21 March 2011

Always trust your gut instinct...


Morning Fluffers!

Hope you all had a fab weekend and enjoyed some of the sunshine. Spring is coming, at last! You'll be pleased to know I have shifted the washing mountain from our holiday and not only that, I also spent some time in the Bat Cave getting things sorted and organised, so now everything is just where I want it. I had planned to get in there and play last night, but I got distracted by a Jason Statham (the next Mr Fluffie) film and dribble doesn't mix well with crafting! ;)

I'm a little disappointed with how this card turned out. It was much better in my head. (As are a lot of my brilliant ideas actually!) I'm always a little nervous of giving cards to celebrate pregnancy. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but also very fragile. And although I did make this card for someone, I'm so glad I held off giving it to her...



I've used the current Sketch from Sketch n Stash (you still have a week to join in with that one.) and tied it in with Delphine's Monochromatic Theme at Cupcake. I struggle with purple shades. I also struggle with monochromatic. But for some reason, whenever I need to make one, I always choose purple! Duh! We are lucky enough to have two sponsors for this challenge at Cupcake; Prairie Fairy Designs and Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn. Not only are Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn sponsoring us, but they are also generously offering a 10% discount code (CUPCAKEBLOG) for Cupcake readers, valid for the duration of this challenge. And of course, our Icing on the Cupcake sponsor for March is Wild Rose Studios.

Thank you all so much for the absolutely beautiful cards you sent last week. I took some away with me, but more arrived while we were on holiday, it was a bit like having two birthdays. The best bit was, as there was so much post when we got home, I was able to smuggle some completely illegal stash through baggage control! Wooooooooohoooooo!

And finally, the winner of the lovely Rainbow Studios stamp is:

Tip Top

Ruth, I will forward your details to the girls at Rainbow and arrange for you to receive your prize.

Well, I think that's more than enough waffle from me for one post! You've seen my card, be sure to pop over to Cupcake and see the fantastic creations from The Cupcakes and don't forget there is still time to enter the DT Call over there...

38 comments:

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
I love this card, it's very nice (I'm in love with purple for the moment :) )
As I don't have a crafting-room I had the 'great' idea to take all my stash out on the table to sort it out a little bit, when my hubby came in he looked at it and said 'there's a lot of money on this table', I looked very hard but couldn't find all that money though! LOL
Have a wonderfull week !
Greetz
Margo

Ali said...

Ooh think you are being a bit hard on yourself missus - lovely card!!! Hope you had a nice holiday xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun,you are far too hard on yourself,this is great just love those papers you have used,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Victoria said...

gorgeous card Faye, if I'm reading correctly between the lines though, sorry to hear about your friend (()).

Can't wait to 'meet you' on Saturday! Do I need to bring out the mugs in a certain order for you then?

Love
Jelly
x

Carrie said...

I know what you mean about pregnancy cards.. bit tricky sometimes..but this is fabby...lovin the purpleness... Glad you had a fabby birthday and got spoiled xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Faye.
luv
debby

joey said...

Hiya F

joey said...

ooooh who was to eager with me comment rofl. starting again....
Hi Faye

This looks gorgeous, I dont often give pregnancy cards for that very reason, I made one recently but that was a must else it wouldnt have got done lol, love the girlie on this

Joey xxx

Catherine said...

Your card is simply adorable Fluff ! I love the colours and the paper piecing... What a cute image too... Lots of hugs and love from La Chic !

DesigNeAl said...

Very sweet! And beautiful colour combo. Glad you had a nice break and you are on top of your house duties again ;-) x

Jane said...

Yo! Luvin yer paper-pieced card today...must check out Mr Statham (see what all the fuss is about!) xxx

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Ah - Faye, your card s are always just so lovely. The colours are lovely, and the image too. I really like the material look on the card too. Glad to hear your washing has been eliminated (well for the time being anyway!)
Take care - speak to you soon
Rachel and Angela
Rainbow Studio's Clear Craft Stamps
xxx

sari said...

Awww..faye, this is simply adorable! Love the colors and it does look great!!! Sorry to hear about your friend...if i understood it right...
Glad to hear that your organized and back in your batcave..na na na nanaaann na naaaaa...(batman theme song...kind off....*lol*)

Debbie said...

Hiya Fluffy
Glad you liked your Birthday card.
This little creation is lovely, cannot see any dribble on it at all!! Oh I see you did not make this when Jason was on screne, isn't his voice gorgeous (as well as his face)...
Sweet. Debbiexx

Cazza said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love this stamp and the purple :o))
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Claire x said...

Well I think this is a lovely card hun - love the colours and the papers. Hugs, Claire x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, i like the colours and the stamp.
kevin xx

Liza said...

Great stuff Fluff, the purple shades look lush.

Liza x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Faye, such a fab image and love the papers. I've never sent (or made) a pregnancy congrats card... the one time I nearly did it would have been a mistake. Hope your friend is ok. Lisa x

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

This is great Faye! I love purple so I like it! It seems like a tasteful pregnancy card to me! I love the paper piecing and the plaid!

Wedgie said...

Ohhh...fab card Faye...why weren't you pleased with it?? I love purple and I think it looks fab on this card. Wedgie xxx

Daniele said...

lovin' the embellishment on your card
hugs

Tracey T said...

Love the shades of purple - really soft and pretty. Well done you getting some goodies through "baggage control" - must confess I did a bit of shopping yesterday (hAnglars again!) Hugs, Tracey xx

Fiona said...

gorgeous Faye....love the colours!!

Fi
x

Delphine said...

Well, Faye, do you know I love purple as much as I love pink??? I love your card! I love the paper piecing and the repeated pattern, brilliant! Oh that's a lot of love in one comment:-)! I hope you are well, glad to know you had time to play and the washing mountain is no more! Lots of love again and BIG hugs Delphine xx

Noreen said...

Fab, fab, fab card, great paper piecing too xx

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Like a lot of other readers, I tend to avoid pregnancy cards, you're right, pregnancy is such a fragile time for any mum-to-be although it should be a very happy time and ought to be celebrated!
It's a beautiful card though, I love love love those buttons!!! Yummy!!
xxx

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi there Fluff! Yes, this is gorgeous; those purples really blossom with the beautiful papers and cute little embellies! I love the paper piecing - it's perfect for the little cute "to-be" mommy! Love that spring is coming!

BananaStamper said...

So glad to hear you managed some time in the Bat Cave!!! Very cute card, but I kwym about celebrating pregnancy, it is such a fragile thing...They are indeed fun cards to make though - have you seen the knew line from Kraftin Kimmie...there is a gorgeous preggo girl in the new line.
Anyhoooo, happy stamping in the newly organized bat cave girl!

Shelly said...

Oh Fluff you are so funny! Hope you mopped up that dribble! I don't know why you're not happy with your card... I think it's lovely! The papers are gorgeous and the colours divine! Hugs Shelly x

Poppit said...

I don't know if I'm more pleased with the fact you had a wonderful birthday, or that you got to smuggle more stash into the house! hee hee. Love your card - although I miss Elzybell's Art Stamps and am sad she's not around anymore :-( xxx

Donna said...

Well I love your card Faye, the colours are so pretty and I'm loving the different checks on the papers they are right up my street! I hope you are having a good week hun and not running around like a headless chicken too much :) Donna x

michele said...

Hi Faye lovely card my fave colours :) Hope you are well and having a good week hugs x

Abi said...

Hmm, does the present Mr Fluffie know you are planning to replace him??? I too really like the card but am very sorry that things did not work out for your friend. Good job your instinct was working well. Hugs xxx

Tip Top said...

Whooo-hooo! Thanks for being soooo organised - I only knew I'd won as the prize has arrived!!!

I really should blog hop more often!

Thanks again!

Tracey T said...

You're welcome any time my love!!! xx

Faye said...

The card is adorable and would be a delight to an expectant mom. You are correct in that sometimes the pregnancies don't make it. But save the card. You'll find someone to send it to. If not,just send it as a birthday card. I don't think many people would notice the "roundness" of the image, if the emphasis was on the Happy Birthday part.

Suzie Q said...

I'm bound to love this you are using an elzybell!
so sorry i missed your bday hope you had fun fun fun and lots of cake!
man i luv da cake!
hugs
Suzie Qx