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Sunday, 30 May 2010


Dear Reader
Happy Bank Holiday Sunday! Well I have to admit we've had a very lazy one. But I think we really needed a quiet couple of days to rest up. We did, this afternoon, open the garage door with a view to doing a massive tidy up and a car boot tomorrow, but we just looked at each other, shook our heads, quietly closed the garage door and went back in the house for a cup of tea! How does that song go "Sometimes you say it best when you say nothing at all" .....

At teatime I watched Look North which turned out to be Look London or whatever they call it down there. Was there a terrible mistake or has regional TV been abolished in the cuts and nobody's told us lol? Anyway, hearing about the possible demolition of an Art Deco mosque in Tooting made a change from hearing about what's happening in Hull! Then we started to watch Alan Titchmarsh and a programme on Winter(I think there's been a series on "the Seasons" but still seemed a funny thing to put on for a May Bank Holiday although we did get a shower of ice balls this afternoon which caused me to press my nose anxiously against the window to see if all the tender summer plants were wilting as miniature snowballs bounced off them... Anyway, reference Alan, I remember looking at him thinking what an expensive looking but inappropriate outfit he was wearing (very thin leather bomber jacket) and was thinking that he'd probably just bought it and couldn't resist putting it on despite the freezing cold conditions he was reporting on and then I was out for the count. Given the quality of my thinking I think I bored myself to sleep!!! Or perhaps given that it was a programme on Winter I was practising hibernating! In fact we were both out for a good hour, hence the reason it's now 1 am and I'm still blogging...

Did find time today to make the above card to suit two challenges, Whiff of Joy and Friday Sketchers. Whiff of Joy wanted the colours brown/yellow and one other (I chose cream to soften the dark brown background) and Friday Sketch was of course the sketch I have used. Thanks to both DTs for the inspiration.

The card is for a man so I've kept it pretty plain and resisted the urge for bling! Stamp is the WofJ poorly mouse which is painted in distress (what else for a poorly mouse lol) inks. Background card is Bo Bunny but all other papers are from my stash. I've used my nesties to mount the image (thanks so much Nicky xxx) and my new Shapeability fancy tag for the sentiment. I think this one's going to earn its keep. Ribbons from RWS and my stash.

Hope you're all enjoying your Bank Holiday too!


  1. happy bank holiday to you too Anne, what a funny day it was yesterday weather wise, yuor card is lovely it's the same stamp thats a June prize on RWS, love the colours & poorly mouse too. love Janet

  2. This is extremely adorable! I love the colors and cute stamp.

    Thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy Challenges.

  3. Awww I just love the mouse, lol at the car boot story, been there and done that - you should see my loft - or not lol TFS XXX