Friday, 10 April 2015

Welcome to the start of the weekend .... and the Friday Funny!

Morning all,

Had a good week? Recovered from all those Easter eggs and Hot Cross buns? Us too! Bit of a busy week for me with two physio sessions, a trip to Weston-Super-Mare and one to Swindon, lunch with pals etc .... still, I have new stash and new shoes as a result and what lady crafter doesn't like new shoes AND new stash?!?!??!
Thanks to the blog of a pal AND my new stash I was able to run up a quick card last evening ....

My card

And my co-ordinating insert and envelope
 Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm,scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • Snippets of white card, black card and hot pink card
  • Kaisercraft Gingham image stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Kaisercraft Dictionary definitions image stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Clearly Inspired rose image stamped using Hero Arts neon pink ink
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Hero Arts neon pink ink
  • Paper Smooches sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
I will be entering the above card for the following challenges:-
  1. Stamping Sensations - "Pretty in pink" .... thanks to Sarn for this suggestion
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #139 - Clean And Simple
  3. Paper Smooches - "Anything Goes"
And my new stash?

Still on the snippet eradication kick so, here are some more ATC's .... you'll be proud of me when I reveal (but not any time soon!) that I have NO SNIPPETS left!!! And, after the BRIGHTness of the last few posts you may be refreshed to see that you don't need your sunglasses to view this post, although neon inks WERE used!

Materials used:
  • ATC blanks
  • Snippets of Kraft card (Left overs from two squares cut from a piece of A4) cut to ATC size
  • Dimension Forth motorcycle images stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Craft Stamper Free flourish/square border image stamped using Distress Ink tea dye (on the top one) and Ranger Archival watering can ink on the bottom ATC around the border, the flourish side of the image stamped using Hero Arts neon green ink (top ATC only)
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Color Box white, Hero Arts neon green/blue/orange inks
  • Paper Artsy "line" image stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink - top ATC only
  • Stampendous sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink - top ATC only
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based colour
And now for this week's Friday Funny - supplied by Lilian, thanks matey - you're in the 2015 draw!!
The current banking crisis explained by an Irishman
Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.'
Paddy replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.'
The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.'
Paddy said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'
The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?'
Paddy said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'
The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!'
Paddy said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'
A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ' What happened with that dead donkey?'
Paddy said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at £2 each and made a profit of £898'

The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'
Paddy said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his £2 back.'
Paddy now works for the Royal Bank of Scotland .
Have a great weekend


LesleyG said...

Fab start to the weekend: fab hot pink, fab atc's, fab funny! Tfs xxx

brenda said...

Great cards Kathy, the one for Stamping Sensations is very elegant and great design. Thanks so much for joining in.

B x

scrappyjacky said...

Love the card....and the funny.
Our weekend will be spent packing!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Love that card Kathy. Great ATC's too.


SARN said...

Lovely splatty Pretty In Pink card and fantastic male ATCs too.

Good luck in the SS challenge (and thanks for the mention!)

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lilian said...

Love the card Kathy and the friday funny, Hugs lilian

Sally H said...

Wonderful cards, Kathy! Excellent inkiness! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck! Thanks for the laugh too ;)

Lee-Anne said...

What great designs, Kathy! And a great giggle too :) So happy you could join us at ATSM!

catherine said...

Great makes today Kathy and love your new stash.
Great Friday funny
x catherine

Debs M said...

great makes and new stash! loving the ff too x

Kathleen said...

Great cards and love the shade of pink and the giggle.

Kath x

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!!! Love the background stamps!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and more!!

Karen Mead said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy and I love the donkey story:) Thanks for joining us again at ATSM xx

Rahmat said...

Fabulous cards! Love the newspaper print for the background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.