There went another week of fun and stuff and I hope your week has been likewise.
I'm sure that some of you have realised by now, that my hubby and I have been away on vacation, first in Florida and then on a cruise - how lucky are we? We docked at Harwich on Wednesday morning and picked up a rental car for the drive home, though this process was not without problems and we were over an hour late getting away. We then headed to Colchester in order to meet up with a crafting pal (and now a very good friend) at Birds in the Barn where they made us very welcome. Fortunately, it's situated within a garden centre so there was something for my dear hubby to do whilst Lauren and I shopped!!! Some lovely scones for lunch and then back with her, to hers, for a monstering by her four pooches! Once that was accomplished we checked in to our hotel before heading, with Lauren, in to London to meet up with her own hubby and then a short walk to the restaurant where we enjoyed a FABULOUS dinner experience.
|With chef Todiwala's sister, whilst at Café Spice Namaste!|
Back to the hotel and, after the karaoke party in the next room was quietened by hotel staff, a very good night's sleep! Yesterday dawned bright and sunny so, after a farewell to Lauren over toast and coffee we headed home and the chaos began! After a number of weeks away you can only begin to imagine the amount of post that awaited us! And don't get me started on the length of the lawn! There was then a MAJOR unpacking exercise and then the laundry run started! My home now feels more like a laundry with washing hanging everywhere however, a nice day is forecast today so it should all dry pretty quickly so I can get it put back in the right places - wish me luck.
I have uploaded all of my photographs but need to crop and shrink so, maybe tomorrow!! If that's the case then you will certainly need to pull up a chair before heading to my blog tomorrow!
In the meantime ......just one ATC to share with you today, hope you don't mind - I'm kind of stuck in an ATC loop here!
- ATC blank
- Black card cut to ATC size
- White card off cut, slightly smaller than an ATC
- Distress Inks in worn lipstick, faded jeans and dusty concord - applied with a Tim Holtz mini blender and a foam pad
- Kaisercraft "grid" and "mini triangles" images stamped using faded jeans and dusty concord inks
- Stampers Anonymous line of stars stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
- Stampers Anonymous man with umbrella stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
- Luminarte radiant pearl spray, to give super twinkle! Can't see it? Check it out below ....
|The Distress Ink is stormy sky and the Treasure Gold is amethyst|
Oh, how I've missed my crafting and challenges - lots of catching up to do in blogland - my apologies for being absent but, I'm back now!
My regular readers will also recall that I swap ATC materials with a buddy from the Isle of Skye and, on returning home I'm sure you will not be surprised to hear that there was a new set of materials for me to make an ATC from. Want to see what I got?
Any suggestions for the creative use of these bits and bobs?
And now for the Friday Funny, courtesy of Marsha - thanks Marsha. It's a teensy weensy bit risqué so, if easily offended please do NOT read on ...
The old lady suggested, 'Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?'