Thursday, April 22

Just 57 more sleeps!

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You would think as I am blogging these cards today ... that I actually had made them today ... but I did n't!

I have been far too busy composing a new song ... counting sleeps ... ringing everyone I know and just generally celebrating!

"Why's that then Linda?" I hear you ask ... well ... get this ... in 57 more sleeps ... I shall be going to *fan fare please* ... Ranger U :0)

Oh yes ... not only will I get to see Lord Tim of Holtz creating his magic ... you know Tim ... the man that can turn clouds into Strawberry Angel Delight while building a full scale Cadbury's chocolate model of the Isaac Newton bridge with just a Pumice Stone Distress Ink pad and one half of a pair of Tonic Studio non stick scissors. But I also get to see Suze ... the mistress of the melt pot and Claudine ... the paintess of paints! I know ... I know ... I made that up ... not the seeing part ... the paintess part!RangerUlogo

So ... I gets the email and to celebrate I composed a little song and choreographed a little dance! And then I discover that everyone is a critic! John reckons the words are repetitive and annoying ... and actually he is my only critic ... no one else has actually seen it or indeed heard it ... unless you count the window cleaner ... but I was unaware that he was watching ... he smiled ... so I reckon he enjoyed it!

The song goes ... I'm going to Ranger U ... I'm going to Ranger U ... eeiiiadddio ... I'm going to Ranger U ... repeat etc., and it is performed to the tune ... The farmer wants a wife! I think it may well catch on and am considering doing a You Tube version.

H1 The cards are both coloured with Distress Inks ... I have n't even mentioned the fact that I shall be on the same site that they create the products that we all know and love ... Oh My Goodness ... I shall be in Distress Ink heaven :0)

The stamps are ... of course ... by the wonderful Wendy Vecchi and the tree and flourish on the first card are Paper Artsy. I am guessing you have heard about enough from me now ... so I shall away ...

Have a wonderful evening y'all!

44 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Linda you lucky gal you! Your gonna have a fantastic time!!!

fab cards too
xx

Jane said...

Sounds like you are gonna have an amazing time! You've got me singing it!!lol

Denize said...

That is absolutely brilliant news Linda .... when is it again?!!!! lol d x

Trish said...

OMG, that is amazing! You are SO lucky. I look forward to the (inevitable) countdown :)
Sing away, you have a good reason.

flutterbycrafter said...

How amazing, well done you, it's fantastic, and now I can't stop singing that darn song. I shall be singing it all night now, lol.

Julie Cherrington said...

Yay! Yippee! Woop woop!

So happy for you x

kazzells said...

OMG!!! You are sooo lucky !!!! great news keep us posted!!!

Helen said...

Oh, lucky lucky you. I love both the cards, the orange tree is stunning, and the blue flowers on the other one are just great - may just have to do some in that colour.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

That is sooo weird I sang along to the tune of The Farmer Wants A Wife beofre I got to that bit! No, really! Mind you I think the eeiadio bit may have had something to do with it hehe.
And how did you wangle that then, going to Ranger U?! OOh how fabulous, wish it was me! Fab work as always Linda ;)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

PS will await the YouTube vid with bated breath ;)
Anne xx

Sid said...

Lucky you Linda, love the two cards and the stamps are fab !

Glen said...

WOWEEE! How cool is that?! I'm sure we'll be counting 'sleeps' in our sleep!! Like....Linda only has !! more sleeps to go! Yawn...time for beddy byes. Have a good night yourself...eeiiadio...ZZZZ. LOL. Lovely cards Linda. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Yours Artfully said...

Congratulations!! I knew you would be accepted and you are going to have a blast, it is one of my most memorable experiences. I do need you to promise me one thing though....sing for the next two days so that you have got it out of your system by Sunday!!!

Lin x

Cardarian said...

WOW!Fantastic news! Lucky girl! I am waiting for that You tube video!
Let us know all about your adventure!
Love your cards!
Cardarian

Julia Dunnit said...

Snot luck matey - it's skill. Am thrilled skinny for you. ANd I will PAY to see the dance and song on you tube.

Andrea said...

Linda thats just brilliant news and am excited for you, i to sung the song to that tune before I read what you wrote, please forgive me to if I do not leave many comments in the next little while but am up to my eyes in it, but do peep even if I do not write anything, lots love xx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh your soooooo lucky :D
Well done :D

I would be singing and happy dancing too and wouldn't give a stuff who saw me :D
Julie xx

craftimamma said...

Oh, lucky, lucky you Linda, but it's thoroughly well deserved and could not have happened to a nicer girl. I shall be looking forward to hearing all about it and counting down with you.

These two cards are gorgeous but my own personal favourite is the second one. I love those starry flowers!

Hugs
Lesley x

Debi said...

Linda, you are too funny. Congrats on going to Ranger U. Well deserved honor!! Love the cards! As always, you have done an awesome job on them.

Dan said...

Well done Linda, thoroughly deserved!! :)

Netty said...

Distress Heaven here you come, oooh its so exciting, have a great time and come back and teach us everything you have learn't..... am wavingggggggggggggg

Lori said...

Well, of course you're going to Ranger U, I was wondering when it would be....congrats to you, my friend, I'm sure you'll be the teacher's pet!!!

Jennie said...

Just seen this, and Congratulations. It is the most intense weekend with lots of learning, and fun :) Take an extra suitcase too! Welcome to the world of Ranger :)
Not sure about the song tho ..lol
xx

Andrea said...

oops forgot to say beautiful cards in my excitement for you xx

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember a certain witch having a flash of premonition in one of your classes, and stating it wouldn't be long before you were going to Ranger U!!! Congratulations, I can only imagine your subsonic squeals when you got the email. I bet Marshalls thought Fulbourn Hospital had set all the alarms off at once! I am sooooo pleased for you. Learn loads, enjoy much, then come back and teach us it all, whilst regalling us with all your tales of how Princess Linda of Elbourne went to visit Lord Tim of Holtz!

Paper thoughts said...

Amazing as usual xxxx

TinaB said...

You soooooooo deserve it xxxx Well done hun xxxxxxxxxx

Virginia said...

I'm singing along with you - love the post I may be singing this all day and I'm not going LOL! Hope you are having a fabulous day!

Paula Gale said...

wowsers!!! WELL DONE YOU - you didn't mention how it came about - were you personally picked by the man who can make whipped angel delight with a thingy????

I really need to see that uploaded on you tube - lets see if you could make it on Rude Tube on the TV for the most hits... right behind you...

And so the countdown begins (with every post from hereonin me thinks)!!!

I LOVE the card - the first one is my fave as i have a thing for trees (don't worry - its not a fetish or owt)!!!

Whoop Whoop ... "Linda's going to Ranger U, Linda's going to Ranger U..."


YAY! - Hugs, Paula x x x

Alix said...

what can i say?? you are just brilliant...and its clear i'm not the only one who's noticed!!

have the most fun...but do let tim have a little breathing space, occassionally, eh? ;0)

lol

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Congratulations Lin...Do you need somebody to carry your luggage???

Loving the cards especially the Tree...gorgeous colours!

xx

Sue said...

Can there be anything more exciting than that .... Well done you - shall be watching and waiting x

Joy said...

Thanks for that Linda- the song is in my head now and will probably stay for the rest of the day.
Wow! Goody gumdrops for you. How exiting! Have a fantastic time there and give Tim a big 'ol hug from me. I can only dream at going to Ranger U xx

Dawn said...

Dead GREEN with envy oh you are so lucky ans you are to meet all three of the wonders of craft but my Tim Holtz ( I also love every time you mention his name you tell a tale of his wonderfulness) I look fwd to thise so much lol

The song has to be a hit I new the tune B4 I saw what you put so I think You Tube is defo on the card I would love to see you sing that little one LMHO (laughing my head off)

Oh I will mis you while your gone but when you come back I want a second by seconf blow acount of EVERYTHING!!!!

Love Dawn xx

June said...

Ohhh Linda, lucky lucky you !!
By the way these are fabulous as your beautiful art work always is, truly inspirational
Hugs June xxxxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

fab news.you lucky lucky lady.bet you cant wait xxx
debbiexxx

Sue said...

Fantastic Linda! I shall add you to my "I will never get there myself but here's a list of people I know who have been" list!! Enjoy!

SueC said...

Congratulations Linda - you'll have a fantabulous time at Ranger U - I was lucky enough to be there with Lin and Leandra and enjoyed every second of it.
Sue x
ps Tim loves Cadbury's chocolate but Alain loves it even more.

Sandra said...

Thanks for cementing that ditty in my head :oP but seriously, I'm so excited for you going to Ranger U. Amazing news!
Love your cards too Sweetie.
Keep up the countdown!
Hugs
Sandra x

Linda Cain said...

You are way too funny! Congrats on getting to go to Ranger U!!!!! You will have a blast, but get lots of sleep, take your vitamins, and drink plenty of water....just KIDDING!

Your Friend in ART,
Linda

Karen said...

I am expiring from jealousy! My hubby has basically ruled out me going to Ranger U, in part because it's too far. You are living proof that this should be no obstacle. Have a wonderful time and blog every detail so that I can live it vicariously.

Karen said...

I am expiring from jealousy! My hubby has basically ruled out me going to Ranger U, in part because it's too far. You are living proof that this should be no obstacle. Have a wonderful time and blog every detail so that I can live it vicariously.

Carmen said...

What flipping amazing news Linda! The song was SO good I was singing along with you to the Farmers Wife tune before you said to sing along to the Farmers Wife tune... so it's gotta be good eh? :P

Love these cards especially the top one which positively glows!

Ooh and yep - You Tube vid definitely needed! :P

LynneForsythe said...

I am soo Happy for you!!! YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST TIME!!! I'm doing the happy dance with/for you!!

Now will you speak to me again??!??!

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