So, the last seven day - what do I have to tell you about. Well I will start by letting you know how I got on with out first plumbing quote. As told in last weeks blog, my mum gave us a thousand pounds and we decided we would get the bathroom done. I called on a plumbing mate, that way I knew I wouldn't be ripped off. We got the quote back and he only wants £3'995 to do the job! I almost went purple with shock, you could have stuck a fork in me and I would literally have been 'done'. The bathroom is the smallest room in the house (literally in our case) and is so small that if I turn around too quickly in the shower I could end up in the bedroom! So with the bathroom being out of the window (for a while at least!), we had to decide what we wanted to do with the money.
A holiday is out of the question because Jo and I are both so bad at the moment it would not be an enjoyable break and we would end up staying in our room more than we would be able to go out, so we may as well stay at home!
I have always wanted a cabinet building in the corner of the living room, somewhere to stand the TV and maybe have a little extra storage room too! The TV sits there looking at us with it's enormous eye and it really should have somewhere nicer to stand on instead of the tatty old table the old telly stood on (bit of a mouthful that last bit!!). I know a couple of very good joiners and one of them in particular is known as a bit of a perfectionist so I will be giving him a ring to get him round with his trusty tape measure and see what he can come up with for us. I did order a new coffee table and living room rug to go under it because the old rug is really past it's sell by date and the old coffee table has been macerated by cat claws who apparently can't tell the difference between a real scratching post and the corner of a piece of our furniture!
On to this weeks card and the theme over at I ♥ ProMarkers is 'Anything Goes' and we are very lucky to be sponsored by the crafting Goddess that is Joanna Sheen. If you have never checked her site out I can highly recommend it. She has a great range of products, most of which are very much 'on trend' and to really sweeten the deal she has FREE postage - WORLDWIDE! How amazing is that? I have used a really great Mo Manning digi stamp called 'Bite'? Don't you just love the look on her face? She looks so devious, I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her. I have also used one of my new Nesties (Persian Accents) and finished it off with a few flowers and a pin. I wanted to keep my colour palette neutral to really show the image off and I am really happy with the finished card, she has been framed quite well I think.
Finally, I would like to welcome a new member to the DT. Her Name is Lorraine Bailey, you can check out her blog or have a look at the I♥PM's site to see her latest creation. Her work is very fresh and clean and I am sure you will be able to glean some inspiration from her work. I think she is going to make a very welcome addition to our team, please show her some support when you go to the challenge blog. Anyhoo, if this gets lost then I don't know what I will do! So let's give it a go and I will see you again next week, until then,
take care of yourself,
Entered Into: Gingersnap Creations #142 - Border Punches
Scrapalicious USA challenge - A Cut Above
TandA Stamps Challenge #192 - No Designer Papers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #99 - People
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge #116 - Monochromatic
GuyLou's Inimitability Challenge - Monochromatic
The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Anything Goes
So Artful Challenges - Harlequin or Black & White
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Love To Create Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday Challenge - Anything Goes