Monday, 5 April 2010

It's all over...{& I got creative!}




Back to reality tomorrow morning...Easter is over, eggs are eaten & altogether I am feeling worse for wear as a result! So much for my resolution of not eating any eggs...far too much chocolate in da house at the moment!!

We were here again this weekend. Looks idyllic? TBH it's a bit creepy...desolate with an angry sea as far as the eye can see. The weather was unpredictable & rainy yet humid & windless...

We were staying in holiday accomodation with elderly relatives who kept closing doors & windows when all I wanted was some fresh air ;-D Yet again no air-conditioning but I had the good sense to take my fan along this time!

I had no idea I was so impatient, intolerant & selfish but spending a weekend with a stage 5 Alzheimer's sufferer brought that home to me...I now know I could never earn extra money as a care-giver!

As a result of all the stress I had all my camera settings wrong & took the most hideous photos!

The Easter Hunt was a shambles & only got underway at 4.30p.m!

I hate that I made such a mess of this photo series that I so look forward to each year...

Anyway, despite feeling exhausted by the end of it this weekend was a good thing on many levels...

I sent some goodies back to Cape Town with our visitors...

And enjoyed the presentation process although I only had one ballpoint pen with me!

I recently cut out all the images from last year's Sassafras papers & have used a lot of them on my projects lately as a result...

I decided to make a card at the last minute & didn't even have a sheet of cardstock with me so had to use a sheet of A4 computer paper the kids had brought with to colour on!

I used some product packaging for the "printed paper" on the front & covered up the words with offcut strips {I took a bundle of offcut strips with me to work on another project that I'll show you soon...}

I threaded some gingham ribbon through the hole already there at the top of the product packaging & layered some Sassafras elements together with some 7Gypsies sentiment stickers & a bee that I've had in my stash so long I have no idea where it came from!

Our South African Easter was marred by a racially motivated gruesome murder of a high profile figure but the good news is I should be receiving the keys to our new house tomorrow!





14 comments:

teacher jessy said...

That is a very beautiful card!! I love the colors. Those goodies are so beautifully made. Love the idea of you cutting the sassafrass frames to act up as name tags. It looks really good & boy those ribbons are just so pretty. I have soft spots for polka dots ribbon :)

Diana said...

Funny how the photos "look" idyllic but the reality was quite different... I know how that can be... .

eMeLiNe Seet said...

love the card ! the yellow is really striking love it :) !

Jenny in Durbs said...

Hope you get your keys thats so exciting. Alzheimers is a dreadful thing my Dad died of it having had it for several years its debilitating, degrading, and everything else.Your cards & parcels look stunning.

topkatnz said...

Sorry to hear that your weekend was so stressful - hope that getting your house keys puts some sunshine back in your life!Hugs.

Shayne said...

Good on you for being creative whilst being away! No such luck for me.

I've given up on decent Easter pics!

tania said...

love your card and parcels helen!! so very pretty.x the photos are still looking good! hope you get the keys!! Wow!!what a feeling!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks! Just off to get the keys now at 2p.m & get the electricity reconnected!! Somehow I have an overwhelming urge to be creative in the midst of chaos so now I have the dining room table filled with art supplies & busy trying to squeeze in another project between packing boxes!

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

The photos do look good *at least to me* and I love your colourful wrapping and pretty card ! Hope you had fun with your project !

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Monique said...

Hi Helen!! I've been doing some catching up on your blog! Some lovely creations you've been making! and I love this card with the touch of Sassafras!! Such a shame the Easter weekend is over; yours looks great to me though!!!
Hope you're doing well!!

Desire Fourie said...

Your family photos are beautiful and one would never know the settings was incorrect (according to you). You have beautiful children to be so proud of. Wishing you and your family every happiness in your new home.
Hugs
Desire

明宏明宏 said...

IT IS A VERY NICE SUGGESTION, THANK YOU LOTS! ........................................

Lynette said...

Hallo Helen...where are you?