Saturday, 19 October 2013

Morning, welcome to the weekend

Hi readers,
It's Saturday once more and it's usually challenge day for me, I've posted a list of the challenges I like to enter, along with links, in my side bar so do feel free to check some out sometime. I may well be back with something later.

Yesterday saw our friends heading home after a couple of weeks stay close to us, we thoroughly enjoyed time with them and some fantastic meals/day trips/shopping etc. Safe journey home Wynneth and Tom and a very Happy Birthday to their son, who's birthday is today.

For our last meal out - on Thursday -we opted for Manny's, despite deciding (as we headed out the door) that we were going to the outback steakhouse!!! Funny how these things work out. Now Roger is a firm advocate of the ribs at Manny's (though I USUALLY get the steak) so I decided to try the half rack of ribs, at $14.99 they were not expensive. When they arrived, it was a plateful and, to be honest, I rested my knife on the top and it simply slid through the meat - now THAT's what I call succulent ..... and tasty too, with the added bonus of being on an earlybird special at just $11.49 - OMG! Great value. Our server, Josie, was a great enhancer of our experience too and offered to take some photos for us and to pose too. Here are some photos I'd like to share with you all .....

Josie's revenge!!

Party of four, ready for dinner

Fab cloud formation, about 10:00pm
Bye Bye Wynneth and Tom

Of course, on our way home W&T's car "accidentally" turned in to the parking lot of Michaels - for Wynneth to have one last look ...... churlish not to use my 40% discount coupon that had been burning a hole in my purse!

And now, for some crafting. I recently got the great news that a pal had passed her exam so I made her a card and mailed it but had to wait till I knew she'd received it before I could share it with you all, she has, so here it is .....

My congratulations card

Showing the insert and envelope too

Materials used:
  • White C5 card and matching sized envelope
  • Black card for matting (x2 - including insert)
  • White card for image panel (x2 .... as above)
  • Kaisercraft woodgrain image stamped using Brilliance orchid ink
  • Kaisercraft numerals image stamped using Brilliance purple ink
  • Inkadinkado coffee stain image stamped numerous times using Memento grape jelly ink
  • Tim Holtz circles image and TPC Studio sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

And over at the Simply Less Is More blog their new challenge is .... TREES.

Materials used:
  • 14.5cm square white, 300 gsm scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • 13.5cm square of bronze textured card from a DCWV metallic stack
  • 13cm square white panel for image
  • Main Hero Arts image stamped twice, once on to scrap card (for mask) using Memento tuxedo black
  • Smaller Hero Arts image also stamped twice, using Memento tuxedo black
  • Alcohol markers to lightly colour
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Stardust and Platinum stickles used to highlight

Have a great day - hope you liked today's makes and photos ..... sorry my card photo shows what a lovely sunny day it is here but hey!


Lesley Thomas said...

Wish I'd been there with you eating that meal, it sounds delish! Love your new goodies, AND the card you made.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable last day together.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well I can tell you had a great time with W&T out there with you. I'm sure you'll miss them.

Love your congrats card.

Happy Weekend. Pouring down here! (That's code for PERFECT CRAFTING WEATHER!)

Sarn xxx

Debs M said...

great pictures and the card is even more lovely in real life! Hope w & t have a safe trip home x

Chrissie said...

Love your Christmas card Kathy and it looks as though another great time was had by all!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Brenda Brown said...

LOvely photos and great cards. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Jen said...

fabulous cards kathy.. love those circles
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

catherine said...

Great cards and fabulous pics Kathy. I am so glad you all have had a great time together
x catherine

MaryH said...

Great minds & all that! We both posted cloud pictures. Loved the cloud formations in the one you shared. I'm guessing this is in Fla?? Thanks for sharing your post about your lovely meal with your friends. And right on, with a last stop at Mike's to use up a coupon. Wouldn't want to waste it! Have a wonderful evening, and thanks also for the challenge links. May check out a couple. Hugs

Fiona said...

Yeah thanks for posting a photo of blue skies a nd sun when we're currently experiencing monsoon like
Love your funky trees tho.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fab pics. Great to see you all made the most of your last day together before W&T headed back to the UK.

Smashing cards too. Your tree card is perfick for the challenge. I'm chortling because I bagged a few of those little alphabet stamps this week too. Great minds think alike eh :oD


Sid said...

Loving your tree card !!