Saturday, April 16

The Wanderer Returns!

Well people ... she is home! Only just though! Oh yes ... and boy has she had an expensive makeover! Those of you that popped in yesterday will indeed know that I am talking about my poorly sick car and those that did n't ... erm ... pop in yesterday ... Well! Where were you???? :0)
Apparently the problem was a crank shaft sensor ... I got the call this morning ... only £150 including VAT ... phew I thought! Then Mr Garage Mechanic made that awful sucking through his teeth sound and I had to sit down!
The brake discs needed replacing ... the auxhilary belt was perishing and the exhaust was about to drop off ... when I heard the price for that little lot ... I needed to lay down in a darkened room! Luckily ... the wonderful John stepped in and paid the bill ... when I am moaning about him later in the week ... please do feel free to give me a nudge and remind me what a truly wonderful guy he is!
Those of you that were sick to the back teeth of my demo tags are going to get a little break today ... I say little and today because I still have a whole load of demo tags to show you ... to be honest I am amazed at how many tags I actually made during Ally Pally!
Today ... you can see a card from my Ditress Re-inker Masterclass ... the background was made by applying Distress Re-Inkers to white card using a brayer! The colours used are Broken China, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed ... the image is my favourite BLine stamp ever ... the background flourish and sequin waste are THE Wendy Vecchi and the little stamped stars are indeed Lord Tim of Holtz's from the Bitty Grunge set! You know Tim ... the man that can carve a replica of the Beijing Olympic Stadium in the top of a matchstick while making enough Green Tea for the entire population of Japan with just a Charm Clip and a Philosophy token!
Righty-Ho ... talking of classes ... I am in full swing designing my next release that will be available for booking at LB Crafts in early May!
Laters!

16 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous - I love that B Line stamp too, and don't use it often enough.
Ouch at the car repairs - and lucky you having John to pay the bill, lol!

Sue said...

Fab Card !
Sorry about your car :( ..don't they cost the earth!!

voodoo vixen said...

Cars and cats... both seem to cost a fortune!! Had mine at the vets twice this month and its over $800 so far... and none of its covered by the insurance I pay monthly! Typical...
Love the card, gorgeous colours!!

Daniele said...

cars are a real pain, the last class I attended a couple of weeks back with Lin, half way down the motorway my exhaust fell off, luckily hubby came to the rescue and paid the bill, we moan like mad about them but they do have their uses......lol

Shazza said...

poor poor car but lovely John coming to the rescue. Love the card, that stamp is gorgeous x

Debi said...

Fabulous piece!! Love your colors choices. Awesome job as always!. You have a very special guy...how sweet of him to take care of the bill!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

What an amazing effect with the brayer. Glad your car fixed

Kaz said...

Glad you got car sorted....bloomin expensive things, love the effect with the brayer gorgeous as always x

kazx

Sid said...

Loving your re-inker backgrounds and images Linda !!

jeanetteguy said...

As ever you stun us again with your gorgeous work. So glad you car is home safe n sound!
Jeanette xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Great work

craftimamma said...

Fab card Linda and once again another workshop I'd love to get to (but can't Boo! Hoo!).

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Claireliz said...

Thats gorgeous Linda, Glad you hear your car is better too, mine's going in for MOT this week & I'm dreading the "sucking in of air" noise that the mechanic will make, I know its 4 new tyres & squeaky brakes in the least :(.
C
xx

Mole said...

Glad the car is sorted even if it did cost an arm and a leg! And lovely reinky stuff too!

Alix said...

good to hear you have wheels again...even if they did cost an arm and a leg!

love the card too :)

Dallying Debz said...

Lovely card. Glad to hear your car is better even if she was an expensive little madam!

Saw one of Lin's tags when I went to a friends yesterday so now feeling pig sick that I couldn't afford it. Looks like you guys did wonders with the Fresco paints.

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