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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Another male card.

I've made 3 cards this morning but the light is so bad i only took a pic of this one in the hope that it might be brighter tomorrow.
The funny little chap is from a set called Ethel and Murray. I bought it from Create and Craft years ago . I should use it more often as there's some cheeky old dears in the set as well as the captions to go with them. I used a 5" x5" card base and the circle greeting is from Craftwork Cards. The wonky faux stitching is done with a gold Sakura gel pen.

Completely off the subject, Speedy is a mechanic and works for himself. All through our marriage i've had to guess what time he's coming home for his evening meal. Even if we agree on a time someone turns up at the garage wanting a quick job done, so i've been limited to making stuff that will hang around the stove top, ie curry, chilli, casseroles etc. Anything which has to be cooked for a precise length of time is out of the question. I'm totally against reheating food as it carries on cooking it. I also like us to eat our meal together at the table. A few weeks ago i was in B&M and i spotted the solution. It was only £21.99 so it was worth a try. Here's a pic of the Argos version.
 What a godsend it is ! We can have roast dinners. The meat is carved in the gravy in one tray, carrots and sprouts in the other and cauliflower cheese done and the top browned under the grill in the third. Voila! all the pans and roasting dishes are washed and put away. And the roasties?  Cooked and ready to blast in a hot oven when i get the "i'm on my way" phone call. Bliss! I would even pay the £49.99 from Argos. The cookery books are out and plans are being made. Look out diet,lol.


  1. Been there, done it and still doing it lol......go with the flow is my motto.....sometimes I get 'by the way.. my mate is local tonight, can you feed him in 10 mins time ----- somehow, something appears lol.....thanks to apples frozen in September, we had an apple crumble when his mate called on Monday, for pudding.... Love your card by the way.......
    Tilly x

  2. Lovely card Di, this looks a great way of keeping your food warm. Sue x

  3. Wow Di brill idea sweetie must think about getting one of those myself!!
    Great card by the way, those images are such fun and great sentiment too :o)

    Hugs Vicky xx

  4. He he Diane what a fab card really made me smile :) Nice little gadget too could do with one of those myself.

    Kerry x

  5. Lol fab as always Diane.Love your latest gadget looks a great idea.Thanks for your birthday wishes.xx

  6. fantastic card di.love the fab image.he has knobbly knees to rival mine.lol.
    great papers and sentiment too.
    i work in a B&M and i`m sure they have most of my wages back from me shopping :D

    xx coops xx


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