Today sees the start of another sketch challenge over on Craftwork Cards, you will have to pop over there to see the sketch as I have been having computer problems, anyway, here is my offering
I used vintage rose papers, and cut the base card shape using two shapes from the Storybook cartridge welded together using my gypsy. I cut a 1 1/2" strip of pattern paper and accordian pleated it to make a rosette, and finished it with some card candy. If you have never heard of card candy, they are ingenious little domed circles of cardstock, that you stick on with a foam pad or silicone glue, and they look like perfectly coordinating brads, with none of the hassle of punching holes
Have you missed me? As I said, I have had computer problems and we have been babysitting in London this weekend, so crafting has had to take a back seat. I need to get my skates on to get stuff done this week though...........
A lot of you seemed to empathise with my ramblings about holiday packing, which made me think...............................did I ever tell you about the fateful cruise we went on a couple of years ago to Brazil? We set off in high spirits for a long long plane journey to Brazil. We arrived in Sao Paulo and were ushered into a huge embarkation hall, where we all milled around aimlessly for almost three hours whilst the cruise staff organised, or rather didn't organise, getting everyone on board. The place was stiflingly hot, there were no cool drinks, we were tired, it was misery. Eventually we got to the head of the queue, just behind a meek little man on his own
'Name?' barked the charming crew member
'Mr Jones, Roger Jones' he replied
They made a great play of flipping over papers, running their fingers down lists, and announced
'Sorry, you aren't booked on this cruise'
'WHAT?' he spluttered 'but I booked and paid for it a year ago'
They did more flipping and running of fingers
'ah yes, Mr Jones, here you are. Your wife is already in your cabin'
'I hope not' he replied 'she died ten years ago'
It set the tone for the rest of the cruise
to be continued........