12 January 2011

E31 Lost in Action...


Sweet Cheeks is getting to the point where he's ready to drop his daytime snooze. He hasn't stopped every day, but there is a significant change in the zzzz's. Gulp! This has a direct impact on my Woo-sar, as when Sweet Cheeks sleeps, I do housework (AKA crafting)! And if I go too long with no playtime, it has a similar effect on me as Road Rage Week.

When I mentioned it to Very Understanding Hubby, he suggested that I take Sweet Cheeks into the Snug with me so we can craft together! Nice idea! ;)

On Monday afternoon, Very Understanding Hubby took Sweet Cheeks into the Snug, to show him Mummy's toys are not for Sweet Cheeks, but he can still use his things on my desk...

Well, it wasn't quiet while they were in there, but I left them to it. A while later, Very Understanding Hubby and Sweet Cheeks reappeared and one of them looked a bit sheepish. The Sheepish one said 'you might not want to leave your Copics on your desk anymore...'

I'm a bit deflated about this card. I decided to do something for a boy as I have had a run of pretty but I don't feel it turned out as well as I had planned/ wanted. It might have something to do with Monday's card. I'm still so pleased with that one, that anything I make now, unless I'm equally as happy, will disappoint me!

As I used Jo's fabby Sketch from the current Sketch Saturday Challenge, I'm going to play with the big boys!

Right, I'm off to hypnotise Il Neno...

42 comments:

Lindsey said...

Fluff I can't believe you aren't happy with this one when it is so FAB! The second I saw it I though "Love it!"
Hmmmmmm welcome to the world of snatched crafting moments......this was the time I had to drop 2 DT's as I was just letting everyone down. I haven't crafted in the day for almost 6 months now and I id very stressful. I am in a state of perma road rage and the day I having so far isn't helping. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Copic. Men. They weill never understand!
Loops x

Jane said...

Jeesh Girlfriend...stop beating yerself up! Card's fab!! As for Sweet Cheeks not sleeping at the "Correct" time...well I have a huge list of "Cures"!!!

Margreet said...

yes Fluffie...little boys grow older and need lesser sleep...I hope your hypnotizing helps...as for your card: I'm not disappointed at all.......it is just Fluffish gorgeous!
xxx Margreet

Jessica said...

I love this, I am a huge fan of burlap and that image is adorable.

Vicky said...

WOW.....you need a cake or 2 taken away from & be banned from choccy for a WHOLE week....this card is fab I absolutely love it I have this stamp....be it still un-inked (my defence I've only had it for 4 months ssshhh) if mine turns out anything like this I will be blooming happy. This is just gorgeous. When my boys were little & I wanted some time away I'm not gonna go into detail lol but a Walt Disney film use to work wonders, especially if its 1 they end up glued to. With my eldest it was Beauty & Beast & Jungle Book & with the youngest anything Teletubbies YUKKKKK or Tom & Jerry the movie lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Beverley said...

Faye...I love the netting you used ...that is such a beautiful card...thanks for sharing it and also for stopping by my blog with your sweet comments.

Stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

Debbie said...

IT'S GORGEOUS and thats official!!

Oh no not the dreaded "drop the sleep time"! You poor thing, could you not take SC into the Snug and chain him to the radiator (Oh cannot believe I said that, I might get sacked from my job of....LOOKING after children now!!!
Ha Ha
You will find a way round SC not sleeping, we all do. Debbiexx

Fleur said...

Hi Faye, your card is awesome.
Hugz fleur xXx

Dorcas said...

Don't feel disappointed, Faye! Your card is beautiful. An image like this needs very little added to it. Its lovely. :-)

Josie0602 said...

I think your card is amazing!!

Loopylou. said...

Hiyah Faye!! just popping in to say hello and ooh what a yummy card to be greeted with!! i lurve LOTV!! hope the hunt for the missing pen works out!! lol!! hugs Lou xxx

Jenny said...

I hope that your VUH has learnt a lesson. Be careful what you suggest to your craft addicted wife. LOL. Great card. Jenny B

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sari said...

But this card is sooo adorable!!! Just love everything about it!!!

Jill said...

I love that image and so I like the card! Jill x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Are you CRAZY?!?! This is AWESOME!!! LOVE how you have the newspaper and the tip of the tree coming out of the frame. And the coloring is so soft, it compliments the paper perfectly.

Yep, it's a sad sad day when they stop taking naps. My son was such a good napper too...3+ hours a day. AMAZING crafting time!! LOL

Rachel Hope said...

Adorable!!!! I Love that little guy!!!

Trina said...

I think your card looks great! So sorry to hear about your poor e31; I hope you find him under the rug or behind the desk soon!

Debs said...

Hiya Faye
You really to have a serious word with yourself if you think there is something wrong with this card - it's gorgeous!!
I love the minimal but elegant look to it.
Have a fabby evening
Debs xx

Wedgie said...

My goodness Faye...it's gorgeous! Love the image and the layout, its fab! Thank you so much for my stash, I was so excited when I saw the package yesterday. You've spolit me and I can't wait to use everything! Thank you so much! Wedgie xxx

Tracey T said...

What's wrong with it? Nothing!! It's lovely and, E51 or no, coloured beautifully. The upside of SC not needing a snooze during the day is that he'll probably go out like a light after tea. The hard part is stopping him falling asleep while he's having his tea - at least that was my experience with Gregor! Hugs, Tracey xx

Fiona said...

your card is fab and you should be pleased with it..it's great. I used to love nap time...I longed for that time to come everyday...that time will come back cos when they turn into teenagers, they don't want to get out of bed!!

Fi
x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Faye!

Another gorgeous card hun!, great image and layout and your colouring is perfect :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

No need to be disappointed in this card Faye, its gorgeously boyish and the colours compliment each other perfectly :) Donna x

Noreen said...

I can't believe you don't like this card, it's fab! Such a great image & I love how you have combined the mesh with the papers xx

Delphine said...

Oh, Faye, how can you be not happy with your card? You know you have the right to like more than one of your cards... Well, I love today's card! The image is totally adorable and your colouring and the colours are just perfect! As for naps, they are definitely meant for housework erm... erm... And I am in a very bad mood when the housework has not been done... then I just have to do it very late at night... Gotta go, I think I have some very important cleaning to do;)! Big hugs, Delphine xxx

Abi said...

Well I think you should 'suggest' to VUH that he has some 'boy time' with Sweet Cheeks in order that you get some crafting time. If you point out how much it will cost to replace E31 I'm sure he'll see your point, I mean it's not just E31, it's all those other suicidal copics that will 'jump' in your basket, and then there'll be the paper, string, ribbon, stamps...... need I go on?

And just for the record, you are bonkers! This card is wonderful, I love it. Pull yourself together girl. Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun what are you talking about love this card the image is great the papers,the layout,the coulrs all of it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Faye said...

Now, Faye, you have me so curious about the Coptics. I hope they survived. This is a gorgeous work you have here. Your coloring as usual is perfection! And the little scrap of burlap is perfect for a boy card. Now, many years ago, my son began to outgrow his nap long before I was ready. So I told him that there is a rule in our house that we rest for an hour in the afternoon. Sleeping was not required but lying in the bed was. Both my children stayed in cribs till they were ready for a twin-sized bed at age 4. Mean mom that I was, but it didn't seem to cause any long term psychological damage. They are in their 40s and 50s and seem normal.

michele said...

Fabulous card Faye :) It's perfect :) Hope the Copics are ok ;) hugs xx

Cindy Gay said...

Like the mesh and the buttons!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautifully designed card Faye love the colours and that image is great.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Annika said...

Erm, I like it so I choose to ignore your grumbling! LOTV rocks!!
Oh, and I feel your pain - Miss Mischief never really had proper day naps :( And just another morning she discovered I had forgotten to lock the craft room door...guess what she went for??
I now need to buy new nibs for most of my earth tone Copics!! Motherhood is a bitter pill indeed at times like these, lol
Hugs
Annika

Catherine said...

Fluff your card is gorgeous ! I can't see why you don't like it ! The colouring is stunning and I do love the embellishments... Just perfect ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Grenouille Greetings said...

You last card was a stunner for a girl but this card has lots of wonderfulness about it too and is just right for a boy. Your last card had pretty pins (not something for a boy's card) and a pretty flower charm (also not something for a boy's card) and was sparkly (need I say more?). This image is beautifully coloured (no less than your last card) has perfectly coordinating papers (no less than your last card) and fabby texture and embellishments and is spot on for a boy so don't be so hard on yourself!

Sweet cheeks needs some colouring pens of his own I think that Mummy isn't supposed to use (not sure how to deal with "sharing" as a concept under those circumstances though). Good luck crafting with a 2 year old. Not sure hubby quite understands! Oh, I'm sorry you done broke your Epic - what is an Epic?

Hugs to you, Fluff
Lesley

DesigNeAl said...

Super cute card, Faye! The image is adorable, I love the green-brown-blue colour combo, perfect for a man's card. x

chris said...

Its so beautiful , love the hessian. hugs chris xx

Cazza said...

Wow, wow and WOW again - your card is absolutely STUNNING and coloured perfectly!
Thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Dora said...

Awww I love this one, fantastic colouring and such an adorable stamp xxx

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh yes, this is gorgeous and just the right way to spend a Lazy, sunny, Sunday afternoon (think I'm dreaming of warmer climes).

Jo said...

A minutes silence for E31....


... ok, so what don't you like about this fab card?, it's.. well, fab!

Love your colouring, to match the scrummy paper perfectly.

Thanks for playing along with us at sketch saturday

Jo xx

Terry said...

Hiya Fluff, my goodness your card is fabulous and your coloring is amazing and pleassssssssssse promiss that you won't leave your copics on your desk ANYMORE.....when would we be seeing another stunning creation of yours if you don't have your copics..eh....
Hugs Terry xxxx