18 March 2011

Come fly with me

This post is a stickie and will stay here until the end of the week, please scroll down for new posts!

Come fly, come fly away...

Morning my Lovelies and welcome to another Monday. I cannot believe it's been two weeks since I last posted a
Sketch n Stash card! Where did that go? Sweet Cheek's social life has a lot to answer for! Oh, wait till you hear this little Sweet Cheeks story.

We've taken the sides off Sweet Cheeks cot and made it into a proper little boys bed. (Noooooooooooooooooooooo, he's my delish little baby, give him back!) He's been really good with it and stays in there all the time, I am sooooo proud.

Anyway, at bedtime, Sweet Cheeks says good night and gives me a cuddle, a kiss and goes off with Very Understanding Hubby to get ready for bed. One evening, Sweet Cheeks didn't want to say good night and give me a cuddle. I didn't force the issue, just said 'Bye Bye, see you tomorrow' and off he went with Daddy.

About ten minutes after Sweet Cheeks had gone to bed, there was a little noise on the stairs. Sweet Cheeks came down to say sorry to me for not saying good night. He gave me a cuddle, a kiss and took himself back off to bed. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! He did that all on his own. :)

Well, onto business!

This is Sue's rather gorgeous sketch for the new challenge at Sketch n Stash. This time we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps, so if you want a chance to win some of their lovely images, you've got a whole two weeks to play along. You can rotate the sketch if you want to, just don't forget to tell us what new or old stash you've used.

My new old stash, is this stamp I won in some candy from
Fi last year, but it's the first time I've used it! Naughty me. But it is perfect for La Chic's brilliant challenge over at Cupcake this week, which is Up in the Air with Optional Green (as a St Patricks Day nod). I had intended to make a green hot air balloon, but I went off on a bit of a turquoise tangent! This week we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop and our monthly sponsor is Wild Rose Studio.

Well, you've seen my card, why not pop over to
Sketch n Stash and Cupcake and see the wonderful cards the DT's have made.

We have a DT Call over at Cupcake at the moment:

Would you like to join Cupcake Craft Challenges? We're looking to expand our Design Team, so, if you fancy being a Cupcake and can commit to:

Creating a new project each week
Commenting on all entrants allocated to you
Suggesting Challenges and picking a Top Five when it's your week
Having a giggle! ;)

Then we'd like to hear from you!
Please e-mail Cupcake three samples of your work, along with a link to your blog.

This DT Call will run until 12 Noon, GMT on Wednesday 23 March. Good Luck!

And finally, as it's my birthday this week, the lovely girls at
Rainbow Studios have given me (thanks Girls!) this lovely stamp to give away:

If you would like a chance to win it, all you need to do is become a follower here and at the Rainbow Studios Blog (if you're not already.) then add your name to Mr Linky. This draw will close when I return from holiday on Friday evening! Rachel and Angela also have Candy at the Rainbow Studios Blog, but if you can't wait till then, pop over to the Rainbow Studios shop, which is crammed with cuties!

Phew, I think that's it for now, have a great day...


Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie your card is so so pretty ! Love the sentiment too ! Happy Birthday Fluff ! I am sure you will celebrate in style ! With cakes and choccies !!!! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Unknown said...

What a lovely card! love that image and the colors are fab!! Love the pearls there too! Awww...Sweet cheaks... They do grow up too fast!! But what a feeling..him comming back to give mum a kiss & cuddle...awwww....
Happy brithday girl!!! So, 25 again? *lol* Have a fab week and enjoy your birthday!! Hugs

Ali said...

Gorgeous card - ooh enjoy your birthday!! Aaww Sweetcheeks!!

Liza said...

A fabulous card Fluff, a great image and clean lines.... love it! Have a great week and a fabulous birthday.

Liza x

Stef H said...

absolutely stunning card. love the colors and the string is a fabulous touch!

hugs :)

Debbie said...

What a lovely card, love that baloon image, it reminds me of a holiday we had in France, we were near the hot air baloon farm and they came overhead every evening.
Oh gorgeous SC what a sweet boy he is, wish my 18 year old was still like that, he still loves kisses tho!
Happy Birthday to you, have a nice week. Debbiexx

Bananastamper said...

Fabby card Fluffy! I love the textue on the balloon.
I think that Sweet Cheeks is a keeper, eh? What a sweetie!
It sounds like Birthday greetings are in order, sure hope you get to spend your day the way you want, have a good one! And enjoy your holiday, whatever you are up to!
Banana :)

Bananastamper said...

Hey, I joined Mr. Linky after becoming a follower at both blogs. Can you believe it - gasp - I don't think I was technically "following" you. I must admit this happens from time to time as I have this habit of "following" people via my sidebar rather than in google reader. Thanks for the chance to win!
Banana :)

Jane said...

Oh blimey...you've got me all blubbing n' stuff and I'm s'pose to be cool!! WAH!!!! Luv yer card today, not that I don't always....tiz very clever xxx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Faye! Love the papers and the fab balloon image - perfect details too :o) Hope you have a FABBY birthday hun, with lots of cake obviously! Lisa xx

Margo said...

Hi Faye,
cute card !
So happy birthday to you !
Hope you have a nice day !
I love this little Sweet Cheeks !
He's just the cutest!

Claire said...

Awwww how cute .... he is such a big boy for doing that! Gorgeous card hun. Hugs, Claire x

Tracey T said...

That is such a lovely SC story - what a clever little chap. Love the card - what a gorgeous image! Hugs xxx

Cazza said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love the simplicity and fab colour scheme. :o)

chris said...

its brill faye, love .
love your quickie one too
hugs chris xx

Fiona said...

gorgeous card Faye...love the colours and that stamp is just perfect....I remember the sides coming off the cott when Michael was a toddler and OMG that was hard!!

Have a great day tomorrow...speak soon!!


McCrafty's Cards said...

What a fabulous card faye, I love the air balloon.
Kevin xx

Loopylou. said...

oooh yummy card faye!! and awwww sweet cheeks in a big boy bed?! bless him for coming back down for kisses!!! hugs Lou xx

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

Too cute! Love the balloon and the woven string! Love you Sweet Cheeks story! They grow up way too fast! He is a sweetie pie though!

Rachel said...

This card is gorgeous Faye, I love the simplicity of it - just fab! Hope you're having a lovely week and have a fab Birthday. Wedgie xxx

PS - I've snapped out of my negative phase and no longer require a slap! :-)

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Faye - the image suits the layout perfectly and I love the sentiment - perfect match!! Oh your story about Sweet Cheeks is lovely - what a little star he was!! Juliexx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your balloon! Perfectly presented with it's turquoise tangent. Love, love, love the Sweet Cheeks story!
Happy Birthday for tomorrow, Faye! There is a card in the post and it is, unfortunately, going to be late. I made it weeks ago and then forgot about the posting bit! Hope it's a great day! Hugs, Lesley

Donna said...

Cracking card Faye and such a wonderful image! I think it's a real milestone when our babies move into a bed for the first time...brings back very happy memories :) Hope you have a fab week hun :) Donna x

Daniele said...

Ahhhh sweet cheeks sounds so cute, as is the card.
Hugs and best wishes on your birthday

debby4000 said...

Oh what an beautiful card.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is beautiful I love the hot air ballon & the colour I love its so pretty.
Awwww bless Sweet Cheeks. Ever since my kids were babies at bedtime we would always give big cuddles then say 'See you in the morning, good night, love you' well my eldest is now 20 my youngest is nearly 15 both lads & they both still do that every night I absolutely love it & even if peoplpe are here even their mates they will still do it. I am sooooo proud of my kids....yes I know 1 is 20 but he will always be my baby lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

DesigNeAl said...

Ahhh!! Happy Birthday, Faye!! And many happy returns!! xx

Sue said...

really gorgeous card Faye and i lurve the colours:)

hope you have a fabulous birthday sweetie:)


Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Faye! I love the colours, clean layout and the sentiment is so perfect!
SC is adorable... I do enjoy that kind of moments with my little one too:-)... Off to your other post dated March 15th:-) Big hugs Delphine xx

Terry said...

FLUFF HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUU HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUU and offcourse you can have cake for breakfast cause your the birthday girl and you can eat and drink anything that you want LOL....hope your having a fab day sweetie and enjoying yourself. big hugs from me and yessss your card is fabulous again as usual..wohoooooo hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Shelly said...

Oh faye, I do love your little Sweet Cheeks story! And your card, which is just delish... I love the balloon! Wish I'd known it was your Birthday... doh! Hugs Shelly x

Shelly said...


Val said...

Hi Faye - stunning card - love the simplicity of it and the colours are so soft as well.

Hope you are having a fabulous birthday, wherever you are.


Davi said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the soft aqua color the pretty image and the cool way your did the strings on the balloon!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL BLESSED birthday Faye:) :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awwww, Sweet Cheeks is the SWEETEST thing!! A big boy bed is a big deal. I cried when both of mine went into their big kid beds...I missed my "babies". I sometimes still ask them if they will sleep in a crib for Mommy!! LOL I get a big fat "NO!!!"

Your card is really beautiful. I love what you did with the air balloon such beautiful and soft colors.

Happy Birthday Girly!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! :)

Tip Top said...

My scary face has been added to both. Hope you are still enjoying your Birthday!!!!

having a {me} day said...

Love your fabulous balloon card Faye. Such a sweet little story about your son. Wishing you a lovely weekend. keeleyxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh Sweet Cheeks is sooo sweet, what a lovely little tale. I love the card, would you happen to know the stamp manufacturer? Hugs xxx