22 January 2011

Clear as Mud


Morning Peeps. The weekend starts here!

Saturday morning means time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin. This week Abi has chosen Clear as Mud, which means we'd like you to use brown plus one other colour. We are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's this week and don't forget we also have a monthly sponsor; Whimsy Stamps.

I had planned to do something with brown and pink, but the stamp I was going to use would have been ok for next weeks challenge at Cupcake and I didn't want to make two similar cards, so a re-think was needed. I'm quite pleased with how this turned out. You can't go wrong with (my beloved) string!

Sweet Cheeks has started dropping his afternoon nap, which is creating a serious dent in my craft time! On Thursday, I decided to test the water with a Sweet Cheeks plays with cars in the Snug while Mummy makes a card scenario.

All in all,it was quite successful. There was only one hissy fit (me) and I made the whole card, apart from the image. I coloured that in the evening when Sweet Cheeks was safely tucked up in bed and dreaming of Lightening McQueen. So I think I might try that again.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, and don't forget to pop over to Sweet Stampin to see the wonderful creations the Sweet Stampers have made!

37 comments:

Debs said...

Love this Faye - the colours are perfect together and the string is just the best finishing touch.
Have a fabby weekend
Debs xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous - beautiful colouring (grr jealous lol) xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgoues hun,love your coluring just perfect hugs cheryl xxxxx

Suzie Q said...

Hi ya,
oh how i love this image you really have coloured him beautifully i must take time over my colouring yours looks great !
one good thing about sweet cheeks dropping a sleep you may get extra time in snug as may go down earlier !
have a fabby weekend
hugs
Suzie Qx

Catherine said...

What a delicious card Sweetie ! Love those colours... Love your embellishments too... Have a smashing week-end ! Hugs and love from Catherine

sari said...

Such a lovely card! Love your coloring and that string does look good!
Have a great saturday!

Terry said...

Hiya Fluff, well I love your Clear as Mud card the image is georgous...LOTV stamps are my favourites really....and fabulous coloring as usual. Love what you did with the button and underneith the image. Absolutely georgous again sweetie I hope that Sweet cheeks will give his mommy some more time to craft hehehe....and yep this is the time for him to NOT have a nap anymore...he wants to explore his bounderies. Hugs Terry xxxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and love the colours.
luv
debby

Lindsey said...

Fab card Fluff! Am very envious that you can craft while SC plays with cars........just wouldn't happen here. Cars would be glued and coloured and driven over my work.....shudder!
Lovin that hessian (how much left now?) and twine and button and image!
So how many times have you seen Cars now? I have lost count but I could probably understudy for ANY character and I cant get "Love is a high-waaay, I'm gonna ri-ide it all night looooong" Out of my head now you've reminded me. Ta for that!
Have a nice weekend. Will post kit on Monday
Linds x

Abi said...

A fabby card hon, I love your image, he is adorable & coloured so beautifully. Have a great weekend Hugs x

Claire x said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Faye, love the colours and the added hessian gives it a fab feel. Hugs, Claire x PS. I'm really late with my card and its not on the DT blog ..... so sorry!

Abi said...

Just in case you get withdrawal symptoms.....

Just for you!

Loopylou. said...

ooooh i likey faye!! the way you left his little log boat just poping out of the nestie is fabulous hugs Lou xxx

Liz, said...

You can never go wrong with a bit of string and a button, fab card.

Liz x

Jane said...

Is that a UFBO with a flag in the water?...(Unidentified Floating brown Object)...xxx

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Faye, such a thoughtful little cutie and beautifully coloured sweetie.
Love the papers, LO and of course your string!
lol Chrissie xx

Margreet said...

wow, I adore this truly Fluffy card....it's gorgeous!...have a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

BananaStamper said...

Very cute, love your string and this adorable image. Too bad about nap time, and here I was just saying woo hoo over at Loopy's since CC has been napping! lol

Jill said...

Love that image Faye and your netty ribbon is perfect! Jill x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card hunni I sooo love this image its gorgeous you are the queen of male cards sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dora said...

Yes, you should be pleased with this card, it's gorgeous. Love the stamp and colours are fantastic. Happy weekend xxx

Terry Oulboub said...

Fluff, I have to tell you that I love the layouts of your cards - the geometrics are always balanced. I love the brown mesh - perfect for a boy card and adds great texture. Awesome coloring and wonderful ink distressing; as usual a perfect card. Have a wonderful weekend!

Loraine Arderne said...

Faye, what a great card! Love what you've done with the linen thread and the button detail, such a sweet image too - makes me long for lazy sunny days.

clare brown said...

fabulous boy card hun especially all the textures you have used. I made a card too while boys played in the familyroom.

clare x

Daniele said...

great card Faye, love the colours
hugs

Fiona said...

wow Faye...fab card as always...such a perfect little boy image...dreaming away!!

Fi
x

Mandy said...

Hi Faye,
Such a lovely card as always...sweet image and I love the string background...Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend..
Mandy x

Davi said...

Faye this is sooo wonderful. I love the cutie image and what a great coloring job you did. The web and button are just the perfect embellies. :)

Donna said...

Adorable card Faye, such a sweet image and fab colouring...I love the rustic feel to this card :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Hi Faye! Oooh I love this image. It's been on my wish list for some time! Perfect card. Love the added texture xx Jenny xx

Delphine said...

Here I am, at last! I decided that I could stop working since it is past midnight (French time) everybody's asleep and Clément must be having the same dreams as Sweet Cheeks... Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and your colouring is fantastic! And your beloved string looks fab! Have a great Sunday! Big hugs, Delphine xx
PS: I can't wait to see your card on Monday:-)...

Annika said...

Lucky you...the effects of my two let loose in the craft room equal to an aftermath of your average hurricane!! :(
Hugs
Annika

Grenouille Greetings said...

Soft, earthy and textural. A lovely treat! Hugs, Lesley

Margo said...

What a cute card !
I have some bad news for you, when they grow older your crafting time seems to shrink to nothing :(
Greetz
Margo

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very nice! Makes a great boys card! So hard to do. I like too many pretty girly things, but this is perfect. That mesh is a perfect touch! Like the twine and button too.

having a {me} day said...

This is so adorable and I love how you have the log peeking out the circle. Something I have yet to attempt! keeleyxx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Super cute. Love the little log coming out of the frame.