Monday, July 25, 2011

Less is More Challenge...Week 25

Morning folks...when life is hectic do you fantasise about having lazy days doing absolutely nothing....sitting around watching telly or with your nose stuck in a book...yes me too.  And yesterday was such a day...hubby was off out so The Furry Boy and His Mum spent the morning snuggled up on the sofa with the Sunday crosswords and endless cuppas but by lunchtime the natives were getting a bit restless and what do we girls do when we're bored....yes our thoughts turn to food...the snack lunch turned into an afternoon of raiding the biscuit tin...the fridge...anywhere that contained anything remotely edible...so before I began to feel like a beached whale...it was time to get back into the cubbyhole and keep those hands busy.
The sum total of activity for the whole day was 2 crosswords and a card...so can you tell me why by evening I was absolutely shattered and by 9 o'clock struggling to keep my eyes open...off to bed by 10 and I'm sure I was spark out as soon as my head hit the pillow...there must be a moral in there somewhere.
Time to share the card I made for this week's Less Is More Challenge...
BUTTON OR RIBBON
(or plurals thereof)


Nitwit Collection Die Cuts
Hero Arts: Envelope Pattern
The Ribbon Girl....Divine Twine
Button from stash
Glamour Dust
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Holiday Sayings
And I struggled with this one....either because challenge cards have been few and far between in the cubbyhole recently....fast becoming a rare species or Mr Mojo has jumped the gun and taken off on his holidays already.   I think I may have confused some folks about my holidays...I'm not disappearing off the radar for 2 months...I'm not flying off to exotic climes nor will I be lazing around under a palm tree on a beautiful white sandy beach in the Caribbean....I wish it were true but I'm just taking some time off from demos and workshops...taking a break from the stresses of crafty deadlines...instead I'll be putting on my lady who lunches hat and having lots of "out and about" days with friends and the grandkiddies and hopefully lots of time for crafting of the play variety...I'll still be blogging although it might be more waffling than anything else and doing my DT stuff as usual...so I'm afraid you're not getting shot of me that easily.
Catch up with you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

33 comments:

kathleen said...

Morning Both.Lovely card Kath.Strange how doing very little makes you tired but we are all the same.The 2 grandsons are coming today for a week so there won't be much peace in this house.
Have a good day.
Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

This is a real cutie Kath, your snowman (or is it a snowlady with all the pink around)...looks quilted and snug.
I think that for a busy person to have a lazy day just means that tiredness has a chance to catch up, when the adrenalin keeping you to deadlines is absent! I'm not surprised you were in bed by ten!
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Larisa said...

Hello! Very nice Cristmas creation when the weather is so hot outside ))) Love the snomen a lot)))

Ribbon Girl said...

Hi Kath - great snowman card! Your body must have been telling you you needed a rest and you've been so busy of late it will do you good to have a few more lazy days and early nights (which must be better than taking ghastly 'delicious tasting' honestly, that's what is says on the box, liquid iron and minerals puke medicine which I have to swallow twice a day - gross, but it's making me feel better!) Mary G x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your post was a real joy to read ! Love your card great colours love that pink and a great image too. Enjoy the outside time and mr mojo will be banging on your door in no time

Marie

Irene said...

Glad to hear your will still be blogging over the Summer, Kath, reading your blog every morning brightens my day. Love the card.

Claire said...

Morning... the snowman is lovely, and your card is so Pink... but still looks chrismassy..
Enjoy your time with friends and family,and enjoy relaxing.. let the tiredness catch up sleep it off, and when your back you will be rearing to go..and mr mojo will be with you
100%

Lynda said...

A really sweet card Kath - I do love the Nitwit designs.

Love Lynda xxx

Carol D said...

Morning Kath, So glad you had a chill out day, you must have been so relaxed, and had a very relaxing sleep last night. It does you good to do nothing sometimes, but boredom can lead to eating the contents of your kitchen.

Love the snowman card.

Have a good day.

Big Hugs Carol xxx

SCRAP TALK said...

Ik vind deze prachtig! Ik ben helemaal weg van je sneeuwman :-))
Liefs,
xxx
C.arine.

nnalorac said...

Morning Kath. Lovely card with the Nitwit Snowlady. Chilling out does seem to lead to abnormal activity amoungst the fridge and cupboards. fine at the time but all those calories.... doesn't bare thinking about... so I'm not!! Enjoy the break and hope the weather is going to pick up, maybe need to borrow snowladies scarf and toorie when you get out and about! Carolxx

Anesha said...

Sounds like you and Buddy had a lovely day. Great card as always. Hope you have a great week. Hugs Anesha

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kath
Gorgeous card....love the image...
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! I love it.

Wishing you a happy day of crafting in the cubbyhole.

Hugs, Sandra

Kerry said...

Great card Kath, I've been thinking of starting my Christmas cards, just to do something different for a change.Enjoy your "holiday" x

Laila said...

What a cute and pretty card. Totally in love with the snowman, and normally I hate cold ;O) LOL
Oh, and I'm so happy you will not "leave" us for 2 months.
Hugs Laila

Debs M said...

love that snowman, great card x

Jan said...

I love this card, it's beautiful xx Jan

Lin said...

Could this be any cuter? LOVE all the pink!!

gmtb said...

Your card is so cute..love those die cuts from Nitwits..too cute
Have a great day
Linda

Jenni's Jems said...

These are so cute and lovely.x

annies place said...

Love the card, always like nice & simple.
I envy your relaxing day, why is it that I was on the go all day till 11pm, shattered & hardly slept a wink?
now struggling to stay awake
Ann x

Sasha said...

Such a sweet, fresh and clean card. I love Nitwit designs!

Kat said...

Great card Kath. Love that Nitwits snowman, he's so colourful.

I'm back from Crieff now and I think I've had my hols! Only had my laptop on for a few mins. Babysat on Sat and went to Stirlingshire to visit my elderly aunt on Sunday. Even had time to visit my brother and sister-in-law. Finished off with a meal at a posh hotel, Poppy and Oliver too! The dogs are exhausted after chasing each other and Catriona's dog all weekend lol!! Hate to tell you how lovely and warm and sunny it was there all weekend. 20 degrees in the car this morning but by Laurencekirk down to 11 and starting to rain, yuk.

Good to be home though and back to blogging.

Kat xx

Kitika said...

Super cute card!!!

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, beautiful pink card. Glad to hear you will still be blogging. I definately need to visit for my daily fix. Hugs to you and Buddyx ChrisB

Mandi said...

Wonderful to see you Kath, so glad you have joined us again
your card is fabulous, love the colours of the snow/person lol

We all need to recharge our batteries at times, you must have needed the sleep [my Mum would say]
thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Paula said...

Sounds like you need some time to just have crafty fun without the deadlines. I like the way you've placed that text & the pink button looks super as well as the snowlady's heart buttons.
Paula (PEP)

Carol said...

This is gorgeous, the snowperson is adorable. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, very CAS and love the image.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Hi Kath and buddy of course! I love all your creations, you give me loads of inspiration and ideas so thank you x. Can I ask where you bought the hexagonal box that you used for the sewing bits and bobs, I love the idea and I fancy doing something similar for my sisters for xmas.
Hugs
Kat xx

Dragonlady said...

Another beauty. The less you do the harder it is. The busier you are the more you get done - horrible really!!! But being off for 6 weeks with the children means very little proper crafting for me - booo hooo.

Hugs Ali x

lilybygilly said...

Lovely snowman image, and the card looks great the way you've put it together. So cute! Gill x

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