make up for sad times (like attending a funeral to make sure there would be at least one mourner aside from the Minister. There were three of us in the end.)
Had some good times over the last few days.
The play we went to see on Saturday was great. Absolutely Frank was a two hander by Tim Firth who also wrote Calendar Girls - and more significantly for me - the Rottentrolls. (We still shout "cattlegriiiiiiiiiiiiid" in Nab twins stylee every time we go over a cattle grid. I say "we" but actually the children now demur and instead look at us adults with a mixture of scorn, embarrassment and deep, deep sympathy).
Dr WHo was sooooooo good that Carys had to spend the night in bed with us. Who would have thought that just repeating something would be so scary? Who would have thought that just repeating something would be so scary?
Phil enjoyed being Father on Father's Day. (Slap up meal at Macdonalds as usual. Here's a local tip - the one on the A127 is much better than the Hornchurch one. Yes, I'm a McDonalds connoisseur, me.)
Yesterday was mostly spent crafting. Yippee!
I made my samples for Imagine That. It is always v. nerve wracking - will I make mistakes? Will they like them? There were moments of despair but it all worked out all right. It was a doodling class so I was able to use some tips from my Daring tutorial plus using a fab little book that Emma lent me that might well end up living at my house. Not that copy I hasten to add.
Here is a peak at what we will do in the class.
all using the We R Memory Keepers Urban Window Diner collection (great papers, stupidly long name). I love the colours!
I finished off a little card using a cute download from here
The black bit just above the wing is a shadow. I tried taking photos outside today and didn't notice that.
The papers are KI memories Celebration with a bit of extra doodling. Its a Self Addressed card blank and a Purple Onion stamp. I am reorganising my unmounted stamps and it all reminds me just how great the value of the Self Addressed kits was as I now have loads of fabby PO stamps like this one. And now they are no more. Sob!
And finally my Little Extra card for today. The anniversary choice of gift did make me smile!
Gift for 10 years.... Tin/Aluminum or Diamond Jewellery.
"Darling, I bought you a gift especially for our anniversary year?"
"A diamond necklace?"
"No, a tin opener".
I went for the bling.
I bought this Prima bling at Imagine That. It is not cheap but goes so, so far and I still I have a little left over. I used a KandCo mat pad and sanded the edges, some red grosgrain ribbon and Adorn it letters. Grass is an optional extra. Mind you I keep looking at this photo and sneezing so I think I had better take pics indoors next time!
I have also been playing with my gourgeous blog candy from Canne but you will ahve to wait until later in the week to see the results :)