Saturday, 22 November 2014

Welcome to Saturday/challenge day!

Morning all
 
Saturdays are normally challenge days for me and today (I hope) will be no different .... this week, however, the weather has been the challenge. I'm sure it's not just me who finds it more difficult to get decent photos of projects when the weather is dark, dank and DISMAL!!
 
In my last post I showed a card I had made but said it had gotten too dark to make the insert and co-ordinating envelope .... as my friend would say "it was as black as nookies knocker"!!! We've had conversations about the origin of this phrase and it APPEARS to originate from a time when Newgate Prison figured prominently!
 
Anyhoo ...... suffice it to say, it was too darn dark to make much headway so, that left yesterday ...... well hubby and I had a few chores in the morning and I was out in the afternoon, meeting  pal for coffee so, it was about as dark when I got round to the insert and envelope so I hope you will forgive me .... for playing catch up with some of my "finishes":-
 
 
 
 
Materials used:
  • 13½cm square of white card and Kraft card, for matting
  • Creative Expressions star image stamped numerous times using Encore gold ink.
 
I've left the sentiment off as I feel it may well be appropriate for several occasions so will wait until I decide which one to use it for and will then stamp appropriately ....
 
My regular readers may also recall recently that I bought some ladder yarn and crocheted a necklace in shades of grey. I did this whilst in Florida but I knew I had some similar yarn and some beads so, once I got home, I thought I would make another and incorporate some beads. Turns out that this yarn is quite a bit finer than the original so, despite the same number of strands, looks thinner - not sure which I prefer, if I'm honest .....
 
My necklace - I incorporated a strand of the inevitable PURPLE in this one too!!!!

And a close up to show the beads
And this was the ORIGINAL make
 
There are lots of fab challenges out there today so ..... I'm off to check out my stash for one or more of them:-

  1. Crazy for CAS - "Presents"
  2. Simply Less Is More - "Jingle all the way!" ....... Jingle bells!!!
  3. Gem of a challenge - "Kraft + ONE other colour" ..... my other colour is BLACK!
  4. 52CCT - "Paper Piercing - must be a Christmas card"
  5. Crafty Hazelnuts - "Getting ready for Christmas" .... well Santa has to get ready too!
  6. Sketch Saturday - see sketch below
  7. Addicted to CAS - see sketch below

 
 
 
And so ..... here is my card which will fit challenges 2, 3, 5 and 7:-

My card

And a closer view so you can see the sparkle

Materials used:
  • Kraft C6, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippets of card in white and kraft
  • Bakers twine in black and white
  • Crafty Individuals image and Kaisercraft sentiment stamped on to white card using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle added to both protect and bling it up!!!

Happy Saturday

Friday, 21 November 2014

Well here we are at another weekend - hope you'll stay for the Friday Funny too!

Hi there peeps,
 
Hope your Friday goes with a bang (in the nicest possible way) and leads on to a splendid weekend too. How are you all doing with your Christmas shopping? Christmas card making?
 
I started wrapping last week, whilst struggling with my mojo ..... needed to be doing something and at least wrapping presents is faintly creative!!! Now all I need is the tree to put them under - not surprisingly, my husband says it's far too early to put the tree up!! - and (in my heart) I KNOW he's right but ..... part of me (the part that just LOVES Christmas) would really like to ..... and I started writing my cards - this will prove whether I made enough or too many then!!!

Hubby got the Christmas dex down from the loft! Before you pass out with fear that we might have put the tree up in mid November .... don't panic. The plan was to site the outside lights on a fine dry (and hopefully, not too cold) day and not necessarily to connect them yet. The weather forecast seemed to advise a period of cold weather so Thursday seemed like the last window of opportunity for maybe a week so ....... hubby was able to find the box that contained just the outside lights and now those are fixed across our dining room roof and across the garage roof too - not wired in though we did test them to ensure they would be ready.

Now it's back to the present wrapping and card writing!

Wednesday evening saw us at our favourite Indian restaurant, Raj's. How we miss our favourite dishes when we don't go for a while .... our last trip was ...... SEPTEMBER!!!! It was great to be in familiar surroundings and experience the flavours of our fave dishes too - thanks guys! We were with our pal, Debbie, and I'm pleased to say she enjoyed her meal as much as we enjoyed our own.

On a crafting front though ..... I was blog hopping and saw a challenge that tempted me to my craft table and here's how it panned out:-
 

My card
 
And a close up to show the twinkle

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250 gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel and white snippet for image panel
  • Kraft and black card for matting
  • Distress Inks in antique linen and tea dye applied to the image panel using a Tim Holtz mini blender and foam panel
  • D.I. in tea dye applied through the star stencil (by Heidi Swapp)
  • Creative Expressions Grungey star image stamped using versamark ink and then gold dazzle and shabby white frontage (and iridescent frontage particles) liberally sprinkled over the inked image before heating from the back
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal the water based inks

I will, of course, be making the insert and envelope match but it went dark before I had the chance so that will be  job for today!

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Cute Card Thursday - "STARS" - oh yeah, I count at least 20!
  2. 4 Crafty Chicks - "Make it Sparkle" - razzle dazzle gold embossing powder is super sparkley
  3. Time Out Challenges - "Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle" - as above!
 
And now, on to this week's Friday Funny which comes to us courtesy of ScrappyJacky - thanks matey! Hope you will all enjoy, as I did!
 
 

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,


If you can resist complaining and boring people with your tribulations,


If you can eat the same food every
 day and be grateful for it,


If you can understand when your loved
 ones are too busy to give you the time of day,


If you can take criticism and
 blame without resentment,


If you can conquer tension
 without medical help, or drugs
 

If you can relax without alcohol, or good pot,
 


If you can sleep without the aid of medications. . . . .


.


.


.



 
 
 
Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

 
Happy Friday - have a good one!
 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Welcome to midweek!

Morning all
 
I'd like to welcome a couple of new followers Asha and Hazel, thanks for following and I hope you will find the time and inclination to stop by again sometime soon.

Yesterday saw us setting an alarm!!!! Not something that happens too often at the purple palace, I can tell you! Car in for service 15 miles away so we headed out and were thwarted at every turn!! - with every single set of traffic lights at red!, road closures and traffic backing up - we seemed to be destined not to reach our garage in time .... despite the law of sod being very prevalent we DID make it only a little late and dropped the car off .. I even got to pet a delightful little beagle/Jack Russell cross dog who was patiently waiting whilst her owners car was in for service! An added bonus! Sadly our late breakfast/early lunch sausage sandwich was completely disappointing but hey ... life's like that sometimes don't you find? Car was ready when we returned, all good - thank heavens! So that's all done till next year.

Now that my cold is well on its way I found that my energy levels are returning and I felt like heading to the table of craftiness. Some of you may know that I'm a fan of both monochrome AND Clean And Simple so it ought to be a doddle to work out what's coming next then ......

My card
And a close up to show the twinkle of the Spray and Sparkle!
 

And my co-ordinating inside and envelope

 
Materials used:
  • C6 white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippets of white, black and grey card
  • Images by Stamplorations stamped using: Ranger Archival jet black, Versacolour silver and Memento London Fog inks
  • Sentiment on front of card by Kaisercraft and sentiment by TPC Studio inside and on the envelope stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal the envelope and Spray and Sparkle to seal the image panels

I will be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. Not just cards - "Anything Goes"
  2. Everybody Art Challenge - "Use a circle" .. oh yeah - think I got that covered!
  3. Partytime Tuesday - "Anything Goes"
  4. Clear it Out Challenge - "Anything Goes + Use THREE of the same thing" (used that Happy Birthday 3 times and the circles and squares more than 3 times AND three layers to my image panel - white/black/grey!)
 
It's also What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday and I actually have "schtuff" on my desk, so I'll share a piccie ....


OOPS! Back to needing a tidy!

Have a fantabulous Wednesday peeps

Kathy

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Late post from me this lazy Sunday ...

Hey there readers,
 
Normally posting at the crack of the crafting day but ... having had a head cold this past week has kept me away from the table of craftiness for one reason or another and, since you've done nothing to offend me, I shall go in to no greater detail!!!
 
We had pals popping in for a late lunch on their way south so my priorities this morning were clearing a space for them to sit and chat and clearing away dust so thick you could plant potatoes!! No, honestly, it was a bit bad in the lounge - we'd been away too so it hadn't been "attended to" since SEPTEMBER!!!! Sounds awful when put in to the written word, doesn't it? Still, an hour with a vacuum, a duster, a feather duster and some febreze and the place looks fit to receive visitors now. A quick change of the beds too and I was free to hit the table of craftiness with a clear conscience ....

I don't often use blue and yet I seem to have quite a few "blues" and a pal who simply loves the colour - not sure what set me on this path today but .....
 

My card

And the inside and envelope to match

My image panels
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250 gsm card blank and matching sized envelope
  • A4 card in white and blue - to cut down to make two mats each for the front and inside of my card .... you could argue that the strip left from the larger mats WOULD have been snippets which I then used on my image panel so there was NO WASTE card!!! Don't you love it when that happens?
  • Distress Inks in tumbled glass, salty ocean and chipped sapphire pressed on to a non stick craft mat, spritzed with water and my smaller snippets of white card "smooshed" through, dried and "smooshed" again till I was happy with the colour before setting aside to dry
  • Carabelle image stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink and then I ran an old credit card through the ink pad to generate some "random" lines
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
  • Goosebumps shimmer texture spray used to seal, shimmer and texturise this card
 
I'm not sure whether the lovely Di will allow this as an entry for her snippets challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop but I'll have a go! I will also be entering it (because of the white space) ... over at the Clean And Simple challenge over at The Paper Players - wish me luck!

Our guests have just left, it was so lovely to see them too, been a while. Anyway, I can now post this thread and pop over and enter those challenges too - thanks for stopping by

Enjoy the rest of your day

Saturday, 15 November 2014

It's Saturday and that can only mean one thing ....

Morning peeps,
 
It's Challenge Day! Well it IS normally but .... would you believe that I'm still full of cold? I had hoped that this was proving to be a mild cold and would be history by now .... not so. I'm now wondering if I was simply doing too good a job with the day and night nurse!?!?!? I say that because the Kleenex truck that was stalking me all week has really only been deployed in the last 24 hours and my previously skin coloured nose is now positively Rudolph like!! BOTHER!
 
This irritating cold has kept me from crafting this week and it's doing my head in. Normally, in a week, I would have made cards for several challenges and Saturday's mean three or four but ...... I'm afraid it's a pretty meagre fare to share with you. Not that I don't like the card I am about to share but more that there ought to be more than one!!!
 
 
Here's my CAS card with multiple trees!

And a closer view
And the co-ordinating inside and envelope
 Materials used:
  • C6 white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Embossing Art Co image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Distress Inks: worn lipstick, seedless preserves, salty ocean, tumbled glass and iced spruce used watercolour style along with a twinkling H20 in gold (for the moon)
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
 
I will be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less is More - "More than one tree"
  2. Sister Act - "Anything Goes" (cards only)
  3. Polkadoodles - "Clean And Simple"
  4. MoxiefabWorld - "Treemendous"
 
It's the SECOND birthday of the fab challenge blog Addicted to CAS and they have launched their latest challenge - a sketch. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEEPS


Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful Saturday and .... stay germ free!! Hopefully, normal service will resume (VERY SOON)!!!!
 
 

Friday, 14 November 2014

TGIF - not forgetting the Friday Funny!

Morning all,
 
Apologies for the radio silence from me this week ... I've had a wretched cold all week and haven't felt much like crafting - this, as I'm sure you regulars will know, is VERY unusual for me. Heck, I even sent out three ATC swaps with NO MAIL ART!!!! That's pretty serious but I'm hoping the appropriate pals will all forgive me. However, after three days with no crafting whatsoever I was itching to get back to it and thought I would break myself in gently.

I have signed up for a crafting Secret Santa and thought to myself (as the goodies arrived this morning) what better way than to make my own gift wrap .....

My gift wrap

And a close up which (I HOPE) will show the twinkle!
And the wrapped gift

Materials used:
  • Sheet of heavyweight copy paper
  • Small white gift tag
  • Penny Black "Mrs Santa" image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Red Pro Marker to colour
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Adirondack red pepper ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle - to set the inks and give a glorious twinkle
  • To avoid "bleed" on the gift tag I used the Adirondack red pepper ink and a water brush to colour
  • Stickles - to highlight the red on the gift tag which will also "seal" the water based colour for transport
  • Bakers twine to tie the parcel and attach the gift tag

I'll be entering this gift wrap for the following challenges:
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - "Anything Goes"
  2. Three Muses - "White space"
  3. CASology - Festive, with optional 25 days of Christmas tags (because it's festive wrap and DOES have a tag!
  4. Addicted to CAS - "TAG"
 
And now ..... here is this weeks Friday Funny offering, brought to you this week courtesy of Marsha so .... ENJOY
 
A Sunday school teacher asked her class, "What was Jesus' mother's name?"  One child answered, "Mary."
The teacher then asked, "Who knows what Jesus' father's name was?" A little kid said, "Verge."
Confused, the teacher asked, "Where did you get that?"
The kid said, "Well, you know, they are always talking about Verge n' Mary.''

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KIDS IN CHURCH
3-year-old Reese:
"Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name.
Amen."

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A little boy was overheard praying:
"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm
Having a real good time like I am."

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After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all
The way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy
Replied, "That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian
Home, and I wanted to stay with you guys."
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I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's
Prayer for several evenings at bedtime.
She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.
Finally, she decided to go solo.
I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to
The end of the prayer:
"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us from E-mail.

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One particular four-year-old prayed,
"And forgive us our trash baskets
As we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

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A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the way to
Church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One
Bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

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Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother, Joel, were sitting
Together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally,
His big sister had had enough.
"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men
Standing by the door?
They're hushers."

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A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.  The
Boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.  Their mother
Saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He
Would say, 'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Ryan, you be Jesus!"
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A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year-old son
Ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore where a
Seagull lay dead in the sand.
"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.
"He died and went to Heaven," the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
"Did God throw him back down?"

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A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their
Six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?" "I
Wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied. "Just say what you hear

Mommy say," the wife answered.  The daughter bowed her head and said,
"Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"
 
 
Don't forget ... if you are in the mood for more funnies then you can always check out Hettiecraftz blog where she too publishes a Friday Funny.

And have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Welcome to What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Well, it's the middle of the week once more and .... guess what? STILL RAINING!
 
Many regular readers will recall my ATC materials swap with a buddy from the Isle of Skye ..... I returned home to a packet from Pam. Inside were the materials for my ATC, want to see what I received?
 
My pig card is double sided, the other side is below. The other item is a sticker
An ATC should measure 89mm x 62mm so this card is too small to use as my ATC base
 
 
Any suggestions for what I should make from the above materials? Well I have to say that I was stumped for a while but then hit on the memory of the perfect stamp in my collection and off I went - if you want to see what I made then scroll right down to the end of this post .......


Anyway, back to the mundane ..... flew home last Friday morning and a couple in the row behind were coughing and spluttering the entire flight so what I'm about to share with you will probably not come as a huge surprise. I CAUGHT THEIR COLD!! Thanks peeps! Sunday I had a tickle in my throat and the feeling of cotton wool in the head. Yesterday, I woke with the full blown symptoms (too icky to go in to, as you've done nothing to offend me!). I took to my bed with day nurse, dequacaine and Vick's First Defence in the hope of heading it off at the pass. This morning? Well, I'm up and about but feel pants and have no voice at all. I'm going to have to cancel a chat with a pal this morning as well as a much awaited curry this evening and a hair appointment tomorrow - none of these people deserve my germs! I just wish the people on the flight had been as thoughtful! Would I have missed a flight because of a cold? No, probably not .... so I shouldn't blame them but, well, you know .....
 
 
Welcome to What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday ... here's my desk!
 
 
Not much going on here today but it looks like I'm back to my untidy self once more!!
 
 
And ....... as mentioned above, here's what I made those materials in to - once I hit on the perfect image to accompany the "OlymPIGS" card ...
 
 
 
 
 
Materials used:
  • Pam's game card and vellum sticker .. PLUS
  • ATC blank
  • Hero Arts neon pink ink which I applied to the ATC blank using a Kaleidacolour blending tool and foam head
  • Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped randomly using both Distress Ink in picked raspberry and Color Box gold inks
  • Animal Antics "Acropigs" image stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured using alcohol markers
  • I fussy cut out the image of the six pigs and then separated them in to two layers so that they almost appear to "build a pyramid" with the pigs on the original card
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle used to both set the water based inks and add super shine to the project
  
What do you think? Did it work? I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out ... and will be entering it for the "Anything Goes  - except a card" challenge over at the Craft My Life blog and also the "Anything Goes" challenge at AddictedtoStampsandMore

Happy Wednesday, peeps - and stay dry if you still have awful weather where you are.


Monday, 10 November 2014

Is it going to stop raining or will Santa be making deliveries using an ark this year?

Morning all
 
My, my, it can sure rain here! Got home Friday lunchtime seconds before it started raining and it hardly seems to have stopped since then! It did stop a short while ago but, looking out, this may only be a temporary respite!!! Hmmmmmf - impressed? I think NOT! Hope you have better weather where you are today.

Banishing the dreaded jet lag appears to have been easier this time but I'm not saying we're done with it ...... manys the time we've said we're done .... only to find ourselves enjoying tea and toast at 03:00!!! Let's just say I am "cautiously optimistic"! It's obvious that we're not QUITE back to normal as we didn't waken till gone 08:00 this morning and then spent over an hour in bed watching breakfast TV!!! Not something we would normally do but neither of us could quite be bothered to get up! ..... hence the lateness of my post today - bet you thought you weren't going to get one at all today - didn't you? What with that and none yesterday either!
 
Anyhoo, on to today's make which I'd like to share with you ... I came home to a new issue of Craft Stamper and wondered what I might make with the free images on the  cover, so I channelled one of the designers ideas from the accompanying article in C.S. :-
 
My card

Close up to show the supreme TWINKLEY-ness!!!
  
Materials used:
  • White C6, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Go Kreate tag die and snippet of white card
  • Snippet of black/white twine
  • Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped using both Memento London fog and Hero Arts neon blue inks
  • Visible Image (C.S. freebie) footprint stamped using Versafine onyx black ink and then stamped again without re-inking
  • Visible Image (C.S. freebie) "HO" sentiment stamped using Kaleidacolour denim blue ink
  • Visible Image (C.S. freebie) "Believe" sentiment stamped multiple times around the tag using Adirondack red pepper ink
  • Dimensional foam to attach the tag to the base card
  • Crafters Companion "Spray and Sparkle" in silver used to both protect and bling up!!!
 
I'd like to enter it for the following challenges:-
  1. That Craft Place - "Anything Goes"
  2. Addicted to CAS - "Use a tag"
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "snippet challenge"
  4. Stamplorations - "Stamps and Layers"
 
 
Have a great Monday - stay dry peeps!
 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Saturday challenge day

Hi there,
 
Well it was a super dull day yesterday and rained pretty much all of it .... and cold too - two quilts on the bed!! Blimey, feeling chilled! I slept like the proverbial LOG though, thank heavens! Woken refreshed and ready to CRAFT!!! Of course, at some point, there WILL be grocery shopping but hey ... it's a necessary evil!
 
Still, challenge day today and, over at Simply Less Is More it's the turn of the dreaded One Layer Challenge .... this week with the theme of: "Starry, Starry night"
 

 
I'm hoping this will show the sparkly finish to the card

Materials used:
  • C6 white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Tim Holtz mini blending tool and foam pad (with just a "smidge" of D.I. in seedless preseves left on it!) used to apply Hero Arts neon blue inky "sky"
  • The darkest blue from the Kaleidacolour "denim" pad, applied through a "shooting star" Heidi Swapp stencil
  • Inkyliscious Santa and sleigh stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Inkyliscious mini stars image stamped using Versacolour silver ink
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • I then sprayed the entire card front with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine in silver to both add twinkle and seal my project
 
In addition to the Less Is More challenge I will be entering the above card for the following:
  1. Creative Corner Challenges - "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"
  2. Sister Act - "Anything Goes"
  3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - "Keep it flat"! ... also eligible for CHCCextra!
  4. Inkspirational - "Shine"

Happy Saturday - hope it's brighter and/or warmer where you are today

Friday, 7 November 2014

Welcome Friday "FUN"day!

Morning peeps,
 
I saw this tutorial on a blog whilst I was away and wanted to remind myself once I got home - HELLO! I'm home!! Check it out here
 
This is an example from INGRID's blog .... not one of mine, check out her blog using the link above
 
Obviously, having only recently arrived home I haven't had the chance to try the technique above but I have something crafty to share with you .. And there's a pretty cool sketch over at CASe this sketch .... wanna see?




So, I set to work ...
 


My card
 



And my co-ordinating insert and envelope

Materials used:

  • White C5 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Blue card and white card for matting and layering as well as a snippet of metallic blue card
  • Martha Stewart edging punch (from a PATP set)
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Hero Arts grungey circle stamped using Hero Arts neon blue ink
  • Stamplorations (mid sized) circle stamped using Distress Ink in faded jeans
  • Stamplorations small circle stamped using Distress Ink in peacock feathers

And  here's a challenge for the speedy crafters amongst you ... Speedcraft challenge

And now for the Friday Funny, this week brought to you by the power of e-mail, that and my pal, SandraT - ENJOY!!!
 
A Man Dining Alone
 

  
A man was dining alone in a fancy restaurant and there was a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her.
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Suddenly she sneezed, and her glass eye came flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reached out, grabbed it out of the air, and handed it back.

'Oh my, I am so sorry,' the woman said, as she popped her eye back in place. 'Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you.'
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They enjoyed a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they went to the theatre followed by drinks... They talked, they laughed, she shared her deepest dreams and he shared his. She listened to him with interest.
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After paying for everything, she asked him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast. They had a wonderful, wonderful time..
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The next morning, she cooked a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy was amazed. Everything had been so incredible!
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'You know,' he said, 'you are the perfect woman.. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?'

'No,' she replies. . ..





Wait for it ... ....





It's coming ..... ....




The suspense is killing you, isn't it?






She said ... ...
:

'You just happened to catch my eye.'

(Oh go on you know you'll just forward it!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorry about that - couldn't resist it though!
 

It's the birthday of another crafting pal today .... this time it's Debs .... have a fantabulous day with your family.
 
Have a great weekend everyone