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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Alpha Challenge #10 - Kissing Friday

Well very nearly flummoxed by the Craft Barn's letter of the fortnight being "K" and my own challenge of finding a "special day" to illustrate!

Fortunate for me there is a great school site to help out at such moments and there is was - Kissing Friday.

Apparently the first Friday after Ash Wednesday where English schoolboys were entitled to kiss the girls without fear of punishment or rejection. Sadly this custom waned in the 40's.

27 comments:

Helen said...

I did wonder what day you'd find - never heard of Kissing Friday - and I went to an all girls school... Your page is fabulous, well done you!!

Anne said...

Love the page BJ. I'd never heard of Kissing Friday either. Anne x

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daisy said...

Well done on your find - it's nice to keep a theme going although I'm not sure what we are going to do with some of the letters?!?!?

Dawn said...

Ooh what a fab colourful page BJ, and well done you for sticking to your theme, brilliant job sweetie. Ha ha ha, I'm stumped for a minute but will find something I'm sure!!!!

Annie said...

Oh, good find for your personal challenge with this alpha challenge! Love the bright colors!

Pat said...

Never heard of Kissing Friday, sounds like fun, as are your pages.

Scrapmate said...

LOL even if there wasn't such a day it would have to be invented! I love the contrast between the lime green and the red lips (are they die cuts?)

Chris R said...

Fantastic colours and what a nice expression!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful vibrant colours, its a new phrase to me but a great expression.
Yvonne

Elaine said...

Never heard of that one but you've done it beautifully - love the bright green and red lips!

Karen Gist said...

haha can you imagine the chaos in schools if that custom was still going????

Well done on finding a theme BJ and great work!!! xxx

Maggie said...

Well done for finding kissing friday BJ lovely vibrant page not heard of this before so I've learnt something too!

Maggie H

Joan said...

How original ! glad it had died out by the 50's as I'm sure I wouldn't have wanted to be kissed by the boys I went to school with!
Love the lips on your pages

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Craft Barn - Wow, such a vibrant spread :0)

Sandy said...

I never ever thought of the word kiss much less kissing. What a great idea with wonderful colors!
Sandy

lena-dailyscrap said...

Funny choice - great idea!

House of Bears said...

We cane to see which occasion you'd chosen for such a difficult letter. Well done, great page.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's great - the colors rock.

Frea Konings said...

Hi BJ, found your blog via the Craft Barn challenge: just love your pages! Am working on mine but will probably have 'm finished by tomorrow. And I also love the rest of your blog too! You make such great stuff I became your follower. I would love it is you would pay me a visit too. I've just started my blog so I'm a newby ;-) Here's the link: http://messymixedmediabyfrea.blogspot.nl
Hugs Frea

JansArtyJunk said...

LOL...was wondering what special day you would find for K....Kissing friday...who knew!....Very clever pages! :)

Laura said...

Just hopping round some K pages.
This is great, bring back Kissing Friday, I say!!
:)

Sylv said...

Wonderful page, love the vibrant colours and those kissing lips.

Sylv xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - Great k pages - so bright and cheerful. MMx

Lesley said...

Great page and great word choice! Love the bright colours! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

I went to an all girls school and never got the chance to take part in one of these days! Great custom, wonderful page! Valerie

The Craft Barn said...

I always learn something when I pop by :)
Great page!!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy