It was supposed to be a weekend, but has spread out, even though we returned on Tuesday. I suppose because we don't go away often, everyone has visited or phoned to checkup on us and find out what happened LOL, We haven't had time to breathe this week. I have only made one card, a thank you, for my SIL's Sister, who put on a real show, with a wonderful story and fabulous food and drink, then a tour around her newly bought and enlarged garden which also has a pond with carp in it, so big, they row a small boat on it!!!!
Anyhow, I shall give you a short version of what went on.
We were all dressed up in costume, mine was a T shirt with the Union Jack on the front, a red and white skirt and a navy blue scarf. Because I had to hide the fact I was actually half Spanish and to try and hide my identity. Hubby had a boiler suit on, as he was a volunteer worker on the "Railway Heritage Museum" site.
We all had names to match Trains, it was so clever the way she wrote it. We did have a laugh, there were GREAT actors amongst us, (including me of course!)
The name of the story was Blood and Custard, because the victim was murdered with a sharp blow to the back of the head and was discovered with his face down in a dish of custard.
We were each given a map of where everyone lived, and told times of when everyone was seen, a real who dun it!
My name was Mon O'Rail, I was married to an Irish man and had lived in Spain. Hubby was Beaux Fey-carr, A distinguished retired RAF Officer. I won't go through all the names but my most favourite was Léval Xing, who had a French mother and Chinese father, so clever don't you think?
Anyhow, it turned out I was the murderer!!! The victim had deceived my husband and made him bankrupt, he was so stressed about it, he killed himself, and I was out for revenge!
If only it had been so simple, out of 9 present, 3 guessed it was me, I thought not too bad, I should have acted better perhaps LOL. I also won the prize for the best reason to love trains! My reason was I was brought up with trains as my Grandfather was a train driver, 3 of my brothers were firemen on the Steam Trains and the memory of going through the Severn Tunnel (which at the time was the longest train tunnel in the UK) my baby brother and myself, would hang our heads out of the window of the carriage (watching for trains coming so we wouldn't be beheaded!) then my mother spitting on her handkerchief to clean our faces before we met family at the other end.
What would Health and Safety say about that these days? I told a friend and she was shocked that we would hold our heads out of the window and also found it "dirty" that Mum would do such a thing. To us it was natural! Ah! those were the days!
We were coming home on Monday, but my Bruvva and SIL persuaded us to stay another night. We had a wonderful time on Monday my elder brother took us around the Lincolnshire and Leicestershire countryside stopping off in a few places, the only thing was, I forgot my camera, we have taken a couple on our phones, but they are not good modern phones and not made for that. The countryside was full of wheat fields and of farmers with combine harvesters collecting in their harvest, just absolutely wonderful AND perfect weather too. There really were perfect pictures to be taken, I regret so much I didn't have my camera. If I get anything off the phones, I'll try and post some.
On Tuesday we travelled one and a half hours to Bury St Edmunds an historic town to see my Niece who broke her elbow, she can't move it or straighten it and it is still swollen and bruised after all this time. Poor woman. We stayed a few hours and made our way home, it took 5 hours, but so worth seeing her and enjoying our longer than anticipated weekend.
I did get a few of the sunset on our journey home, they also include all the insects on the car window!
I suspect you are thinking is she EVER going to shut up and show us what we came here for! I know another apology hang head in shame!
If you are still with me - on to the card.
I searched for detective etc in my files and found these beauties I had used them here, they are paper pieced and coloured in PS. I fussy cut the images, 3D'd them, added 3D gloss to the binoculars and magnifying glass and followed the Outlawz Challenge sketch for this week.
Images My Cute Graphics
Background brick paper Bearly Mine Designs,
Magnifying glass KAagard
Note pad and pencil My Cute Graphics
Cat Nibbles Scribbles
The main background paper I made myself, to represent the murder mystery.
Outlawz Sketch Challenge
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/challenge-114-winners-112.html Anything Goes
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/ffc-152-anything-goes.html Anything Goes