Happy Wednesday to you all. All has returned to normal here with Rowan going home on Monday and the dogs returning home Saturday. Lack of sleep was a big factor - four nights without sleep was a lot even for me!! My sister's eldest dog barked quite a lot if he wasn't with me and as I had to have Rowan in with me for feeding it got quite noisy at nights! I thought if Dave slept with them in the spare room things would be ok but it was not to be. Rowan has baby eczema so I had to keep the dogs away from him as much as possible. Rowan also had two bad nights too with his eczema bothering him. Its such a shame because he never cries and is always so happy if wasn't for the eczema. Anyway I loved having him here it was lovely and now everything seems very quiet.
Today is my daughter's fortieth birthday - Happy Birthday sweetie!! She doesn't really look at my blog that often, too busy with other things. We are having a family celebration on Saturday and my Son and two Grandsons are coming up on Friday for the weekend so lots more chaos planned!!
Today sees the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is A Card for A Child. Well I have actually had to buy cards lately as I didn't have suitable ones (i.e. my Daughter's fortieth, Dave's Seventieth and our Anniversary) so I decided to make a card for Max who is 8 next month. As the card was for Max there was only one image I could use:
Max is a real games enthusiast so I just had to use this image for him. The image is Mad About Video Games available here. I coloured him in with my Copics and used Dienamics Pierced Rectangle Stax to cut him out. The papers are MME Fly A Kite. The border is Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop and the Star Festoon is Whiff of Joy. The 8 was made with Dienamics By the Numbers and Max was made with Sizzix Typeset Alphabet.
As usual, there is a fabulous prize for the lucky winner:
Please have a look at the rest of the DT's work at The Paper Shelter and for all the details.
I am scheduling this post as I am off to Manchester on the train with a friend for some shopping and lunch, no doubt champagne will be involved too - I think I have earned it!! Thank you so much for looking and your kind comments, take care xx