! We have had our sitting room revamped, so all the walls and ceiling have been skimmed, fireplace remodelled and new shelving made an appearance. Not a particularly easy job for the plasterer as our house is circa 1864 and the walls don't tend to be very straight! Anyway apart from waiting for a new fire and a cabinet to arrive it's all finished. I've been decluttering and it's very cathartic!
I was not able to do much crafting as I had to cover as much of my craft space as possible to protect from the dust but I did get to make a New Home card for my DiL's parents who have just moved, come and see:


I used a MB window die, cut off the bottom and turned it the other way to make a window box. The greenery is a Tattered Lace die and the trim on the blind is the top of a picket fence die. The letters have been gilded with Pebeo wax.

Nothing else to show as all the birthdays coming up are in July and August and I've not 
 entered any challenges lately.
           I'll leave you with a before and after of my sitting room which looked so old fashioned :





12 comments:

Aquarius said...

Don't envy you the mess of having alterations done but it will all be worth it in the end. lever idea with the window box card

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, val!! so happy to see you creating and posting!! the new sitting room looks lovely!

Meggymay said...

Your altering of the room looks lovely, though having the mess cannot have been good, but worth it seeing the end result.
You card looks awesome with the window and window box.
Yvonne xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Val, Well that's an amazing difference to your room, I love what you've done, very cool :D Fab card too, I love the blind and the flowers, it all looks so real, very clever :D xx

Loll said...

Renovations are difficult to live through ... congrats on getting it done Val! Your "new" room is gorgeous. Love the CAS design! :) Fresh and so bright.

And the New Home card is so pretty. Love the colours .. and especially that sweet trimmed blind! Ingenious! xx

Viv said...

Loving your pretty card Val, esp.that purple window frame and little scene.Your room looks so lovely now too, worth all the mess I am sure! We have made big changes too, nice to have a revamp isn't it.....so sorry late commenting this week too ;)hugs Viv xx

Pia S said...

A great idea for a new home themed card, I've got this window die but I believe I've only used it for Christmas themed cards so far.
Nice home improvement, looks very fresh and modern!
I just got from a wonderful holiday, now I'll enjoy one week at home before starting work again, hoping to get lots of crafting time:)

Gay Peplow said...

Hope all is well Val and the dust has gone away now? Thank you for stopping by and leaving a kind comment , much appreciated Hugs Gay x

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Sue said...

Beautiful card, Val. Love the fresh colours and how you used the fence die as a blind. x

Kathyk said...

Looking forward to seeing you soon

Kathyk

Diane said...

What a fun card design.

Hugs Diane

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