My sister in law and new brother in law to be arrived in Britain on Wednesday. The big wedding is next weekend (so excited!) and they are spending almost a week with us exploring London and all things old. Terry has never been to the UK before so it is fun showing him real history (he was blown away by the tower of london) and laughing at each other's accents. He is a great bloke and makes Erica so happy which is wonderful. So as well as lots (and lots) of work we have been out and about too. The whole family went to watch the Mousetrap on Friday which was much funnier than I had expected. I recognised one of the actors as he used to be in rep in Hornchurch - our local theatre. we have also checked off a proper country pub with real beams and from home we filmed them walking along Abbey Road - a must do for Terry.
Funnily enough later that day Phil and I walked along another version of Abbey Road - in the new MandM store in Leicester Square. We went in as we had a little time to kill before the play and we couldn't believe there was a whole shop dedicated to MandM's. Plus I was secretly hoping that there would be a packet of peanut butter MandM's as I had a yearning to try them. As far as I could see there was not one ordinary MandM packet on any of the four floors. Let alone peanut butter. Wierd
(My lovely in laws found a packet in the Mr Simms sweet shop on my road. They are truly delish but at £2 a packet they will have to be saved for special occasions!)
All of which is to explain why although I made my Daring Cardmakers card last monday it is Monday again before I am blogging. Sigh. Anyway Rein came up with a lovely idea - Suitcase. And as we had problems with the Inlinkz code last week you have a chance to win a prize again this week - find out more on the DCM site.
Here is my take on the dare
Yes it uses Lime Twist again. But I so love those bright and cheerful colours! I made the suitcase by die cutting rectangles, rounding the corners and making handles by die cutting two circles at the same time. I did make the inside of the suitcase match but you can't really see it.
It is held open by the use of many foam pads.
Other Details: Craft Creations cardstock; Nestability dies; Woodware heart punch; Martha Stewart border punch; Tim Holtz ticket die; Imagine That ticket stamps,; Adornit letters ; Paper and String button
I'm teaching at Imagine That this afternoon. Which means I had to forgo a day trip to France. Still it means I can get on with some chores before perhaps having a crafty play. Being out and about means that I haven't done anything for a whole week!