5 February 2011

Bermuda Triangle

Morning Peeps!

Yesterday, I tidied my desk. It looks lovely. I can't find anything, but it looks lovely. You will know how untidy it was if you imagine double what was on it, from the picture last week. What prompted this uncharacteristic brutalisation of my craft area?

The day before, Very Understanding Hubby asked if he could use my desk. No problem. However, I did evict him temporarily so I could make a card. When he finally got on it, he flounced off after about twenty minutes saying he couldn't work in 'this'! 'This' being my creativity!

Last week, The Doc was left doubting my parentage after photographic evidence (previously mentioned desk photo) of my Obsessive OCD rebellion. He would have taken a DNA test, but he has Anger Management Issues and therefore isn't allowed.

My snug has turned into something of a Bermuda Triangle. Weird things happen in there. There is some kind of time anomaly, which affects my watch and means it's actually way past stoopid o'clock without me knowing. E31 is still Lost in Action. Along with a roll of cellotape, six felt hearts and two packets of extra large heart pins. It would have been one packet, but I've also now lost the packet I bought to replace the packet I lost. On the plus side, I found a bathroom...

But it wasn't any of these things that caused my Manic Hyper Tidy. No.

When we moved to Norfolk, I didn't really unpack my stash (well apart from the mountain previously dumped on the desk) as we had an idea another move would happen and when it did, it would happen quickly. Yesterday, it dawned on me if I tidied the Snug, it wouldn't take so long to pack, which means I can leave it out for longer, play for longer and therefore increase my (questionable) sanity for longer before we move again. See? No flies on me, baby! ;)

Over at Sweet Stampin, we have a brilliant challenge; Spring Flowers, which has been chosen by our Guest Designer, Yvonne. Pop over and take a look at the cards The Sweeties have made and then get playing as you could be in with a chance of winning goodies from Ladybug Crafts Ink and Quixotic Paperie.

Right, I'd better get going, I've decided it's my duty to empty the freezer of ice cream so I can defrost it. Hard life innit?!


Jill said...

Ha ha always guaranteed to cheer me up reading your blog! I can never find anything when I tidy up either! Things end up 'somewhere safe' - there is a lot of things in 'somewhere safe' ! Jill x

Lindsey said...

Ha ha! Do you fancy coming and tidying up my bomb site? This week I have lost 2 Cuttlebug B plates, a brand new LOTV stamp, 1 PRISMA (yup really need to tidy up!) and about 3 hours crafting time spent looking for afforementinioned missing items! I haven't found a bathroom. Just a couple of dead woodlice.
Card is fabberoony. Love the image and the ribbon is tres gorj. Sooper dooper papers and colouring too
Have a productive weekend!
Linds x

Unknown said...

We are like pea's from the same pod...ice cream for brekkie yummy lol..

I absolutley adore this card..it really jumps out at me (no pun intended lol) I am in love with LOTV at the minue and keep seeing this one..maybe it will have to jump into my basket lol xx

cheryl said...

ha ha hun I can never find anyting either when I have tidied up either,love your card hun its gorgoues beautiful detail,hope you are okay hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Aww cute card! I love the gorgeous spring colours and super sweet LOTV bunny :-)

Well done on the tidy up. I love it to be neat and tidy but like you can't find a thing afterwards. We have had to buy a cabinet to store my craft overflow because Chris (my OH) is getting a bit annoyed that 'craft c**p' is taking over the house (his words not mine) lol!

I didn't know you had moved to Norfolk ... my neck of the woods! Whereabouts? I live near East Dereham.

Lisa x

Catherine said...

Once again you make me start my day with a giggle ! Thank you for that ! Your card is so pretty Sweetie ! I love the ribbon and the flower too ! Very cute ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Jane said...

You iz loozin' it BIG time girlfriend!!! A certain Mr Sweetcheeks may have knowledge as to the whereabouts of your lost stash...he's a canny fella!!! Prob selling it on Ebay so he can then buy some clothes!!! I see you've used more knicker elastic on yer card...very inventive!!! xx

Suzie Q said...

Oh how youmake me chuckle and realise i am not the only nutter out there lol x
i luurrrrrve this lil card and thanks for reminding me i have thislovely ribbon somewhere in my untidy craft room x
Suzie Qx
now go eat icecream!

Ali said...

Ooh Faye hope you find your bits and pieces (that sounds wrong lol) beautiful card there xx

DesigNeAl said...

Good luck with your tidy up!
Your beautiful flowery card brings me that nice warm feeling of spring... oh, the thoughts of a bit of sun and decent weather!!!
Have a nice and tidy weekend ;-)

martina's kaartjes said...

pretty card ! love the colors,
have a nice day,
greetings, martina

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Faye. loving the fresh colours & the oh so sweet Image.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Noreen said...

What a beautiful fresh card, with the promise of spring (not this dismal, very blustery weather). I also have great visions of tiding up, but somehow it never seems to happen - & if it does, things have gone awol from where I put them! xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous, can't wait for spring now!

Liz x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful card, Fluff! I love the spring (boing!) colour theme and cute bunny (beautifully coloured) and pretty papers.
Fabulous post! I do love a morning stop at Faye World! Hugs, Lesley

Donna said...

Darling card Faye and such a fresh pretty design...makes me feel all spring like lol! The crinkly gingham ribbon is gorge...must get me some! Well done on the tidy up...I think I must be the only crafter that tidies as I go and my craft area is the only place in the house where this happens...perhaps I have reverse OCD! Donna x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Fayem love those papers, so fresh and full of Spring! Hugs, Claire x

Margreet said...

what a gorgeous card Fluffy....love the spring colours, the sweet image and that ribbon is TDF.....must have it!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Jennifer said...

Hi Faye lol....I can't work in tidy either! Gorgeous card...makes me think of Spring. It's gale force and v.wet here at the moment. My patio table nad chairs were upside down when I went to the bin this morning!

Re the Leone-em foliage punch, I have had it that long I can't remember where I got it from...though ebay springs to mind? Just found this though;

xx Jenny xx

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Beautiful card Faye, I love the pretty Spring colours!
I was wondering whether I'd be able to sponsor a Sweet Stampin challenge one week? I love the challenges and the beautiful cards!
My email address is info@funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk
Thank you

Chrissie said...

Oh Faye, my regular visits to your blog are guaranteed to always make me smile, you're such a cutie!
As for my Christmas cards, there's method in my madness. I HATE and DETEST making xmas cards, so I figured that by entering the weekly xmas challenges I'd have most of them done by the end of the year, hence no stress. Watch this space!!!
lol Chrissie xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Gorgeous Faye, that little bunny can bring me an Easter Egg any time.

Davi said...

Faye this card is soooo pretty!! I love the two dps and the pretty scalloped frame around that cutie image. That ruffled ribbon is the coolest along with the perfect fun flower!! Im soooo glad to hear that Im not the only one with missing things. I swear the fairys come at night and hide them to make me crazy!! :)

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

So pretty Faye! Love the adorable bunny! Love the spring colors too! Love the elastic and the flower as well! Your stories are too funny! I can be OCD in the rest of the house and let my craft space blow up too! What is that all about?

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gorgeous card. Adore the coloring and the ribbon and sweet polka dot flower!! Screams SPRING!!!! Love it!!

Unknown said...

i just love readying your blog...a smile is never far away! *lol* Just adore that sweet card of yours! =)
hope the move goes painless...But i'm glad to hear that there are other people who missplace there stuff...even the ones you buy to replace them with! have a great weekend Faye

Val said...

This post really cracked me up. I think you should earn a diploma in making people smile!!

Love the card - so pretty.

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Have been feeling so lousy it really cheers me up.


Fiona said...

gorgeous spring card...I am loving those papers and a cute little spring bunny too.


JustYolie said...

Sweet card, love the colors and the image is adorable!!

Vicky said...

WOW....I could really use you in my bomb room....erm I mean tidy craft room ;0) Loving this card its so pretty & the image is fab.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lorraine said...

this is a very beautiful card so fresh and fun xx

Do What You Love said...

Hello there fluff, a lovely card amongst all the moving - really I'm so impressed and what gorgeous paper! I love the pearls stationed like that - really makes it so dainty. The ruffled ribbon is AWESOME - love it. The flower is cute with the double bow, very nice! This little image is so cute and colored to perfection as usual. I do wonder how you do so much so well - you're such an awesome woman!

Delphine said...

This is gorgeous, Faye! Your adorable image is beautifully coloured and your whole card is so fresh, I just love it! Thanks for the many smiles you put on our faces too:-)! And I hope you enjoyed your ice cream... Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is just so cute! I keep seeing this image everywhere and I know I'm going to end up buying it, he's adorable. That ruffled ribbon is FAB too :o) Lisa x

Bananastamper said...

Ha - hope you find your stuff girl! I like the philosophy though - keep it tidy so U can keep it out longer - I'd be trying the same thing and hoping it would work...
Fab card girl - lovin' your ribbon!
Hmmm, is that how you defrost the freezer, eat all the yummies first eh? My freezer does need defrosting, but maybe I better put some treats in there first for encouragement - not much fun stuff in mine right now!
Banana :)

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
your story makes my monday-morning less grey :) would it work if I told my boss that I cannot find anything back if I clean up my desk ? LOL