Wednesday 27 July 2016

Merry and Bright and What have I been up to

Morning all

So sorry I missed last weeks regular

post, but I was a tad busy with something else, see the photo's below, anyway today I made a Christmas Card,

 I used
Dies -  Holly Flourish

I used a create and craft half scallop card blank

This was a really quick card to make, I used Sue Wilson's double pierced square dies to create the base layer the designer paper layer and the lifted frame. I used Sue Wilson's pierced flag for the sentiment.  I added the holly flourishes, some smaller Britannia holly flourishes and adorned the whole thing with glitter.  Finishing off with the florals and some tonic pearl drops for the berries.

and the what have I been up to well my hubby got made redundant and got paid up for 3 months garden leave along with his redundancy, so rather than waste the garden leave and the redundancy we started something that has been on our wish list for a very long time.

The base layout, ready to start

The lads with Matt putting the base design in

Adding three ton of gravel

Starting to put in the steps

Adding the decking boards

The roof and decking and steps all done

Just on the painting, adding the roof covering, just ordered the furniture and went out last night to get the lighting

The iron railings will be on before the end of the week

Will take some more photo's soon, preferably with us sat on it

So just a tad busy with work and trying to get this all done, on a plus note 2000 screws went in the decking of which a good 1000 I put in, I don't want to see another screw for quite a while I can tell you.  


I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog




Gorgeous and beautiful card Kate and your decking looks fabulous
Dianne xx :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love the layout. Decking looks fab

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty and the decking looks fab love and hugs Carole x

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and very beautiful card Kate and the decking is stunning
Gr Karin

coops said...

Stunning card Kate.I love the stylish design and sentiment and your decking looks fabulous, will look fab with all your new furniture and lighting :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

HI Kate what gorgeous card and the design is wonderful.

Debs xx
{Debs Cards}

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Realy beautiful card!!
Great photos of your deck, looks great, thanks for sharing!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Kate, brilliantly designed.
Your decking looks fantastic, though sorry to hear that your hubby has lost his job,hopefully he will find something else soon, that's if he wants another one,Kate x

Carole said...

Such a pretty card, love the paper. The decking looks fabulous, hope for some sunshine so you can sit on it.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love the paper and flowers. Decking looks brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Kate, I like the design and the colours, the decking looks great
Kevin xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love very much your card, great design and details!!
Such a great decking!! And so many work, I think!!

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous and what a brilliant project to do, with your hubby's garden leave - my other half could have had 3 months gardening leave, before he started his new job, but didn't take it and left the job early - i think it was so i wouldn't volunteer him to do lots of DIY jobs !!, Luv Sam x

Judith said...

fabulous decking Kate - well done you down with the boys hands on! - I just love your card those papers are amazing - love love that pretty pale design hugs judith x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. The decking looks amazing - great work. Sorry to hear your husband got made redundant though, it happened to me in Feb and it's not a nice experience, take care xx

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