28 May 2011

The Green Mile...


The weekend starts here Baby! Time for a new challenge over at CES, which brings my GD Spot to a close. :( Thanks so much for having me Girls, I've really enjoyed playing along. So what do we want to see for a chance to win a £10 Gift Voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store? Embossing. What a fab challenge, right?

I loved making this card. My beloved string is back in the running (breathe Jane!) and I've had this pretty paper stashed for literally a year, because I couldn't bring myself to cut it up. This image just seemed to go perfectly with it though.

Sweet Cheeks had a taster session at Nursery yesterday morning. It was a long walk back from the front door of The Nursery to the car! At home it felt a little odd, as there were no frozen fishfingers for me to rescue from the toilet. I know, I thought, I'll make a cup of tea. And then, I drank it! (Rock 'n' Roll!) After two loads of washing, tidying, washing up, dusting and the vacumning were done, it still felt a bit quiet. Even the builders didn't distract me. (Raining, fully clothed.) Maybe next time I'll lose myself in The Bat Cave...

I'm going to enter this card at:

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Strings the Thing (Yeah Baby!)

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Papermania, Henbury Lane
Image: Together Forever, Lili Of The Valley
Colouring: Copics
Tools: Die-Namics Trio of Flowers Die, Country Companions Lovers Lane Embossing Folder
Other: Charm, pearls and string from stash

37 comments:

Suzie Q said...

Hi lil fluffster,
it's a very long walk back to the car first time but you will be running back to the car soon believe me, with a little hop skip and jump x
glad to see the strings back, fantabulous card x
suzie qx

Catherine said...

Your card is so so sweet Fluff... What a cute image... I can understand how quiet and empty the house must feel without Sweet Cheeks around... Have a great week-end my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Abi said...

Aaww! Hugs to you, you must have missed Sweet Cheeks, but if you're like most of us it won't be long til you're thinking that 3 hours at nursery are not enough lol!!

Totally gorgeous card, DSP is beautiful. Enjoy your weekend xx

Mary J said...

Just gorgeous Faye! I love the layout, the DPs and of course your colouring!

Lovely!

Jane said...

Oh Faye...I feel your pain today. The pain of having to use that gorgeous Papermania paper for one!! I too remeber that long walk back to the car when my Ollie-pops (he's 11 don't tell anyone I called him that!!!) went off to nursery. However I still had him attached to my leg when I got back to the car as he just wouldn't go in & be left there without me. At least your leg was void of child. A welcome return of THE STRING...missed yer. May your weekend be of the Groovy kind xxx

Cheryl said...

oh how I remember how quite the house was still is hun to be honest,as for your card hun its just gorgeous,love the iamge,and lush colors too hugs cherylx

Tracey T said...

This is adorable my darling - love that paper and your gorgeous colouring. And string - yay! I remember the time that Gregor was at nursery - that fleeting couple of years before I went back to work. The house was eerily quiet but cleaner that it had ever been, or ever shall be again and the garden actually had flowers (ones that grew) in it. Plus it doesn't take long for the longest 3 hours in the day becomes the shortest 3 hours in the day. Enjoy! Tracey xx

Jack said...

What a fabulous card. That paper is just gorgeous, no wonder you found it hard to use, lol. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Delphine said...

How beautiful, Faye! Your colours and colouring are fantastic and I absolutely love the DP! I love the embossing too and your embellishments all work very well together.
I am the one who went to bed very late... so unreasonable... I think I need a nap:-) Fingers crossed... BIG hugs Delphine xx

Sue said...

Hi Faye
Funny when the little ones start nursery i remeber that empty feeling.
Totally gorgeus card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & design, thank you for being our fabby guest designer, sue,x

Claire x said...

LOL make the most of your time out .... you will cherish it believe me! This is a beautiful card, great image and such pretty papers. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Jo said...

LOL @ Suzie Q! she is absolutely right though! :D
yes I know it seems strange now, but sweet cheeks will love nursery cos you've given him the best head start, and I promise you that it is more heart wrenching for you than him, and he'll be so happy to see you when you pick him up, you won't be able to shut him up as he tells you excitedly what he's been doing in nursery. Think of all those handmade cards and gifts you will get over the years, you'll cherish each and every one.
So relish in the peace and enjoy your full cuppa while you can hunni ((hugs))

You've made another corker! and your signature string has returned! :)
Think I need that paper, off to google.

have a wonderful weekend/bank holiday, mwah!
Jo xx

Margreet said...

Completely understand your feelings when leaving Sweet Cheeks at the Nursery School....hope he enjoyed....so you can enjoy next time being without him....you'll get used to it.......your card is gorgeous...nice papers and lovely colouring!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Debbie said...

Oh you have mentioned one of my all time favorite films...The Green Mile..
Gorgeous card, I just love this image, but last year I made 155 Engagement invites using it, so have not used it myself since then, I will now I have seen you use it it's gorgeous. Love the papers too. Ddebbiexx

Carrie said...

Hey hinni..lovely card..hmm loving those papers...

As for sweet cheeks and the bat cave..I am seeing a story of getting carried away in the bat cave and Daniel being stranded lol... xx

jimlynn said...

Wonderful card! Cute image and I really like the use of the twine.
LYnn

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

I can image why it took you so long to use this pretty one! It is absolutely WOW!
So is this card!
Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs Alie

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie us girlies will miss your beautiful cards shug :0(
This is gorgeous love the paper & the image is so sweet. Love it!!!
I still remember when all of mine went nursery I went through lots of tissue....not from them pushing it down the toilet tho but from me bubbling my eyes out the whole time they were gone lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Daniele said...

Soooooo sweet, love the embossing
hugs

Liz, said...

Wow, this is sooo gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing. Enjoy the weekend.

Liz x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Faye and such pretty papers...its been brill having you as part of the team at CES...missing you already lol! Oh how times change...I find myself wishing for a bit of quiet time and hoping my lot will go out...I do remember their 1st days at nursery though...times have indeed changed...alot :) Donna x

maxine said...

Hi Faye this is a stunning card, I hope you're having a good weekend hugs maxine x

coops said...

stunning card faye.i love this sweet image and your paper and colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Terry said...

Hey there my sweet Fluffster, love love love your card, image is great, colors are wonderfull and as allways your card is just FABULOUS sweetie....
if you wanna have some noice around you can borrow my two girlio's LOL.....
Have a fab weekend sweetie. Hugs Terry xxxx

Milliesmarvels said...

This is gorgeous Faye, I have loved all your GDT cards, each and every one was really lovely!
Jane
x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Faye,I like the image and your string, Ive got the same paper and still haven't used it, I hope sweet cheeks enjoyed his taster of the Nursery.
Kevin xx

bettand said...

What a sweet card:) Love the colours:) Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

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

Love the card faye! The backround paper is so pretty! Adorable image, pretty flowers too! Hope you get some crafting done when you get used to him being away for a bit.

Jennifer said...

Hi Faye! Fab card. Lovely to have had you at CES challenges. Yes the paper is very pretty and so is the sweet image.

My little one will be having his taster day at nursery soon too. I'll miss him sob, sob, my little man! You think I'd be used to it now him being my fourth, but he's such a little darling...want to keep him little forever. Once they start nursery they seem to grow up so quickly and before you know it they're at high school! Can remember my eldest's taster day so clearly. He headed straight for a huge puddle on the yard and ended up wet to the ankles before we even went in. He'll be 14 this year.xx Jenny xx

Davi said...

Oh my gosh this is sooo beautiful Faye!! I love the beautiful dp and the blue is so perfect with it and that image is just the sweetest!! Its hard to go off and leave our little critters but it does get easier:)

fionalawlor said...

Awww such an adorable card! I love the embossing and your colouring is gorgous :)
Thanks for joining us at Craty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Fluffles said...

Very sweet! Love your colouring & loyout. Jx

Cazza said...

LOVE your card hon!! The stamp is gorgeous as are your DP's, string, charm and flowers!! Gorgeous colouring too - a perfect card!! :o))
xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I know what you mean about the paper Faye, some of my fave too. Love this card, gorgeous image. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. Marianne x

Jill said...

aww Faye this is so cute I love it hugs Jill xx

Julie said...

So gonna miss you at CES, Faye, it's been lovely having you with us!! Oh it's heartwrenching leaving them at nursery for the first time, it does get easier,promise!!! Love your card, fabulous colours and papers!! Big hugs and make sure you come back and play with us!! Juliexx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I can see why you might have struggled to use this paper. So pretty! Just perfect for your divinely coloured image! Love the layout too! Hugs, Lesley