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Friday, 27 May 2011

Let yer hair down Granny!

Well, you didn't think i only bought one stamp from Imag-e-nation did you? To me that would be just plain rude, lol. No, i bought 3 and all were only £1 each. How long can i keep myself from going back for more i wonder?

I chose these backing papers from my scraps as i was originally planning to make a retirement card, then halfway through i decided it would be sitting in my box waiting for someone to retire so i changed to a birthday card. The caption is from TLC, a great site for little sayings.
Is there such an illness as Glossy Accentitis because if there is I've got it bad,lol. These little flowers are from Meljens Designs (another addiction) at Whimsy Stamps.  I printed loads out and coloured and glossed them.

Challenges; Creative Card Crew, Anything goes.
                  Crafting for all Seasons. Anything goes.
                  Creative Craft World.  3 or more flowers
                  Divas By Design. For the girls


Our local pub is actually a hotel around the corner called The Mill. We noticed a new "thing" on the notice board a few months ago and have been hankering ever since. They've started doing a Roman feast. Different kinds of meat served with potato wedges a side serving of veg for £22.50. We did think it was a bit pricey for a "mixed grill" but we caved in and gave it a try on Wednesday night. Well, a mixed grill it was NOT!!. It was 5 chunks of different meats EACH, which arrived part cooked on 2 big skewers and was then flame grilled with brandy at the table. A couple had plonked themselves at the table right next to ours even though the were loads of others and hadn't ordered yet and i thought to myself  "please let them be vegetarians" just to P them off but they weren't. The side veg was cauliflower cheese new potatoes and a stuffed mini courgette as well as a little dish of homemade wedges. Guess what?  I managed to eat most of it!! And we had a bottle of wine each. But the best bit is that when we went to pay the bill one of the lads from behind the bar had paid for one of the bottles of wine. How nice for a young lad to think like that.

 Here comes the bad bit;
Target weight, 9st 2lb. Today's weight, 9st. 4lb. Well, what can i say.................


  1. Morning Di

    I am always guaranteed a smile when I visit your blog!! Thank you.

    This card is great. Just perfect for some of the people who share the sheltered housing where my Mum lives LOL!!

    The perfect sentiment alongside too.

    I love the sound of your Roman Feast .. ..and how lovely to be treated to a bottle of wine! Hope you didn't have a headache the next morning!!

    Love Jules xx

  2. Love this card. So carefree & fun! I also love glossy accents. Makes your flowers really pop off the page. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons challenge.

  3. fantastic card di.i love the brilliant image and sentiment, so funny and great glossy flowers.
    mmm yum your roman feast sounds so yummy ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. fabulous card, lovely image, I love visiting your blog, Irene

  5. A great image Diane, good for a retirement but equally good for a birthday. Don't worry about the Glosst Accentitis, the more the merrier, I'd say. Sounds like you had a super meal & a free bottle of wine, can't be bad.
    Sally x

  6. Such a funtastic card !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our 3 or more flower challenge.
    Choccy x

  7. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, This card is very good and creative,,


  8. What fun! Certainly made me smile! Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  9. Super card - love the idea of Glossy Accentitis lol!
    Thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World challenge.

  10. Great Tech and pics! Love to be able to see
    the great detail!
    Your Color choice is gorgeous and perfect for the One for the Girls challenge over at Diva's by Design. Thanks for joining in! Good Luck!
    Tammy Louise

  11. Glad you had such a great meal. Lovely colouring on a fab image. Thanks for joining us at Divas

  12. Great card! Love the stamp, and love that all of the colours matches!!
    Thanks for joining CFAS in our first challenge!
    Hugs Gry

  13. Oh! love this card, such a great image.

    As for the meal, wish I lived closer I would love to try it.

  14. what a fab card, love the image and the layout x gonna have to check these out x


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