Hi there sweet peeps and I hope that you are all OK today :)
Here in Chester we have had some pretty horrific weather and one part of the village has been closed off, but it’s nothing compared to the poor folk in St Asaph which is just down the A55 from here. A lot of them have had to be evacuated because of the flood water. So far, we are OK but I feel for the poor people who have been affected. I do hate moaning about the rain when half the world is dying from lack of water, but it’s been quite bad and is getting a lot of people down I think.
So I hope that you are safe and dry wherever you are today.
It’s time to nip over and see what's happening over at Papertake Weekly and as it’s the last one of the month, it’s sketchie time and this month …
… it’s this bad boy here, sketch #74.
But of course now we have a free for all so you can use whichever PTW sketch you want. There is a tab at the top of the challenge blog with them all on which I hope you will find useful :)
So what did I do then?
Here we are, and I have to say that this really is one of the easy peasiest Chrimbly cards ever.
The papers are Do Crafts Tulip and that tree was made using ….
….. this die set.
I picked it up at the NEC and this is the first time I’ve used it but it won’t be the last because I LOVES it.
Each layer of the tree is a separate die and you just build it up - simples!!!
I’m not sure if you can see it better from this pic?
The lacy borders are made using one of the Cheery Lynn border dies that I got from Lili of The Valley – notice the edges are inked again!!!
The snowflakes were done with a Martha Stewart ARCTIC SNOWFLAKE Craft Punch M283007 which I got from Simon Says Stamp and I added a bit of glitter and topped it with those fab sequin things that I got from Purple Butterfly Crafts (I think they may be Papermania but don’t quote me, and I am too goddam idle to go back down the stairs to look at the pack, soz peeps!!).
So there’s me card all done.
Ohh we had a FAB time on Saturday over at Lili of The Valley.
The shop is looking so pretty and it’s always nice to see the actual cards on display – it’s wall to wall inspiration :) There were so many lovely crafters there and a huge thank you to all the nice ladies (and not forgetting Brian ) who came to my class in the morning and the demo in the afternoon. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
And of course there was the on line FB party which so many of you came over for – it was a great success and I for one cannot wait for the next one.
And last but by no means least there were the awesome mince pies and chocolate yule log (verrrry chocolatee and yummy). Keep your eyes peeled for the next event and make a date in your diary because these days are ab fab!!!
It seems to have stopped raining here and I can hear Richard outside trying to gather up the piles of soggy leaves that are all over the place. Personally I would leave them where they are (lazy mare that I am) but it upsets him, bless him, so he is out there on a mission!!!
He will be in for his dinner soon. Roast pork and roast spuds tonight (yes the diet seems to be on the back burner at the mo). And it isn't just any old pork, oh no!! This is slow cooked pork belly in cider sauce, rubbed with fragrant herbs and garlic and and slow cooked for 5 hours for a melt in the mouth tenderness. Yes it’s Marks & Spencer's finest – the sort you bung in the oven and 45 minutes later it’s all done. Ditto the spuds. See, I told you I was a lazy madam!!!
Mind you, getting it was a bit of an ordeal.
I flew over on Sunday afternoon (not literally – we aren’t that posh lol!!) and grabbed a bag full of yummy stuff and left the store 10 minutes before closing only to find that the doors didn't want to open and there was an alarm going off. Doh, wake up Dawny P!!!!!! Enter Mr Security Man who asked me if it was my bag that had set it off. No I don't think so I say. Have you got any meat in that bag he asks. Yes I say. Well that will be it he says. Apparently the scanners weren't deactivating the tags on the meat and this seemed to have been happening all day – not that the other shoppers who were giving me funny looks knew that (oh the shame of it!!). So he has to unpack my shopping, all over the flamin’ floor, find the offending meat (yes the finest pork) and manually remove the tag.
Exit one very red faced piggy!!
So I will re-live the whole sorry incident as I am munching on me dinner later no doubt.
Right on that note I’m off. I’ll leave you with a little sneaky peekie of tomorrow's cardage …..
.. and say toodle pip.
Have a great night and enjoy IACGMOOH – maybe Eric will go tonight? Hopefully it wont be David – I think us girls are entitled to a few more nights of feasting our eyes on that particular bit of candy don’t you!!! Yes I am old enough to be his Ma, but I care not one jot. He’s damned attractive to any age fo sho!!! I’m quite glad that silly dippy Helen has gone. I could not endure another night of her and her breasticles popping out of the telly!!!
Put them away love – enough is enough they were way way wayyyyyyy too much!!
Huggiest of hugs to all xxx