Friday, September 28, 2007

In The Frame

What an eventful evening yesterday, I had car problems at 5 past 5, always just when the garages are shut, lol. So I phoned my students and luckily managed to catch them all before they left their houses for the class. I didn't know how long I'd be or whether it was serious. Still, it could have been worse, it didn't actually break down the exhaust just fell off and made an awful noise. I had been wondering what that funny noise was on my way into town too and thinking I'd have to get Matt to have a look. Anyway, the nice man from the rescue service came and took the hanging half of the exhaust off and I could drive it tentatively, and noisily, home. The joys of having a car of a certain age!

So instead of teaching last night, I started going through my storage boxes in my craft room to have a clear out. Of course now its a huge mess but I do have a big charity shop pile and the bin's a bit fuller.

Back to cardmaking, which quite frankly, is much more interesting than cars or tidying up.

Lynne set the fabuloso dare this week to use a frame... and I'd just got my paws on some delicious frame stamps from doodlebug. This is my favourite from the set, I just love its doodle appearance. I also used BG Recess papers, Dovecraft brad and stamps from Duo Designs and Hampton.
A Christmas one too, even though I'm in disbelief at the shops being full of Christmas nonsense already.

DCWV paper, cuttlebug snowflake embossing die, bosscut reindeer and Studio G sentiment stamp.

Right, I'm off to the garage now!

15 comments:

Kathy said...

2 fabbioso cards Rhi!

Love those framse and the flower on the first is just gorgeous.

Your car story reminded me of a journey back south from Nortumberland after Christmas one year. Car in front of us sadly hit a dog that ran across the A1, dad couldn't miss it and our exhaust was broken. Travelled the rest of the way sounding like a tank and the neighbour met us outside our house to say she thought we had a burst pipe - dad decided that was going to be the last time we did the annual pilgramage "home" for Christmas - they were just a couple of the things that had gone wrong that trip!

Marlou said...

fab cards!!! love the first one so much, i just got those doodlebug frames too the other day in the post, they are fab!! love the snowman too :)

Saffa said...

As ever Mrs R..lol fab fab cards! Sorry bout the car, at least you got home! Actually when our last car dies on me and the guy said it wasnt worth fixing I was thrilled....it meant a new well newer car hehe

Andrea said...

2 wonderful cards, I especially love the reindeer he is so cute and the spotty paper and ric rac work so well

stamp and scrape said...

Both cards beautifully designed, but I LOVE the colours in the 1st one.
Ros

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards, love the paper on the top one & the funky reindeer made me smile.
Sorry about the car trouble, hope its sorted now.x

Rein said...

These are both beautiful,
I really love the colors on the first one!

Deb said...

Oh dear, car trouble, hope it is sorted out quickly!
Great cards though, love the colours of both of them, the frames are fab!

Hazel said...

Both gorgeous cards, Rhi - I love the colours used on the first one.

Dollydimps said...

Cars are evil!
However your cards are far from evil as usual! Loving the Doodlebug frame...in fact I'm loving a lot of their stamps just now!

maggieb said...

Great cards again Rhi i love the christmas one.

Keryn Campbell said...

Gorgeous cards Rhi.

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Angelnorth said...

These are both great Rhi. Can't fail to smile at that reindeer really, can you? Love the colour scheme of your stamp one too - what a great stamp you found to kick it all off!

sonic said...

Beautiful cards !!! Bravo !!!!