I have been a bit of a busy butcher this week and not had chance to post any creations for a couple of days .. .. sorry!
Work has been very busy, we are still gutting the bathroom ready for work commencing on Monday and I am trying to get ready for the festival next weekend where I am hoping to sell some of my cards.
Separate to this there is a mad "family occasion" happening tomorrow. Will share this later .. .. it will give you a glimpse of the strange (but very close and happy) family I am a part of!!
First though my creation
Image: Stampendous! V080 "Dove Charm"
Sentiment: Woodware FRCL107 "Wedding Anniversaries"
Backing Paper: Papermania "PMA 308 "Love"
Nestablities: "Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large"
DecoArt - Glamour Dust
Sticky gems and ribbon from my stash box
So what is my family occasion that is taking place tomorrow?
Well every year we have a pancake race. Normally this happens on or as close to Shrove Tuesday as we can manage but this year it has been harder to arrange as some of the participants live far away and others have been at university etc.
So tomorrow is our "Pancake Day".
No big deal you might think .. .. but our pancake races are different.
We don't run with the pancakes (that would be far too energetic) .. .. no the race is to see who can eat the most pancakes. It is a well serious event and there is a trophy involved which the winner gets to keep for a whole year! Although this year the winner won't be keeping it for that long.
We make and consume a vulgar amount of pancakes. We eat nothing beforehand - it is pancakes all the way.
This year - provided everyone turns up - we will be making pancakes for 11. We (my Sis and I) make loads of the little beauties and all are snapped up as soon as they come out of the pan. No chance for them to stack up or go cold!!
I know we are mad but we have charts that go back years saying who took part, how many they ate, how many we made in total and who ate the most. Last year my eldest son turned all the charts into a computer file so that he can show graphs of all the statistics year by year!!!
I will let you know tomorrow how many pancakes we make and how many the winner ate. But in the meantime if you want to have a guess as to how many pancakes you think we will make in total I will send a little treat to the person who is the nearest. (Don't worry it won't be a cold pancake).
It is always a real fun time with so many laughs. I have never won .. .. .. I think that cooking the little blighters means you don't fancy quite so many.
So now you know what a mad family I am part of .. .. can you believe so many people are excited at the thought of taking part? (My son and his wife are travelling from London especially and I think that they are secretly hoping to take the trophy home with them).
So come on .. have a guess. How many will we make in total?
I'll see you in the morning with my Allsorts Challenge DT card - which this week "does" have a heart on. I checked - lots of times LOL!!!
Happy Friday night everyone and I hope you get chance to do a bit of crafting over the weekend.
Love Jules xx
- A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce always carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.