1 March 2011

Back Burner


Morning Fluffers!

Once again, thanks for all your lovely comments and e-mails over the past few days, your support and kindness has been just fab and I really appreciate it. :)

With all that's been going on over the past few weeks and months, there are a couple of projects that I've had to put on the back burner. But I am very proud to tell you that I have joined the Design Teams at Funky Hand and Just Tracys.

Get Funky is a monthly challenge with a new challenge launching on the Funky 15th of each month. Every couple of days, one of the Funkettes posts a brilliant project up to help inspire you, there is a freebie download for you to use if you want to as well as a chance to win some Stash from Funky Hand. You still have a couple of weeks to enter this months 'Show us your Heart' Challenge. Pop over to Get Funky for more details and to see the gorgeous creations the Funkettes have made.

I was also asked to join the Just Tracys Design Team a few weeks ago. Just Tracys is also a monthly challenge, and the very first challenge launched yesterday. I managed to squeeze a card out the night before we moved, but am a bit late posting it up (felt a bit sad yesterday). You have until 25 March (what happened to February?!) to play along with the 'New Beginnings' Challenge. Pop over to Just Tracys and take a look at the wonderful stash you could win if you enter and take a look at the gorgeous projects the DT have created.

Despite the slight rush job with this card, I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I wanted to create a lovely, warm, cozy, rustic, country kitchen feel. And Jo, I hope you're watching, I finally plucked up the courage to hand write a sentiment! Ok, mainly because I couldn't find a stamp to fit, but never mind how I got there!

Right, time to fire up the Sat Nav, I need to find Tescos! Oh and remind me to tell you about Sweet Cheeks and the alarm...

38 comments:

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Congrats on your new DT spots - gonna grab a cupp and a biccie and check out those blogs!
Cute, cute card. Love the warm colours and your hand written sentiment is fab - I thought it was a stamp!
Caroline xxx

Debbie said...

Oh no what has SC done now!!
Well done on joining another team.
Your hanwriing is fab, thought it was a rub on~ The card is gorgeous, love the colours and the image. Debbiexx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful new home card, love the cute cat, looking forward to working with you over at Just Tracys and big congratulation on your DT posts! JO xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Congratulations on yet more DT placements, Fluff. How are you going to find the time to make all the necessary projects and look after Sweet Cheeks and hubby.

Super cozy card. Makes me thing of summer days for some reason.

Hugs, Lesley

Delphine said...

Congratulations on your DT spots, they are soooo lucky to have you:-)! Your card is fantastic, you really have achieved the lovely country kitchen feel! I love the image and I would love to be in this cat's place... Well done on the sentiment, it doesn't look handwritten at all! Have a lovely Wednesday! Hugs Delphine Crème de Menthe xxx

Catherine said...

Hello Sweetie ! First congratulations ! They are so lucky to have you in their teams ! Second, your card is so so beautiful ! I love the warm colours and what a pretty image ! Great handwriting too ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Ali said...

Hi hon, hope you are feeling a bit brighter today (hugs). Congrats on your dt positions yay!!! Beautiful card as well take care xx

Jane said...

So glad to see you took the hessian sack with you when you moved! This card sooooo reminds me of my sleepy cat, except she's black, we don't have green window-sills, orange curtains, a red flower in a pot or groovy wallpaper. Apart from all that it's just like my house (in that we do actually have a window). Keep smiling chicken!! xxx

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
congrats on your DT's !
I like your card a lot and the hand-written sentiment is top !
Looking forward to read the story about the alarm :)
Greetz
Margo

Poppit said...

Congrats on the new DT positions! Must be nice to be able to feel settled enough to start new projects again. Lovely card - and P.s I would never have guessed you hand wrote the sentiment! :-)

Claire x said...

Sounds interesting? But at least he couldn't get into the alarm unlike the drawer!? This is a gorgeous card, love the colours and the image is really cute. Hope you are settling into your new environment. Hugs, Claire x

sari said...

ooh..CONGRATS on your neew DT Spots!!! Lucky you, or no, lucky them!!!
Just adore this card you have made! i feel the same way of writing my sentiments...but yours looks great! Now what on earth could that little man & alarm do....tell me!!! Have a happy day my friend!

Jill said...

Hi Faye, just love all the stuff you do as you know by now. Hope the move went okay and you haven't lost too much and that DH and Daniel are coping well. Email when you can. Jillx

Vicky said...

Well done Faye on your new DT spots! so deserved sweetie :o)

Another fabulous card hun and fabby image too ~ glad to hear you are feeling a little brighter too.

hugs Vicky xx

Chris said...

Congrats on your new DTs Faye, they're very lucky to have you on board and I'm looking forward to your creations! This one is such a beauty, it's all sunny and happy, purrrrrfect! Glad you got moved OK and hope you're all settled and getting used to everything. Hope you found Tesco's OK and I'm looking forward to hearing about Sweet Cheeks and the alarm, although I should think Sweet Cheeks is your alarm :). Big hugs, Chris x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Congratulations on your DT spot, they are lucky to have you, Gorgeous card, I like the image and the fab design.
Kevin xx

Carrie said...

Wow fluffster..2 more DT's!! Great news as that means more blog posts to read lol xx

This card is so purrrrfect lol.. couldn't help myself xx

mckinkle said...

Many congrats on your 2 new DT places! You'll have so much fun!

Beautiful card and your colouring is simply fab!

Keryn ;0

Donna said...

Wowee Faye this is scrummilicious...I love the warm cottagey feel this card gives and I need warming up as its flippin freezing here today! Congratulations on your 2 DT posts...you must be superwoman...how on earth do you fit everything in lol! :) Donna x

Tracey T said...

Well done you! The DT posts will certainly keep you busy (but possibly not out of mischief!). Love the card - you're right, it has a real cosy kitchen feel to it. Makes me want to eat cake, actually! Big hugs, Tracey xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh,hun you are going to be busy,with all your DT work and looking after wee sweet cheeks,they are lucky to have you though oh you did make me laugh at the comment you left on my blog about me doing the H with my big boot,really cheered me up,
Anyway enough of me waffling,this is one,gorgoeus card hun the image and the colurs are just perfect hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

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

Congrats Faye! So exciting! Don't know how you do it all with just moving and a toddler too! Been thinking about you, know this is a very tough time right now. Great card! Love the country feel! The cat is sooo cute. I honestly thought that was a stamp, not your writing. With mine, you would know!

Davi said...

Love the card..it is very cozy feeling with those lovely dps and the sweet image. The webbing and raffia is so perfect with it!! Congrats on the new team positions you will be a great asset!!

Suzie Q said...

How you gonna fit it all in ma lady!! lol x
lovely to speak to you the other day/week it really was x
hope your getting settled now and am looking forward to hearing about sweet cheeks x lol
really cute card do i spy an elzybell?
big hugs
lil fruit and nut x

Emma said...

Congrats on your new dt's and your card is gorgeous, love the colours.
Hugs Emma x

DesigNeAl said...

You have defenitely managed that lovely, warm, cozy, rustic, country kitchen feel you were aiming for. An adorable card. xx

coops said...

congrats on your new dt`s faye :D
your card is gorgeous, i love the fab image and stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

this is gorgeous and big congrats on your new DT posts you will do a fab job i know it they are real lucky to have you on their teams xx

Linda said...

Congratulations on the DT's - love the rustic look to this card. x

Jo said...

wooohoooo! congrats! not at all surprised that you have been asked to join more DTs cos YOU ROCK! :)
This card is so adorable, LOVE that cute image awwww, and now that you've taken the plunge into handwritten sentiments you deffo got to do more cos I thought it was a stamp at first look.

Hope you're settling in good and that you found Tesco, thank you so much once again for the lovely birthday card.

Sweet cheeks? alarm? ooooer! dare we ask?!!

mwah! Jo xx

CraftyC said...

This is adorable Faye, love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Sounds like your settling in nicely. I remember I had to follow my neighbour to the tesco's store which is only ten miles away!!! when we moved here. Congrats on your new DT's and happy crafting!
Clairexx

Terry said...

Wohoooo Fluff congratulations on your new DT job sweetie...and your card looks absolutely wonderfull, love the colors and the image is yummie....
I hope your settled now, so I sent something to you ....
And I hope that you have had a "good" gathering. I was thinking of you sweetie..Hugs Terry xxxx

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous Faye, it's got such a lovely sunny feel :o) Great image and fab papers. Congrats on your new DTs! Lisa x

Shelly said...

Oh Faye this is just the lost adorable card... I absolutely LOVE the image and the jute! You've definately recreated the country feel, it's perfect! The sentiment is lovely too! Congrats on your new DTs! Happy Tesco Shopping hun! Hugs Shelly x

Shelly said...

Urm that was meant to say MOST adorable... it's me that's lost!

Em said...

Great card! Love the kitty cat. Also congrats on the dt posish! Also- thanks for checking out my blog! :)

BananaStamper said...

Fab card girl! Very cozy and I love the handwritten sentiment! Can't wait to hear about Sweet Cheeks and the alarm!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Huge Congrats on the new DT's girly!!! So deserved, your creations ROCK!!!

I am so IN LOVE with this card!! I love the colors and the way you colored the drapes/curtains and the way the cats paw is hanging outside the frame!! LOVE!!!!