Thanks to Roy who stepped in at the last minute to take a service for me as I was really not well enough last week (I do hate that happening)
Thanks to Alan who organised an extra special church trip to the zoo yesterday.
And thanks be to God that I was well enough to enjoy it.
Bad enough missing the Exeter Stitches show when I had bought a ticket and everything, but to have missed meeting the baby giraffe (she was a surprise birth apparently!) that would have been terrible.
Both Roy and Alan are getting one of these
DCM colour challenge - a lovely Autumn colour scheme chosen by the wonderful Sharon
I think there are 4 different manufacturers of paper featuered - October Afternoon; Studio Calico; MME and Heidi Swapp. Not bad for a small card eh?
It also features a new Cheery Lynn die that I won - so another thank you this time to Tracy from Dies to Die for.
The notched sentiment strip is also from there - one of my compensation for missing Stitches parcels (I was very sorry not to go!)
The other dies are Nestabilities; the stamp is Purple Onion and the gems are from Sarahs Cards.
I didn't get round to blogging last weeks dare - Chevrons. (I love chevrons). Fortunately I had made my card in advance of falling ill. To be honest I had made it thinking that the chevron dare came before the "thanks" one the week before!
I've shared some zoo photos on Facebook but had to repeat and add a few more here. The gorilla was on his way to jumping out and scaring teenagers. We watched him do it twice. Hilarious!