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Friday, 23 October 2015

It's weekend again!!

Happy Friday folks!

Yes, I'm still here .... just in case you were wondering .... it's been a while.  How is everyone? Had a good week?
Mine has absolutely flown by.  As usual I've been here, there and everywhere.
I've made a start on the Christmas shopping .......whoo hoo!!!  Bought my first present I just have to remember where I've put it when it's time to wrap everything!
Had a lovely day yesterday ...... finally bought some bedroom furniture for the little man's room ..... that's going to be a big job at the weekend!   Had a lovely lunch out with a friend,  topped off with ice cream by the sea .....the weather was gorgeous! And ..... we paid a visit to Laxey Woollen Mills ..... always worth a trip!  Look what I got ......

Cosy or what! Perfect for those dark, winter nights in front of the TV
And, wait for this ........ I actually bought some cards!!!!

 I just couldn't resist them ....... I'm going to get some frames I think and hang them on the wall.

It's not all been days out and nice lunches ..... I have been busy in the old craft room too.  Barbara's back on the telly this weekend ...... whoo hoo!! No prizes for guessing what I've been doing .... hopefully you'll see some of the results at the weekend.
Claim the sofa and the remote control, set your Sky boxes to record and enjoy the shows

When ......... Sunday 25th Oct
What time ........  2pm til 4 ...... and again at 6pm
Where ......... HOCHANDA  Sky Channel 663  Freeview 39  and Freesat 817

There's new Christmas goodies ....... just in case you haven't started on all those festive makes!

I also found time to play along with this week's Less is More Challenge.  It's a Theme week and it's a tough one .......
MASCULINE (oh no!!)

Eventually this is what I came up with ......

Not really amazing ..... CAS though, lots of white space!!!

I always struggle with masculine style .... much nicer to make pretty, feminine cards but I got there in the end.

I stamped the words first and then used the Brickwall embossing folder from Stampin Up to add texture to the background

 Ink splats add a bit more interest, and I finished it off by adding some silver thread and a simple metal button

Believe it or not, this wasn't the first attempt.  My card moved in the embossing folder on the first run through and I ended up with the brickwall not straight.  But, you know me, I never throw anything away and I actually quite liked it so ........ I made it into a girly version .... pink obviously!

This time I used my Distress Stains to do the ink splats ....... straight down onto the card with the foam topped bottle ...... SPLAT!!!

Love it! ..... remember to cover your workspace and yourself first though because the ink does go EVERYWHERE!!!

Great design for teenagers I think!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.
We're starting early with a few drinks and dinner out this evening ....... no idea where as we haven't booked anything. Not such a great plan, especially if there's a few of you .... you wouldn't believe how busy everywhere is!

Cheerio until next time .........



  1. Hi Linda!
    Always busy and stil find time to create a card!
    It is like me !!!!!
    But making cards empty my brains !!!
    Love this masculine card !
    Ineke X

  2. Glad to know I'm not the only one who's been missing, but you're back with a fabulous card, love the idea of the brick wall and it looks just as good girly.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  3. Lovely to see you back and I look forward to seeing your makes for Barbara! Fabulous cards, the male one is very clever and the girly pink one is such fun. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Simply awesome Linda! That embossing folder is heading onto my wishlist RIGHT now! It looks FABULOUS and really sets off the stamped images brilliantly! thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. i'm glad you chose pink as red splatters often look a bit slashhorror like, love the blue one pretty cas and masculine

  6. Brilliant masculine/feminine versions! And those seagull cards are gorgeous too!

  7. Two wonderful cards, Linda. Love the embossed brickwork and the totally real splats on your second card. Those seagull cards are so true, living in Torquay they are such a pain. A few years ago my al fresco meal turned up to our table and I only had chance to lift my knife and fork before a seagull swooped down, sat in my friend's meal and proceeded to take my entire breaded chicken! Little s**t! Luckily we got a refund! lol
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  8. Sorry I'm a bit late visiting, but Granny duties took up some of my commenting time!
    This is a super set of cards Linda, I love the splats!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Two terrific cards Linda! That wall embossing folder is fab isn't it
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"


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