Could not resist today's Penny Black Saturday Challenge with a Red and Gold theme - I mean, just how Christmassy can you get?!
Even in daylight at the moment my camera is not light sensitive enough to take a decent picture and with all that mirri card I daren't use a flash! Here's a close up -
I've used "Merry Wishes" by Penny Black, coloured with Copics and ProMarkers and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust (Just how fine is that stuff? you should see Vince now!), Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Deep Heart Lattice border punch (arrived in post this morning, yippee), Cuttlebug Ice Crystal snowflake and lots of gold sparkling gems. Gold mirri card and red cardstock from stash and red tartan paper is an offcut too. Thought this one would be ideal for my mate Julie-Pig!
And now for the bedtime story: NEVER, and I mean never, never, ever, let your man go bed shopping on his own. For months now we have been talking about replacing the old divan in the front bedroom (it was only a cheap tide-us-over bed 12 years ago) as it was looking very worse for wear and my darling Mollie found it was just the right height for her arthritic hips to use as a scratcher. Occasionally, when we've seen a furniture shop, we've popped in and had a nosey round but never found the right one. That is, until last weekend when His Nibs went out alone .... he came back and said, quite proudly, that the new bed was being delivered next Saturday (today). New bed?? Oh, ok then, you've chosen one.
It duly arrived this morning, on schedule, and all the bits (yes, bits) were brought upstairs by the nice delivery men who said that putting it together was "easy". Now, where have I heard that before? Anyway, turns out that His Infinite Wisdom has bought the shop display model. Nice bargain in fact. Except, there are no (expletive deleted, please insert own one of choice) instructions with it. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I repeat, never, never, ever let your man go shopping alone!
Hope you are having fabbie weekends, and many thanks for popping in to see me.
Yours, bruised, battered and with splinters