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Friday 8 July 2011

Playdate Cafe #89

Hello all!
I really hope the weather is better where you are than it is here but going by this mornings weather forecast the whole of the UK is getting rained on. What has happened to summer?

Before I go any further can I say a very big welcome to my new followers ( mad two handed wave)

Anyway, it`s been ages and ages since I`ve had a chance to join in with The Playdate Cafe Challenge
but this week I couldn`t resist the gorgeous colour inspiration so I thought I`d give it a go.

Considering I`ve been off work all week you would think I`d have had more chance to craft but not in my world. I`ve spent most of the week catching up with things that I don`t get the chance to do while working and visiting friends and family. Today, being friday, is the last day of my break ( I don`t work weekends so I don`t count those lol) so I was determined to have a crafting day.
This is what I came up with,
A6 base card.
Pink Petticoat Dots in Buttermilk matted onto Taupe card.
Sentiment circle had Waltzing Mouse Big Blooms Chrysanthemum stamped in Verscolour Mint with sentiment from Personal Impressions Stamped over using Versafineblack ink.
Mint card cut out with scalloped circle nestie and taupe flat backed pearls.
Mint ribbon and bows from stash.

Yesterday was Linda`s funeral and I was asked to look after my youngest Grandaughter Ruby so Mum and Dad could attend. I don`t often get Ruby all to myself and I worried a little as to how I was going to keep her amused and occupied. She will be 3 at the end of this month so she needs amusing. Or so I thought!. Turned out SHE amused ME.
I had planned to take her to the park but the sky  kept clouding over and I didn`t want to risk a soaking so we started by taking her to see my neighbours chickens and cockerel. They kept her entertained for all of 2 minutes but she spent at least 20 minutes collecting sticks. Apparently she has a thing about sticks and by the time she went home I could have built a bonfire with the amount she collected. Then she discovered the watering can in the garden so the tubs got a good soaking along with Ruby`s feet. Once she got fed up with that game, she found Alans junk corner at the side of the shed. This is where he puts things that haven`t got a home or are waiting until he decides whether or they are any good or not. Ruby found a huge plastic container which became her drum. She showed me a mean Phil Collins impression then informed me that it was my turn.While I pounded out a beat, Ruby did a dance, now this was the cutest thing I`ve seen in a long time.
Having danced herself out Ruby went back to the junk and found a piece of copper pipe that Alan had bent over on itself. This pipe had a strange connecter thing on one end and immediately Ruby said " Grandma drum, this is my trumpet".
I tell you, that child has one vivid imagination. We had quite a percussion band going at one point with me on the drums and Ruby ooohing in her trumpet or banging stones together in time to the beat. She also read her favourite book, The Very Hungry Caterpiller along with me, I found that hugely entertaining. At around 4,o,clock Ruby had a nap which was great as I was wilting a bit by then. We had a fabulous time and it was just so lovely to have her to myself. I can`t say I wasn`t ready when Mum and Dad came to collect her though, kids are sooo tiring, I was in bed at just gone 10 last night.
Do you know, I wouldn`t swap being a Grandma for the world!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Lynne...What a beauiful card...and sounds like you had one special day with Ruby...love your post...Truly special!

  2. Beautiful card. The way you used the colour combo is perfect! Kim

  3. Ahhh! Who's a happy and proud Grandma then? Bless Ruby's little cotton ones.

    Fab cad and I love the paper and the two bows thing.

    Hugs, Sandra

  4. Nice use of the colors...Visiting from Play Date Cafe!

  5. Beautiful card and a lovely story about your little Ruby, so delightful

  6. Oh wow Lynne .. what a special day you shared with your grand-daughter. You made some gorgeous memories.

    Such a shame it came about through something sad.

    Loving your card. Buttermilk is one of my favourite PP shades.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Lynne - this is such an elegantly beautiful card. I do like the double bow! Sounds like being a Nanna is such fun!!

  8. I know just what you mean Lynne; I love every minute I spend with Molly and Lucy. It's fabulous being a Nan!

    Your card is so pretty; I love the buttermilk and blue combination. Gorgeous! xx

  9. What a lovely day you had Lynne! There's never a dull moment with an almost three year old! Your card is beautiful - those colours are stunning. Vx

  10. What a sweet card, and wonderful way to use our challenge colors! THanks for playing with us at THe PLay DAte CAfe!

  11. I love your bits of pearls around the outside of that circle and the double bow is such a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


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