Friday, 20 December 2013

The weekend starts here .... with the Friday Funny!

Hard to imagine that we're here at Friday December 20th - you KNOW how many sleeps that leaves us? FIVE .... just FIVE people ..... to those of you with Christmas present shopping and/or wrapping to do (this includes my hubby) you'd probably best get on with it  - quick before it's too late!

Wednesday evening saw me out to dinner again, it was supposed to be a Christmas get together with two friends I've known since primary school, however, circumstances dictated that only one friend could make it. To the other one, hope your mum will soon be feeling better. In her absence we enjoyed a very pleasant evening and natter - hey, the food was pretty good too!!! We pushed the boat out and both went for the fillet steak option and (after a suitable wait) a scrumptiously decadent dessert too. Sadly, the weather was FILTHY and we were both a little wet when we arrived but dried out over dinner! This may, of course, have had a little to do with the length of wait and the scrumptious dessert too.

Last night my hubby was deployed assembling a play "kitchen" for Zac (the surrogate grandson). Surrogate daughter #2 brought "the kit" round flat pack and it took the two of them (she was handing the panels) about an hour to put together but it looks great and we're pretty sure he will love it! Why a play kitchen? Well, his dad's a head chef so that may go some way to explaining it!

This morning saw us getting up at stupid o'clock (03:00 actually) to take a pal to the airport, fortunately, she was ready for us when we arrived to collect her!! Imagine if we'd woken her up by our arrival - ooops!!! She's off to Peru for Christmas and will be at Machu Picchu on Christmas Day - WOW!, breathtaking - hope she brings back lots of photos.

I've FINALLY managed to stop myself making Christmas cards, though who knows how long that will last, and am busily batch making anniversary cards instead - obsessive? much? These are the only ones of the batch that I've finished - I've changed the large-ish sentiment to a Stampers Anonymous one instead - will have to wait and see how the rest of the batch proceed until I see which one you lot like best!!

Materials used:
  • 12½cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • JOFY image stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Alcohol markers to colour
  • Stardust stickles to highlight .... I DID start to use Glossy Accents but ran out after two - the rest are glittery and .... I think I PREFER the glitter if I'm honest.
  • Off cuts of black card for matting
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped directly on to the base card using Versafine onyx black ink

As usual, my design is carried across the insert and the front and rear of my envelope for both

Materials used:
  • As above but the sentiment changed to Stampers Anonymous and a white banner bottomed border cut from white card and coloured using an Alcohol marker. The JOFY design was also matted on to an offcut of BLUE card instead of black as I had enough for only four stamped image borders from black ...

Yesterday saw me at the hairdressers, for my pre Christmas primp - wanna see?

I'm not great with "selfies"!!!

Yep,  here comes another rubbish selfie!! .. but you get the idea

And a closer view, taken in sunlight!!! YEE HAA!

And now for the Seasonal Friday Funny, courtesy of my pal, Sandra - so you can blame her!!!! ENJOY
Worth waiting for the punch line!.....
A little story to start your Christmas season in the right spirit….
When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a glass of cider and a shot of rum.

When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the rum.

In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then, the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Not a lot of people know this…
Have a fab Friday and a great weekend everyone, last one before Christmas!



scrappyjacky said...

Love the funny....I bet there's a few people out there feeling like Santa!!
Great card as well.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love the anniversary card Kathy. Gosh that must be a GOOD friend of yours to make you get up so early!

Happy Friday. Laughed at the FF.

Sarn xxx

Debs M said...

great make Kathy and love the hair x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful anniversary card and love the Christmas Angel story-my phone is full of selfies taken by my 6yr old grandaughter she loves posing
carol x

Lesley Thomas said...

Great funny, and love the 'do' too.

Hettie said...

Ahaa! Another like minded purple haired beauty tho mine is a more subtle purple as I have dark hair. Love the FF and annie card.

My name is Wynneth said...

Ha Ha Great FF ! sorry I'm only just catching up with your Blog posts and missed it on the day.

Fabby card, love the twinkly heart.

Awesome purple hair - I can confirm it's purpleness having seen it IRL.

Hope it's still there by Boxing Day (that's today and I'm using some down time to catch up in Blogland).