Friday, 13 February 2015


Morning readers,
It was hubby's birthday earlier this week and it was all about him for the day .... I'd like to think he had a lovely day, culminating in a rather nice dinner out with friends at a local hostelry and with me playing chauffeur so that (if he wanted to) he could have a couple of drinks. He's said before abut getting older .... you get fewer cards and they get more cryptic! Not QUITE true this year but it's fair to say that many of our friends know about his passion for his hobbies and their beautiful hand made cards reflected this - thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to make a card and send it to him, he appreciated them all. Only 364 days before we can do it all again!

Last night we were at the surrogates (daughter #1 this time) for a catch up and a bevy. Problems with the cooker hood, which turned out to be just a fuse - cheap fix - YAY! It was a great excuse to get together for a chat though.

And now it's time to share my ATC make from yesterday ... still on the "tone on tone" kick!!!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • White card (Rymans 200gsm) snippet
  • To the snippet I applied Distress Ink in spun sugar, using a Tim Holtz blending tool
  • Kaisercraft "Sketchy" image stamped using Distress Ink in worn lipstick
  • Kaisercraft "bubble wrap" image stamped using Hero Arts neon pink ink
  • Hero Arts large "splat" image stamped using Distress Ink in picked raspberry
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect and seal my project

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #36 "Perfectly Pink" ... whilst primarily a card making blog they do allow other projects so my ATC should work
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #131 "Anything Goes"
  3. Sweet Stamps - Challenge - # 208 "Pink, White and ONE other colour" mine was BLACK!
  4. Simon Says Stamp - "Red/Pink"
And now for the Friday Funny which comes to you this week courtesy of Marsha - thanks Marsha!
 10 reasons why we love children ....... 

1. A nursery school pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead.
'How do you know that the cat was dead?' she asked her pupil.
'Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move,' answered the child innocently.
'You did WHAT?' the teacher exclaimed in surprise.
'You know,' explained the boy, 'I leaned over and went 'Pssst' and it didn't move'

2. A small boy is sent to bed by his father. 

Five minutes later.....'Da-ad....'
'I'm thirsty. Can you bring a drink of water?'
'No, You had your chance. Lights out.'
Five minutes later: 'Da-aaaad.....'
'I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water??'
' I told you NO! If you ask again, I'll have to smack you!!'
Five minutes later.......'Daaaa-aaaad.....'
'When you come in to smack me, can you bring a drink of water?'

3. An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him 'How do you expect to get into Heaven?'
The boy thought it over and said, 'Well, I'll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven's sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!''

4. One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, 'Mummy, will you sleep with me tonight?'
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug.
'I can't dear,' she said. 'I have to sleep in Daddy's room.'
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: 'The big sissy.'

5. It was that time, during the Sunday morning service, for the children's sermon.
All the children were invited to come forward.
One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the minister leaned over and said, 'That is a very pretty dress.
Is it your Easter Dress?'
The little girl replied, directly into the minister's clip-on microphone, 'Yes, and my Mum says it's a bitch to iron.'

6. When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower.
She said, 'Mummy, you are getting fat!'
I replied, 'Yes, honey, remember Mummy has a baby growing in her tummy.'
'I know,' she replied, but what's growing in your bum?'

7.. A little boy was doing his math homework.
He said to himself, 'Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven. 

Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine....'
His mother heard what he was saying and gasped, 'What are you doing?'
The little boy answered, 'I'm doing my math homework, Mum.'
'And this is how your teacher taught you to do it?' the mother asked
'Yes,' he answered.
Infuriated, the mother asked the teacher the next day, 'What are you
teaching my son in math?'
The teacher replied, 'Right now, we are learning addition.'
The mother asked, 'And are you teaching them to say two plus two, that
son of a bitch is four?'
After the teacher stopped laughing, she answered, 'What I taught them
was, two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH, is four.'

8. One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer.. She read, '... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, 'The sky is falling, the sky is falling!'
The teacher paused then asked the class, 'And what do you think that farmer said?'
One little girl raised her hand and said, 'I think he said: 'Holy Shit! A talking chicken!''
The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

9. A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, I'm Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter.'
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, 'I'm Jane Sugarbrown.'
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday School, and said, 'Aren't you Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter?'
She replied, 'I thought I was, but mother says I'm not.'

10. A little girl asked her mother, 'Can I go outside and play 
with the boys?'
Her mother replied, 'No, you can't play with the boys, they're
too rough.'
The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked,
  If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?' 
Have a great weekend


Lauren Hatwell said...

LOL - great Friday Funny, as always.

You're loving that neon pink aren't you :oD

Have a great weekend.


Viv's Visuals said...

A few giggles to start off my Friday (the last one just cracked me up!). Cool ATC Kath - OH has his Birthday tomorrow - and we're having a quiet night in doing nowt - the older you get the less you want to be reminded about birthdays! Have a great weekend.

Kathyk said...

Indeed I AM loving the Hero Arts neon range and particularly the pink, Lauren - especially with all the love/Valentine challenges running recently!


SARN said...

FAB ATC matey.

Roared out loud at a few of those Friday Funnies!

Belated birthday wishes to the Hubster.

Have yourselves a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Belated birthday greetings to DH. Colourful card today, and I giggled at the funnies!

Donna K said...

glad your husband had a happy birthday! thank you for sharing your pretty pink and white creation with us at Sweet Stamps this week! Love this! ~Donna K


Wow Kathy - the neon pink is AWESOME! Love the ATC, and your Friday Funny made me laugh out loud - thanks for sharing!
Sylvia xx

Debs M said...

great atc and the ff is fabby!! x

Shona Chambers said...

Can finally type properly now I'm not laughing so hard....those little stories were hilarious...especially about ironing the dress!! Your card looks fantastic and just love the shades of pink and how you did the background. So very glad you joined us at ATSM this week and thank you so much for the good laugh!!

Kylie said...

I love your EXPLOSION of colour, Kathy. Awesome design! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Suzanne C said...

Love the bright fun and funky ATC! Perfect for the pink and red challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a creative and awesome ATC! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! And, thanks so much for the laughs, too!

Hayley Kew said...

This card is pure FUN! Thank you so much for taking the time out to share a little love with us gals at Addicted to Stamps and More...! Hope you will join us again next week!!!