My Family & Other Animals

Thursday, 28 November 2013

"He's Trying To Find Out Who's Naughty Or Nice..."

Hiya, I'm back again as promised. So go on then, what have you been this year? I have most definitely tried to be Nice and I think I have pulled it off most of the time, it's not always been easy though when you work in the retail sector!! but this year I have made a concerted effort to not drag myself down to other people's levels. For the longest time, when a customer annoyed me I felt it was okay to basically slag them off after they had driven off - I thought this was a win/win situation because they couldn't hear what I was saying about them (good for customer relations!!), I also got to get things off my chest when it happened, thus not taking my negativity home with me. Now though I just let it go, I don't hang on to it and if I find myself cursing them in my head, I tell myself off and just let it go. This had been really beneficial as it has really stopped me getting so wound up and I feel much healthier mentally.
On the Good News front, I saw The Darkness (again) on Tuesday night. They were, of course, A-May-Zing. They played some rare tracks (including their awesome brand new single which had only been released that day), some B-Sides and a few other hits and then they finished off the second half of the show by playing 'Permission To Land' their first album, in full, from track 1 to track 10 and it was a pure rock moment. Now rock isn't usually my thing, I do like a few bands (Queen, Daughtry, Bon Jovi) but generally I am an R 'n B/Hip-Hop kind of fella but there is something really, really special about this band, Justin Hawkins is one of the finest lead singers to ever stand in front of a mic.
Jo and I managed to spend a fortune on Monday when we went Xmas shopping - but I guess I am now preaching to the choir eh! We are almost done now, just a couple of last minute gifts to get my son and I think we are finished so it's not all bad. I actually enjoyed it this time, the shop was quite Christmassy but without all those really annoying Christmas songs we have all heard a million times over and the shop wasn't overcrowded with people who just really don't want to be there and take great pleasure in running their trollies into your shins!
Anyhoo, that's my news and now on to my card. I wanted to make a Christmas card with a difference and I think I have succeeded. I have used a Kenny K image, a Memory Box die (the bauble), a Marianne die (Christmas trees) and a X-Cut die (the alphabet), the papers came free with a magazine and for a pleasant change they weren't made of that flimsy paper that was used to make toilet rolls in the 1970's!
Hope you like the card and I hope you are as up to date with your shopping as we are 'cause the closer to xmas we get I do not envy those that haven't!
Have a great week,
take care and
Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into:
Kenny K Kraft Krew Challenge #160 - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More! Challenge #73 - Holidays
Baffles Kreativladen Challenge #26 - Anything Goes (Alles Erlaubt!)
The Crafter's Café Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Challenge - Christmas/Winter
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #170 - Christmas
4 Crafty Girlz Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #297 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #94 - Any Sentiment
Copic Marker Europe Challenge # 23 - Everything About Christmas
I Heart ProMarkers Challenge #196 - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns Challenge #37 - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous card and image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight xx

  2. Very cute and a different take on a Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  3. What a great card! Thanks for playing along with Crafting By Designs!

  4. Wonderful job, you colored him wonderfully, I like the sentiment, makes me smile. Awesome job! Nice touch with those trees, makes it even more wonderful! Thank you for playing our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!
    Leanne DT@4CC!

  5. Oh Andy! This card blows my mind!! Who would of thought of using Super Genius digi on a Xmas card?? You!!! AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at KennyK Krafty Krew’s *Anything Goes* challenge ! Good luck in the draws, top 3 and spotlight!

    Tammy, KennyK DT Coordinator/Designer & Facebook Admin from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  6. This is a fun Christmas card - it made me giggle. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  7. Hi Andy. This is such a fun card. Like Danielle, I had a good giggle. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. Monika


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