I really am you know. I go out for ONE night to a gig (wrote pop concert to start with then realised that made me sound even older) and today I am completely knackeroonied. I did of course work this morning - oh the joys of being a Minister! Actually I love leading worship and the service today was good. We were able to praise God and explore the Word together. I even did a little sketch wot I wrote. Its just - you can't really let your hair down on a Saturday night too often.
Anyway, I woke up early on Saturday morning what with being excited so I made a card for the Just Bex challenges. Actually I have realised that I keep doing these challenges and not uploading them so I am going to do so now and hope I am allowed me points. Not that I have managed many of the challenges at the mo. But I do a little when I can and enjoy looking at all the wonderful stuff created. Actually I could have made about 3 cards so early was I up but by the time I had noted and printed up the challenges for Bex and the Cyber Crop at Self Addressed there was only time for one!
I'll do show and tell after I have finished talking about Saturday. I did a stint at the supervised access session for parents in the morning. Its a bit grim at the moment, but then we are there for people who can't manage access to children between them without help so it is not surprising that it can be difficult. then I went home and got ready to go out to meet my old school friend Sam. How is it that we only met when I was 14 but we have still been friends for 28 years. Yup I am old. thanks to Transport for London I took the longest possible route to Green Park. I could see on a tube map a logical route but they didn't suggest it so I thought there were line closures. Nope. Anyway I caught up with Sam and her two friends at Green Park and we had a leisurely time eating and drinking before heading to 02, formerly the Dome. Haven't been back since it was the Dome and I am liking the feel of it now. It is brilliant for me as it is really easy to get to (despite TFL) - two underground stops and 2 mainline stops. there are chain bars and restaurants opening there (eg Nandos, Pizza Express), a cinema and two concert venues. the Tutankhamen exhibition will be there too.
And then we saw the Scissor Sisters. I can't tell you how good they were. They sound better live than on the CD's. their energy is amazing. There were kids there but I think I was wise not to think of inviting Carys although she loves their sound(we usually cough over the rude words). It was just absolute bliss. I got to see Jake Shears naked too which was unexpected (not sure if he realised how visible he still was at the end of the concert as he peeled his tiny shorts off). I want to see them again now!
edited to add: I mean I want to see the Scissor Sisters not Jake Shears' bottom...
though it is quite nice...
OK, now for the crafty bit!
This was for a challenge to use a certain colour palette - which was a lot like this check paper!
I used some old Chloe's Closet papers cut out or punched shapes from two of the patterns and mounted them on a third, layering the flowers with foam pads.
I have managed to do some of the Self Addressed crop for the first time - they always seem to happen on extra busy weekends for me.
This is my favourite one for the challenge to use acetate. these are shapes I downloaded from I made this today. I coloured in the back of some of them with a green Sharpie and attached them to Scenic Route dots and suns and Sassafrass Lass spots papers. I think Scenic Route Metropolis is my most favourite set of papers EVER. Just so fresh and happy. The arrow is stapled on but hangs free so it wobbles. Unexpected but cool I think!
For the other close up this challenge was to use 5 patterned papers on one card. I like it cos you have to look hard to spot 5. I used the ubiquitous whale of a punch flower and made my own photo corners as you will see if you look closely!
Here are some small pics of the other cards I have done this weekend
The colours are a bit warmer than the pics suggest.
Right now this old lady needs to take her weary bones to bed as I have a fun day planned tomorrow!