Hi sweet peeps and hope you are all OK today :)
What a few days we've had - more later.
Firstly, it’s time to nip across the pond and join our friends over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge and this week our theme is
Choose A Sketch
and these are the sketches you can chose from ...
Sketch 1 Sketch 2
We are showcasing Art Impressions products this week.
You don't have to use them of course , but if you have them we would love to see them.
As always, our lovely Heidi is giving away a fabulous …
… for one lucky winner to spend …
… right here :)
... here's what I did.
I went with sketch 1 - I played a bit fast and loose with it as Mrs Kath would say!!
Is this not a fab image!!!
She's called Bingo Jean and I coloured her with these Copics -
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair - E07, E09, E97
The rest - Black, C00, C04, C7, R05, E50, R27, YR0000, YR00, YR01, YR23
I also added a little stamen made with a Nellie Snellen STAMEN Floral Punch.
So that's the old card done.
Well it's been a funny few days here because on Saturday night (or rather 2.30 am Sunday morning) we were woken up by the sound of some low life trying to jemmy off our patio door!! They had tried the back door and got nowhere with it and then decided to try and get the patio door off and get in that way. I really do think they thought the house was unoccupied because although our cars were here, our upstairs and downstairs curtains were not drawn (yes, very stupid of us I know).
And they were not exactly quiet.
I ran to the window just in time to see a shadow disappearing but by the time we got downstairs they had gone. The patio door was starting to hang off so with a bit more work they would have been in. I think the sound of Daisy Golightly here bounding across the floor to the window must have disturbed them (and if I had gotten my hands on them I would have done more than disturb them, I can tell you). We have recently put a new wooden floor into our bedroom and you can hear anybody moving over it downstairs. Thankfully the dinks were not here because that really would have completely freaked me out.
The police came and they were going to send in tracking dogs but as it was raining, it wouldn't really have been prudent, so basically they got away. But that said, they actually got away with nothing!! But they've left behind one very nervous piggy now so we have really gone to town on our security systems and have new cameras installed that enable us to monitor what is going on around our property from anywhere in the world. It's expensive but it's a small price to pay for more peace of mind.
I get so angry when I think that these thieving toe rags would rather come and nick from people who have worked hard to get what they have rather than get off their (all too often drug addled) arses and find a job - 'scuse the French!! I have been reading all about it and most burglars say that it doesn't matter if they steal from us because we are insured. They do not take into account the legacy they leave their victims with. The irony of it all is that although we do have a nice house, we don't actually have that much in here because we aren't that materialistic. And if they had gone in my craft room and saw the tip it is in at the mo, then God knows what they'd have thought!!
In a way it has been a blessing because it has forced us to review the situation, and also it could have been much worse. Apart from 2 damaged doors and 2 even more shaken up people, there was no real harm done and we got off very lightly. The police think our house was being watched for a few days and I did tell my my card club ladies on Monday night that I had been a bit uneasy about a car that was parked nearby. I made out that I was taking down their number and they actually reversed back when they saw me doing this. It may have been just a coincidence but I don't suppose we will ever know.
Anyway that's me done for today.
Have the fabbiest of days and see you soon as soon and huggiest of hugs to all xxx