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Monday, 15 April 2013

"Hey Good Lookin', What You Got Cookin'?..."

I am a firm believer in junk TV. We all love it and we all have our weaknesses, whether they be Reality Shows, Soaps (especially Australian ones!), Jeremy Kyle type shows (the absolute worst of the worst in my opinion!) or Cookery shows. My particular drug of choice is the Reality show, especially the ones where 'reality' couldn't be further from the truth. I must confess to being a little addicted to 'The Only Way Is Essex' but before you start reaching for the favourites bar, spare a moment and consider just how 'high-brow' your favourite shows are.
We live in such a toxic world today that we need that chance to escape to a place where all people do is throw parties for ridiculous reasons ("Ooh look Tiffany-Amber, someone just received an Invitation to collect a parcel from their local sorting office, let's throw a Postman and Letterbox party to celebrate!!"), we all love it when a bunch of louts who having met each other in the audition queue. decide to form a singing group despite the fact that not one of them could carry a tune in a bucket. get buzzed off stage by the least talented man in the music industry!, it makes us feel better about ourselves, at least we aren't them eh!
Jo and I are also just ever so slightly a lot addicted to Big Brother and that means BB in all it's formats! Having been glued to the first series, which despite what anyone may say, was an interesting anthropological study of human nature disguised as light entertainment. Now of course it is just an excuse to gather societies disparate outcasts and parade them around for our amusement, but I still love it and don't even get me started on the Celebrity version!
So the next time you start judging someone for watching brainless dross on the old Gogglebox (another new addiction I'm afraid, a show about people watching TV shows!, what's not to love about that?) then spare a thought for the dross you watch yourself, it may just make for a more harmonious world.
So now I have got that off my chest, here's another creation for you. It's another Kenny K image (she is just called Chef - available here for only $3.00) and if you are going to nip over to Kenny's Download site them don't forget to collect your April freebie 'Tracy Chapstamp', a super cool guitar rockin' chick.
I have coloured my digi with my ProMarkers and my FlexMarkers and I have made another 8x8 card which is covered in lush red core'dinations cardstock and I have used the following dies: Leaves and sentiment banner by Marianne, Knife and Fork by Magnolia and the lattice work is a Martha Stewart punch. I used a doily from my stash (Joanna Sheen I think) and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I finished the whole thing off with some gems (from Create an Craft) in each corner. The overall look of the card is quite different for me but I am very pleased with the finished product, I hope you like it too.
I will be back again in the very near future, so until then,
take care,
Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into: Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge #139 - Dies and Punches
Card Mania Challenge #18 - Punches and/or Die-Cuts
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - One Paper Taker
Paperminutes Challenge #265 - Emboss All Layers
LEJ Designs Challenge #49 - Emboss It
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge - Flower Power
Whimsical Designs Challenge - Smell The Flowers
Stamp 'n Doodle Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #108 - Make It Bloom
Nutcrafters Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #218 - No Patterned Paper
Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge #41 - Anything Goes


  1. Hi Andy! Enjoyed your story! I'll admit to being hooked on a few mindless reality shows! Not saying which ones though - lol! Your card is fantastic! Love all the rich red and the great details! Very creative design! I am just about to use Chef on one of my cards if I can ever get off the computer and into my craft room!

  2. I totally agree! I'm shamelessly addicted to all that sort of crap! I don't see any harm in anyone watching what they enjoy and don't feel any of us have the right to slate others for their choices either.. What's rubbish to someone else, is great TV to others, hence why where's so much out there to pick from
    Another great card! Love the colours and of course your colouring :)

  3. Love the design on this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    DT. member

  4. It is always a treat to visit your blog and have a good read Andy,
    Your card is fabulous, and the colour you have used is fantastic as is the image.

  5. Great card, very beautiful, thank you for being our challenge Card mania!

  6. love the image and embossed cornerand dont forget the cutlery-thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
    Carol DT x

  7. Lovely, absolutely lovely, lovely colors.. :D
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp n doodle. Good luck.. :)

  8. yay! I'm so happy to follow you.. :)

  9. Thank you for entering our current challenge 'Emboss It' over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    WOW WOW WOW What a gorgeous card. The image is brilliant and coloured perfectly. Love the diecuts in the background as well as the brilliant knife and fork. The embossed background is gorgeous and everything works so well together. Gorgeous make.
    I really hope you will continue to join in some of our weekly challenges as there are always lovely prizes up for grabs.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Member

  10. How sweet! Love the fork and knife - they're perfect with your choice of image - and I like your use of bold colors!

  11. Thanks for showing your fantastic card for paperminutes!

  12. Perfect, Pretty and Pink. Glorious! Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M Challenge.
    Regards Florence x

  13. Oh Andy this is one FABULOUS CARD. Love the image and all that Pink. Perfectly coloured. Love your embossed background. great embellishments. Love everything about it.
    Here with my DT head on and sorry you won't be eligible for the Paper Shelter challenge as it went live on 17th and this was posted on 15th.
    Loved todays post btw..... I do dip in and out of some reality shows, but never watch Kyle... he just annoys the life out of me
    Eileen x

  14. LOL! Really cute! Love that embossing :) Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge at Whimsical Designs!

  15. Andy this made me smile what a great image and such a lovely striking pink, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

  16. Love how you used the fork/knife and that image is too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle!!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Stamp 'n' Doodle DT


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