It's a big today today....I'm off to Manchester in a couple of hours to see Coldplay in concert at the Etihad Stadium tonight!!!!  This is a combined Christmas and birthday present from my eldest son, who has spoiled me rotten!  to say I am excited is a definite understatement.  Unfortunately, before I go, I do have to run a rest for the wicked, eh?  Here's a little taster of what I am looking forward to:

Mind you, I can't see anything like that actually happening on stage tonight!

My daughter and I went to see Coldplay at the NIA a couple of years ago - that time it was a Christmas present from her!  I didn't take my camera then, but I am definitely taking it now so watch this space as I shall post some photos when I get back (provided Coldplay are more than just blurry ants as we have seats really high up)!  

Sadly, we have had two deaths in our church recently, one was a lovely man who had a fall and was too weak to recover, and the other was the mother of our treasurer.  These are the cards I made for the families:

I used the Stampin' Up! Just Believe stamp set and the "with sympthay" is actually a stamp from Design Objectives Ltd which matched the SU stamp set really well.  The insert was computer generated and the text was copied from a Stampin' Up! card I saw elsewhere.

I also did one on white cardstock as well:

Really simple cards but very effective, don't you think?

Oh well, time for me to go pack now as want to get to the hotel early this afternoon and meet up with my son before we go out for a meal and then Coldplay!!!!

I have my camera ready, I have actually worked out how to use the video function on it (I'm planning on making video tutorials soon ;) and have already had a trial run last night).  My main worries are whether the band will be too far away for me to see properly and even with my telephoto lens, I may end up with blurry photos :(.  Plus, most importantly of all, will my camera batteries last out?  I'm taking  the spare, just in case, but taking video eats the camera battery and space on the SD card....

Oh well, I know it will be good, whether I get any decent photos or not.

Whatever you are doing this weekend, have a good one!