Friday, 30 October 2015

Welcome to the Friday Funny post

Morning all,

Well we made it to another weekend, got plans? Yesterday saw us at the budget meeting with our H.O.A. - another hour I won't get back but .... what can you say? If you don't go/vote then you surely can't gripe either!

Woke up Wednesday to heavy rain .... and yesterday to this ... couldn't see the houses which are normally opposite!!!


Still, I can almost ALWAYS make time to craft and yesterday was no different, however, I originally set out to make a Thank You card but looked what it turned in to ......

My card
And a close up to show the sparkle

And the insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 9½ x 13cm, 5½cm square and two pieces of black card cut to 10 x 13½cm and 6cm square
  • Distress Ink in worn lipstick applied to the entire square panel using a Tim Holtz blending tool with a foam pad. 
  • Stamplorations stencil through which I applied Distress Ink in barn door
  • Stampers Anonymous frame stamped on to snippet of white card using Distress Ink in fired brick and then the sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Distress Glaze to protect the water based inks
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the hearts

I will be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. CASology - challenge No. 170 - HEART
  2. Creative Card Crew - Challenge No. 99 - OFF THE EDGE
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 397 - SPARKLES
  4. Mod Squad - October 28th challenge - BOLD and BEAUTIFUL
  5. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 301 - COLOURFUL

I thought I would move on to an ATC next ...

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Black card snippet cut to ATC size
  • White card snippet cut slightly smaller than ATC size
  • Distress Ink in wilted violet pressed over the white card panel to give a patchy background
  • Stamplorations background stamps (from their mini mixed media backgrounds set) and Inkadinkado drip (from the mini Halloween assortment set) stamped using Distress Ink in picked raspberry
  • Studiog Botanical background stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Distress Glaze applied with a finger, to protect the waterbased inks
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight

I'll be entering this ATC for the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Galz Corner - challenge No. 43 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Create and Inspire - challenge No. 32 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Creative Moments - challenge No. 80 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Shopping our stash - challenge No. 225 - GO PAPERLESS - no patterned paper

And now for the Friday Funny which comes to you, this week, courtesy of Marsha - thanks Marsha, you're in the draw. It's entitled: WHY MEN ARE HAPPIER!

Needs no explanation...and is a fun read no matter your gender.

Men Are Just Happier People --

What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks.

A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Two pairs of shoes are more than enough.. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original colour.. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one colour for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives On December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier!.

· If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
· If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman.


· When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
· When the girls get their bill, outcome the pocket calculators.


· A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
· A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.


· A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
· The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.


· A woman has the last word in any argument.
· Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


· A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
· A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


· A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
· A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.


· A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
· A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.


· Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
· Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


· Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favourite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
· A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!

And there's a bonus this week ....

What kind of car do ghosts drive?

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A BOOick!!!!   

And finally ..... something that is perhaps a little politically incorrect but .... funny!

Certainly raised a chuckle, such a cutie!
Have a great weekend


Debs M said...

happy Friday - loving that atc, maybe its the wilted violet! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

LOL - Brill Friday Funny Kathy. The guinea pig at the end made me laugh out loud :oD I hope Donald Trumps hair will be very happy in it's new home.

FANtabulous card and ATC. The red and white is such a lovely combination.

Have a great weekend matey. Lx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the cards Kathy . . . and LOVE those Friday funnies . . . thanks for making me smile today! Hazel xx

scrappyjacky said...

Great Friday funnies....and love the ATC.

SARN said...

Brilliant FF's.

Shame your weather is so yukky. Hope it improves soon.

Love the anniversary card and your cute and colourful ATC.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lilian said...

Great card and ATC.

Love the Friday funnies,


Viv said...

Beautiful card, insert and envelope and loving that pretty atc too!Shame about your weather(raining here too)but with that pool view I wouldn't care a hoot lol!Friday funnies gave me a smile too....thank you. Thanks for the tip about the CAS challenge...alas it says they don't allow you to enter 2 sketch hoo! ;) Viv xx

Leslie Hanna said...

First card: I almost always morph from my original idea to something completely different. It's part of the fun!

ATC: Lovely! I like the drip stamp!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Tracey McNeely said...

Kathy your heart 'thank you' cad that turned into a heartfelt lov card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

Joyce said...

Your heart card is beautiful inside and out, and how fun that you decorated the envelope. I loved your little essay about men vs. women. So many truths there and very amusing. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology--I hope you will come back again soon.

Amy Cohen said...

Fabulous job-thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

Such a lovely card, thank you for joining in at CCC, Claire xXx

Rae Ann said...

Love the grungy, distressed look of the ATC. Such beautiful, vibrant colors too.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous project that is perfect for my Bold and Beautiful challenge this week at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! Thanks so much for playing!
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