19 June 2011

To spray or not to spray?


Happy Sundae Fluffers!

The Doc and Mrs A are visiting this weekend. Weather permitting, we're going over to the (Blue Lolly) Park. There's a Fire Engine Display thing on, which Sweet Cheeks will certainly luuurve. We saw a Fire Engine the other week and Sweet Cheeks stood next to it, rooted to the pavement in awe. The rather nice Fireman (Total Man Candy) behind the wheel asked me if I wanted him to flash the lights for us. Did I mention Eye Candy? My Blood Pressure certainly went up and I was in need of being extinguished myself! We were both smiling when we eventually walked away! ;)


The new Challenge over at Paper Sundaes is Easel Cards and we're sponsored by:

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Pop over to Paper Sundaes to see the gorgeous creations from the Sundae Girls and for all the stash details.

I love the sea, so really enjoyed making this card with a not yet released stamp from Rainbow Studios. I'm lucky enough to have a few of these, so watch out for more Sea Inspired cards in the next few posts!

I may have smuggled some new Perfect Pearls Mists through Baggage Control this week. I really wanted to squirt this image with some, to look like sea spray, but was a little nervous about doing it. There are certain things that you can add to a card and if it goes wrong, that's it, Game Over. Stitching, Staples (that said, you wouldn't know there are dodgy staples on last Mondays Cupcake card, because I was able to cover it with a red triangle design feature!) and Squirty Sprays to name a few. So I was holding my breath a little when I eventually got the guts to possibly ruin an image. Thankfully, it worked and Perfect Pearls also washes off kitchen worktops...

Right, I'm off to make myself look like a Yummy Mummy in preparation for our visit to the Park. I need film star make up on my nose to disguise the 'I've been blowing it for days red'.

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: A Good Life; Forever Friends
Image: Seaside Range coming soon from Rainbow Studios
Colouring: SU! Inks and Waterbrush, Status; Missed you
Other: Perfect Pearls Mist, Sand, Shells and Twine from Stash

37 comments:

Amanda R said...

Love it Faye! Maybe you should go and show it to Mr Fireman Eye Candy hmmmm? Love the sea shells on the base and great coloring. Too bad we can't see the perfect pearls mist, bet it is gorgeous.

Sally said...

Gorgeous card, especially since I have just come back from 2 weeks by the Sea!!! It is making me want to go back already. Love it.
Enjoy the park.
Hugs Sally xxx

Lindsey said...

WOW Fluff! Fabby colouring and love the shells xx

Mags said...

Fab card, I can almost smell the sea! I love the shells, too! Have a good day!

luv, Mags x

martina's kaartjes said...

fab card !
greetings, martina
x

Tina said...

wonderful details...wow this is beautiful

Tina

May Britt said...

Gorgeous card... just love it... Hugs

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Faye, I like the image which you have coloured beautifully and the fab sea shells
Kevin xx

Jenny said...

Great card Faye. The shells and the twine just match perfectly with the whole sea look. And then together with that sprayie stuff - fabulous! Hugs Jenny

Ali said...

Yoo hoo, aye nothing like a man in uniform!! Fab card the shells are inspired - love it!!! Say hi to your mum for me xx

jimlynn said...

Your card is just stunning!!!! LOVE everything about it. So pretty.
Next time you see that hunk of a fireman, snap a photo!!
Lynn

Tracey T said...

Love this - what a gorgeous stamp! The perfect pearls spray effect is gorgeous, too. Hope you've had a lovely day and that you're feeling better. Nothing like a little man candy to cheer you up! Tracey xx

Claire x said...

What a fabulous creation Faye, I love that lighthouse image and the shells are just brilliant. Hugs, Claire x

Jane said...

What are you like...playing with firemen!!! Did he get his long hose out for you too? Now...tiz a corker of a card but...how on earth will you get that in the envelope??!! xxxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous sweetie...the spary looks fantastic and so are your embellies hun...

hope you had a fabby day....!

have a lovely evening hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Ooooh I lurve this card espesh as it's got gingham on it! Fab colouring Fluffster and a super-de-duper seaside theme with the seashells! Hope you had a fun day at the park :) Donna x

Fiona said...

oh Faye...what are you like...anything to get into a fire engine!!
Fab card...totally different but I love it...the lighthouse really stands out and a fab little finishing touch with those shells.

Fi
x

Margreet said...

this is really gorgeous Faye....I think Sweet Cheek will even love this lighthouse....beautiful shells!...hope you enjoyed the weekend with Doc and Mrs. A!
xxx Margreet

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgeous oh just love love this hun colored beautifully too hugs cherylx

Poppit said...

I agree....ink sprays are a risky business aren't they! This turned out beautifully though! Love the shells. xx

Cazza said...

Wow, wow, WOW hon, perfectly coloured image, fab DP's and loving the shells too! Gosh you were very brave but the added sea spray looks perfect! :o)
Ooooo Firemen.....I have a bit of a thing for firemen, lol! Not surprised you left with a huge smile on your face!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

coops said...

stunning card faye.love the fab image and shells and the sparkle spray looks great.
oh lucky you with the firemen, the ones in our town aren`t really eye candy cos i went to school with most of them ,lol :D

xx coops xx

having a {me} day said...

Hi Faye, Your card is beautiful and I just love that you braved the perfect pearls. I've done that before and had the same dread fear of ruining all. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Park, maybe you need to wear a blindfold in the presence of firemen :) keeleyxx

Bananastamper said...

Oooh, what a fabby card - love the "sea spray" - it's perfect. I know what you mean about the sprays - I usually blob it and just have to live with it. :)

Hope your trip to the park was appealing and fun! Can't wait to hear how it went....

Cheers,
Shanna :)

Sara I. said...

Wow Faye!!! Love the jute and gorgeous shells!! Wishing you had a shot of sweet cheeks and the fireman candy to share ;)

Mrs A. said...

This one wasn't up on the mantleshelf for me to see!!!!! xxxMuver.
p.s. made best 3 with my card.

Crystal said...

Oh Faye, you have me giggling everytime I read your posts! Sounds like you and sweet cheeks had some pretty sweet eye candy :)
I know what you mean about mistakes on a card you can't undo.....I worry about that all the time too & it's frustrating when you try something after all that colouring & you can't fix it. Your card worked out perfectly & I love the shape of this easel card with the image all popped up. Fabulous shells and send too!

madebyKarla said...

Beautiful card! love the seashells ;)

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Too bad this stamp hasn't been released yet: my sister got her proposal on saturday in a lightning house!!! We've heard it yesterday and I am sooooooo happy for her!! She's deserved it and her hubby 2b is the best, except for my hubby of course :)
It would be great to make them a card like this..
Yours is great (again,lol) and I love the shells!!
Hugs Alie

sari said...

Oh my goodness girl.....This is AMAZING!!! Love the seashells!!!!

Jill said...

wow wow wow Faye this is gorgeous love the lighthouse image and the little shells are a perfect touch hugs Jill xx

Delphine said...

Hey you:-)! Sorry I am sooooo late... but your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love this unreleased image (I am jealous here LOL), and you have coloured it (and sprayed it) beautifully! Congratulations on your courage, I never try new things directly on my card:-)... And the shells are brilliant! I hope you had a nice weekend, obviously very busy to say the least! BIG hugs Delphine xx

anne said...

this is a lovely card.. love the seahells and the summery colors.. just one question though.. how would you send a card like this.. i love to make these, but just not really sure how to send it..-anne-

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

This is just stunning. We both adore this card. Although it's more like a piece of art work you'd keep. The way you have made this up, with the shells etc is amazing, and the painting is beautiful.
The misting - perfect!
Thank you
Rachel and Angela
xx

Wedgie said...

Wow Faye, this card is stunning, I love it! Wedgie xxx

CroppinSpree said...

Thank you sooo much for stoppin' by, now I have a name and photo to the card!
Absolutely beautiful :-)

Grenouille Greetings said...

You are clearly hankering after the beach, Fluff! Fabulous easel pop-up creation. Love the colouring! Love the shells! Hugs, Lesley