for all sorts of reasons!
1: it is Holy Week - Holy Week and Easter are just the best bit of being a Christian
2: it is school holidays - there may be lots of work to do this week but at least I can lie in a little bit
3: Anice - Mrs Funky Hand has won North Tyneside Retail Business of the Year 2009. I'm just so, so chuffed for her and Ian.
4: It is Ruth (Tip Top and my fellow Funky Hander)'s birthday today. (OK not so good in that I had forgotten and the card is only going out today)
5: I have a few nice goodies to play with and a little time to play :)
Here is what I have managed since Friday. Saturday morning I did some weeding at Church. Weeding amongst rose bushes without gloves isn't really a good idea BTW. then card club in the afternoon. Not many there which meant I managed two whole cards. Well apart from the lettering on one as there is no way I am taking my tiny alphas to church. I've come back with half of a Happy Birthday stamp missing. It was an accident but still...
using the new Patti Picklicious CD. I said I wasn't going to buy it but I do love the funky colours! Just cut and layered away, adding a punched flower and gem. Sentiment is from Clare Curd. Plus oodles of doodles
Card 2:as 1 plus a Doodle factory elephant stamp, judicious use of my new border punch and those letter stickers. I put the pink and red paper in through a Cuttlebug folder and it looks really effective!
Card 3: Made while watching CSI on Saturday night. Phil wanted to watch Match of the day as Bolton actually won convincingly so I was sat at the kitchen table and if you are sat at a table you have to make something!
I found the yellow card blank on my work desk (no idea where it is from or how it got there...) three ancient pieces of card stock from stash and one piece of double sided paper that was rejected from my last Salt layout. the badge is from Paperchase in Cambridge. I was there last Tuesday doing some work for my MA and had lunch in Cambridge. I also wanted to find the Office shoe shop so after a sandwiched I toured round the whole of Cambridge looking for the shop. I found it just as I was giving up... 2 doors down the other way from the sandwich shop. And they didn't have the shoes I wanted anyway. SO I consoled myself with some bits from Paperchase. Much cheaper! trouble is - I love characters like this but send most of my cards to church members - who maybe slightly less delighted.
Card 4: My mum wants some male cards so I pulled out some old Self Addressed kit papers and found the 4 and the number embossed piece already done so made a card while waiting for lunch to cook. Spot the paperchase sticker
Card 5: the male card I finally did
simple eh? but I like it. The sentiment is Patti P which fits a punch perfectly and means that I can use up some buttons!
and finally. Guess what I had to make this morning? I am about to post it so Ruth - look away now!!!!!!
the papers are all Scenic Route. the metal heart is a present from Sue H (thanks), felt ribbon from paper and string. Ditto the button. Pin is from Scrapitude. I added some white glitter glue to the letters. So sorry it is late Ruth (but if you are reading this apology you have sneaked a peek you naughty thing!