Sunday, 24 April 2011


Hi there,

Welcome to a lazy Easter Sunday. Don't know what you lot have planned but we're off next door in a couple of hours - to a BBQ. Sally and Roger have invited us to share their family Easter celebrations, now isn't that kind of them? We're in charge of the beer and will be toting it round in our large cooler full of ice! Yee Haa.

Sunday mornings normally mean a themed challenge over on the craftbubble group Craft Mad & Loving It but CB appears to be hungover this weekend and no-one seems to be able to access it ...... again. This weeks challenge is set by Guest Design Team Member, Clare and she has kindly posted her theme on her own blog. This week she has chosen, in honour of all those Easter Eggs . . . . CHOCOLATE SENTIMENTS. With CB down you can post your entries (which needn't be a card) on your own blog and then post a link to it on Clare's blog here. ENJOY

I managed a little crafting yesterday, perhaps a mistake as the A/C was blasting away above my head and I've woken this morning with stiff shoulders - must have been the draught! Hmm, two ibuprofen and I'm sure I'll be fine later. I was beavering away whilst watching the Doctor Who-fest yesterday here in Florida, on BBC America. It was on all day, culminating in the premiere of the new series only a few hours later than you lot could have seen it in the U.K. Anyone else watch the new one? What did you think? They'd been telling us it was going to be super scary so I must admit to being a tad disappointed when these scary new monsters appeared - can only assume they will get scarier as the show developes - after all, who knew that monsters looking like they were made from egg boxes could end up being the ultimate scare?!?!!?

I mounted this one on a layer of black as my other one didn't really show up so well!
Materials used:
  • ATC blank coloured using memento Lulu lavender
  • Inkadinkado flourish inked using memento Lilac Posies
  • Recollections image inked in memento tuxedo black on to Bristol board and cut out, mounted on to black and cut out again
  • Copic markers used to colour image
  • Hero Arts image inked in memento Grape Jelly
  • Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen to highlight
See what I mean?
Materials used:
  • ATC Blank coloured using memento Plum
  • Inkadinkado image inked using the same plum
  • Tsukineko frost shimmer sprayed over ATC before adding the sentiment and image
  • Hero Arts sentiment inked in memento Tuxedo Black directly on to the ATC
  • Recollections image inked in memento Grape jelly
  • Copic markers used to colour image
  • Faux crystal gemstones to finish

Now, I ask you . . .  does this LOOK comfortable????? I saw this little chap, clinging on, as I headed to the drive to pick up the local free paper before the sprinklers destroyed it, the paper that is, not the gecko!

A brown anole (gecko) spotted perched on our sprinklers this morning!
Happy Easter Sunday to you all, however you have plans to spend it.


mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Kathy, I love your cute little monster ATC's, great that they have comforters LOL I hope your shoulders are easier now and that the gecko got away. Have fun on the BBQ:0) xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Sorry that should be at the BBQ :0)

Debs M said...

hope you have a lovely bbq , fab atc's, have a lovely Easter x

Lilian said...

I looked at the gecko without my reading glasses on and it looked like you had put a picture of a spray bottle on there Lol. Hope you are having a great time. No bubble yet again. Take care lilian

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Easter,Kathy...we've had a lovely family BBQ today.

Cherry said...

Hope you are in the BBQ party enjoying beer. Happy Easter to you and Steve. Love all the ATCs too. Hugs Cherry XXX

Ciara said...

Hi Kathy, it's amazing what those geckos perch on!

In answer to your question on my blog, we stay at High Grove which is just off US27 (right where it joins the 192). We've stayed at Hampton Lakes before too. Both are just a few miles from Champions Gate I think; I've definitely shopped at the Publix there before! So, yes Posner Park is where I go to Michael's too. Where is Joann's then? not seen one of them anywhere

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog... visited here with a smile, take care always... feel free to visits me back at (A Growing Teenager Diary)... thanks ~~~