What a bummer. The tax man collared me again after catching me attempting to sneak stash into the country without paying my dues....
Seems I'm allowed £18 worth without paying duty.... but (shock horror)I'd snuck nearly twenty quids worth in, or at least I'd tried to, and I'd been caught red handed. So, they siezed my stash, sent me a shirty note, and made me pay £11.32 to get it back.
Have they no idea how sodding skint I am right now? You cannot fathom how mad I was in the office, esp when they wouldn't take payment off my card.... oh no. Only cash would do the Royal Mail depot. Or blood presumably. Fortunately someone I knew stumped up the wonga before I could be arrested for causing an affray and I eventually escaped with my parcel muttering darkly about two bit tossers and the trials of the UK tax payer...
Anyone out there who's been me, knows my pain today.
Worse thing was, I then had to drive to the co-ey to get money to repay my friend, and felt compelled to buy a bottle of wine to calm my fury - how else could I ask for cash-back - and so ended up spending another four quid on top! Jeeeez!! I need to give up this hobby. I can no way afford it, and that's a fact!
Just a couple of cards today. While blurfing the other day I came across a post from a talented scrapper who gave me one of those eureka moments. Use your crud papers and scraps for cards she said. Just like that. Now... many of you have probably been doing this for years... but I haven't, and it was an electric light bulb moment, I tell you. Crud papers? I have mountains.... bags of scraps..? whole worlds...
So today - my foray into the world of card-making. I know i'm not much good yet but these are probably the 3rd and 4th cards i've ever made over 9 years... so I can only get better. Please say I can... I must.
Anyway, for what it's worth - here they are:
I probably should have photographed them, because I don't like those backgrounds I used on the scanner but it's late and i'm knackered and still tetchy about the tax man shit ... plus I want some of that wine, so it's goodnight from me, and erm...it's goodnight from... me... hic!.
til next time !!