17 February 2011

Small World


Last weekend, I was feeling a little sad, so I took myself off to a couple of my favourite online shops to cheer myself up.

As is often the case when I have been licking the pooter screen for a prolonged period, there was some kind of malfunction with the shop's website and some things ended up in my shopping basket.

Being the kind of girl who doesn't like to cause a problem, I decided to proceed through check out, because obviously the shop had enough to deal with with their dodgy basket thingy. And Baggage Control is still completely un-manned at the moment. Although I do have a problem if Sweet Cheeks gets to the post before I do; he's like a highly trained sniffer dog and if he gets it first, it takes hours (and bribery) to get it back!

At the time I placed the order, I wasn't sure when we were going to be moving, so I thought it would be ok to help the shop out. Of course, it's now gone completely nuts and I find myself having stash delivered to a house several counties away from where I will actually be living!

Yesterday morning, I phoned the shop to see if I could sort something out. I was speaking to a very nice and helpful lady on the phone, who sounded like she was getting a little excited about my order. Suddenly, she told me that she knew me (Okaaaaaaaaay!) and asked me if I had a Blog and what it was called. I'm not sure what happened next, but there was some white noise as we realised who we both were! It's was only my Little Fruit n Nut
Suzie Q! Lucky girl works in a craft shop and gets to stroke stash all day! How cool is that?!

Anyway, made this card for this weeks lovely challenge over at
Sketch Saturday. The lace and string idea looked really pretty in my Fluffie little head, not sure about it in real life though...

Boxes Packed: 25 (had to go out for more boxes yesterday)
Moving in: 4 Days (Confirmed)
Panic: Vague

30 comments:

Fiona said...

fab card Faye and I love how you have threaded the twine through the lace...very effective. I take it the craft stuff is the last to be packed!!

Fi
x

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
what an incredible story !
Your life is never dull ! LOL
No panic, you still have time !
If you don't get there, you can always blame hubby for leaving you alone to do all the packing ?
Greetz
Margo

joey said...

Loooool Faye, how nice was that! your cardis gorgeous. Joey xx

Debbie said...

Ha Ha Fancy it being the old Suzie Q....How good is that?
Four days left eh! You will be ok, keep smiling.
Love your card, Paper piecing (love doing that means not much colouring!!)
You take care and no more spending 'till you move!! Debbiexx

Jill said...

How lovely to have such a surprising phone call! Great card, but still not entirely sure about the packed box situation, maybe your report should read 'improving slowly' today!! Jill x

Ali said...

lol - brilliant!! oooh yes working in a craft shop ooooh (instead of a chemist where I stroke drugs all day - yeah man !!) if anybody else is reading this I really am only joking (about stroking them!!)

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

So cute Faye! Love the paper piecing and the lace & twine! Now that I know you don't live in some strange place that does not allow craft supplies, your story is quite funny! lol I am panicing for you so you don't have to!

Linda said...

Unmanned baggage control - very dangerous, especially with such dodgy checkout systems.

Gorgeous card

Good luck with the move.

Daniele said...

oh the thought of all that packing.....poor thing I'm sure it will be well worth it so good luck, your card is adorable and I like the twine through the lace....nice touch
hugs

DesigNeAl said...

The lace and twine look great together, Faye, not only in your little head! It gives a very vintage look to your lovely card.
[You haven't packed any more boxes??!! Chop, chop!! Only 4 days to move!!] xx

Poppit said...

hee hee...I love how extra craft goodies just ended up in your craft basket due to some computer malfunction! So good of you not to cause the shop any further work having to remove them again! (I'm SO gonna try that story on Mr Poppit!) x

Carrie said...

How spooky lol.. that would have weirded me out!!

What a cute image sweetie... love the layout too..and is that scrummy lace???????

Loraine Arderne said...

Faye this is beautifull, such gorgeous colours.

Mary J said...

LOL! You are so funny Faye! Love the card - very sweet!!

Tracey T said...

Lovin' the twine and lace combo - very effective! Hope all goes well with the move, although if you go any further north you'll be near me! xxx

jimlynn said...

So sweet and I really like all the lace. So lovely.
Lynn

Grenouille Greetings said...

The lace and string makes a perfect contrast, Fluff and your card is a real cutie! Happy packing! Perhaps your panties will turn up! Hugs, Lesley

Davi said...

It is so nice of you to be obliging and just keep the things when they fall into your cart :):):) Your card is seriously beautiful!! Love the lace and woven string with the fun dp and cutie image!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the image and all that gorgeous lace.
Kevin xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Faye, I love your card. Beautiful sums it up I think. I've had a few malfunctions myself this week and have a box overflowing with new goodies. But I've had a bad end to the week to so sending you cyber hugs!
Clairex

Lorraine said...

aww this is gorgeous Faye i love this image and the paper peircing looks great i really should do this technique more often.I love your colouring too and the distressing xx

Jo said...

lol, small world indeed :)
I love this card, the lace and twine are perfect and very pretty together.
Thank you for joining in our sketch saturday challenge this week
Jo xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow, very small world, how funny! Love your card Faye, the paper piecing looks fab and so does all that scrummy lace.

Re the potty training - Dex was 3 in Jan and showed no interest at all even though I was sure he was ready... so I just took the nappies off and went for it, luckily it worked lol. Lisa x

Wishcraft said...

PS. We did bribe him with marshmallows...

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous and the image adorable, Faye! And I do recognize the sketch indeed:-) You know the song, great minds... I loved your story and it seems we all have the same way of cheering ourselves up! I bought some stuff today... And I will email you tonight:-) Big hugs Delphine xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love the lace and twine and the hot colours on the image! I met Suzie Q whilst visiting her craft shop...I also got to sample one of her homemade Cupcakes...bliss :) x

Abi said...

I love the lace & string, looks fab! What a small world though hey!

Hugs xxx

Linda said...

Which e-mail addy? G

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Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Loved your story, and your card is adorable!! Like everyone else I LOVE the twine threaded through the lace.