Friday, 27 May 2016

Another Friday Funny post ....


Here's hoping you've all had a good week and that you have something lovely to look forward to this weekend too. This weekend has the added bonus (in the U.K. for sure) of being a public holiday so .. an extra day off - Woo Hoo! Let's hope the weather is kind for us all but, well, you know ... it IS a Public Holiday and that does USUALLY mean rain! Either way - ENJOY!

I've been able to schedule time at the ToC (Table of Craftiness) too ........

My card
And the front and back of my card and envelope

Materials used:
  • Red 300gsm card folded in half (with the aid of a bone folder, for crisp edges) die cut in to a card blank using my Big Shot and a scallop edged circle die
  • White 200gsm card cut in to two plain circles, slightly smaller than my scalloped circle "card"
  • Recollections holly image and My Favourite Things sentiments stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Alcohol markers in red and green, to colour
  • Plaid's version of glossy accents to add gloss to the holly berries
  • Stardust stickles to bling up my Christmas card
  • 100gsm piece of A4 copier paper used to construct an envelope

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftbubble 2½'s CMLI group (membership required) - Rudolph Day challenge - SHAPED CARD
  2. Crafting by Design - May 18th challenge - IT'S TIME TO GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
  3. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 306 - CHRISTMAS
  4. Little Red Wagon - challenge No. 343 - ROUND AND ROUND
  5. Sisterhood of crafters - May 25th challenge - LET'S GET IN SHAPE

And now for a card I made using a panel I've been pondering for a few days ..

My card
And showing the co-ordinating card and envelope
Materials used:
  • White 300gsm, C6/A2 card and matching sized envelope
  • White card panel with gesso
  • Black card for matting
  • Dimensional foam used to adhere the sentiment panel to the image panel
  • Distress Crayons in yellow, orange and purple
  • TCW and That's Crafty stencils used with a baby wipe to knock back colour
  • TCW stencil used with Ranger Archival sepia ink, applied with a piece of cut and dry foam
  • Sundays International image and The Cats Pyjamas sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Gals - challenge No. 73 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 279 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Create and Inspire - challenge No. 46 - ANYTHING GOES

And now for the Friday Funny, this week brought to you courtesy of my cousin, Debra ... ENJOY .. I could certainly relate to the contents!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930's, 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and Early 80's !!! First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air
bags.Riding in the back of a van - loose - was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren't overweight because...... YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After
running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem. You  did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Local teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. 

You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

Have a great weekend everyone


SARN said...

Liking the Christmas project, but LOVING the flower card with it's fabulous background.

Great FF too . . . and sadly, all so true!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wow Kathy, I love both cards although like Sarn my fave by a whisker is the flower one! Such true observations in your Friday Funny too.



lilian said...

Love both the cards Kathy,

Oh how true the F F is, It was a great time to grow up


Darlene said...
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Sarah said...

Love both the cards and the FF. Here's hoping the weekend stay warm and dry, I have lots planned!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE both cards Kathy! As for the FF . . . ain't that the truth, oh, yeah, and, horror of horrors we didn't even have a telly until I was 12 years old and then, it was B&W . . . and I was happier than the kids of today seem to be! Have a great weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Debs M said...

Great makes - loving the colour combo on the flower card! x

Lindsey said...

Great jolly holly image & font and I LOVE your blended inky background for your second card. Fab! Hope the sun shines on yr Bank Holiday! X

Claudia Rogier said...

Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Create and Inspire
DT Create and Inspire

LesleyG said...

Jolly holly shaped card, and fab use of the pondered background ;) xxx

Barb said...

Two really great cards Kathy. I love the holly and sentiment stamps on your first card very much and super colour combo on the second. I enjoyed reading your FF. Life certainly was simple growing up then. We certainly didn't have the pressures on us and being trendy wasn't an issue as a child. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Michelle said...

A beautiful creation - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Mandy Reedyk said...

Awesome cards Kathy!! Love your take on our Round and Round challenge! :)Thanks for playing along with us this week at Little Red Wagon! :)

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Great background! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Darlene said...

WOW ... both creations are fabulous but I really love your circular Christmas card. Thanks for the end of post right up! All SO TRUE! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Let’s Get In Shape’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Two very gorgeous creations Kathy. Fantastic entry for our Christmas challenge this week. So glad you shared your fabulous holly creation with us at Fab 'n' Funky. Come and play again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Cara said...

Both fabulous cards. I need to make some circle cards now.... Cara x

Vickie Y said...

Love your circle card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.