Friday, 2 January 2015

Welcome to the first Friday in 2015!!!

Morning all,
Here we are at the First weekend in 2015 ... here's hoping you've all recovered from the excesses of Christmas, have found homes for all your gifts but haven't had to buy a new wardrobe for your newly acquired post Christmas pounds!!!

Following my post of yesterday which featured an experiment ... I DID have another go and am much happier with it too, though it's not quite as vibrant - maybe the technique is still a WIP but I reckon that I will be using this again ..

Materials used:
  • White C6, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Watercolour paper
  • Black card for matting
  • Stamplorations sentiment inked using Versamark ink, Stamp Cabana cobalt embossing powder sprinkled and then heat embossed. In yesterdays post I said I thought it was Stampendous EP but no, it was definitely Stamp Cabana
  • Brushos applied water colour style: lemon, orange, red and purple

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. DL Art - "Anything Goes"
  2. Divas by Design - "Anything Goes" - sadly, this will be their last challenge

Whilst it's quite different to the smoother more fluid look as detailed in the video I quite like this one. And, whilst I had the brushos out and decided to crack open another piece of NBUS ..... the fan paintbrush ..

I got to use the leftover brusho water colour mix and just splattered away! Very therapeutic!

As my regular readers will know, I make a list (a little like Santa) of the names of the contributors to my Friday Funny and 2014 was no different ... so, it's time to reveal who won the prize drawn ...... cue celebratory music!!!
The winner, courtesy of Mr Random Number generator ...... is ....
Jacky S aka ScrappyJacky,
for her very "ZEN" F.F. from November 21st

Congratulations, Jacky, a little giftie will be winging its way to you shortly. If you would like to be in the draw for 2015 then contact me regarding my e-mail address to send them to! It really COULD be you!

It seems only fitting that Jacky should have provided the first Funny of 2015 too then .... it's entitled AN OLDER LADY

An older lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 70th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice hotel.

When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for £250.00.

She demanded to know why the charge was so high. "I agree it's a nice hotel, but the rooms aren't worth £250.00 for just an overnight stay! I didn't even have breakfast."

The clerk told her that £250.00 is the 'standard rate', and breakfast had been included had she wanted it. She insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced: “Madam, this hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre which are available for use."

"But I didn't use them," she said.

''Well, they are here, and you could have,"
Explained the Manager. He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which they were  so famous. "We have the best entertainers from the world over performing here," the Manager said.

"But I didn't go to any of those shows," she  said.

"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, "But I didn't use it!" and the Manager countered with his standard response. After several minutes  discussion, and with the Manager still unmoved, she decided to pay, wrote a check and gave it to him.

The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check.  "But madam, this check is for £50.00."

"That's correct! I charged you £200.00 for sleeping with me. " she replied.

"But I didn't!" exclaimed the very surprised Manager."

"Well, that's too bad, I was here, and you could have."

Don't mess with Senior Citizens!

Happy Friday from a NEARLY Senior Citizen!!!!


SARN said...

LOVE that card Kathy.

Also enjoying the splatters you made.

Chuckled at the FF too.

So that's a good start to the day!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lilian said...

Congratulaions Jacky,

Love your cards Kathy, The colour is great,

The Friday Funny is a smasher

Lesley Thomas said...

Colourful card Kathy, and the one with the splashes on it. From a pensioner, I loved the funny today!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great splatters - I am a WIP with Brushos too - not happy enough to show anything off yet! Really liked the first card Kathy and this one is fab too!

catherine said...

Fabulous use of colours again Kathy with the cards.
Really love this weeks Friday funny too- well done Jacky!
x catherine

Craftyrose said...

Lovely work Kathy.xx

Debs M said...

Looks like a great technique! fab ff! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Loving all that colour Kathy. What a great start to a bright New Year!

So glad to see the Friday Funny still a fixture. A great one to start us off. I do look forward to them.


Janet Nagle said...

Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh :)

Very pretty cards! I have to get better at CAS. I tend to make fussy cards. I know your blog will inspire me!