How's your week been?
I've had a pretty sociable week really, with friends dropping in on their way north, arranged to visit pals in Blackpool in the not too distant future, met up with another pal for a restaurant dinner and another came to ours for her birthday dinner and today? I'm off with my pal, Liz, and cousin, Debra, for a girlie weekend away - leaving our respective husbands on guard duty and catering for themselves - easy peasy on that front since mine does 99% of the cooking in our house anyway. I hope to share some pix on my return so watch out for some potentially photo heavy posts early next week then! We're going to Evesham and Broadway, a pretty part of the world. Whilst I used to travel regularly to the outskirts of Evesham I'm not sure I've ever been to the centre and I know I've never been to Broadway before so this will be a new experience for me. I just have to hope that the party hubby COULD be having in my absence won't be too raucous! .... or messy!!!!! So, as you can see, a busy old week at the purple palace - it's going to need a bit of a spring clean when I get back!! ESPECIALLY if that party goes ahead!
Before I go though, I have a couple of challenge cards to share with you all:-
The current challenge over at TIME OUT is: "Summer with the optional twist of flowers" and there's a CAS sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches ..... I hope my design fits the CAS feel as I've used tonal inks for my images, such as they are
- C6 white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
- Yellow card for a 1/16" border
- White card for my image panel
- Distress Inks: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, ripe persimmon - blended using a Tim Holtz blending tool
- Water spritzed over panel, left to develop for a few seconds before blotting with paper towel
- Paper Artsy splatter image randomly stamped using Color Box gold ink
- Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine Imperial Purple ink
- Magenta "bloom" image stamped using Memento tangelo ink
Want to see the sketch I used? I went with the "ombre" technique for my make
And here's another challenge card I ran up yesterday too:-
- 15cm square white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
- 5cm square panel of white card
- Layers of navy (ribbed) card and lighter blue card were matted using my perfect layers template at 3/16" and 1/16" (sorry abut the mixed measurements!)
- TPC Studio boat image stamped twice, once on to the 5cm square panel and then again (without re-inking) on to a post it which I then cut out and used as a mask.
- I tore the remaining section of post it in to a wavy line which I used as a "wave" mask and created my "sea" with Distress Ink in tumbled glass and the sky using weathered wood
- Stamplorations sentiment stamped across the bottom of the image panel using Versafine blue ink
It's Clean And Simple and has a nautical theme so I'm sure it won't come as any surprise to hear that I plan to enter it for challenge #99 over at Addicted to Stamps where their challenge is: "CAS" and also over at The Card Concept where challenge #12 is: "A nautical theme".
Two pretty different cards I think you will feel, I like to mix it up .... and it still proves how wide the CAS spectrum can be - white space doesn't necessarily have to be - well, WHITE!
Check out their new planes! And get a kick out of the comments at the end of the photos.
|So glad they have labelled all these bits, aren't you?|
|And at least you know where the loo is .... before you board!|
|Don't you just love that moustache?!?!?|
|Ah yes, thanks for that!|
|Yes, pointy end to the front chaps!|
Kulula Airlines’ head office is situated in Johannesburg. Kulula Airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
On a Kulula flight (there is no assigned seating; you just sit where you want), passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced: "People, people, we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"
On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said: "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."
On landing, the stewardess said: "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."
"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."
"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo, a flight attendant on a flight announced: "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."
From a Kulula employee:
"Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."
"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."
"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."
"Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."
"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."
And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said: "That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."
Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."
Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of Kulula Airways."
Heard on a Kulula flight: "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."
To my regular readers, there won't be a post from me tomorrow as I'm away and I just know my husband is not going to post on my behalf and I suspect hell would freeze over before he would be likely to make any cards for my Saturday challenges ...... I MIGHT get to post on Sunday but it's more likely that I won't be on-line till Monday - see y'all then!
And, it's my pal Jenny's birthday on Sunday so I'd like to wish her a very