This card was made for the challenge this week over on Laura and Kazan's 2 sketches 4 you. I haven't had the time to do any challenges for almost a month now, so I enjoyed getting back into the swing. Lots of sewing and bling on this one, the papers are by SEI, making memories black chipboard swirl and the butterfly was cut with the 'hole' option at 3". I took a few liberties with the sketch (that's why I love sketches, they are such a great kick-start to your creativity).
I ventured down to the town centre today, here, in the UK, we usually only have sales twice a year, in January and July, unlike in the US when there are sales almost every weekend. So it's serious stuff here, especially when there is a huge credit crunch going on. The behaviour of people is always a source of great amusement to me, and never more so than watching two women having a tug-of-war with a cashmere sweater, seeing a wife turn to her husband and saying in withering tones 'Really Peter, you are SO naive!' Don't know what the poor guy had done, but he looked like a whipped puppy as he followed her out of the store. Then there were the ranks of men, sitting on chairs, waiting for their significant other to emerge out of the changing rooms, with glazed expressions on their faces. Boy, if those men had a 'beam me up' button, they would have used it. Does anybody else have the urge to go up to people who are trying stuff on and looking truly awful in it and say 'please don't do it, you will regret buying that for ever'. I don't of course, just think it. There was a woman trying on a plain, boring, navy blue anorak (a short waterproof jacket for US friends) who turned to me and asked if I thought it looked good (she obviously saw a woman of impeccable taste when she saw me :), she kept me there for at least five minutes, wittering on about the fit, the colour, the pockets. Oh please, it's not a designer jacket, it's a bloody anorak. Of course, I am too nice to say anything and stood there offering advice about the merits of buttons over zips.