Hi peeps - hope everyone is having a nice weekend xxx
They go so flippin quick though dont they!!!
Anyhoos, it's Sunday so that means that it's time for another challenge over at Anyone For Anya. We've a colour challenge for you this week and it's
Black & White + 1
I have to admit that I like using black and white cos it looks so striking, and the DT cards this week will bear that out - they are totally FAB!!!
Unlike my editing - ooohhh errrr!!!!
Anyway, I went with pistachio and although I'm not really a green person, I do like this shade and I love using my Soft Lime PM - tis one of my faves and any excuse etc etc :)x
And this image - Dahlia - is also one of my fave TGF images.
Uber cute me thinks!!!!!
So natch, I used me good old bad boy pens BUT not a single speck of bling anywhere - I must be ill lol !!!
Don't forget that if you want to get your mitts on an awesome range of PMs and TGF stamps chicks, you need look no further than the very wonderful Tracey at Dies To Die For.
These pretty white flowers were from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and the buttons and twine were from the piggy stash!!!
The papers are a mish mash again.
There's a bit of Doodlebug and Pinecone Press - Mint - you can see it here but I am pretty sure I got it from Dawn Bibby.
And there is a little square of gingham which I've had for soooo long that I cannot remember anything about it (sorry!!)
The ribbon is one of my faves and I got it from my local floristry warehouse. The colour is just so pretty and I've used it loads.
It ties nice as well :)
So that's the card - with a little bit of dimension for good measure!!!
We had a really busy day yesterday and I think we wore poor Kyla out!!!
We started off at the zoo and I have to say that this time of year is a great time to go. Admittedly some of the animals are not out due to the cold weather, but you don't get the crowds and you can really get to see things your might miss when it's warmer and a lot busier.
The cold weather did not seem to put the Mandrills off and a rather frisky male decided to do what comes naturally right in front of us. I waited for Kyla to ask an embarrasing question, but she didn't (thank you Lord!!). She was more concerned that they hadn't used toilet paper - I think I put that very tastefully, don't you lol!!
Then we had one of those magic moments. A Mandrill youngster was watching us and he came right up to the glass. I bent down and put my hand on the glass and he put his hand over mine on the other side of the glass. Kyla then did the same and he put his hand over hers as well. Brilliant.
And when we went to see the Orangutans, a nosey female came right up the window and just stared at us. She didnt flinch when I went close up and our faces were literally no more than an inch or so apart. Of course had there not have been any glass, old wimpo here would not have been quite so brave - Attenborough I am NOT and I'd be the first one out of there!! But there is something quite special about looking right into their eyes and vice versa, and it's also quite sad as well. Makes you think!!!
Then we ended up at one of those adventure playground warehouses and Kyla had a good old play. She asked (nay, harrangued) Nikkie and Richard to go on the big slide with her and fair play to them, they went. But nasty / boring / lardy butted old Grandma sat with her hot chocolate and watched. I don't think I could have beared it if I'd got stuck up there and had to get an army of 4 year olds to push me down.
Oohh imagine the embarrasment and shame!!
I'll leave you with that picture in your heads peeps (sorry!!!) and be on my merry way. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you soon.
Hugs to all xxxx