Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gardening and card making

Could there be two activities which are more diverse? Finally took some pics of the CHristmas cards I have made recently. They are fairly simple, as I am thinking about postage costs. The bulkier the card, the higher the postage cost. I want all my cards to be able to be sent with an ordinary stamp, and not pay extra because they are too fat. Since the new rules came in, I have been caught out a few times, so I have been conscious of making cards which I like but that are also nice and thin once in the envelope!


These cards are made with Stampin Up Dasher papers, and the Perfect Presents stamp set. Nice and simple, easy to make lots of them!

Sophie made these with help from my buddy Julie. Gorgeous, aren't they! Sophie loves to craft, and is keen to do some altering.I bought some greyboard recently, so Sophie has decided she wants to make a little house. Maybe next weekend...
I've been busy in the garden, cutting new borders into the front lawn. I decided the border across the front was too narrow, so have widened it. During the week I will turn over the soil, and then get some new mini fence panels. Once those are in I will cover the soil with anti weed membrane, plant up some winter pansies and decorative cabbages, and then put gravel on top of the membrane. Alongside the box hedge, I am just planning on putting the gravel in, to make it look neater. The lawn had grown right under the hedge, so I couldn't cut it neatly. I spent ages digging the turf up, and pulling the really long grass out of the hedge. Needless to say, I am very proud of the end result! I have left the geraniums in there for now, so will pull them up and store in the garage over winter, ready to be replanted in the spring.


4 comments:

Malandro said...

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juliejules said...

Awww I loved making those cards with Sophie!!! She is a star!! Jules xxx

Maria's Cards said...

Fantastic cards Anna. I love the papers you have used. Well done Sophie your cards are stunning. Maria x

Taniaj said...

great cards well done Tx