Tuesday, 5 April 2011

I've Finally Started

I know I've left it late, most people fly out of the starting blocks on the first day of the New Year all fired up with good intentions of masses of projects they're going to start with the fresh year.  Not me, nope, I'm more like the tortoise and ambled out and about and finally decided at the end of March that I was going to do a Document 2011 album!

Last week's sketch over on Shimelle's blog was perfect for the feature page for January and this is the photo I wanted to document:
Paul made me this for my birthday, it's pergamano and he cut, embossed and hand painted the beautiful picture.  This photo doesn't do it justice because, in real life, you look through the garland of flowers and see the rolling fields. And here's how it looks on a layout:
I wanted the layout to be bright and fun and show it was all about a celebration.
I wasn't surprised that I found ribbon to match the colour of the card he'd used because he pinched the cardstock from my stash!

In other news I had a lovely weekend, spent 2 hours sorting the garden out on Sunday but was rewarded with a beautiful card and a box of chocolates from Maddie for Mother's Day.  No bingo winnings to report which is a shame but I will try harder in future :) And finally, the best bit, Paul got a job today!!! I'm so pleased for him and proud of him and wish him lots of luck on his first day on Thursday.

Hope all is well in your world
Jo x

10 comments:

Cheri said...

Wow! Paul is quite talented. Lucky you to get such a beautiful card.

Sarah said...

Wow!!! Paul is very talented!!! And it's a lovely layout!

darkpoetess said...

Gorgeoussss page! and that card is amazing! i know what you mean about just getting started this year - i started out of the blocks fast, then feb and march came along and i was so unmotivated. now i'm back :-)

Melissa said...

That is a gorgeous layout, and how wonderful that he created that card for you!

Cathy (Katy) said...

Wow!! lucky you...that is one clever and thoughtful man you have there. Smiled when you mentioned bingo...I'm saving that pleasure for when I'm in a rest home, it's going to be my old age vice LOL.

Karen said...

What a really beautiful card and a lovely layout :)

Sian said...

Wow! That is quite some talent he has. Best of luck for the new job!

Lesley said...

a lovely layout

Also thank you for commenting on my blog

Lesley x

Winnie said...

Gorgeous card, and you've scrapped it beautifully on that LO. I had to laugh at the coordinating purple ribbon. :D Congrats to Paul on getting a new job!

Lorraine said...

What a precious card. You did a great job.