Sunday, 9 May 2010

Anyone for Anya? - Lucky Numbers!

Afternoon peeps. Blogging has been adandoned again this week, I'm afraid. Crikey, what a couple of days I've had..... 

We came home on Thursday night to find our front door literally in tatters. Both the door and the surrounding frame completely in pieces. Amazingly, when we walked in, we found that nothing had been touched. The house still had it's usual scattering of iPods, laptops, cameras, TV's etc etc. We rang the police immediately but whilst we were on the phone, some random man just wandered in the house! To cut a long story short, it turned out that he had only just moved in, is very poorly with sclerosis of the liver (he's an alcoholic) and got confused as to which was his front door. He then managed to convince one of our neighbours that ours was his house and that he'd lost his key. The good samaritan then kicked and hacked our door down, thinking he was doing the poor guy a favour. It was only when they got in and saw a picture of Ali and I and one of my dresses hanging up that they both realised their awful mistake. Since then, the days have gone by in a blur of phone calls and hassle to try and sort out the mess and to arrange for a new door to be fitted. Very upsetting and stressful. I guess we just have to be thankful that it was a mistake and that we weren't actually burgled. Does not make it any easier to deal with though, unfortunately.... :o(

Anyway, enough moaning. On to my card for this weeks Anyone for Anya challenge! This week we are sponsored by Jacobi and the theme is Lucky Numbers. Yep, all you have to do is make sure you include a number somewhere on your creation. 

I thought outside of the box a little and used a sentiment stamp from Whimsy with numbers in it. I adore this new TGF image, just don't look too closely as it is bleed central in certain areas. Naughty cardstock wanted to eat up my Copics!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Buddies' by The Greeting Farm, available here at Dies to Die For.
Sentiment: Whimsy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps.

Paper: Stampin' Up!
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E50, E51, E53, R32, R35, R37, R59, B60, B63, W1, W3, W5, W7.
Tools & Embellishments: Buttons from stash, MS Valentine Lace Border Punch, Craftwork Cards Scalloped Edge CardsMS Bakers Twine - all available from Dies to Die For.

Right, thats is all from me, gotta go and tend to the roast chicken! Well, I need the energy as I've just signed up to the gym to try and get fit for the summer. Think of me at 6am tomorrow morning when you are lounging in bed and I'm killing myself on the treadmill.....!
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Julie said...

What a cute image and your colouring is just darling!! Sounds awful about the door and odd man, hope it gets sorted for you quickly! juliexx

Crystal said...

Stacey this is SWEEET! What a darling image, great colors, and wonderful layout!

Country Mouse said...

OMG! What an amazing story. So sorry about your door, but thankful that your house was not burglarized. And that all is safe!!! Love your card...she is so sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a beaUtiful card the image and those gorgeous colours TFS:)x

Beth said...

Oh no! That's awful! I'm glad you're ok! Gorgeous card by the way!

Love Beth xx

debby4000 said...

Oh my goodness what a scare, hope all it sorted now.
Gorgeous card too.