Friday, 1 November 2013

Welcome to November

Blimey, it's hard to believe it's November (till you look outside, probably), what exactly happened to October? Soon be Christmas at this rate and I have, in fact, been making Christmas cards this week, and will hope to share some pix with you over the coming days.

Here's one card and a tag, to match .....

Materials used:
  • 14½cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square of white card, coloured using a red alcohol marker
  • 13cm square of white card for the image panel
  • Penny Black image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Alcohol markers and Distress Inks used as water colours, to colour image
  • Penny Black banner sentiment stamped using Distress Ink in Barn Door
  • Stardust stickles to highlight

And ... the tag ...

Materials used:
  • Ranger white tag
  • Penny Black image partially stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Distress Inks in Barn Door and Tea Dye water coloured
  • Stardust stickles to highlight

In the meantime, here's a little brain teaser for you - where did we dine on Tuesday .... clues below - no prizes (SORRY!!)

Can you guess where this is?

If you look at the glass there's a whopping great clue!!!
We also visited Pointe Orlando, for the first time in years, nothing but impractical shops and restaurants!! Still, not unattractive and, had we been looking for high end sunglasses or somewhere lovely to eat then it would have been ideal.

How was your Halloween? Get many Trick or Treaters? We were out but had gotten candy in, just in case but we didn't get home till about 8:30 and think we must have missed them all - stop by my blog again tomorrow when I'll be sharing some pix of our day out .....
And now for the Friday Funny, this week courtesy of Wynneth, thanks matey - ENJOY
It came to me by e-mail as is entitled "UNDERSTANDING ENGINEERS"
Understanding Engineers #1
Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman  rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."
The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."
Understanding Engineers #2
To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Understanding Engineers #3
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"
The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"
The priest said, "Here comes the greens-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello George, What's wrong  with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?"
The greens-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse  from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!."
The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them  tonight."
The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything she  can do for them."
The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"
Understanding Engineers #4
What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?
Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.
Understanding Engineers #5
The graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
The graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"
The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"
Understanding Engineers #6
Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body. One said, "It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints."
Another said, "No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections."
The last one said, "No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline  through a recreational area?"
Understanding Engineers #7
Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
Understanding Engineers #8
An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn  back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week."
The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and  do anything you want."
Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you  for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog - now that's cool."
Two engineers???
Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
"We're supposed to find the height of this flagpole," said one, "but we don't have a ladder."
The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, and announced, "Twenty one feet, six inches," and walked away.
One engineer shook his head and laughed, "A lot of good that does us. We ask for the height and she gives us the length!"
Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and are currently serving in the United States Congress.
Have a great Friday and a smashing weekend


Squirrel x said...

Fabulous card and tag hun, that cheeky elf is a smile raiser! And thanks for the jokes too, will send them on to engineer nephew.

Hugs Sxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Kathy

Am loving all your projects with that cute stamp!

No-one knocked at my door last night!

Sarn xxx

clare said...

fab photos and fun Friday. love that image Kathy. no idea where September or October went either! enjoy your day. x

Debs M said...

great pics, love the ff x

Brenda Brown said...

Pretty frightening really seeing November in so quickly. Love your makes and the FF.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Deepti said...

Love you fun card and the bright orange :)

Alexeya said...

That cheeky elf certainly embodies "festive cheer" Kathy!