Stitched Card & Gross Hoovering!!
Good morning! It’s such a beautiful day- or was when I first started this post. This card is linked up to the Papertrey Ink ‘Make it Monday‘ challenge . The challenge was to incorporate stitching into your card. I don’t have much Papertrey stuff but I love stitching and don’t do much on my cards usually.
Here’s a close-up. I’ve used different sized back stitching and French Knots on the spotty red cup.
I’ve tried to use the little citrus slices as a scalloped border and raised a few of the cups up with 3D foam pads. I actually cut the birthday wishes stamp in half so I could mount the ‘Birthday’ over the ‘wishes’. Don’t be afraid to do this with your clear stamps- the beauty of clear stamps is that you can position them so easily, so having it in two bits means its more flexible a sentiment.
Yesterday I was so tired- I stayed at home and cleaned. Just couldn’t quite make the beach trip I’d planned. Our room got a very overdue clean. In light of the fact I am no Fly Lady or clean buster- I do still try and do some cleaning! The Hoover was getting over-full so I needed to empty it. I wasn’t quite prepared for what I found. It’s a Dyson-( a pretty ancient one) and you can see all the fluff and stuff that you remove. At the bottom of the container was a peculiar brown gunge and a particularly nasty smell. For a moment I couldn’t quite work out what it could be. I then remembered asking the kidwhoownsthehamster to clean out her cage ( umm- it’s the hamster who has a cage NOT my child! Just to be clear!!!). Unfortunately this hamster is one who kicks everything out of their cage. Obviously it’s not very nice walking into a bedroom and seeing lots of hamster droppings and I’d asked her to clean them up. So- I realised that the melted brown gunk was in fact molten droppings. I’d vacuumed so much that the temperature inside the dust collection cylinder had got so hot and caused the issue. Aside from retching, I then had to clean out the entire nasty mess. I am also quite sensitive to dust, so am profusely sneezing as I’m doing it. It is now a rule written in stone- that all droppings are cleaned up with a dustpan and brush! On the plus side, my Dyson is so clean that you could practically eat out of it!!Those sort of days make you decide to do less cleaning no more!!
Better go- I’ve got to find something fun to do on a now dull and dreary day. See you when I’ve hidden my Hoover away xx