Wow Christmas is approaching so fast and I am so busy!! It's a good busy, but it's still busy. :)
I don't know if you've followed along on Instagram/Facebook, but last week I received my car! I have been waiting 4 months to get it. 4 months in a new country with only one car for the family to share. I have to say that I had the car all the time except these 2 random days where I didn't have it and then I realized how I missed my car!!
So anyway, I was happy to pick up my car, as you can see here. Like, over happy! I was so nervous to get there and drive in the big city of Prague for the first time (I've been driving around school and the house only up to then).
So overjoyed that I even took a picture while taking gaz for the first time. Yep, you can roll your eyes!
And well, I was that happy until 20 minutes later, when white smoke started coming in the car and it started to smell like burnt breaks. That's when I was really really happy that a friend came with me! She told me where to park and we then asked for help...because we couldn't,t open the hood! Yep, roll your eyes as much as you want. The two men we asked also took a good 5 minutes to get it open. ;)
And then, we had a discussion.... in Czech! Well, they were speaking Czech. Like a waterfall! I caught a couple of german words that were thrown in there and they said that it was normal for a new car. No Problem. This seems the be the words when a Czech can't speak English. So we drove home, with all the windows open.
When I got home I called the garage and the salesman told me it was No Problem. Of course not. He said to drive the car a couple of days and within 3-4 days, the smell should disappear. And that if it didn't, I should just drive to the garage and they would check it out. Insert an emoji with really big stunned eyes right here!
And then I remembered that when he gave me the car, between all the words he said, the man said that if I had any problems with the car, battery or what ever, I should call Mazda assistance. And that's what I did. From home, I called them.
The girls who took the phone call spoke English. Phew!!! I explained and she didn't say no problem. She said: "I'll send you a towing.Tomorrow." See, that's what happens when a Czech can speak English. :) So the next morning, I didn't have my car for a full day yet, I saw it go away...
It was a very sad and grey foggy morning.
To make this already too long story short, the car had nothing. The salesman drove my car (What?!! The car didn't go to the service? Apparently not...) and said it was No Problem. I picked up my car the same day. And it smelled like...burnt breaks. No smoke this time. 4 days later I have a nice blue car. It almost doesn't smell anymore. Everything will be ok. No Problem!
And so that story (and the headaches that came with the fumes) prevented me to do my layouts for Citrus Twist Kits earlier. But I did them this weekend and here they are! :)
Using a white background, I stitched (not without difficulty) 2 frames with golden thread around my photos.
I wrote the place with my calligraphy brush pen.
Added a title with my beautiful foam thickers. And added some really cute accents such as this golden leaf shaped paperclip! How cute is that?!!!
For my second layout, I used a black background. I'm still not sure about the look, but my foggy picture somehow screamed for it! And I backed the picture with some viid colors so I guess it makes the black background disappear a little.
I really love all the little bits and pieces that were in the kits this month. Wood, cork, ribbon, twine, puffy stickers, sequins, golden metal. Just perfect!
I really like all these fall colors when standing together.
I printed my journaling with the computer onto vellum. It lets the background show just a tiny little bit. It also helps keep the black in proportion.
What do you think if we stop here for today and I'll show you two more layouts this week? I think so. :)
So thanks for stopping by and see you again real soon!