Monday 19 March 2018
Good Morning Ladies,
Ooh heck it's flippin' chilly!!! We had a good amount of snow on Saturday night/Sunday Morning, it froze too making it treacherous. Matt left the house at 5:50am and my phone rang about ten minutes later to say that had lost control of his car going down a hill, he was barely doing 15mph but it was so icy under the snow he had no control and ran into a wall. Thankfully he wasn't really hurt, his car will need a new headlight and wing. He was worried about not getting into work as one of his colleagues had called him before he left home to say that he was snowed in and had rang work to say he was snowed in, only to be told that he would have a 'Back to work' Disciplinary on his return!! This put Matt under pressure, it's bloody ridiculous. He could have been seriously hurt and stuck for hours out here as it's very rural.
As I a writing (this 11pm Sunday) Becca has just come in, she said she had slipped twice on the roads on way here, it's been snowing again and the roads that had cleared this afternoon are now covered again and it's freezing too. Hopefully tomorrow will be a snow day !!
Onto this week's challenge, This week I would like you to make a card suitable for a 'Man' !! , As usual anything you like, as long as it would be suitable for our menfolk.
It's something that we have all struggled with in the past but more and more products are so versatile these days. You could go all out Football and Darts or just do a messy or grungy background with a Sentiment.
I look forward to seeing what you all decide on.
My card (would work equally for Man and Ladies I think) was made using my very expensive stamps (hehe), all the way from the USA.
Penny Black 'On the Lake' cling stamp, I stamped it in Memento Paris Dusk, using my Tim Holtz Stamp tool I then re-stamped over it with Versamark and added clear Embossing Powder and heat set, this seals in any colour and allows you do whatever you like to the background, I used my Inkyliscious brushes to add more Paris Dusk to the background, I masked off a moon first. I then added a little lilac ink around moon and yellow (Memento Dandelion) in the moon and on the water.
I kind of like the results, not bad for first attempt!
Love the stamps, however frustrating it was to purchase them.
Did any of you watch Sheena or Phill Martin on Hochanda on Saturday??
I loved Sheena's sparkle pens, the colours were gorgeous, the price was shocking though, £40 for 12 pens??!!
I loved her demo's and find Sheena very inspiring, but I will wait for the price to drop I think.
Phil's stamps surprised me, I'm not usually a fan of his style, his new Collage stamps were lovely though, such a variety and the sample cards were the nicest I've seen in a long time.
What are your thoughts?
Janet I was absolutely thrilled to read you are going to Marigny, you must be so excited, it's been months. Fingers crossed everything falls into place perfectly.xxx
Lilian I hope you are ok, I haven't heard from you a few days now, sending hugs XXX
Sending love and hugs to all of you,