14 May 2011

Who needs a holiday?!

Morning Custard Lovers!

It's my second week Guest Designing over at CES, and this week, (lovely) Julie has chosen Holidays. This had me a little perplexed. By now, you'll probably know my feelings on making Christmas cards on any day other than Christmas Eve. What to do? What to do? I started thinking about summer holidays and immediately thought of this stamp, which made me think of a good friend of mine. So I made this card for her, as I know she loves this set. Anyway, if you'd like a chance to win a £10 Gift Voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's Store, you'll need to play along. You've seen my card, pop on over to see the beauties created by the CES Girls.

Life has a bit of a minxie sense of humour, don't you think? This would explain why, on the the ONLY occasion in my life when I needed to call 999, I was in my PJ's, (ok so they were my pretty ones.) my hair could have done with a wash and there was no make up on (well does the day before's count?)! And just for an extra two fingers at me, the paramedic was CUTE! I'm telling you, life is a minx.

I'm leaving it there for now, not quite ready to talk about it yet, but please don't worry about us, everything is now fine, and we're all ok. :)

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Picnic Table, October Afternoon
Image: Summer by the Sea, Stampin Up!
Colouring: Polychromos, SU! Inks and Old Faithful - status; behaving
Tools: Spiral Border Punch, Stampin Up!
Other: Charm, raffia and string from stash


Unknown said...

Fluff...You can
t leave us hanging like that!!!! What on earth could have gone wrong?! Atleast you had your cute PJ,s on...Your card is so sweet, love the cute image, the twine...the colors..Have a great day! Hugs & Sunshine!

Jo said...

OoooOOOOooh, I love this image, and I love how you've coloured her and distressed the whole card, it's AWESOME! bet your friend loved it too.

At least you wore your pretty PJs, and as long as you didn't have panda eyes, I bet he thought you were a foxy momma! ;)
((HUGS)) xx

Tracey T said...

I know you said you're alright, but ... are you OK? Your card is absolutely gorgeous - what a beautiful image, I haven't seen this one before. Know what you mean about life being a minx - every time I talk to the lovely Maths teacher I have a hot flush! And he's leaving at the end of term (can you hear the sound of my heart breaking?) Sending hugs and hoping all is well, Tracey xx

Poppit said...

I love your take on the challenge-I'm with you on the Christmas related projects. Loving the distressed look.
Sorry to hear about your 999 episode and if the only casualty was you in your pjs, then that's a good outcome. Hugs xxx

Tracy Valure said...

Beautiful card Faye! Love your style.....
Tracy Valure

Fiona said...

faberooney!! Never too early to start!!


jimlynn said...

WOW! Everything about this is just lovely! Wonderful card.

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Fluff ! I love this look ! Fantastic work as always ! Hugs and love from La Chic !

Louise said...

Just perfect love the image I have this one and have not used it for ages but now need to find it lol, sorry to hear about your emergency and hope all is well now.
Hugs Louise xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Woweeeeeeeeee, gorgeous as always. Love the colours, beautifully natural. As I'm sure you were when the cute paramedic arrived. Keep well.

Margreet said...

your card is so beautiful Faye...but I understand that your PJ's were too...are you OK???...hope so...what happened??? why do you keep us in the dark???...wish you a lovely weekend!
xxx Margreet

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Faye, I love the vintage feel & the distressing :)
Have a great weekend.

Cazza said...

Wow Faye, your card is stunning!! I love how you've distressed everything and the vintage feel to it - perfect hon!!
Life is a complete minx but at least you were in your pretty pj's! Take it easy hon x
Sending Big {{Hugs}}

Karina said...

Gorgeous card, Faye! Love those colours you used and the image is so sweet. I need a holiday, and will leave tomorrow.. can't wait for.
Great to have you in the team. I am looking forward to get to know you.
Hugs, Karina

Delphine said...

Another gorgeous card, Crème de Menthe! The distressing is fantastic, I do admire you for that, I just can't do it! I love your image and the twine, everything works really well together!
Glad to know you are ok, and I have spied with my little eye...:-) BIG hugs Delphine xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi hon, Life is indeed a minx & I hope it is not being too much so for you right now. I left you a comment on your Dad's card post but it disappeared so not sure if you read it but hopefully it will reappear in the next day or 2. Anyway this is a beauty of a card, I adore the colours.

Sending Hugs sweetie x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Faye...and such a fabulous image too hun...

Hope you are ok sweetie...and just so typical the paramedic was soooo cute!

big hugs Vicky xx

Davi said...

I know your friend will love this beautiful card Faye! The tiny dots the lovely soft image all make one wonderful card!! Im sure that cute paramedic was delighted to come to the rescue of a cutie damsel in distress make up or not :)

Mrs A. said...

Pleeeeeze don't tell me you went to the hospital wearing your PJ's or I will die of shame!!! Muver.

Mrs A. said...

Love the card. Muver.

Tina said...

wow beautiful card...i love your blog i stayed awhile and am now your newest follower..thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment


Mrs A. said...

Muver (Nan to you) now thinks I'm the Rottweiler from Hell after organising her health care package for her. (Already trying to weasle out of it).
Hugs Muver.
I need a drink or two.

cebelica said...

Awww hun, this is so pretty. So nicely put together. I love it. Hugs!

Doreen said...

What a simply gorgeous card.xxx

coops said...

fabulous card faye.the image is beautiful and i love your design and gorgeous vintage colours.
at least you had you pj`s on, i remember getting carted off in a ambulance in my 20`s with bear slippers on, mortified :D
hope all is well hun.

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card Faye, love how it's so delicate. Really stunning - but not sure we can expect anything else from you now!!!!! (no pressure)
Fab layout - and the distressed look around the edge is so effective.
Love it all
Lots of love to you

Rachel and Angela

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh - I didn't know (I don't think) that you were a CES DT member. Congrats, Fluff!
Did I miss the post about WHY you had to call 999? Hope everything is okay!
I love this card! Gorgeous distressing (I just can't do it), fabulous image, beautiful design. Love it!
Hugs, Lesley

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Is there something you can't do??? ;) Love this card, it's a very sweet one!
Hugs Alie

Donna said...

I do (need a holiday that is)! Stunning card Faye and such amazing distressing, the dotty papers are fab and and the twine is so brilliant and rustic! I hope everything is OK after your 999 call...sending lots of hugz your way :) Donna x

cheryl said...

oh hun hope all is well know just love love this card hun brilliant colors and layout hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Love it!

Liz x

Sue said...

Hi Faye
a gorgeous card, lovely image & colouring, fab design, thank you for being our fab guest designer, sue,x

having a {me} day said...

Oh my word, Faye! Love your distressy card. Has a very rustic feel and so beautiful. Hope all is well in the Faye camp. keeleyxx

kaylou said...

wow what a gorgeous card so beautiful, thanks for guest designing with us.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Bananastamper said...

This is lovely fluffie! Can't wait to hear what happened, but thanks for assuring us everyone is ok! Take care eh?

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

This is so sweet Faye! I love the vintage feel to it! The tattered paper, the twine, the image, all perfect touches!

Jennifer said...

Love this card sooo much Faye! Such a vintage feel...so pretty! Hope it wasn't anything too serious re the 999 call xx Jenny xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Faye this is stunning, those papers, the distressed vintage look, that image is all so beautiful.
Lorraine x

Jo said...

You absolute darling! I LOVE my card, I didn't realise you meant me, but I'm delighted that you did.
Can I just tell everyone that this card is even more beautiful in real life, the colouring especially is superb, Faye... you rock! xx
Mwah! C.S xx

mudmaven said...

Oh my - you know we're all going to worry don't you? Glad you had the pretty pjs on, but .... ~chris

Julie said...

Hey Faye!! Sorry I'm so late this week, especially as I love, love, love your card!! Great distressed vibe and gorgeous colour and image!!! Hugs, Juliexx

An Occasional Genius said...

hey, we do worry you know. Sending hugs xxx