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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Sweet Birthday Wishes..

I found this BIG Woodware acrylic stamp at Olympia, and as I love big images, snapped it up. It doesn't show up very well on the photo, but I stamped the image twice, once onto white card, which I coloured in with Promarkers, and again onto vellum. I just cut the sundae dish out and stuck it on with vellum sticky dots. In real life it really does give the effect of frosted glass.

I added glossy accents to the cherry and the chocolate drop, and some glitter to the sprinkles.
The car saga of Los Angeles goes on - you remember the car we hired to do a days shopping? Spent the whole day hopelessly lost, got towed, spent a fortune to get the car back..........? Well yesterday I got a notification from Alamo who said they had provided details of the hire to ??? and that it would cost me $20 for their admin time. Then today, voila, the mysterious peeps who wanted my details caught up with me, LA parking violations bureau - would I kindly send $88 at once which was my fine. I naively thought that the vast sum paid to the tow company was the end of the matter. I kid you not, we could probably have purchased an old banger for the day for less money than this cost! You can't fight the bureaucrats of course, but it was galling to see the details written in black and white. Parking was allowed on that road until 3 :00 PM. Time of violation? 3: 03 PM.

They must have been sitting in their little tow truck over the road, sniggering as we left the car.....yeah, suckers, we got you!

See you tomorrow

34 comments:

  1. Oh I can't believe that.. 3:03.. ya they were sitting there waiting on you. lol
    LOVE that stamp, whoever gets this card is going to absolutely love love it. hugs

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  2. Ouch! That was 1 expensive ride! Love that card, the vellum is a great idea, love the effect.

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  3. the sundae looks yummy. The tow truck story doesn't surprise me.

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  4. The car ride that won't die!
    Love the effect of the vellum. Wonderful idea. Great look to the whole card. maybe I'll go have some ice cream now.

    I posted a link on my blog to your post about the Promarker contest and mentioned it on my blog.

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  5. Oh man! that card makes me want to have a sundae!

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  6. So sorry about all of that extra expense!! I love that card! The colors and the accents make is so yummy!

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  7. they get you coming and going! cute card, but now I'm hungry!
    liz :o)

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  8. What a great card! I love the image - looks delicious. Yum, yum! :D And I love your idea with vellum!

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  9. love that stamp!!! love the whoooole card!!!! the vellum is wow!!!

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  10. yummy card en!!!! and grrrrrrr on the car charges!! hugs Lou xxxx

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  11. LA has the worse parking!!! the driving is a nightmare and I grew up there(LOL)
    luv your card....looks sooo yummy

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  12. Wow hun, that is one expensive car adventure! The miserable ****ers were, no doubt, laying in wait. Shame on them. Loving your card, the ice-cream sundae is fabulous and I love the idea of vellum for the glass, inspired. Hugs, Sxx

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  13. The ice cream looks good enough to eat! And I hate when they sit there & wait for you on parking. I put money in a meter for an hr one time & made a call as I crossed the street. The time, 5:48. When I got back, I had a ticket at 6:49!!!

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  14. Love the card, Enfys! So aggravating about the fine! 3:03?? They could have shown a little mercy, for pitty's sake!!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  15. Oh, no! So sorry that happened to you. Really like your card. And really a bummer about the car, I just can't believe it!!

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  16. Enfys, So sorry to hear about the ongoing saga of the miserable car adventure. Your card is lovely, what a great stamp to add to your collection. I love how you added the vellum. Now, on to brighter days and happier adventures! Hugs, Barb

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  17. You have my kind of luck - LOL!!
    Love the vellum idea on the card AND love the stamp - TFS!

    jackie

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  18. Ohh - this sundae looks good enough to eat!

    And, parking, driving, fines, cost - pah hooey, hooey! Growing up in SoCal and going back to visit for fun, or traveling to some of the bigger cities, New York, San Francisco, LA - I rent a town car/Limo service. Makes you feel special, costs less than the car, parking fees, gas (not counting on tickets or towing!) and you don't have the hassle. And, it has cost me $2 less on average than a taxi ride and way less than a car!

    Hope your next trip to California is a better one for you. We have a lovely state!

    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  19. I'm so sorry you had to experience such jerks. They must have needed to hit their quota for the day. I love the sundae. It makes me drool!
    MizMaryAnn

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  20. Sundae is good enough to eat, very cute. Sorry to hear about the extra charges.

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  21. Wow, that's really wild about the car saga!

    Cute card though, tfs!

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  22. Oh Dear Enfys its not fair where parking is concerned, I know we got caught in Gloucester on a Bank Holiday monday, I thought we didnt have to pay for parking, guess what we did and I got stung.
    Your card is gorgeous and looks very yummy, could do with one of those right now. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  23. Beautiful card Enfys and I love your new stamp!
    Clairexx

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  24. Love the sundae card. Looks good enough to eat.
    Sorry about the parking violation thing and I can't beleive the car company charges you like that for them to give your name and addy to someone who is going to charge you even more. Really stinks!

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  25. Wanted to start out by saying that I am so sorry for your mishap at 3:03...ya they must of been sitting there watching you. Oh a good note I love your card..very sweet..hehe!!! I love the glossy look and the added glitter ...looks yummy! TFS

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  26. What a beautiful card,Ilove the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.

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  27. Oh En! It's not funny, but I am chuckling! Only because I have a similar story. We too were out of town when the car was towed! But it was my friends car. So we had to get it back. It is now one of my fondest memories of the friend I lost way to early, Rhonda. We always laugh about it. Because if it hadn't been for me, it never would have happened!
    I hope this is the end of your tale! Hugs,Jessica

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  28. Unbelievable, sorry about all the car costs.Beautiful card, fab stamp-looks good enough to eat.All the colours you've used are lovely.Hope you're well.Take care.Debbie x

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  29. Great card - love the vellum on the dish and the glossy accents and sparkle on the toppings. So sorry to hear of your car trip fiasco.

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  30. I hate to hear that your trip is still haunting and costing you. THere is a show on here called "Parking Wars" and has camera following Parking Authorities around. Your card made me hungry so I had to have some ice cream!

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  31. This is an amazing card and I absolutely love everything about it. Delicious!

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  32. Ah, how horrible. Hope it doesn't happen to you again. What an expensive hire car that was.

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  33. I love these stamps , I bought the big cupcake one at the SECC in MARCH , layer it up for a 3d effect ,.. big bold and very sasssy love it ... so jealous of you in the States right now ,.. as usual its raining in the UK , please no laughter , hugs Lori-B xxx

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Enfys x