Monday, 30 August 2010

I am home........sob

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Morning bloggers, I am sooooooooo glad we have a Bank Holiday today, we got back from a fantastic week in Scotland visiting family yesterday and its nice to have a day catching up on washing etc.........I could live up in Scotland, It is soooooooo pretty and I would be close to my adopted mum (my mother in law Little Daffodil), so I could raid her stash every day!!!! Lol. Hubby got loads of quality time with his dad too, they both love Photography so managed to teach each other loads of tips and tricks with the cameras.

Whilst we were away we decided we would have our bathroom done, we sold our caravan to raise the pennies for this venture as we wanted two rooms completely gutted and merged into one and I wanted all pipes and electrics hidden in wall cavities etc..........well I had dreams of coming home to my dream bathroom but I knew it would not happen in a week, I had hoped that some things would have been in, but this was what we came home to last night!!!!

Walls have had to be reinforced for the hanging vanity unit, toilet re-routed as we wanted it moved (more of a problem than we first thought due to our Kitchen extension!!! Just loads of preparation work really......oh well I am hoping it will be worth it when its done, I have waited for this bathroom for 5 years!!! These pics don't really show how big this room is going to be, can't get the angle to photograph it all.

BTW, that is our old loo not the new one......I am somewhat confused about that as we are have a corner loo.......the soil pipe looks in the wrong place to me but then again I am no toilet expert!!

Anyway I just had to share this pic, it is my youngest fur baby Kevin, yes this is that fluffy guy in my sidebar after I clipped him last week for his holidays.....yes all the fur babies come to Scotland, my poor in-laws were decended upon by 4 humans and 3 fur babies....LOL, talk about a full house, we take over their entire home when we's a good job they are such lovely people, I don't know many people that would let 3 dogs stay in their home....LOL, especially disfunctional ones, all my dogs have had some kind of unpleasent past they are rescues so they all have some quirk or other!

So Jeanie, you think he is still cute without his curls? I think he looks cute both with both hairstyles.....LOL

Right, onto my card, I made this whilst in Scotland, using my adopted mummy's Mermaid Tilda stamp and copics to colour her....oh and I pinched all the embellies, I just provided the DSP which is MME Penny Lane.....Lol, love you mummy!! I am entering this card into this weeks Stampin for the weekend challenge which is 'anything goes' and creative card crew want to see our cards sparkle and shine, the paper is soooooo sparkly but the camera has not really picked it up.

Anyway, I have loads of organising to do before I go back to work tomorrow......BOO, have a great bank holiday Monday for those who it applies to, everyone else have a great Monday.x

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment as I love reading them.




  1. Such a sweet card Sarah, I love the little mermaid and the papers you have used are perfect! I hope your bathroom gets finished soon...I'm sure it will be fab in the end :) Donna x

  2. Hi from Peaceful Scotland,
    Your card is beautiful although it looks better in the flesh. The bathroom will sort itself out.
    My craftroom is a very lonely place today.
    Mummy Scotland

  3. This is a fab card, I love the colours you have chosen!
    Thanks so much for joining us on the the Creative Card Crew challenge!

  4. The work will eventually get done and it will be well worth the bother Sarah. Sounds like you have had a great time with Fiona and vice versa lol. Love your little doggie lol, so neat and tidy lol. Your card is gorgeous too, love the mermaid tilda, gorgeous colouring. Don't be working too hard tomorrow!

  5. Fab card Sarah, so glad you had a good time and i'm sure the bathroom will come together soon.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Gorgeous card sarah :) I'm sure the bathroom will be worth all the hassle :) hugs xx

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  8. Your mermaid card is a stunner hun, just gorgeous. Sorry that the bathroom isn't as far forward as you had hoped - but I am sure it soon will be and I trust we will get pictures of the new loo too!! Hugs, Sxx

  9. Gorgeous mermaid card Sarah! Building work is always a nightmare but hey im sure it will feel worth it once its done
    love tasha xx

  10. Accck!! Where's my baby's curls??? Hmmm, yep I still wuv him no matter what hairdo he's sportin!! LOL!!!! Ain't he just the CUTEST baby evah!! I just wanna smooch that wittle face!
    Oh, and your card is FANTASTIC!! Love the twine crisscrossed behind the image! Too cute!