Monday, 23 September 2013

Update...

Good morning, dear crafty friends!  All I seem to be doing lately is apologising for my lack of posts and unfortunately, I must do it again!  We are still no further on in the refurbishment of our house due to more delays!  It is now getting to be a bit of a millstone and it is the not knowing that causes the most upset - it is now 12 weeks since the work was first supposed to have been started!  After discovering that our gas connection hadn't been ordered (because a survey hadn't been carried out prior to works), I waited the 8 weeks that was estimated for a connection to be scheduled.  I then contacted the council, who told me that they would 'chase things up', a week later and with no reply, I asked our TLO if she knew anything...no joy there either!  I then took it upon myself to get in contact with the utilities provider who told me that they were awaiting the council to accept their quotation!!!!  So I have now sat for over 10 weeks waiting for a gas supply to be connected only to find out that the damn order hadn't even been completed!  It is so frustrating and there's nothing we can physically do about it...we now have to wait a further 4-8 weeks for the gas supply to be connected and then see if works will be carried out before Christmas!  If they would just give me a month to work towards, it would be better than wondering when or even if the work is going ahead - we still have things packed away in friend's garages, hubby's work and our sheds and it's really starting to grind now!  I don't mean to moan, but feel that I should explain my absence to you all...

...Anyway, enough of that!  I am here to share something crafty with you - this is a little card I managed to make between some card orders (I have a friend's wedding coming up and have been doing invitations, order of service, table plans, etc not to mention all the card orders to make for her from friends and relatives in the village!)...
...I used my First Edition paper pads, Love Letters and Dreamcatcher and went for quite a summery pallette.  I love mixing lots of different colours together (though it doesn't always work), especially since using my Promarkers to make my coloured matts, as it means I can have any colour I like!...
...I love this sweet little Wee Kitty and decided to try and give her a bit of a tabby stripe - didn't work out too bad, but needs a bit more practice I think! (No colours written down for this one, sorry!)...

...I added a fresh yellow, organza ribbon and bow and a touch of Glamourdust to highlight the image.  I hope you like my little creation and that it gives you some inspiration in some way!  Thank you so much for dropping by to see me today and persevering with my sporadic blogging...your visits and comments always mean so much!  I'll be back again tomorrow with a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers, so until then have a great Monday and take care!  Big crafty hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Anything Goes with Ribbon
Use Ribbon
Anything Goes

11 comments:

Gretha said...

This is very cute Ella, love the colors
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

Ali said...

your card is fab - especially with all that is going on your mind must be on a million things I hope things get sorted for you soon - it must be a nightmare xxx take care xxx

Sue said...

Oh Lisa, sorry to hear that the refurbishment of your house has still not started. No wonder you are so fed up and frustrated. I hope that they will at least be able to give you a date soon so you know what's happening.
Your card is gorgeous, the Wee kitty is adorable and coloured so beautifully. I love all the pretty papers you have mixed together too.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

lalkygirl said...

stunning card ,love the FE papers and cute image...I hope the gas situation gets sorted for you soon ,it must be so frustrating
Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck

Tracey

Dawn C said...

Aww so pretty. Hope your building work starts soon. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

coops said...

stunning sweet card lisa.the kitty is adorable and i love your fab pretty design and papers.no wonder you are fed up now, i would be too.it would help if they communicated more with you.you shouldn`t be having to chase them up all the time.fingers crossed for you that you get some answers soon.

xx coops xx

Jane said...

Ohh Lisa I have only just read this post (I'm working backwards!!) What a crazy situation re the gas, I feel so sorry for you it really is awful and your have every right to be totally fed up. Sending you a hug....your sweet card is so cheerful though, I'm glad that at least you can get some cards made. Take care, Jane x

Dora said...

Awww this is really cute, love the image and all the pretty gorgeous colors and papers. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet....Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ella :-) the image is adorable and I love the soft colours, so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
luv
Lols x x x
p.s I have a candy on MY BLOG if you would like to join in :-)

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Use Ribbon" challenge at Creative Craft.
Hugs
Bev x