Friday, 11 September 2015

Woo Hoo! It's FRIDAY!

Morning all,

Chaos reigns at the Purple Palace this week, for reasons you will see if you read on .... HOWEVER, you can't keep a crafter from her stash for long ...

My card

And a close up to show the twinkle

And my co-ordinating insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • 5" x 7" red, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized white envelope
  • Snippets of card in white, red and black
  • Inkadinkado Santa image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • See D's Christmas greeting (for insert) and Kaisercraft greeting (elsewhere on the card and envelope) stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Visible Image faux brick image stamped using Adirondack red pepper ink which was also sponged through the Memory Box grid stencil (image panel) and the Dutchdoobadoo burlap stencil using an egg shaped cosmetic sponge
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based ink in transit
  • Crystal stickles to highlight the image panel Santa

Challenges I will be entering this Christmas make for:
  1. Crafting by Designs - September 1st challenge - GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. ABC of Christmas - 2nd September challenge - THINGS BEGINNING WITH R ... I went with RED, as I think many of us did, it was that or Rudolph for me!
  4. Creative Card Crew - challenge No. 95 - CHRISTMAS
  5. C.R.A.F.T. challenge - challenge No. 328 - CHRISTMAS
I had planned to enter the above make .... over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - where the challenge was to PICK A PREVIOUS SKETCH ... I even went with number 27 ... Whilst I've left the link to the blog (because I used one of their sketches) when I went to add my entry I realised I had totally misread the post and hadn't waited for the page to fully load (as my PC's so blimmin' slow) ..... pick a previous sketch was the previous challenge - DOH!!! Still, nice sketch peeps!

My husband and I have decided to decorate our living room, in itself not exactly a monumental decision but ..... I've been putting it off because this is where I craft and hoard craft "schtuff". Previously the hubs was blissfully unaware of the extent of my addiction ..... and now HE IS!!! Ooopsie. Check out what I mean ...


Before I started my dining room looked like this and my craft area like this - hmmmm. And then ....

My craft area still has a smidge of stuff left to move

OMG! Sadly ... moving is no longer an option in my dining room!.
Who knew there was so much stuff .... my teensy area behind the couch was plainly a Gallifreyan TARDIS!!!

And now, as I contemplate exactly how much of this cr*p (sorry, SCHTUFF) goes back after the decorating .... it's time for this week's Friday Funny ... for which we can blame Lilian (thanks mate!) - ENJOY

Subject: Satan comes to church!

A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation was sitting in their pews and talking.

Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the back entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.

Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat

calmly in his pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence.

So Satan walked up to the man and said, 'Do you know who I am?'

The man replied, 'Yep, sure do.'

'Aren't you afraid of me?' Satan asked.

'Nope, sure ain't.' said the man.

Don't you realise I can kill you with one word?' asked Satan.

'Don't doubt it for a minute,' returned the old man, in an even tone.

'Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying agony for all
eternity?' persisted Satan.

'Yep,' was the calm reply.

'And you're still not afraid?' asked Satan.

'Nope,' said the old man.

More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, ' Why aren't you afraid of me?'

The man calmly replied, 'Been married to your sister for 60 years’

Have a great weekend


SARN said...

Super red and inky Christmas card there Kathy.

Oh nooooo . . . just look at all that SCHTUFF! Your secret's out now mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

WELL and TRULY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Barb said...

Another great post from you Kathy. Your card really is fun. That's one cheery Santa and I like the inked background.

Well now your hubby knows! I'm sure he is just pleased to know you're happy. I think the miracle is that we ourselves know where to find MOST of it. But why do we feel the need to get more when we've all got so much we haven't used.

I loved your satan joke. Thanks for dropping by earlier. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Barb said...

Ooops I seem to have lost the comment. Apologies if you get two!

Your card is lovely Kathy. He's a real cheery Santa and I love the background you've given your card.

Well hubby's seen it all now! One of these days I'm going to share photographic evidence of why I needed a cabin in the garden .....

Loved your Satan joke. Thanks for dropping by earlier and have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a jolly card that is. I love all that gorgeous red.

Smashing Friday Funny made me laugh out loud.

Have a good one matey. Good luck with the decorating.


Deepti said...

I love how you did the background on your card :) fabulous Christmas card !

Debs M said...

Great card, love the stencilling...deny all about the stash!!! It was gifts from crafty buddies!!!! Great ff x

Anonymous said...

Fab card Cathy we all love Red, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the matching envelope too!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Shona Hamill said...

Great card, thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge this week. Shona x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and image. Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT with our Christmas challenge.
Aunty Sue DT

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x