Sunday, 31 October 2010

Morning and welcome to Halloween!

Don't know whether you celebrate Halloween or not . . . we don't really so we plan to avoid the whole situation by heading off to the beach this afternoon and then stopping off for dinner on the way home. Though we MAY drive round the neighbourhood and take a few piccies of homes which have been decorated for the holiday!!

Back to crafting . . . over on craftbubble's Craft Mad & Loving It group a themed challenge is set each Sunday and today's has been set by Guest Design Team Member, Debs. She has chosen "COMMUNICATION" as her theme and I happened to have the perfect stamp for this - what a change from yesterday challenging twist!!!

As my regular readers know, I try to make quite a few ATC's whilst away as I just KNOW there will be a fair few on the metaphorical mat (as my lovely neighbour, Debbie, regularly removes our post for us) when I get home.

I therefore covered this ATC blank with an offcut of DCWV gingham paper which I then distressed using Tea Dye and Barn Door inks. I stamped this fab Hero Arts cling stamp set in black Versafine ink before coloring the image using pro markers and copics and highlighting with Sakura gel glitter pens and then, finally, adding four pink faux gemstones. I think this cellphone using image is just fine for the theme, don't you?

I also made this little ATC yesterday . . .
I coloured my ATC blank using distress inks in Barn Door and Fired Brick before stamping up my clear Penny Black stamps (from the set: ALLEGRO) in black Versafine ink, which I then highlighted using holographic stickles.
A simple ATC but quite sweet nonetheless and another to add to my growing collection in readiness for my return home.
Last evening we were going out to dinner with our neighbours, Sally and Roger, but were heading out considerably later than usual because they were driving to Mount Dora to indulge the grandkids in the Mount Dora Corn Maze! Well! They did . . . they said it was hot and dusty in the maze and not QUITE as much fun as they anticipated and the grandchildren got bored! Well it IS only a bunch of cornstalks after all, but at least they've been AND they were able to spend time with the grandkids. Anyway, we headed off around 7pm and selected Applebees as our restaurant and when we arrived people were driving around the parking lot searching for spaces - this didn't bode well! Further enquiry elicited "it'll be 20 minutes for a table" - this didn't sound half bad so, rather sceptical of this timescale, we sat down . . . . and were called just short of twenty minutes - IMPRESSED? Us too! Chris was our waiter and persuaded us all to have the two for one beer special (like THAT took a lot of doing!) and we made our selection. The food was quick, hot, tasty and we all said we would order our selections again and the bill wasn't bad either! Back to ours for a bit of a chat before Sally and Roger made the long trip home . . . next door!!!
Whatever you are up to this Halloween, enjoy it! Have a good day peeps


Debs M x said...

Both lovely atc's and i think it fits the challenge perfectly! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab ATC's there Kathy. Have a great day, whatever you decide to do. Looking forward to hearing all about it tomorrow.


My name is Wynneth said...

Two fabby ATCs Mrs K :o) That's a really sweet HA stamp you've got there. I'm well impressed but not surprised by the accuracy of the waiting time prediction for your dinner!! Hope the beach is fun (jealous? moi? you bet!!!) Cold, wet and now getting dark already here (4.20pm!) Not a good day for our family today, as you know, but we are managing to get through it. Looking forward to hearing all about your day at the beach and maybe seeing some piccies :O)