Tuesday 11 June 2013

Happy Broadband!!

British Telecom finally got their act together and connected us yesterday with our broadband.... not before time I might add......!
So here's the news from here - we are settling in well in the new home. Lots and lots to do and for the last two weeks it appears that all we've done is wait for deliveries of one thing and another. The end isn't really in sight yet but we're getting there slowly!
Think I might feel better when the electrician has been and put up the new lights - bare light bulbs are singularly unappealing aren't they!! And my blinds and curtains should be here in the next two weeks - although the view is fantastic (see previous post down page!), I would like to be able to shield the new sofas from the sun!
One downside is that my craft stuff is still in boxes and is likely to remain so for at least another week as the office/craft space hasn't been kitted out - although it is ordered and expected this week - then all dear husband has to do is assemble all the desks and shelving!! (Not much eh?????!!!!)
But -
want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has commented on my scheduled DT posts and now I am back in business with the internet I will be along to visit you all properly!
A quick share with you all with one I made earlier -
used black pearl card as a base, added some torn and distressed K and Co papers for the background.

The Steamboat stamp was stamped onto co ordinating paper with Verasfine ink and mounted onto the same black card.

The fan shape at the bottom was done with a punch and I used the black circle off cuts on the image and on the tag!

The sentiment was a freebie (I think from TLC).

The ribbon here has shown up much lighter than it actually is - it looks white in the pic but trust me it's definitely cream!

Still lots of man themed challenges about  -
City Crafter
Crafty Sentiments
Loves Rubber Stamps
Tip Top Tuesday
Ladybug Crafts
Crafters Cafe 

Off to grab a coffee and a trawl through blogland! x


Desire Fourie said...

Loving your masculine card with the earthy tones. Ooh your new home sounds exciting.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Netty said...

You certainly do have a fab view Viv. Am sure you will be settled before long, in the meantime you have created a great card. Annette x

Angelique said...

Wonderful card. Love the distressed edges and choice of paper. Great sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at
The Crafter's Cafe


Stamps and Paper said...

Great card for a man Viv love the bot=at image...so pleased you are finally sorted out..I hate it when the net goes down....


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Viv love your image xx

Sue said...

Hello Viv, so pleased that you back with us! It sounds like you have been really busy, I expect you are looking forward to unpacking your craft stuff.
Your card is wonderful, I love the image and the colours are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Vanja said...

It looks beautiful, Viv! :)


Crafty Lark said...

Pleased you are settling in well Viv, great man card and what a great sentiment. xx Flora

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the image.
Its a great view you have in your new home, hope you are all settled in soon.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv! Great card!!!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

Shelby said...

Glad you made it into your new home and finally are connected to the rest of the world (whatever did we do prior to the internet?).
Love the vintagy feel of this card and the distressing works perfectly with this image. Great card


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love that image!! Great design too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Carol Willis said...

Holy Cow! Just checked our your previous post and saw your view. I'm sooooo jealous. How beautiful Viv, you lucky girl. Love this card by the way. Take care.
Caz x

Jackie said...

Good to see you back! I absolutely love this beautiful card, the image is beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Welcome to your new home Viv, and your card shows a relaxed mode in it so you are obviously settling in...love the image and oh yes the punch is awesome.....great male card.xx

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific masculine card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

coops said...

stunning male card viv.fab border and I love the stamp :D
so pleased you are settling in nicely :D

xx coops xx

Paper Junkie said...

I love this card Viv - anything to do with water floats my boat - (excuse the pun)! Glad you are settling into your lovely new home. X

Ceal said...

Fabulous masculine card! thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, hope to see you again soon!!

AppleApricot Wen said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment! Thanks for joining CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Beautiful masculine creation Viv, love it! Glad you are getting settled in your new home:) Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments!!

Jackie said...

Darling creation, for any guy card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Viv said...

Super card Viv, so glad you have the braodband sorted now too.I still dread moving house, put it off again for now though and doing more things to improve this one in the meantime , just hope it pays off :) Viv xx

Shea said...

Beautiful times 10 - this is a fabulous man-card! Masculine and elegant at the same time. LOVE the base layer paper(s) and how you recycled the little dots from the punch outs. This really is a lovely card, Viv. And congrats on your move. I've been wandering through your lovely blog and was mesmerized by that fabulous VIEW! Oh you lucky thing! Thanks so much for sharing!