17 January 2011


Morning Fluffers! Go get a cup of tea and a muffin, this is a biggy!

It's not often that a card stresses me out. I get cross, I get disappointed, I give up, but not often stressed. But by the time I had finished this, I had a knot in my tummy that even one of Abi's delish choklit truffles wasn't defusing!

This weeks challenge over at Cupcake is Weddings and has been chosen by Liza, to coincide with the launch of her rather fantastic Wedding Stationery business;

Stationery by Me

Now I know we’re not really going to sell Wedding Invitations to crafters, but it would be really great if we could give Liza some exposure...

Stationery by Me specialises in beautiful, handmade wedding stationery for your special day.

Each of my collections feature save the date cards, invitations, all of your "on the day" stationery, favours, guest books and thank you cards, and they are all beautifully coordinated and finished to the highest standard.

All of my designs are made with high quality products and they are all individually handmade and are available in a wide range of colours.

I currently have an offer of 20% off all orders placed before the 31st January 2011, so if you or someone you know is getting married, please pop over to
Stationery by Me and take a look at my designs. x

So, I'm all set and decide to make a winter wedding card with my LOTV stamp. Where is the LOTV stamp? It's not with my other LOTV stamps. Very Understanding Hubby very helpfully points out I have too much stuff. Choklit one.

Sometimes when I use a stamp, I stamp out multiples and I know the last time I used it I did. Eventually I find an image, but it's on cream card. I 'was' making a white and blue card. Choklit two.

I was going to emboss some snowflakes on the blue paper with a Spellbinders Impressability thingy. This is how I killed my Quickutz Epic Six. (Don't tell Very Understanding Hubby, he thinks it's because the ratchet popped out. Well, I suppose it did, just not on it's own...) Choklit Three.

I quite enjoy colouring my image (on the stoopid cream card) and give it a liberal dose of 'Happy Spray'. My new best friend; Glitter Spray, called Happy Spray because it covers a multitude of colouring sins and makes my colouring look decent and the fumes are faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab! No choklit needed. Here's a close up of Happy Spray:

Lastly, a snowflake, which I need to cut on the now significantly limping Quickutz. Choklit. Now. Don't count it, just eat it.

A few minutes later, Very Understanding Hubby comes into the snug to find (out what all the swearing is about.) me on hands and knees, begging the Epic for just one more snowflake whilst trying to get the die cut through, manually, with brute force. Very Understanding Hubby realises this is not the time for words and takes over, eventually producing me with a snowflake that gets the same kind of reaction as when Sweet Cheeks discovers, well, it's snowed!

Anyway, pop on over to Cupcake and see the gorgeous cards The Cupcakes have made. This week, we're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and we have Blue Jelly Stampin, Polkadoodles and The Paper Shelter as our monthly sponsors. If that's not a good enough reason to play along, then join in and show me you can do it without getting heartburn! ;)


Ruthie said...

.....and breathe! The result is beautiful!


Unknown said...

lol..lol..lol..I am at work at 8.19 and this has just cheered me up so much lol.. (you know how work for me is time for blogging lol...)The cards is fabby and I thinks me needs some of that glittery stuff!!!!

Catherine said...

Giggle, giggle, giggle... Ah it's lovely to start the week with a giggle ! Sweetie, your card is exquisite ! Worse all the stress you went through... Lots of hugs and love from La Chic !

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Fluff and thank you for adding my info to your post.

Liza x

Unknown said...

Good Morning Faye! Oh my..*lol* Thanks for this mornings stomache workout!! Well, the card turned out just very very pretty! Just love it!

Jane said...

A Woman on the edge! Oh to be a fly-on-the-wall in your house...of course not the blue-bottley-type (I'd fear for my own life!!). Fabby card Fayelet xxx

DesigNeAl said...

LOL!!! Oh dear, sorry to hear about your stressing experience!
Despite all your troubles, the card is fabulous! :-)

Doreen said...

Simply stunning.xxx

Debbie said...

Oh Faye you do make me laugh...sorry, but I was in stitches. I can imagin you on your hands and knees begging the machine to cut you just one more snowflake. What a great "understanding" hubby you have, I think he is a star!
Be a good girl and DON'T eat too many choccies....Oh what the heck you carry on!!
Oh and by the way your Wedding card is gorgeous, love the image, hope you find your stamp soon. Debbiexx

Mrs A. said...

I got a snowflake die and a big shot. Just saying that's all.


p.s Erm, you gave me the snowflake die. Just saying.

Michele Spera said...

Hi:-) You made a very elegant and beautiful card! I have been in your shoes, hehe you had me rolling cause I have had similar things go wrong where I am ready for a nervous break-down and this is the thing that makes me sane?? hehe this card is just Beautiful, now you can relax

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout and the colours. Hugs, Claire x

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

Sweet card! Love your funny stories that go with your cards. Even thought they are not funny at the time. Chocolate does cure a lot of things! The image looks nice on cream! The sparkle is very cool!

Vicky said...

Oh Faye you soooo make me laugh hun! I know what you mean when you cannot find something grrrrr, and choklit does help lol!
Your card is just gorgeous by the way sweetie, love this image and great layout too :o)

So glad you are on the team too, your creations are just fantastic!

Hugs Vicky xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh Faye, what a reward after all that stress. Your card is simply stunning!

Ali said...

Oh that is gorgeous. I love that image. I like the glitter spray looks faberoony!!

Tip Top said...

I'd have given up with the card. Sworn more. And eaten chocolate. Good on you girl for being a starter finisher!

Vicky said...

Hi my sweet little stresshead lol. Dont bother counting choccy its not meant to be counted.....just saviour!! Your card is just beautiful hun I am loving glittery image me must gets me some of that yummy stuff. A truly gorgeous wedding card......so you can relax & breathe now shug.....

Lotsa huggles Vicky xxx

Tracey T said...

You know, Faye, I've had a pretty stressful day at school today (and no choklit in sight) and you have made me laugh out loud. My sides are aching but you've cheered me up no end! And the card is gorgeous! Huge hugs, Tracey xx

Lindsey said...

Beautiful. Love it. LOADS! x

Jennifer said...

Hi hun!...hehe...you do make me laugh! I love your card, it's stunning! I love 'happy spray' too, wonderful stuff, but tend to glitter up everything in my path while I'm at it! Got a sprakly kitchen table! xx Jenny xx

Delphine said...

OH Faye, I know where to go if I want to laugh and be in a good mood:-)! You are incredible, thank you! And your card is amazing! I love the image and your colouring doesn't look but IS fantastic! Your "happy spray" has nothing to do with it! I love the colours and that big snowflake:-)... Lots of hugs, Delphine xx
PS: Wooo hooo ((smiles))!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I think all the choklits were not really needed afterall as your winter wedding card is a real treat to behold!
What glitter spray do you use, Fluff? I really like it.
CONGRATULATIONS - you are on another DT! And with my best matey, Julie, too! Well done!
Hugs, Lesley

Bananastamper said...

Oh my goodness girl - that is one very special card after all that!!! lol! Do I ever like Very Understanding Hubby! Where DID you find him?? Hmmm, maybe my hubby needs an on-line name, will have to give significant thought to this....
BTW, fabby card - LOVE the happy spray - must find out more about this especially if it HIDES coloring boo boos!
Cheers girl,
Banana :)

Shelly said...

Oh Fluff you are a silly billy! Well, what can I say, the card is adorable and well worth all your effort... and the Happy Spray wow! Maybe you should have eaten a few Rennies though instead of the choklit? Hugs Shelly x

Donna said...

Gorgeously sweet card Faye, well done hubby for coming to the rescue...I guess you won't want Daniel Craig now lol! :) Donna x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

hee hee, love it. The card is GORGEOUS!!! Amazing coloring. So soft and perfect for the occasion. I need so "happy spray" LOL

I had a similar episode the other day over a "lost" Copic marker that included lots of crying (we won't say by who), a loud lecture and a time out for everyone under 3 feet tall only to find out later that I had dropped it between my desk and the wall. Lots of crying later I had to give out Choklit so say sorry!!! :) All was well again. LOL :)

Suzie Q said...

oh dear you must be clean out of choklit!!
but so worth it loving that glimmer x
Suzie qx

Annika said...

boo to Very understanding Hubby! One never has too much stuff, duh!
A bit mystified how you manage to break the die cutter but your talents have always been well beyond my grasp!!
I think I need Happy Spray too!!