CAS-ual Fridays & How Much?!
June 20, 2013 at 8:15 am
Hold onto your sunhats- this is a photo heavy post!
The first project is one I did for Make the Day Special which is using the Big Thanks set from CAS-ual Fridays stamps. You can check out all of their stamps here they have a travel theme challenge going on at the moment here which is a great challenge blog & well worth joining in with.
I was really honoured to be asked by Michele ( the owner of CAS-ual Fridays stamps) to be the guest designer for their June Release of stamps and here’s the 3 projects I came up with. You can buy each set starting today!
This one is using a set called ‘Wonderful Words’& is a really classic and classy set although I shall be giving it a less classic look very soon. I cut out the main flower 4 times and trimmed around each petal to give the multi layered look.
This one showcases their ‘Shenanigans’ set. With a name like that I immediately thought of ‘party’. One of the bold phrases in the set is ‘celebrate’ but immediately ‘celeb’ sprang to mind so I masked off the ‘rate’ part of the word and then created a red carpet to complete the look. I don’t do ‘fun’ very often!
To finish off- this set is ‘Lotsa Links’ and is a bold graphic set with different sized and patterned links. The set is actually straight but due to them being great quality photopolymer they bend and snake round easily so I created this bent look.
Michele the owner is a truly lovely person and she deserves all the success of her company that comes her way.
Yesterday I went out to see my lovely blog buddy Ros. She’s the one with lots of vintage and romantic inspired projects and cards. She invited me out to visit a farm shop with a new cafe. It’s a really beautiful place and they give you drinks out of china cups and teapots and the cutest little china jug. Anyhow we went to the shop after – so lovely. Great little gifts and lovely produce. I needed some potatoes.
I saw a largish bag.
We never do small.
With 7 mouths to feed- small bags of potatoes don’t really cut it.
The bag appeared to be about 6kg of spuds which would do us for a few meals.
I took it over to the till and my Britishness kicked in.
I bought two little gifts for £2.25 each and the potatoes.
The total was £11.06
Inside my brain was furiously computing the figures.
That’s £4.50 for the gifts.
That would make the potatoes over £6.
Now I realise we’re in a recession and food prices have gone up. But when did that happen?
Are they really that much.
I should have said something but feared looking like a cheapskate.
Ros obviously saw the shock on my face.
She kindly offered to check the price (seeing as I was in shock!!!)
It was correct.
The label on the bag was not the weight — it was the price.
£6 pounds and 56 pence.
I wasn’t regarding them as humble spuds anymore.
I clutched onto them as they were a precious load.
I thought I’d need to frame them!!
Ros reassured me that they are indeed beautiful potatoes and useful for all types of potato recipes.
I’m in a dilemma now how as to use them. I think the packaging needed to be finer to reflect their kingly nature.
Now you all know what a cheapskate I am.
What’s the most expensive vegetable you’ve ever bought?
See you when I’ve stopped deliberating and hesitating about how and when to eat these little packages of starch!
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