My Family & Other Animals

Thursday, 1 November 2012

"Skyfall Is Where We Start..."

So I told you a couple of days ago about Jo and I going to see the new James Bond film Skyfall. We have always been regular cinema goers but that has seemed so out of our reach this year that we haven't even tried to go but yesterday was really good. Either I have grown or the seats have shrunk a little (I know which one I think it is!!) but apart from being wedged into place for two hours, the whole experience worked out really well and has given us both the confidence to try again and there are some amazing films coming out soon so plenty to look forward too. As for James Bond, all I can say is three words; A-May-Zing. Not only does it have one of the greatest, most credible villains EVER in Javier Bardem (again sporting a dodgy-do from hell!), the women in it aren't just wallpaper for Bond to look good against, they can actually act and have a purpose too.
Sam Mendes has made a modern Bond movie that has a great retro feel to it and has created some genuinely beautiful scenes in a movie that has the capacity to move it's viewers to tears. Daniel Craig IS Bond, time will make this man the very best there is and I will stand by that. In every poll, the best Bond always comes out as Connery and the best film usually goes to Goldfinger but I think Casino Royale could well overtake as best movie and I am damn sure Craig will eventually win out as the best Bond, he plays the character with sensitivity but with an overwhelming sense of self.
Before I move on to my card I just wanted to comment on something I heard on tonights news. Apparently, the credit crunch has given rise to people abandoning their pets! What kind of low-life just walks away from a family member because their food has gone up by a couple of quid? We have three cats and I swear to God, Jo and I would feed them before we ate. I just do not understand what makes a person look at the animal that has given them so much loyalty and love for however many years they may have had them and then just decide one day that they no longer care about it because it's ONLY an animal! Shame on them, I have always believed in Karma and I know in my heart that what goes around comes around, it just takes a long time for some people to get theirs, but they always do in the end.
On to brighter things and here is this week's Papelitos Challenge (#18 - Music) plus there is a Design Team call too. I have gone for a rather hippy-looking dude and for a change I have used some holographic (sticky-backed) paper which I felt was in keeping with the theme. The banner is a Spellbinders and the alpha is a Sizzix with a few gems added for that showbiz glitz. Once again, I hope you like it and I will be back soon with my next Kenny K.
Take care and Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into: A Gem Of A Challenge #58 - Polka Dots/Spots
Allsorts Challenge #179 - For Men Only
Basic Grey Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - November is Anything Goes
ATC's With Attitude Challenge #26 - Add A Sentiment/Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle Challenge #47 - Patterned Papers
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge - Anything Goes
Raise The Bar Challenge #119 - Anything Goes!


  1. Your card is fantastic. I agree with you too!! Daniel Craig will come out on top one of these days.. I think he is an AWESOME bond! He plays the part amazingly. I grew up with Roger Moore.. he was my bond.. but Daniel Craig.. I don't know.. he just owns it :) You have me excited to go see it now!! And then the thing about the pets .. Ughhhh It is so sad.. I will never understand it.. We would feed our two cats and the dog before we ate too. I know its hard.. but they count on us! And they are family members.. just like I wouldn't drop my kids off somewhere! Shameful!!

  2. Wow fab card Andy I love that image.


  3. Fantastic car Andy love the image and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  4. Just in case you are not aware, you should read this post:

  5. Thanks for entering our man theme at allsorts. Skyfall is a great film. Tracy x

  6. Fantastic card the image and the music note die and fabulous sentiment.
    Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. A fab card Andy, thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x

  8. Oh, the film hasn't arrived in my country. Fab card, Andy. Thanks for joining ATCs & Cards With Attitude. see you again. Blessings.



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