Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The tax man cometh...

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.

Bastards.

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:

Male-ish
And Female-ish


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 !!
jk x

7 comments:

Dawn said...

Lovely cards, seen your post on brodders blog.

Hate the tax man too, wished I lived in Jersey.
No tax paperwork bliss.

Great card ideas on splitcoaststampers.com :)

suebaru said...

Hope the wine has soothed your pain a little !

Ana Baird said...

Sorry to hear that. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and great!

Ying Pang, said...

your cards are beautiful!! Thank you for your nice comments on my blog:-))

Nicole said...

You did great with your cards!

Dana said...

These are adorable cards.. really loving the orange one.. feels like fall :)

Bekka said...

Sorry to hear about the trails and tribulations getting your goodies - I know all too well how frustrating that is.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to catching up again soon.

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