Afternoon all, how are you? It's late Saturday afternoon, there's an apple pie in the oven and we are considering battening down the hatches as it gets dusk and hanging garlic outside the front door to repel the invasion of witches, spooks, ghouls and vampires.
Now, you might say "Bah humbug" when I say I don't do Hallowe'en. But, what I mean is, I see no harm in kiddies dressing up, scaring each other, having fun and bobbing for apples - no problem with that. What I do have an issue with is this 21st century trend of turning everything into a huge marketing tool for the stores and for kids to go out to strangers houses to do what is not far short of begging and intimidation. OK, I'm off that soapbox now.
And onto my next soapbox - bows! Something strange has happened between Thursday morning and today because the sketch I printed off from the LOTV challenge isn't the one that's there now, so the card I made Thursday night I can't enter into the challenge and will have to make another one (grrrr). And it was this card that caused a great deal of annoyance and frustration.
I thought it would be lovely to have a matching Organza ribbon bow on the central ribbon band of this card. I have a bow maker and a Bow-Easy, so out they came on Thursday night and I sat and I practised. I was very patient. I tied a series of cute little bows, each one an improvement on the last, until I was happy I had the hang of it. My sixth, and last bow, was the nicest with beautifully even loops and a flat middle and neatly trimmed tails.
So why, when I attempted to glue (Pinflair Glue Gel) it to the card did it turn into a wild, savage and totally uncontrollable beast of disproportionate dimensions that not only would not stick to the darned card but managed to smear glue everywhere and certainly did not resemble the perfectly formed ribbon confection that it had once been?! In total frustration, I flung it into the bin where, once more, it looked like the bow it previously was. Aaaargh!
And as it was late, I made the hasty decision to cover up the splurge of glue with some flowers cut from the same papers (double sided) that I had used for the base layers. On reflection, it might have been better to chuck the whole lot in the bin and start again, which is what I've got to do now anyway as I used (somehow) the wrong sketch. Botheration.
Yours, in a right old humph.