That was the week that was

Oh my goodness, what can I tell you about last week??? I knew it was going to be tough but wasn’t ready for quite how tough. Four very long days working in excess of thirteen hours with the majority of that on my feet. No time to stop, no time to sit and certainly no time to eat. Factor in the hottest week of the year and you’ll get the measure of it. I think at one point I may have actually died but there really wasn’t time to check! Despite a long soak in a very hot bathI still feel numb from the waist down and have blisters the size of Wakefield on my feet. But I survived and I can look forward to doing it all again next week 🙂

Determined not to miss my favourite blog challenges I have summoned up the energy to whip up a little something for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge – dreams. Very therapeutic it was too:


I’ve had a good old play with some new stamps  from AHA designed by Ashley Goldberg. The background is distress inks – Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky – applied directly from the pad and just swooshed around. I brushed on some Spun Sugar over any white bits. Then I over stamped some splats and lines using white ink.


The stamping has all been paper pieced over the background. The girl and flowers were stamped onto some of the background paper that I got from Kate Crane. The heart is a separate stamp in the set and has been paper pieced too. The flowers remind me of parasols or to be more accurate, cocktail parasols.


The moon, by Stampotique and the stars (AHA) were stamped on to white card and then brushed with Spun Sugar distress ink. The words were printed on my computer. To finish it off, I added a stamped border in white.




My work schedule allows me the luxury of a non-working day on Fridays. This week this fell on July 25th which is normally the day I have my Christmas in July party. I was gutted not to be able to host one this year. However, on Friday morning when I finally managed to stagger downstairs I found that Mr Beez had secretly put up my Christmas in July tree (for I have such a thing you know!) complete with gifts – Mr Kipling French Fancies, honey roast peanuts and salted caramel truffles. I have the best husband in the world!

Thanks for buzzing by.



That was the week that was — 16 Comments

  1. I am so happy for you Lisette to have such an incredibly wonderful husband. Wow. That says alot about you two and your marriage, BRAVA. Wish you could get a different job that isn’t so hard on you. How long can you keep that up before it affects your health? Take good care of yourself ok? Happy summer days.
    Your creation is adorable, love the little girl.

    • Thank you 🙂 hearing from my pals on here really helps get me through it. I have a strong work ethic and have not (touch wood) had a day of sick in over 12 years but this has me beat. I will survive but I shall also make sure my voice is heard. Meanwhile, refuge in family and crafting xx

  2. oh bless you, blisters the size of Wakefield are chuffing painful! Hope you have someone on hand to massage peppermint oil gently into your poor beleaguered tootsies! Gorgeous creation, as ever you have cracked it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    • Ooh a masseuse with some muscles – what a fabulous idea. Sadly, Mr B will go nowhere near my feet and that was before the whole blister thing!!x

  3. Ow wow, Mr Beez really is the greatest. I am so pleased to hear that he has been looking after you this weekend.

    Love this project, it is so pretty. Goodness knows where you found the energy to make it my friend.

    Dionne xx

  4. What a sweet husband you have! Glad you were able to enjoy your Christmas in July. Sorry the work is so hard now, sure hope it gets better. A really cute piece too. Beautiful tag, love the watery background and the seahorse looks stunning. ~Diane

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