Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday's Craftathon...

Morning folks...it looks like it's going to be yet another HOT sunshiney day...no crafting for me today...I'm chilling out in the garden...today is all about relaxing. It's been a busy weekend...Saturday was all about kitting and yesterday I decided to have some chill out time with the grandkiddies but chilled out I certainly was not on the journey there...the air con was having a hissie fit blowing out hot air of the greasy plook variety and if you've ever tried driving on a dual carriageway at 70mph with the windows open...well let's just say you WILL arrive looking as though you've been pulled through a hedge backwards.
I felt as though I'd been in a sauna for hours...was ready to fling off my shoes and flop on the sofa with a nice cuppa but there were far more important things on Brodie's mind...the craft supplies were speedily unpacked and I was summoned to join in the fun of the very first craft club get together...I suppose it could have been worse...I could have been press ganged into chasing a football around the garden.
Crafting with kids is just the best fun...there's no faffing around...open a pack of embellishments and wham bam before you know you've got a whole pile of finished cards...lack of inspiration or missing mojo are not words in their vocabulary and dare I say it...neither is less is more...one of Brodie's "almost used the whole pack" wonderful masterpieces...
I don't know how many times I caught him looking at my efforts disapprovingly.."are you not putting more stuff on your card Grandma"...obviously he's not familiar with the saying "don't try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs" but thanks guys for a fabulous fun craft club day...look forward to the next time.
I'll see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

I chuckled when I read about your craft day and the children using every embellie they could get their hands on. I taught art and craft (2 hours/week with a heavy emphasis on cards and scrapbooking) at a nearby tiny primary school for 6 years. They could never get the concept of "less is more", rather their philosophy was "EVERYTHING is NEVER enough", including, to my regular stress, with Stickles, and Kindyglitz!

It looks as if your little proteges had fun, and are quite talented.

Jennifer. x

May said...

Love those butterflies Kath... I love crafting with my grandson.. mind you he's unaware I have any stickles as I put them away before he arrives otherwise we would be stuck up for days!!! (lol).. Enjoy your day in the garden.. Hugs May x x x x

Ribbon Girl said...

Very good card Brodie - enjoy your day in the garden, get your feet up! Mary G x

Redanne said...

I love Brodie's card, very elegant and very colourful. The butterflies are rather gorgeous. When I used to craft with mine (they are far too old and cool now to craft) they quite liked my marker pens and had the whole lot out, I still have the marks on my desk! Great fun though along with making paper airplanes.........have a lovely day 'chilling' in the garden Kath.
Crafty hugs, Anne x

Irene said...

OOH Kath, the horible HOT trip aside, you had a blast with Brodie and you better watch out.......he's got your talent!!!!!

Hugs and enjoy a lazy day!!!

Irene

Stamps and Paper said...

Your post made me smile Kath I had this picture in my head..lol..lol
As you say grandchildren are so much fun to craft with, Bridies card is lovely

Anne

Pamela said...

Top marks to Brodie - his card is beautiful! I think we'll let you off today Kath, sounds like you're in need of a day in the garden!

Paula (PEP) said...

Well, Brodie, this is definitely a masterpiece. I thought it was one of Grandma's when I saw the post in my feed but wondered what had happened to her "normal" style - thought perhaps she was experimenting.......but had to smile when I read the post.
I hope you have a relaxing day Kath - i'm doing my dancing on the tiles in shorts trying to attract customers to the world of old books............
Yes, Buddy, I've remembered the margarine tub for putting water in for any of your friends who call in........ I think the Labrador whose tongue barely fit in the last container I used was NOT impressed though he did appreciate the drink!
Paula (PEP)

Julie Brooks said...

What a beautiful card and it sounds like you had loads of fun with Brodie! A great way to chill out after such a stressful journey. x

NGCARDS said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic day and I love the comment he made to you lol Great card made by him aswell of course :) xxx

Karen said...

sounds like such fun! and if that card was made by Brodie - well it's easy to see the apple doesn't drop far from the tree - the layout is wonderful and I adore the butterflies hugs Karen x

Christine B. said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun Kath. Brodies card is lovely. The last time Maddi made me a card it had about 50 bits stuck on. Hugs x ChrisB

trish said...

What a lovely card Brodie,almost as nice as your name.No guessing who you take the talent from then. Nothing better in this world than spending time in the sun with our granchildren is there?

Bee said...

Ahh what a fab card Brodie, I love those butterflies :0) B xx

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