Friday, December 11

I Did it!!!

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I did you know! Christmas shopping got put off longer and longer yesterday ... then I realised my local department store was open until 10pm. So at precisely 6.30pm I dragged John into the one shop and ... wait for it ... drum roll please ... I bought almost all of my Christmas presents ... 28 of them ... all in 2 hours ... it was like the shop was open just for us ... no queuing ... nuffink! Cool huh? Yes I am feeling very smug ... apart from the difficulty I am having sitting down ... but to know more about that you have to read this post by Mrs D.ZZproject11209

Now you think I am smugger than smug ... I will admit that the 15 carrier bags we attained are still just inside the dining room with all of their contents where I dumped them last night when we got in :0) I say I dumped them ... it was in fact John the pack horse that did all the carrying while I did the choosing part ... he came in very handy I must say! And I bought Christmas cards **Shock ... Horror**

ZZproject1d1209 Hopefully those of you that don't like clowns will be suitably distracted by now and won't have noticed that this post is indeed surrounded by them! This is the latest circle journal I have joined ... tis a stamping one so you send your journal and a stamp and hopefully it will be returned in 11 months time with lots of gorgeousness added to the pages. ZZproject1a1209

I used the Zutter canvas covers which were a real joy to work on ... and one of the Zutter closure thingy wotsits and I have bound my journal with my trusty Bind-it-all. The stamps are Artistic Outpost and the harlequin background is indeed one of Tim's ... the man that can rescue ickle fluffy kittens from 100 feet pine trees with just a christmas tag and an Idea-ology key chain.

I am rather chuffed with the ticket office sign in at the back.

Blimey it's late ... night all!

23 comments:

Tinkertaylor said...

Lucky you having John to carry your purchases. My other half returns home form work a few days before Christmas when everything is bought and wrapped!

Gez said...

Absolutely stunning CJ. Good Luck...can't wait to see it come home. Hope you get chance to blog it. :-) Oooh, well done on the shopping front. I'm afraid I've wimped out of shopping & opted for the net! btw...stunning tickets.
Wishing you a lovely weekend. Off to see more of your gorgeous blog. Hugs Gez.xx

Jennie said...

Lol.. I haven't even started my shopping, so anyone expecting pressies will have to wait! Think Christmas eve comes to mind! Love the journal
Hugs xxx

* Shaz * said...

Stunning work as always Linda and well done on the shopping x

Helen said...

This looks just great! And well done on the shopping. I am going out this morning. Pity I don't have a pack horse to carry my shopping - do you hire John out?

Angie said...

Love the colours ....perfect for your clown/circus cover...Big Top and all that.

Glad to hear you have a problem sitting lol

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the journal...it's bright and loud and everything I like about colour. I love Angie's comment even more - made me very happy! Now, how's this for irony - you may have a very perforated butt....but believe me, my hand hurts from stabbing!! You just about redeemedyourself by not wrapping the same day. Although I'm just jealous, I am secretly very impressed by your shopping skill, I hope it never works that way again for you!

craftimamma said...

Well done Linda and lucky you having a fella who's prepared to go with you. In 37 years of marriage my OH has never been Christmas shopping with me. Mind you, I'm glad now 'cos he doesn't see how much of his 'hard earned' I spend on everyone, lol!

You're right about the narrative of your post keeping my mind of the clowns. I think your journal is fantastic and perfect for the subject but I've always found clowns scary and this one reminds me of Steven King's IT! Ha! Ha!

Lesley Xx

Hels said...

clowns?? What clowns....I was too busy ROFL at the thought of poor John dragging behind you while you shopped and then shopped somemore...now, did you get any new boots on this shopping trip though?
SYTAICWTSYAATEYFAOFP! xxxxx
**ha! get that one!!*

Carolands said...

Love this, must drag my BIA out of the cobwebs and make something again.

Carol

Scrappy~Sarah said...

well done on the shopping, mine is never that easy! Fabulous looking journal too

Angelnorth said...

Fun design! Which stamp has gone with it, I wonder? Love your ticket sign in at the back and that closure thingy looks great! Well done on the Christmas shopping - fancy finishing mine off for me now?!

Andrea said...

well done on the shopping and as others have said you are lucky that John is your carrier, Marks no idea what the inside of a shop looks like and I will SYT xx

by the way not forgetting the clowns, the journal is stunning and hope when you get it back its all that you wanted xx

Andrea said...

I do not like being number 13th poster so am saying again brill art Linda xx

evie said...

28 presents in two hours? You should have job as a personal shopper, that is impressive. I have one present so far and trying not to think about the others I have to get.

Effie said...

I love those clown stamps.... It's a fab little book!

Biscuitlid said...

although a huge NOT fan of clowns I'm still appreciating your creation and very much enjoying reading how you've used John as your shopping trolley - good work!

Victoria
x

Hazel said...

Catching up with your lovely crafting. I'm so impressed with your shopping success x

LynneForsythe said...

hey girlie...did you see the news...Tim is coming out with 12 new Distress Ink colors.....HEAVEN is truly coming to earth!!!

Debi said...

Awesome book!!! Gorgeous colors! No matter what you create it all is so incredibly beautiful and artistic!!!

Carmen said...

LOVING your sign in page :D Can you imagine a clown phobic person caught unawares opening this as part of their turn? Teehehehehehe!

Lorraine said...

well done on doing all your shopping I did all of mine on friday..love your journal and believe book..I did a Noel book last year for my dad with all pics of his grandkids so they make lovely presents too.

Rosie said...

I LOVE it - especially the tickety thingy at the back! Isn't that what husbands are for, to carry all the stuff we're too frail and delicate to lug about? Well I thought it was ...

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