Friday, 20 May 2016

Another Friday? What happened to the rest of the week?


Had a good week? Yes? That's great. No? It's the weekend, do something nice to take your mind off things!

My hubby will be cooking curry this evening for us, and we're being joined by the surrogates - it'll be a a racous evening so, you can imagine why I would so NOT want to be getting up tomorrow morning .... for a mammogram! The peeps there were very understanding and have moved my appointment with good grace and to a much better date for me!

Oh My Goodness, it's not often that a product or technique takes me in a new direction but I must confess that I am LOVING both Distress Crayons AND the Crayola Slick Stix .... here's another ATC.

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white, gold metallic and mulberry
  • White gesso, applied to white snippet using a nearly dry baby wipe (yesterdays!)
  • Crayola Slick Stix: yellow, orange, purple used in conjunction with my trusty moist finger to blend ..... I tried it with a baby wipe but the purple just blended it all in to mud. FORTUNATELY, the same baby wipe also removed ALL the colour so I could start again, this time with the trusty finger!
  • Stencils by Dina Wakely, TCW and Tim Holtz used with the baby wipe - perfect at this point! Bearing in mind the slightly longer drying times I left the Slick Stix to dry whilst I went away and drank coffee BEFORE stamping the Studiog stem and the Impression Obsession sentiment with Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering this ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. CASology - challenge No. 198 - STENCIL ... CAS is usually a simple design with space not covered with image and I hope that the stencilled self coloured background and plain matting layers will not invalidate my entry here.
  2. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 72 - MAY FLOWERS
  3. Little Red Wagon - challenge No. 342 - BLOOMING FUN
  4. Through The Craft Room Door - May 17th-23rd challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And now, since it's Friday it must be time for this week's Friday Funny, brought to you courtesy of .. Marsha, it's entitled


A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "good morning young man, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"

The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a coupla blocks and turn to your right."

The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town.  I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday...I'll show you how to get to Heaven."

The little boy replied with a chuckle.  "You're joking, right?  ...... You don't even know the way to the Post Office!”

Have a splendid weekend, whatever you have planned


lilian said...

Happy Birthday Mate,

Love the ATC and the Friday funny is great made me chuckle

Have a lovey time tonight .


SARN said...

Ha ha ha . . . love the FF!

Beautiful ATC too. Enjoy the curry & your raucous eve.


Cherry said...

Have afabulous curry and evening on your special day.

Loving the DC & CS ATC.

Chuckling at your FF.

Lots of love
Cherry xxxx

Loll said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!!! Have a wonderful evening with the surrogates! LOVE your ATC ... you are doing amazing things with the distress craons and stix. xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Evening matey. Sorry not to have made it over earlier. I hope you had a lovely Birthday and enjoy your evening out this evening. Have a brilliant time. Love your card. Awesome! Lx

Viv said...

Great ATC Kathy and loving the Friday funny of course too ;) Viv xx

Donna said...

Very nice project! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

Cara said...

Beautiful ATC, glad you're enjoying playing with your new crayons! Cara x

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful ATC. Love the background. Oh yes, and I loved the "funny" :-)
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

Jacquie Southas said...

Thanks for the Friday funny hahaha. The stencils & crayons created great layers & dimension for your card - thanks so much for sharing with us at the CASology challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Bahaha! Love that Friday Funny! You certainly have achieved some amazing texture with your new craft toys! Don't you love it when that happens? Those dandelions look fantastic silhouetted against your amazing background. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner May Flowers Challenge. Lisa DT