My Family & Other Animals

Monday, 27 May 2013

"Wow Wow Wow Wow..."

What can I say about Bonnie then! What an unmitigated disaster she turned out to be. Her performance was okay and I still say the song was alright (not brilliant, but then would she have been able to pull of anything other than a power ballad?) but how could she ever have hoped to make every country in Europe like us in just three minutes!! Years of hate against us have now turned the contest into a farce, I really don't know why we keep contributing towards it.
I think the only way the contest could ever be judged 'fairly' again would be to have all the songs sung in English and each country should have a pool of voters who only hear the song, they never get to see the performance or hear commentaries and to keep the secrecy up; the song should only be performed live for the first time on the night of the contest. Other than that, I can't see how we could ever hope to make the contest fair again.
Jo and I went to a Sincerely Yours craft fayre at the Lincolnshire Showground yesterday. I managed to charge my way through my usual amount of money and for the first time I can remember, Jo spent a small fortune too. She rarely spends a lot of money on herself so it was really nice to watch her spoiling herself, she really deserves it as far as I'm concerned: she spends day after day at home, rarely venturing outside and all because of how much pain going out causes her. She has to look after me every day (which would try the patience of a saint!!) and she is in constant, agonising pain all the time, she could really do with a break from it all but unless the Doctor manages to find some funding for her to go Private then I don't see a change on the horizon!
On to a lighter note now and I hope you like my latest creation. I gave myself a personal challenge and had a go at a White on White (WoW) card. Materials used are: an Embossing folder, some Spellbinders dies, a large 8x8 card with scallops, a white dazzler, white ribbon, half pearls and a sentiment stamp. I think this is probably the first time I have ever made a card without an image on it, so I hope you can appreciate just how much of a challenge this really was!! The white band behind the circular sentiment was the bit left over after cutting the sides out. I really liked the shape and thought it would be such a waste to just throw it in the bin.
So that's me then! Hope you like the card and I will definitely be back a lot sooner next time -
Pinky Promise.
Take Care,
Hugs 'n Stuff
Entered Into: Fitztown Challenge Blog #01 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge - Anything Goes with Handmade Bows
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #173 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge #91 - Focus On The Sentiment
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge - White on White
613 Avenue Cards Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #21 - Anything Goes - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous white on white card, Andy! Love the embossing and diecuts!

  2. This is gorgeous Andrew. Love that border die...what is it? I want it!

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  4. love to see a male entry and you have done it proud,its lovely,thanks for joining us over on fitztown challenge xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at Fitztown challenge:)Hugs Kaija DT member

  6. Lovely, lovely white on white! One of my favorites. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May challenge!

  7. Hi to you I just love white on white what a lovely card thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

  8. Wonderful project, Andy! Great way to present a white on white theme. Very nicely done! Thanks for playing at our house at 613 Avenue Create.

    Chana, Owner

  9. I'm totally wow-ed! This is amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  10. This is sheer elegance. Love the white on white and that border stamps is gorgeous. It's awesome! Thanks for joining us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. Hope you'll link with us again. God bless!

    JO ANN

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the WOW! Kim

  12. WOW, Andy! Your card is absolutely fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown! Hope to you see your lovely creations again!

    Hugs, Sande xx


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