Saturday, 29 October 2011

It's nearly Halloween....

Hi everybody, hope you are all fit and well and ready to enjoy your weekend. Our weather is not so nice today, looks rather changeable, but I hope it will stay dry enough for a little walk into *town*.
Yesterday I wanted to have a rest day, with a break from crafting, and lots of time for reading, but then my journal suddenly appeared on the kitchen table and called me....and I answered. I had fun as usual, spraying, splodging and smearing, and when it was dry, doodling and collaging. I used TH inks in spiced marmalade, wild honey, rusty hinge and forest moss, once again the colours of Autumn that I like so much. For the collage I used some pictures out of a crafting magazine, a vintage scrap and a floral rub-on.





And while I had my inks out, I made a card for 2 challenges; for the *one colour challenge* at Simon Says Stamp and Show, and the GS 124 - *Blacks and Grays `* at Gingersnaps


And Narda sent a little Halloween joke yesterday, so here it is:


A bald man with a wooden leg gets invited to a Halloween Party. He doesn't know what costume to wear to hide his head and his leg, So he writes to a costume company to explain his problem.

A few days later he received a parcel with the following note:

Dear Sir,
Please find enclosed a pirate's outfit. The spotted handkerchief will cover your bald head and, with your wooden leg, you will be just right as a pirate.

Very truly yours,
Acme Costume Co.

The man thinks this is terrible because they have emphasized his wooden leg and so he writes a letter of complaint. A week goes by and he receives another parcel and a note, which says:

Dear Sir,
Please find enclosed a monk's costume. The long robe will cover your Wooden leg and, with your bald head, you should really look the part.

Very truly yours,
Acme Costume Co.

Now the man is really upset since they have gone from emphasizing hiswooden leg to emphasizing his bald head, so again he writes the Company another nasty letter of complaint.

The next day he gets a small Parcel and a note, which reads:

Dear Sir,
We have TRIED our very BEST.
Please find enclosed a bottle of molasses and a bag of crushed nuts. Pour the molasses over your bald head, pat on crushed nuts, stick your Wooden Leg up your backside and go as a caramel apple.

Very truly yours,
Acme Costume Co.

Have a good day, take care, and thanks for visiting!





32 comments:

  1. Your journal today is quite spectacular, Valerie. I loved your doodled 'dream'. Very effective. Your tag is wonderful .. you are going to be sad when halloween is over, you've had a lot of fun and done some great spookie stuff. It's been fun to see. Sorry your weather is not so great, however, hope you will be able to have a nice 'dry' walk. hugs, Donna

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  2. Oh my... LOVE OUR JOURNAL PAGES!
    The background painted colors, and the zantangle lettering, fabulous! :]
    Happy Saturday *hugs*

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  3. Hi Val, love your pages and the card, and had a good laugh at the joke! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Dein Halloweenwerk ist genial. Die Hintergründe der Journalseiten gefallen mir.

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  5. Morning Valerie:0) Your journal pages today are really wonderful, I love the colours and the zentangle doodling on the word dream. Fabby Hallow'een card too but the joke just made me wince LOL
    Have a great weekend with any luck the sun will come out, Gay xxx

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  6. Hahahaha! Great joke! :) And I love that halloween tag. I just love skulls. :)

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  7. Wonderful journal pages Valerie and I love your Halloween card and the great joke.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Fabulous journal pages Valerie - wonderful, rich Autumn colours.
    Great card too and as for the joke....got my day off to a great start!
    Hugs xx

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  9. Morning Valerie. Great joke! Love the journal pages. Your slodging and smearing has produced a fantastic effect. Super halloween card.
    Have a lovely day.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. LOL! Narda's little joke is too funny, Valerie!

    Great journal pages! I love those colours! Fabulous B&G card! Awesome images!

    Have a great weekend!
    Wishes
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  11. good morning!
    another busy day for you!
    our weather is wacky here...5-8 inches of snow predicted in the northeast today!
    LOVE the autumnal colors in the journal.
    have a great weekend! xo

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  12. Hello! Thanks for the Halloween chuckle!! Funny joke! Your card is really awesome! I love all of the things you did using black and shades of black. Tim's spooky tree looks great against your background. I also love your witch and the crow on the skull! Very cool design. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  13. Fabulous piece, the joke is an absolute Hoot. Yvonne x

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  14. Valerie, you're just a craft addict! Beautiful journal pages and tag and always love Narda's jokes. This one's perfect for Halloween.

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  15. Gorgeous pages, Valerie. I love your colors and collage.

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  16. Hi Valerie, ahhh fall; it is such a gorgeous time of year with the leaves changing colors. Great journal pages to coordinate with the season. DREAM we must.

    Thank Narda for her Halloween message. She finds the best ones.

    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Hope you've had a good day Valerie. Super doodly collage (I can see a face in the left hand page) and great spooky card. xx

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  18. Smashing joural pages and card Valerie......spooky....x

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  19. your journal page is just brilliant,, the colors and detail are amazing,, good joke too! I needed a laugh, my blog got attacked this week, wiped out almost everything,, I found you though,, I'm happy for that,

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  20. Fabulous journal pages and love the doodling. Both cards are awesomely good and spooky and totally fab

    Marie

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  21. Sorry meant to say card am obviously seeing double. Love your new blog the header is fabulous

    Marie

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  22. heeeeheeeee! Your jokes crack me up! :)
    Loving your journal page, glad to know i'm not the only one with a talking journal :) The lettering looks brilliant, love all the detail and the black against the autumnal colours...which I have to ask..did you say "marmalade"?!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

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  23. LOL, Valerie! Love your journal pages. That is one awesome creation for the Gingersnap Creations challenge!

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  24. Nice entry, you have a intersante space
    if you like flashy letters, poetry, diverse,
    I invite you to my spaces,
    happy weekend.
    a hug.

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  25. Great Halloween inspiration! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  26. beautiful pages and I LOVE the SPOOKY Halloween!

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  27. Gorgeous Journal and I love Narda's joke.

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  28. Beautiful journal pages, you do those so well my friend!

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  29. Spooky black and grey.Thanks for joining us at gingers.

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  30. Your journal page and card are both stunning! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

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