Good morning my paddling chums. Hope you are all ok and not wind/rain lashed or under 2m of snow.
It has been a little gusty at The Pond (and not just remnants from last weekend's vindaloo). There's been a bit of rain but on the whole, blue skies (mind you, at time of typing, I think we're due an overnight deluge).
I like to get washing out when there's a bit of a breeze but I don't like to risk me smalls when there's a chance of them ending up in another postcode (Sue, you still haven't returned that thong lol!).
Before I disappear on an underwear tangent, I would like to welcome Linda and D- to our happy band. Thank you for jumping in ladies and hope you will visit often.
So glad you liked my pouch (no, I'm not back on underwear again, I mean my last post). Kelly was pleased with it.
Now, today's card was born out of wanting to use a recent purchase of SB Diamond dies and also deciding that I should start using my rediculously large First Edition paper collection that has drifted into SABLE (Stash Aquired Beyond Life Expectancy. . . . . . a Darnellism) realms!
Cream card (Ross)
Black card (PMD)
First Edition 6x6 Noir et Chic paper
SB Classic Diamonds
SB Iron Work Motifs (the black die cut "hugging" the sentiment
SB Fancy Framed Tags One (the oval centre)
SB Butterflies (2 sets)
Splodgeaway Butterfly Masks (used to emboss)
Black bling and pearls
I am making some headway into the Christmas cards (I know, its getting late) but work and some sad news I've had about some friends recently, all pull me physically and mentally away from my craft room.
On the upside, I had a fab afternoon at John's last Thursday with himself and Wendy (Spanish Crafter). We all exchanged gifts, some crafty some edible and lots of chatting and laughing.
Look at what Wendy made for me. . . . . . .
Her beautiful pins. I said that she should start selling them again as they are magnificent. Here is the link for them. . . . . Wendy's Pins. And, they are a great price too. I have also put a link on my side bar.
I also had a bit of a Vicar of Dibley Christmas 1996 moment. . . . . . . .
Mr D and I had some, friends also visiting from Spain, that we were going out with for a meal on Thursday night. Wendy and I weren't sure what the plan was about food with John so I had a good breakfast before I went.
Mid afternoon, John suggested going out for lunch so I thought I could just have a sandwich but we went to a Harvester and now, they don't do snack type things like they used to.
And where do you think me and Mr D were booked in with friends that evening????? Yup, you guessed it but I hadn't the heart to say anything to John and Wendy en route so I had what I thought would be the smallest thing on the menu but I couldn't finish it.
Fast forward 8pm. Still feeling full, I'm at another Harvester ordering grilled chicken breast and jacket spud (how bland can you get) and thankfully, there were no sprouts involved!!! Could hardly move when we left there.
Spent most of the night in and out of bed (you get my drift) and you could've played the drum beat from In The Air Tonight on my stomach, it was that taut.
Had to be out early to the airport sale at the NEC on the Friday morning and Nesta had to drive so I could sprawl in the passenger seat. Then, we were meeting some old work colleagues for lunch at a Thai restaurant. . . . . .didn't I just need that! It was a small red curry, unfinished, then nothing else until Saturday afternoon.
Well, after you all thinking "greedy/daft Duck!" I shall sign off by saying . . . . . .