Friday, November 24, 2006

Diggin' the doodlin'

But before I tell you about my cards you have to trawl through the further escapades of my humdrum life because this is the best diary i am ever going to keep so there.
I left you on wednesday afternoon having just come home from Royston. Soon after I was afflictedby the most terrible headache. The sort where all i can do is lie down. So i was just about to when I had a phone call from Phil. He had gone to Wanstead (about 40 mins away) to pick up something from Freecycle (can't say what as H reads this). He had to borrow my mobile as his needed recharging. i warned that mine only had about a minute left.

Yup it had died almost straight away. so he had to use a phone box. Now our car has central locking but it is knackered from the drivers side. As he got out of the car he remembered to reach in and lock it from the inside, shut the passenger door and then realised the key was still in the ignition. Normally one of the back doors stays unlocked and you have to lock it manually. But wed night it did what it was supposed to.

So phil decided to come home by train and get my spare keys. He woke me up to take him back to the station as there aren't many buses. I was a bit cross and felt he would have been better off staying with the car and calling the breakdown cover we pay for to fix it as the car might not be there when he got back.
(Note would have driven him there but really wasn't well enough)

Car was there - should have known no-one in Wanstead would want an old skoda! I came out on Thursday morning to find i had left my car unlocked and my handbag in there all night. Humble pie was duly eaten.

Had a filling yesterday morning. Would just like to name and praise my dentist Dr Reed as she makes having a filling bearable. Even the injection is relatively painless.

And a funeral yesterday afternoon. Beautiful wicker coffin. But they do creak rather. Anyway it went well and the blokes out back said I had a nice voice (it is disconcerting because you are on tv and all the funeral chaps sit out in the back and watch to know when to come back in. You thought they had some innate special undertakers sense didn't you. No, it's CCTV)

Today it is orthodentist part one for Hywel. So i will be late posting my blog following the daring Cardmakers launch for the next 3 weeks as i have to go with him and watch. (well sit outside doing sermon prep). He is having every piece of mouth torture equipment possible put in. Aw bless.

OK I'll put you out of your misery now.
Once more i have to apologise for the pics. There just isn't anywhere to catch the sun in my house at the mo so all the cards look a bit blue. This one is all drawn and written by my fair hand apart from the diamente bling. And the lettering is traced from a free 2peas font called platform shoes
This one uses the cafe rojo font and there is loads of doodling using white pen. The purple and patterned paper is BG LilyKate, the background paper is from my SA kit this month (slurp!).
And the last is hand doodled but inspired by some paper I have which I can't remember the name of now - anyone recognise the flowers? it's on a white background! Coloured in with twinkling H2O's Gotta love them!

16 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

You are a natural at this 'doodlin game' they are all so lovely.. can't pick a fav, but that last one must have taken forever.. They are all stunning...

Anonymous said...

Blimey you have a busy life... yet you still managed to make some more fabbo cards. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Great cards Lythani like them all, but my fave is the shoes.

Andrea xx

Kathy said...

The secret Life of Two Church Ministers...fascintaing stuff Lythan! Why on earth didn't he call the breakdown people? Men eh?
Well, I never knew that about the tvs - must be a worry though, one slip of the tongue and you're on one of those naff TV home video programmes.

Great cards, but then they alwyas are, aren't thy?

Kel said...

Cards are fab, as ever - don't know how you had the patience to doodle the last one! Funny about the funeral (in a nice way) - I can just imagine the coffin creaking and the mourners wondering if the deceased really was...

Rhi said...

I love your doodling cards Lythan, my favourite has to be the Mum one, the doodling with white pen on pastel colours just looks so elegant. Those H2O flowers look mighty fab too though, might have to ask santa nicely!

Rhi x

Jo said...

Amazing cards (as usual :)) I think the last one is my fav but all equally stunning, I'm thinking that I may need to have some of those H20's...

Jo xx

BondGirl said...

Just reading your blog makes me tired, let alone doing all that stuff as well. I sympathise with the car thing, I am awful for not locking my car.

Love the doodly cards, definate doodly-do talent there mrs! Love them all

Debbie said...

Well you have definitely got the doodling down to a fine art, Lythan - fab cards again :-)

In your busy life I am amazed tht you can create such masterpieces!!!!

Debbie
xxxx

Jane said...

its not fair ! you too good at this cardmaking lark ! lol !

Lynda said...

Wow 3 very different cards there.Cool.

Paula said...

what a day you had....
Love the cards. They are really different. What you need is a photo editing program & there is a free one that I use called picasa. Just type picasa into google & it gives the site for the free download. this program is really cool because you can change the colour temperature of the cards to get rid of bad lighting. It also has effects & I often use the blur to add around florals I photograph for softness. I'm trying to get a close up of one Xmas cactus flower & will blur that to make it stand out. Hope to post it before I go to dad's for two days!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Lythan.

Maisymary's Findings said...

Indeed stunning ! Wonderful cards ! terric work .

ttfn, Pearl

Saffa said...

LOL, Your escapades keep me amused (sorry)!! Actually my OH had one of his own today! He is not the most 'direction savvy' of people..infact he has no sense of direction poor thing! Well he wanted to go to see some friends so I printed directions, highlighted the route in the AtoZ and marked the page umbers on his directions! One and a bit hours later he comes home...he never got to his destination and ended up coming home!

ANyways As usual your cards are stunnig the last one looks like silk painting it is scrumptious! I adore them you seem to have this doodling lark down to an art!

xxSaffa

Paula said...

Fab cards Lythan - I always like seeing your creations.

Hywel has my sympathy - I had a brace for a year, and for six weeks of that had my mouth banded together and had to eat and drink through a straw - luckily 5 of those weeks were the school hols so I didn't get ribbed too much!