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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Creative expressions take 2 and take 2 less is more

Hi guys well the weather here has been,glorious today,we went out for the day as it was hubby's last day of his hoiday,we went for lunch which turned out to be awful it was disgusting,the food was cold,not cooked either. I know they say aldenta,but could have used a hack saw and it would never have gone through the pototoes.
So I complained,the lady was rude,and said oh well,not much I can do about that.
 I said yeah you can first you can refund our money,oh no not doing that,so hubby said lets go but me being me,said no way.
So I asked to see the person in charge,he came out,all guns,blazing,refusing to give our money back,so I said okay fine I will sit here all day at the door telling people not to come in,as the food is crap,he said okay be my guest,so I did ha ha,after I had turned,about a dozen people away he gave me the money back, RESULT.

Well onto a brighter note,here is another 2 cards I have made for the less is more challenge not too happy with the other one,so made these,

I know the option is,things with legs,well birds,have legs,and my santa has them,just not on this stamp he he hope they are okay girls for the challenge.
First stamp is,Tims,birds and a script stamp from Kasercraft.  The second one I bought,not sure what the make is,just added some color to the face with my pencils. Sentiment Kanban.

Next I decided to make another ATC,for the Creative expressions,DT call,with lots more stamping on this one,so here it is,calling card no 2.
Stamped onto the card with,a script stamp,then distressed with aged mahogony.  Took some card and stamped some music on,again edged with ink.  The film strip is again a Tim Holtz stamp,cut out the squares,and added some images,then added a piece of Tim's measuring tape.  Finished with his spinners,and added some chain from my stash.

I had to put these on here tonight as tommorow they are cutting of our electricty from 8am in the morning and not sure what time it will be back on.
Lessismore one layer card,things with legs.
Creative expressions,Calling card.
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Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. your story made me laugh! well done you.,
I love your Cas cards , Santa is my fave
Lisa x

Julie said...

I love the way you got your money back lol. I would have done the same, but hubby wouldn't have let me, he would have just gone and left me there lol. Why do most men just settle for rubbish so they can have an easy life?
Fab creations again especially the cas Christmas card.

Julie xx

Beryl K said...

Great cards, you are one brave lady, I would have paid up, walked out and never gone back again
Beryl x

Netty said...

Wow you are definitely a gutsy lady Cheryl, I salute you, would never have dared to have done
I love your LIM cards and your new calling card. Wishing you loads of luck with the DT. How would they dare refuse Annette x

Happy Days said...

LOL - fantastic, would've loved to have been a fly on the wall! Well done for standing up to him.

Gorgeous cards hun, love the Santa. xx

Craftyanny said...

roflmao - Well done that girl!!!
Good for you for sticking to your guns Cheryl.
They don't deserve your or any one else's custom if that's the way they treat their clientele
Smashing cards as usual too, good luck in the DT call
Anne x

Antoinette said...

You go girl!! That will learn him!! LOL!! I thought the customers were always won in the end though hehehe! Love the implicity...pure beauty! Love the grungy ATC too!! Hpoe you have a nice evening, hope tomorrow goes well for you :) Hugs Annie xXx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW you have been busy creating and on an empty stomach too lol!
Love your cards and love your story! You were absolutely right

Hugs Laurie xx

Dana said...

Good job on standing up and getting your money back! Both of your cards are pretty. I like the first one the best.


Well done Cheryl - you rock girl!!
Love both your CAS cards - that Santa is one of my all-time fave. Xmas images. Super ATC - great detail and beautiful colours.
Have a great week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Way to girl girl, love your style both at the end of lunch and in the craft room. What an interesting day eh? Bet you get the DT call - they'll think you'll be after them otherwise hahahaha.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sherryn said...

Well done cheryl. That was apalling behaviour from the restaurant. We need to take a stand as you did. Love that atc. xx

Cazzy said...

Hi Cheryl, lovely card. Mr Inlinkz blue froggy is there, please come back and click on the big blue froggy above the collection, then follow the instructions. If you don't do this you won't be included in the public vote and we might miss you on the DT too if there are lots of entries!

Cazzy x

Spyder said...

Fabulous Cheryl, I've added it for you (Only I might've added the wrong email as I had about three!) but we know who you are! fab work of art,thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge,don't forget to pop back this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourite, and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you too!

Kim B said...

Love the story. Funny too. Thats horrible though they would just give your money back since it was bad. Love your work. I think that Santa is fab too. Hugs, Kim

Susan said...

Cheryl...I love that story! Way to go!! My kids would have had a fit if I did that...but you SO needed too!! LOVE your cards!! Especially the Santa card..I have that stamp and LOVE it!! My Card

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE your story and your work!!~

Chrissie said...

Santa has legs (how else could he do his deliveries?) and so do birds so I'd say that was another RESULT! Both super cards!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

brenda said...

A stunning collection of work Cheryl and perfect detail, yuo really set the trend.

Thank you for joining in my theme week at our Free and Easy July at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Paula said...

fab work

Margreet said...

great story about the lunch....your cards are fab...good luck with the DT call!
xxx Margreet

Padster said...

he he he - you're faar braver than I am hun - love the cards and ATC the birds are stunning xx

Jackie said...

Two wonderful 'less is more' cards; and the ATC is great too, Cheryl!

Mandy said...

Hi Cheryl,
Way to go,good on you bet that will make him think twice in the future....Love your CAS cards and your ATC is gorgeous...Have a great week...
Mandy x

Irene said...

OH Cheryl, what a story but we would have done the same for sure!!!
Love your creations!!


June Yarham said...

I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of you Cheryl! seriously, well done you!I love all the cards you have done. Take care sweetie. Hugs
June xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL WTG! glad ya got ya money back hun, cheeky toads! Its not fair when they do things like that, they need taking down a peg or two!!!

All just gorgeous hun, love the two C&S, especially the santa he is fab!
hugs shell xx

Mandi said...

Both super and perfectly fitting for our challenge

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Rebekah said...

Gosh utterly stunning Cheryl I love the black and white birds just so elegant hugs Rebekah xx

Anesha said...

Well done you!!!! Love your cards. Have a great day. hugs Anesha

Sally said...

Wow hun, really stunning! I still can't get the LIM concept and you do it soooooo beautifully :) that ATC is fab, best of luck with it.
*hugs* Sal x

Nikbee said...

Well done on getting your money back. Haven't people heard of customer service?
I love your cards. I just can't do LIM at all. Your ATC is fab.
Nikki x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

All very creative hon.

Thanks for visiting me.

Hugs, Sandra

Basslady said...

it's amazing how adorable your clean cards look!

they got so much style! GREAT!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Shazza said...

hee, hee, hee Cheryl, good for you for sticking to your guns and refusing to leave with out a refund!!
Love your cards x

Daniella said...

I love these!!! The minimalist ones are stunning! So elegant!!
That ATC is just fabulous!! I LOVE the many layers!!!
Thank you for your kind words during my mental house renovation!! My bedroom got cleaned up (at least!!) and there is still much to do, but it is getting there!! I am trying to remember to breathe!! LOL!!

Kim Piggott said...

Way to go Cheryl on getting your money back. Such a shame you had to go through that though but loving your style!
Your creations are as usual totally fabulous!
kim x

Lorraine said...

Wow, girlfriend, your ATC totally rocks! Love it! So beautiful and creative. And you made me laugh with your food story! Good for you standing your ground and getting your money back - maybe they'll rethink being so rude and serving bad food. You go girl!

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh good for you girl stand ya ground, im glad you got a refund, shoulda sat outside all day anyway! lol.
Fabulous cards i luv the birdie one, very classy.sue,x

sallysbitz said...

Good for you Cheryl, I must say I would have done exactly the same x

You have created some stunning projects x

hugs sally x

Dora said...

ha ha you were awesome in doing that :) well done... I wouldn't have been able to do it. And love your cards, they are so elegant xxx

Sue said...

Hi Cheryl,

Love that you stuck to your guns and got your money back!! quite rightly!

Beautiful cards with the birds and love the Santa card - he looks so jolly and has cheeky grin! And loving all the textures and gorgeous colours on ATC.

Hope your electric is not off for too long!
Hugs Sue xx

Mina said...

you go girl, theres no excuse for bad food and even worse I love these cas cards Cheryl, they are just perfect
Mina xxx

Chris Arlington said...

Cheryl I wouldn't want a debate with you You are a crafty one in more ways than one. Love what you have made all are lovely of course.
Big Hugs, Chris

Gerri Herbst said...

Everything is wonderful, but I adore the last card with the chain and measuring tape! take care, gerri

Kathyk said...

Fab projects - love both your LIM cards


Caro said...

Well done you on getting your money back! I love both your LIM cards and your ATC is fab. Thank you for joining in with my challenge on Quirky Crafts this week.

Viv said...

Both great cards but the birds one is my fav I think. Well done on getting the money back, we had to complain recently too . Twice recently...well friend did the first time, she got free pudding and glass of wine, we got free pudding, separate places I might add and they were most gracious each time about it.Viv xx

Linby said...

Way to go Cheryl - you are obviously a force to be reckoned with!
Love the two cards, the first one is my fav.

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Cheryl, that's funny! Glad you got your money back! lol
gorgeous creations hun!
hugs & blessings

Romaine said...

Really .icing the Santa one!

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards - love the santa one

Carol said...

Super cards Cheryl and well done for sticking to your guns. Carol x

1CardCreator said...

I love all 3 of these!

Juls said...

all of these cards are just stunning ... love the script detail on your first card ... your C&S cards are just STUNNING ... love the last one too, love the vintage look, all the elements are just perfect!! gorgeous LUSH card!! Hugs Juls

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunning group of cards!esp the vintage images.take care, gerri