13 April 2020

Thinking of you

Hi Everyone, I hope Easter has been a good one even under these trying times. Thankfully the weather was wonderful, as we would have wanted for a drive out or a visit to the sea, instead why was more cleaning and washing on the agenda?

I didn't even work on a card. BUT, I also did some reading that filled my time outside in the sun, we are so lucky, I think of people in a flat /apartment with no outside space, my heart goes out to them one and all. Hubby decided to clean the fascias of our bungalow, I was so sorry I couldn't help, my Kindle was too heavy to put down. Bless him.

My card today is one I just tried out as a quick time waster and I'm happy enough with it to share with you.
stamps - magazine freebies - Simply Cards & Papercraft
stamped with Distress inks, the ink spread around a little
sequins - stash

I have a joke for you today, that was sent to me, it's anonymous, so can't give credit I'm sorry, but I thought it too good not to show you.


I have had a comment added where the author has read my blog and has asked for her poem to be acknowledged, I am VERY happy to announce that the poem  is by Jaybee. I have no link apart from this one. However I can thank her for the wonderful poem that I have posted below. Wonderful writing and putting into words so many of us have felt. 
Thank you Jaybee
I'm normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can't go out the gates.

You see, we are the 'oldies' now
We need to stay inside
If they haven't seen us for a while
They'll think we've upped and died 

They'll never know the things we did
Before we got this old
There wasn't any Facebook
So not everything was told.

We may seem, sweet old ladies,
Who would never be uncouth
But we grew up in the 60s -
If you only knew the truth!

There was sex and drugs and rock 'n roll
The pill and miniskirts
We smoked, we drank, we partied
And were quite outrageous flirts.

Then we settled down, got married
And turned into someone's mum,
Somebody's wife, then nana,
Who on earth did we become?

We didn't mind the change of pace
Because our lives were full
But to bury us before we're dead
Is like a red rag to a bull!

So here you find me stuck inside
For 4 weeks, maybe more
I finally found myself again
Then I had to close the door!

It didn't really bother me
I'd while away the hour
I'd bake for all the family
But I've got no bloody flour!

Now Netflix is just wonderful
I like a gutsy thriller
I'm swooning over Idris
Or some random sexy killer.

At least I've got a stash of booze
For when I'm being idle
There's wine and whiskey, even gin
If I'm feeling suicidal!

So let's all drink to lockdown
To recovery and health
And hope this bloody virus
Doesn't decimate our wealth.

We'll all get through the crisis
And be back to join our mates
Just hoping I'm not far too wide
To fit through the flaming gates!



KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful CAS card Daffodil
Gr Karin

mamapez5 said...

A nice simple card to show someone you care.
I have seen the poem before but it still makes me smile. Kate x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Faith, so soft and delicate.
A fun poem, there are a few of these popping up on line at the moment!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Hetty said...

Your. card is so sweet and lovely, Faith and I am glad you had a lovely Easter.
Thanks for sharing this poem, so true. Stay safe and healthy.

Colette said...

Gorgeous card Faith. I love the clean and simple look. I can sympathise with hubby, as I was up a ladder cleaning the conservatory over the weekend. Today I'm crafting though! Love the poem, made me chuckle. Keep well! xx Colette

Carol L said...

What a fun card and a hilarious poem too! Thanks for sharing that - it gave me a good chuckle! Happy Monday!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and love the brilliant poem lol
Carol x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a pretty CAS card. So delicate! Thanks for sharing the fun poem!

cuilliesocks said...

Still chuckling at your fun poem Faith, very good.
Lovely cards with a super CAS design, lovely images and colours, take care, Kate x

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

Helen F. said...

Lovely CAS card, Faith.
The poem is funny~but unfortunately spot on :-(
Stay safe and take care!!

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card Faith, such a pretty design.
Thanks for sharing the poem, so funny and so true! xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Faith your card is a beautiful CAS design. LOVE your poem and SO TRUE!!!

Shirley Young said...

Such a pretty card Faith. Love the poem, I was living in London in the 60’s sharing a flat with 3 other girls and we certainly partied and it was there that I met hubby xx

Christine said...

What a pretty card! Really cheered me up.
I have seen this poem credited to Pam Ayres....sounds like her when you read it. ..

Greta said...

Pretty CAS card! Funny poem & it is weird to be in the high risk group due to age! Still think I'm younger--until I try to do things--haha! Take care!

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

A gorgeous pretty CAS card Faith and I laughed out loud at the poem! I think a few of us will be using that

June x

Chana Malkah said...

Thanks for sharing the poem!

I love your card! The CAS design is very well executed and your project presents as light and cheery, just what we need in this moment of time

I will try to get caught up on your past projects. The time between Purim and Pesach is crazy and stays that way until Pesach is over. I always get behind during this time of year.

Stay safe and thanks for the kind comments! I appreciate it!
Chana Malkah

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Faith, never mind the poem - and that was very funny - but what made me burst out laughing was 'I was so sorry I couldn't help but my Kindle was too heavy to put down'! Such a wicked sense of humour you have! I love your beautiful one layer card. I think you must have been inspired by sitting in your garden. Sounds like you had a nice Easter :) Hugs, Vicky x

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, LOVE the simple design on that card, Faith, and the poem is far too true! Lol So glad you shared it.

Crafting with Darcy said...

Lovely card, Faith! I also grew up in the 60s and so I could really relate to that poem! Laughed so hard at some of it! Thanks for sharing that!

Rosemary said...

Lovely clean and simple design, Faith! That poem is quite funny! Thanks for sharing. 😆

Jaybee said...

Please note that this original poem was written by me, not Pam Ayres. It is called "Let's All Drink to Lockdown " would you kindly acknowledge my authorship.

Many thanks
Jan Beaumont
Auckland, NZ