Friday, December 04, 2009

If you want it smaller then don't ask for small

that is the lesson I learned yesterday.
I missed tea at the normal time (not good practice I know) and at 9:50, heading home from something decided I needed carbs. Chips to be precise. But I can't eat much at one go. I'd phoned to check if Phil needed anything (he'd just eaten some chips!) and told him my quandary. "Just ask for half a portion" he suggested. I thought I would feel a ninny doing this so decided just to ask for a small chips and curry sauce. So I did. On the wall it said "chips and curry sauce£1.99" so I was surprised to be charged £2.20. I enquired about this
(you may be thinking it was only 21p but in my defence I am a.
a miser
b. very grumpy when I am hungry.
c. not kidding about the grumpiness. Ask Phil)
Apparently chips and curry sauce is in a tray - hence the 21p reduction in price which I surmise is because there are less chips so if I had asked for chips and curry sauce and not small chips and curry sauce I would have got a smaller portion.
They were very delicious.
I couldn't eat them all.
It was worth the 21p just for the way it has made me smile since I worked it all out.

In other news...
I really, really shouldn't be here as I am going to Birmingham all day tomorrow for a URC multicultural celebration. My church has won a prize for telling its story (about how we are v. small and learning to be multicultural and being a version of Jesus story about the mustard seed which you can find here) so I will have to look reasonably smart as well. Problem is I will have to leave home about 6:45 in the morning which is not my best time of day... And I have two services on Sunday (guess I won't be enjoying the Eastenders omnibus Sunday afternoon then)
so here is a quick recap of some of the crafting highlights of my week
1: Last week's Daring card"
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
I want to see Christmas cards that are mainly white with just a hint of colouring on your embellishments or stamped image.
Drew a triangle on white cardstock. Cut it in three and embossed with different folders. Simples. The sentiment is from a big Papermania Bauble Decoration stamp
Lots of glamour dust and a little olive ink round the edge

2: This weeks Daring card. My word the others have done some amazing work this week.
Say it in "Sepia"
I've been sorting through some "Old" family photographs with the intention of Scrapbooking them and I just love the Sepia ones. So I thought it would be nice to see a "Thank You" card made using "sepia" tones. So that's just brown/white or brown/cream depending on your card base colour. .
Mine is again on the "simples" side. But I do have to make four of these by Sunday. This is it so far...Papertrey kraft cardstock cut to an American card size. Swirl embossing folder. Hero Arts clings stamp (which I can ink much better putting the card on the stamp and rubbing. Wierd.) Prisma colour penicls and ribbon & button from stash

3: I have a Layout featured on Docrafts using the new Doodlebug Christmas papers. oooh it is bright - but fun I think!
A WRMK Corner Chomper is an expensive bit of kit but as ever, I am yet again falling for the false premise that if I use the same tools as Kristina Werner I will make cards like Kristina Werner:) Also I am that lazy that the thought of only having to round two corners at a time not four sounds brilliant.

I'll see you sometime on the other side of the weekend!


Sue said...

love your Christmas LO

your list is fab xx


Vicky said...

Fabulous stuff, soo creative !

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Lythan and I love the antlers on your photo! :) A fab and fun layout. Glad you enjoyed your chips although the price seems a bit back to front! LOL

Vanessa x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous sepia beautiful and elegant.And I admired your Lo which was on the Docrafts your new photo.

Lynda said...

Wow Lythan these are just amazing. I absolutely adore the White Christmas card - it's so original. Your Sepia card is fabulous and the layout really made me smile.

Love Lynda xxx

Milliesmarvels said...

Fab creations! I love the Thank you card, is so gorgeous!

Tip Top said...

Ahhhh, chips!!!!

Do like the layout! I have a cheapo corner rounder thingy and it is fab! But twice as much work though I suppose than yours!

Rika said...

Wonderful cards. I really love your sepia card!

Crafting Queen said...

Really like the sepia card. Great layout also. Anesha

Kathy said...

Fabulous cards, Lythan and that LO is brilliant!