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Saturday, 14 July 2012

"You Gotta Fight.. For Your Right.. To Paaarty!!..."

So tonight I crossed yet another example of how society is crumbling around us. On my way home from work I was approaching some traffic lights, doing a steady 30mph, on my left was a bus just pulling in to a stop and the car behind it overtook the bus without indicating or slowing down and nearly slamming right into me. I hit my horn really hard and as I apporached the next set of lights where I turn off to go home, this young 'lady' (and trust me, if we were face to face and I wasn't writing this for everyone to read, I wouldn't be using that word to describe her!!) actually slowed her car down and wound her window down to flick the V's at me before I turned the corner!!! How unbelievable is that? She nearly runs me into some traffic lights and yet I'm the villain of the piece because I had the temerity to sound my horn in her general direction. I'm telling you peeps, I really do not like a large portion of today's society, they are crass, rude, selfish and thoughtless - a winning combination eh!
I have had a fairly good week and it got a little better today when we managed to get the gardener in, yes there was a sufficient enough break in the weather that actually allowed the grass to dry out long enough for him to be able to cut it. There's so much pleasure in seeing your garden looking all tidy and bright green and yet I can't think of anything worse than walking back and forth with a hover-mower and tidying all the edges up, I would sooner iron or hoover, at least you can TRY to keep your carpets clean but there is no way on God's green earth you are gonna stop the grass growing!! My back and Jo's hip have always stopped us doing the gardening but if I'm honest I wouldn't do it if I could. When I left school I worked on a YTS (remember those!!) scheme as a landscape gardener prettying up a rundown village near me and I think that pretty much put me of gardening for life.
On to my latest creation and this week over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew the theme is Get Sporty! The image I have used is called Strong Island (available here) and the cardstock is Basic Grey with a couple of Memory Box dies and a lovely bird embellie from Tim Holtz. I am really enjoying my time on Kenny's blog, I know it's still early days but the enjoyment I get from colouring his images is just immense and I feel really proud to be a part of such a creative team. Hope you like the card and keep you eyes open for another creation any day now,
take care
Entered Into:
Great Impressions Stamps July Challenge - show us your best stay in the lines colouring
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #122 - Anything Goes


  1. Your coloring just amazes me every time I see it! Oh.. and I'm completely with you on how society is! :) Hope your days only get better!

  2. She's wicked fabulous, Andy!! I love the color palette you chose. And I, too, agree about society. If it's any consolation (in the misery-loves-company category) the drivers here in Texas are an abomination. I am NOT one of them...I learned to drive in Colorado.

  3. A great card again Andy!

  4. Fantastic card Andy love the image. Caroline xxx

  5. What a great card, love the image and your colouring is amazing. Fab papers as well, love it! :)

  6. Great card Andrew and super colouring as always.

  7. Brilliant card Andy. Love the image and you've coloured her perfectly.
    Lorraine x

  8. Hi Andy ...what a lovely lovely card. Fabulous colouring I just love how you have done her the image as well - going to have to pop over to Kennys site and purchase this one..I love his work especially this one. Great choice of papers and the layout is fab too.
    And I totally agree with you on how our society is going was like reading what happened to me only last week...the cheek of some people!
    love Debby x

  9. Fun image and fabulous coloring Andy! Love the twine here too!

  10. Hi Andy. I wanted to stop by and thank you for the really kind comment you left at mine yesterday. You really looked at my card.

    Anyhoo, I'm glad I stopped by, as not only is your Blog a joy to read, but I think the details on your cards are spot on to each project and your colouring is awesome. You really rock Kenny K images.

    I'll be visiting again. :)

  11. First time visitor to your blog and must say I love it. So nice to see a guy who is so into crafting and "gets" the pretty (I loooove Basic Grey too)! :)

    Sad to say I am not surprised at your driving story... over the years I've had a couple of incidents very much the same where someone has been unreasonably aggressive and confrontational because they've done something stupid and dangerous (undertaking me in the left-turn only lane at a crossroads then cutting in front of me, overtaking me over white crosshatching approaching a turn lane) and I've had the temerity to beep my horn in reproach. Something about being in a car seems to turn some people into aggressive idiots! :/

    Anyhoo, that aside.. your card is fabulous! I love the Kenny K image (his stamps are so cool and funky! :D) and your colouring is incredible. A really bright and funky card. Love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week. :)


  12. LOVE this image and the papers you have used :o) Thank you for sharing it with us this week at our use a digi challenge at OSAAT. Good luck



  13. Gorgeous card! Your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  14. Hi Andy! Wow-you can color up a storm and stay in the lines too! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps! ♥ Sue Kment


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