Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A witty, succint title containing the words "birthday cards"

Now, today's post isn't going to be terribly exciting.  It's birthday cards.  9 of them and all pretty similiar, so I'll tell you about the "incident" on my birthday as I show you the photos.  That way you HAVE to look at the photos, ha ha ha (imagine me doing an evil laugh)...

 
The cards came about as my dad asked me for a card for my mum who has her birthday 3 days before mine, so I had to make a card and you might as well make 9 as make 1.
 
I'd bought a panel of fabric at a craft fair with these little images on.  I cut them all out, layered them up with patterned paper and stitched around them on the machine.  I added a stamped and embossed greeting and then used my i-rock to add the gems
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Mum gave me the i-rock.  I think she won it in a giveaway but already had one, so gave it to me.  It packed up half way through the card session.  I'm not sure if it's faulty or it just needs new batteries.  We never have any new batteries in the house, not in packs, just random ones floating around.  When a battery is needed, we just find one in a kitchen drawer and use that.  If a battery doesn't work, we put it in a kitchen drawer.  See my problem?
 
 
I'm supposed to be forcing you to look at these photos by talking about the incident, which I haven't even mentioned yet!  OK, here we go.  On Friday me and Mr CA drove up to Alnmouth, a journey of about 3 and a half hours.  I say we drove, but actually Mr CA drove as 10 minutes into the journey I had a migraine.  I took my medication then was a slobbering zombie for the rest of the day...
 
 
On Monday we drove back again.  Mr CA drove.  I'm bloody glad he did.  On the motorway a large lorry decided it wanted to join our lane, in exactly the position we were in so it did.  It shunted us at the rear passenger side.  Clearly that wasn't enough as he then did it again!
 
 
Neither of us were hurt, just very shook up.  The lorry driver didn't stop and we didn't know what to do, we slowed down to pull alongside him but he slowed down loads and we lost him.  We pulled into a service station to check the damage and when we got back on the road we found him!  I took his reg, but he's Italian so I'm not sure if we can do anything.
 
 
I won't be claiming on the insurance anyway as they'll just whack my premiums up.  The car is damaged, but it seems superficial.  Anyway, you'd be hard pushed to notice on my car, it's a beat up wreck from all my altercations with the damn gatepost at work!
 
 
And there we have it.  Not much of a story, but a story none-the-less.
 
 
You've come to the end.  Well done!

9 comments:

Maria said...

I love your cards and so pleased to hear you are safe.

JoJo said...

Those cards are just gorgeous! I got a terse comment from someone at the post office last year about how homemade cards are messing up the PO equipment b/c of all the bumpy elements. I wanted to tell her to get over it b/c homemade cards are very popular. lol Glad that you guys weren't hurt and your car still runs.

Sandra :) said...

What a witty and succinct title - I'm impressed with your ability to come up with them on a regular basis! :D

Sweet cards --- sorry about your contretemps - I would have thrown up in the car. I'm a terrible passenger and I'm convinced that every other car out there will jump into our lane with no warning. That's one of the reasons it's a good thing I *don't* drive - I would be freaking out every 3 1/2 metres!

Samantha said...

Oh Wendy, that sounds awful, I'm glad you're both ok though!
xx

Hanni said...

What a story behind these cards!
I am a very very careful driver and sometimes I freak my husband out when he is the driver, because I think other drivers are just blinds and won't give the right-of way...

made by ChrissieD said...

Wow Wendy, things like that terrify me, cards are great though! :)

Nancy Lee said...

Sorry to hear about the accident. I am also very glad neither of you were hurt. Love the cards!

Allie said...

Oh my gosh I'm so glad you weren't hurt - geez girl, stay home! Sorry to hear about the migraine too. But hey, your cards are awesome!

Celtic Thistle said...

Oh dear! Hope the rest of your visit to the North East was more successful.
We were hit by a bouncing wheel off a lorry once on the motorway. The car was three weeks old and had the front all smashed in, whilst the lorry carried on blissfully unaware! Very frustrating.