Saturday, 6 February 2010

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Hi everyone. Hope you are all well. I had a much better day today than I did yesterday - I can tell you. This gift set has been made for 3 challenges:

1. Sketch Saturday - Fab sketch by Ria
2. ABC - 'N' is for New
3. Cute Card Thursday - Spots and Dots.

I have used the same WOJ image as the last card again coloured with Twinkling H2Os, Copics and Watercolour Pencils. The papers are new digital ones from The Creative Cottage. The ribbon, button and brad are from my stash. The scalloped circles were done on the Bug using my Nesties. The sentiment is done on the pc. The birdhouse has been made using the template from the Christmas Magnolia magazine. It's been filled with some fudge.
Now, this has been made for my sister because she spent her whole day off driving me around yesterday. Do I have a story for you...

Yes...I can hear you all groan well, not any where near as loud as I groaned yesterday morning when my car started to belt smoke out from under the bonnet. I had only been to drop Jack off to school and back to my mums when it happened. Could smell a wee bit burning but thought it was just because I needed a bit of an oil top up! HA! Understatement of the year. I had a spare 5 minutes before leaving for school and thought I would do the oil but... couldn't get the bottle open so, shut the bonnet, jumped in and drove down to get Jack from mums and take himk to school...YES! YOu guessed it...I never put the oil filler cap backon before I drove off! Oill all over the engine and smoke everywhere.

So, stayed very calm and asked my sister to drive me back home and then follow the route I had taken to try and find the cap. Couldn't find it and suddenly remembered the snapping noise I had heard when driving off for the school! YEP...I had driven over it and crushed it to pieces. Now, you may well be having a good laugh and thinking that it couldn't get any worse...I spent the whole day phoning and visiting garages and parts dealers to get a price for having the engine cleaned and getting a replacement cap and being given the wrong part and being told the parts in and then told that it's not in, etc, etc. Eventually, at 4pm I managed to get one from the scrap dealers!!

The good part of this horrible story is that the cap only cost me £4 instead of £14 and...the Gunk I bought to clean my engine was only a fiver instead of the forty quid the garage wanted to do it!! Also, I will NEVER forget to put the cap back on again


Leigh said...

oh so cute, the birdhouse is awesome. Love the little flower too

Emma Lockley said...

Hi! I love the pink and black colour combo and you can never go wrong with Polka Dots! the birdhouse is so Cute.
Fab take on Ria's sketch.

thank you for taking part this week at Sketch Saturday, take care
love emma xxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

A fantastic birdhouse - thank you for joining us on the ABC Challenge N is for New this week.
hugs Vicky x

Pretty-In-Ink said...

So pretty! love your projects!
Your birdhouse is fabulous!

Jane said...

Oh no that sounds a nightmare!

Thanks for your comment....I have a taker for the stamp...just haven't got round to posting it on the blog yet....but thanks again for the offer!


Swaantje said...

I'm speechless *wow*
Your little birdhouse is cute..and your card is wonderful.
Love your creation.

Thank's for your lovely comment on my blog
Have a nice week..

from Germany ;o)

Jane said...

That is very kind of you and would be great thanks!
I only have one wee Tilda and just haven't got the pennies just now to buy anymore...thats why I thought it would be a good idea to get rid of some of the stamps I don't use and swap them for images!

Cathy said...

Fabulous project, and great spotty paper.
Thank you for joining in the ABC this time.
Cathy xx

cats whiskers said...

This is just so sweet hun and I adore the fabulous colour scheme just my choice, sorry I have been such a bad blogger this week, and trying to play catch up now
Hugs Jacqui x

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