Sunday, March 21

Catching Up!

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I can't believe it is Sunday night! I know I am always complaining about time going really quickly ... but that's because it does! Friday was passed eating Macdonalds and going craft shopping ... I was a great tour guide for Dan ... but he really did n't seem to appreciate me showing him windmill number 692! Especially as it looked a lot like number 1 :0)Classb1903 And then repeating the same tour ... exactly on the return journey!Saturday was passed by teaching a CD workshop at Olney and then a night of crafting! I say crafting ... I half started 962 items ... and did n't actually finish any!

But check out my ladies from Saturday ... busy making their CD journals ... I had a great time ... and I really hope they did too! Just look at Emma ... I told her to pull a silly face but she said "No!" :0)

Class1903 The rest of my ladies got all inky ... What a fab way to spend a Saturday!

So ... now for today! Well all of my lovely crafty friends came round for my birthday lunch ... we ate loads ... Frankie and Benny stylie ... the whole restaurant sang Happy Birthday ... Hels made a yummy scrummy cake ... I got lots of presents ... beautiful hand made cards ... We laughed ... a lot ... I had an all round fabulous day and was very sad when it was time for them to leave! The good news is that it is my birthday on Tuesday ... so I get to do it all again :0) I say all ... Hels won't be making another cake ... and I am not actually going to Frankie and Benny's again ... but you knew what I meant ... Right?Classa1903

Dan has now left the building ... it seems odd without him ... he is always such great company and boy do we laugh! On his way out of the door he made me promise to finish making something tonight and blog it ... I am always good for a promise ... so I have!

Beer22 The beer mat in the pictures is coloured with Forest Moss ... decorated with a Wendy Vecchi dimensional rose and embellished with Tim's Idea-ology ... you know Tim ... the man that does not age and can change into a superhero with just the shake of a bottle of distress stickles without a telephone box in sight :0) I have also added black bling ... one of my new favourite things ... I was going to tell you that they were black diamonds ... but I am not the kind of girl that exaggerates ... at all ... ever :0) Oh and I have used Crackle accents in the ornate frame. The beer mat is Greene King IPA and contrary to popular belief ... I did n't steal all of these beer mats ... I have a very kind local landlord who just prefers the square variety!

Blimey ... this has turned into a long one ... I hope you all have a fabulous week ... see ya's!

31 comments:

Sandy said...

Gosh Linda this creation is very impressive and sooo beautiful.
Gorgeous piece. Love it.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo i love this one :D
and loving the dark bling :D
Julie xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove that beermat...I think you should make one in my new fave colour..you know, that one we were on about earlier..the Rusty Minge one PMSL
Twas a lovely day and thank you for having me...and letting Athena give me her medicinal licks...she is one cool puppy and just knew that Aunty Helenorah was in pain :O)) I would make you another cake for Tuesday...but I can't be bothered LOL
Have a great day on Tuesday..I will be phoning to sing to you again...I know you cannot wait for that now .. hugs hunny xx

Debbie S said...

A stunning piece, wht a great excuse to go to the pub!

Helen said...

Another great beermat, lovely colour. Sounds like you had a great weekend, have a fab birthday on Tuesday.

Biscuitlid said...

oh pants - I didn't know it was your Birthday. Happy Happy birthday! Sounds like you've had a fabbo time of it.
Hugs
Victoria
x

craftimamma said...

Oh drat it, I neeeeed some of those fabby beermats. Only problem is I don't know any kind landlords, Boo Hoo!

This is brilliant as usual Linda. The rose is absolutely gorgeous.

Glad you and Dan had such a wonderful crafty time too.

Lesley Xx

Lou Fu-Fu said...

Well as if I didn't have enough things to shove into my handbag!! Great mat and sounds like you had a lovely day!

Lottie said...

What a stunning beer mat - awesome. Sounds like you have had the most amazing weekend.

Wishing you a very happy Tuesday birthday

my5bratz said...

what a fabulous project, sounds like you had a fantastic weekend :0)

maddy hill said...

what a terrific beer mat alter !
looks like you had a great day linda ,
happy belated birthday xx
hugs
maddy x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

What a great weekend you had. I hope you saved me some of that cake after Andrea said Hels makes the best choccy cake I really really wanted some I could almost smell it ;)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oops, fab artwork as always :)
Anne xx

Angie said...

That is a great beer mat ....so glad I chose Forest Moss when I got my stash ...now I need to use it.I love the look of black bling too.

HAPPY BURP DAY TO YOU ... FOR TUESDAY

Angie said...

Me Again ...thanks for your comments and advice ... off to B&Q asap lol

Dan said...

Wonderful work Linda! Though I only saw it half finished, I knew it was going to be great! :) Thanks for a fantastic few days!

Cheryl said...

Lovely as usual Linda xx

LynneForsythe said...

Hey Linda Girlio.....a Happy Happy to you....I know it's not till Tue but knowing me I won't remember till Wed then it will be tooo late!! You do Tim and the Wendy girl...GREAT HONOR!!

Sid said...

What a fab piece, black really looks good too!

Burnice said...

Beautiful - again. I am with Hels on the colours - but I call it "dusty minge"!!!!! Loving the rose too.
Burnice x

craftytrog said...

Love your 'punk' beermat Linda! :o)

Andrea said...

just beautiful Linda much better than with a pint of beer on it, the details a delight to see and thankyou for such a great day and pleased you loved your pressies all the best xxx

Andrea said...

just beautiful Linda much better than with a pint of beer on it, the details a delight to see and thankyou for such a great day and pleased you loved your pressies all the best xxx

Andrea said...

just beautiful Linda much better than with a pint of beer on it, the details a delight to see and thankyou for such a great day and pleased you loved your pressies all the best xxx

Andrea said...

now I left that 3 times, what happened there, i lost the plot xx

Alix said...

happy birthday! and what a super beer mat...i hope you don't spill your pint on it ;0)

Glen said...

As always, another beautiful creation Linda. Me thinks it's time to make me some roses too, now that I have my grunge paper! All I need is....more time. Do you know where I can get some?! LOL. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog. I really appreciate the time you take to visit.*Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Debi said...

Gorgeous work Linda!!! I always love what you create.

Allyson said...

What a perfect way to celebrate your birthday, even if it wasn't your birthday...yet! Love the beer mat. I'm so glad I decided to take advantage of Lin's Stamperama offer and buy all 12 of Tim's new colours!!!

Allyson xxx

Angelnorth said...

Sounds like you've been packing in the fun - birthday lunches, inky classes and regional tours with Dan! The latest beer mat looks fab, love the pin and chain!

Susie Sugar said...

Another master piece mat
xx

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