Friday, 14 February 2014

Cup Of Tea?

Well good afternoon dear friends and fellow bloggers.  Thank you for your visit. I'm getting a bit sick of talking about the weather but the rain and gales are really getting to be a pain. Unfortunately, although John thought he had solved the problem that is not the case.  The baking trays will be staying out for some time yet!  Rain must be coming in the dining room too because the parquet tiles are starting to lift under the patio window. You can see the dampness on the tiles there but there is absolutely no way we can find where it is coming in.  It is farther along on the same outside wall as the kitchen. We have had to move the dining table to make sure we don't stand on them and break them.  No point trying to fix them till we fix the cause! The next step is checking out the roof, but that will have to wait until the better weather. We started to build the house the year after we were married and that was back in 1973 so it is obviously suffering from old age and needs some looking at, poor old thing.  The gales also ripped the guttering off the front of the house and part of the roof from one of the outbuildings.  Oh what fun!!!

Anyway I disappeared into my craft room this morning and closed the blinds on the awful weather.

My Card

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My card is 7" x 5" and matted with blue pearlescent card. The backing papers are from the LOTV "Petal Fresh" pad and were bits from my snippets box. The topper is also LOTV matted onto SB Labels 16. The gingham ribbon is from my stash as are the blue pearly flowers.  The blue flower and leaves were also in my drawer, obviously meant for something else and not used. The sentiment is JustRite Stamps "Grand Sentiments".

Hope you are all holding up under these awful conditions.  I shouldn't really be grumbling because it is heartbreaking when you see all these poor people on the news.

The weekend is just about here so I hope you have plans - which include some crafting!!


  1. Marvellous card Christine. Sorry you are having such problems with the rain. Leaks can do so much damage.

  2. Good evening Christine, brilliant card. I love that image, papers, colours and design.
    Sorry to hear you are still having problems with water coming in.
    Snowing like fury here, just hope it does not turn colder and freeze!!!!
    Have a good weekend

    Patricia xxx

  3. A gorgeous card Christine. The image is so sweet and I love all the shades of blue.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  4. I am sorry to hear that you are still having problems, there just seems to be no end to this weather at the moment.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the sweet image and pretty papers.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Oh Christine that's not good that you are still having water coming in. John is going to be busy when this weather goes, heavy snow here I had to brush my car before I could leave work tonight, but as you say nothing compared to the poor folk who are flooded. Hazel xx

  6. Prachtige kaart Christine, mooie kleur.
    Fijn weekend.

    Groetjes Karla

  7. Ohhh sorry your still having problems Christine, hope it gets sorted soon. This card is gorgeous! have a lovely weekend huggles Sue xx

  8. Aw Christine my heart goes out to you. I hope you sort your water problem out soon. I adore your card. LOTV is one of my new faves. I love the colour you've used too. Keep your chins my dear.
    Love Lea x

  9. Love this gorgeous card,fab image and

  10. Morning Christine,
    Love you card such pretty papers and the image is so cute, love LOTV goods they are such good quality and value.
    Sorry to hear you are still having problems such a pain when you can't fine the cause. But as you say some people in Somerset and parts of Kent are in a terrible mess, my heart goes out to them.

  11. Hi Christine
    Finally managing to catch up with everyone after my break. Another super card. Love the layout. Sorry you're still having problems with the rain. Touch wood, our leak has stopped but I think its like yours and only happens when the wind is in a certain direction.
    Hope it doesn't get any worse for you.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  12. Hi Christine, oh dear I'm so sorry you are still having leak problems, this weather is really getting us all down isn't it? Love this card, the layout is fab, a very pretty image and lovely colours, hugs Carole Z X

  13. This is ever so pretty. Love the image of that little sweetie.
    I hope you get the water infiltration problem sorted/ It is so hard to solve in the midst of the storm!


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