Friday, 25 April 2014

It's another Rudolph Day today AND don't forget the Friday Funny

Morning all,

After a hard days shopping with pal Sally on Wednesday it seemed that Thursday was destined to be way quieter! Not a bad thing .... Sally and I headed to The Loop and hit a good number of stores, sadly, neither of us got to buy much though Sally did try a few things on. We lunched at Panera bread, which was very nice and not overly expensive either. Hubby in my absence? Well, he availed himself of a $5 footlong at Subway ..... and ate the whole thing! Needless to say, dinner was a much lighter meal! Anyway, back to yesterday, a lazy day and meeting friends for an early dinner - perfect.

Sketch Saturday has a challenge using a sketch - I had a new set of Christmas stamps so ... I was thinking Rudolph Day ...... Sarn has been setting a monthly R.D. challenge on the 25th of each month and this requires that participants submit two Christmas cards in order to be eligible so here is the first ....

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • I piece of 3½" x 5" via brick card from the Paper Cut (I had to cut the border creatively and hide the  join behind my image/sentiment panel
  • Off cuts of black and white card for matting and layering
  • Fiskars sentiment panel and snowflakes from the clear stamp set "Twas the night before Christmas" stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Glitter "drops" to embellish and Stardust stickles to highlight

And here's the sketch from which I made my card

I'll also be entering this card for the Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge April extra (now that's a mouthful!). One down, one to go for the Rudolph Day challenge at Stamping for Pleasure, and here is the second ...

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Distress Ink in festive berries swiped across card and also used to ink my Kaisercraft "chequer" image
  • Hampton Art sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Fiskars Christmas bauble stamped using Versafine onyx black ink on to the card and also a second time on to white card and cut out before adding to card (over first impression) using dimensional foam adhesive (just on the central part to give a curve to the image)
  • EK Success red "droplets" to embellish
  • Stardust stickles to highlight the bauble

This card was for the current sketch challenge over at Stamplorations, see the sketch below

The Stamploration Sketch
Woke up yesterday, to this - so not what we expected!!! Mist bordering on FOG! You SHOULD be able to see another row of trees!

And now for the Friday Funny, this week coming to you courtesy of Marsha - thanks mate - ENJOY

When we get older we think differently, don't we? This letter was sent to the Kiwanis Club after they sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind. Forward to anyone you know who might need a lift today.


Dear Kiwanis Club Members:

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Sprenger Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away.. I am all alone now and it's nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your kindness to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.
The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears.

Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God's way of answering my prayers. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to kiss my ass.


Thank you for that opportunity.



Have a great weekend everyone!


SARN said...

Hi Kathy

Two lovely festive makes here - love the layouts following the sketches.

I chuckled at the Friday Funny!

Happy Weekend to you xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

ROFL - I DO LOVE the Friday Funny and this one is a hum dinger :oD

Two smashing cards there too Kathy. Have a great Friday. Weather grim here so I might have to get on with some House Work...bleugh!!!


Clare Lloyd said...

great cards Kathy. enjoy your weekend.

Lilian said...

Lovely cards Kathy. The Friday funny was so great. i thought she was going ot say have the radio lol.Hugs

scrappyjacky said...

Love the Friday funny....I really chuckled.
Lovely cards.

Mary said...

Wow...Kathy, your first card really caught my eye. Love the color choices. Your second card got me thinking about how you placed your droplets. Very nice. Loved the letter from the grateful winner. How nice to have made someone's day! Actually days! Happy Rudolph Day!

Debs M said...

great makes - loving the ff! x

Deepti Stephens said...

Hello Kathy, thank you so much for visiting my blog. Both your cards are so lovely. Love the sparkling snowflakes and blings.. :)

Deepti Stephens said...

Hello Kathy, thank you so much for visiting my blog. Both your cards are so lovely. Love the sparkling snowflakes and blings.. :)

Anne said...

Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

Anonymous said...

Great CAS cards, love the distressed background of your second card. Thanks for joining us for our Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Good Luck! Monika

Niki Rowland said...

Two great cards there, love the clean and simple look of the first. Thanks for playing along at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

Hettie said...

Two lovely cards there Kathy.
Very funny there.

PS dont know if you noticed I slipped up on Friday - two FFs by accident when scheduling!

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards and a good chuckle from the Friday Funny!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely cards for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon x

MaryH said...

Hi Kathy, Methinks your pool pic looks like a Fla. scene & yep, Fla gets fog too. This picture made me homesick {almost..not quite! Glad to not have a pool to care for :-) }. Loved each of these cards. So clean & classy. I'm loving the layout and looks like some nifty new stamps. I think #2 was my fav...that angled design is very effective. TFS & Hugs

Rocky said...

Your card is great, very CAS. Thank you for joining us at CHNC. Thank you for making me laugh so much with the friday funny, reminds me of my own Grandmother!!!