3 July 2011

Another faffer!


Happy Sundae Peeps!

Time for a new Challenge at Paper Sundaes, and this week we'd like to see Stitching. We're lucky enough to be sponsored by Lili of the Valley.

I quickly decided I wanted to have quite a simple layout so that this cutie and the stitching had space to be, well cute and stitchy!Then I decided to use my two favourite colours together, something I've (surprisingly) never done before. I don't think I'll be doing it again for a while, because I really struggled pulling this card together. It's one of those that looked much better in my head than IRL. Thanks goodness Baggage Control was able to clear this (totally illegal) flourish die, otherwise I'd still be sitting n The Bat Cave moving things around and scratching my head! ;) That said, I'm rather pleased with how my little Seam Binding Flower turned out. I think I will be making some more of those.


The other night, Sweet Cheeks needed to have a shower. It had been particularly warm and he'd been very busy (getting hot and sweaty) in the garden and hooning around a soft play centre on a motorbike for most of the day. Of course, come shower time, he was completely pooped and point blank refused to go near the shower. A battle brewed. So I offered a bath instead. Nope. Brink of war. Then I suggested he could have a wash in the bowl in the kitchen sink...


...He loved it!

Sweet Cheeks - Nil, Mummy - One!

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Image: Lili of the Valley
Colouring: Polychromos
Tools: Leaf and Swirl Die; Magnolia Doohickeys
Other: Seam Binding; Sew Sweet

27 comments:

Fiona said...

fab card Faye, love the colours and the bow is ace...need a tutorial on that!!

what a little cutie sweet cheeks is...I used to put my 2 in the sink too...not at the same time as there is 6 years of an age difference!!

Fi
x

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Fluffy and your flower is TDF!!...great pic of Sweet Cheeks....he looks like a sweet but naughty boy!
xxx Margreet

Ali said...

Gorgeous card - that image is toooo sweet!!! Lol at sweet cheeks you do realise every bath will now be in the sink!!! lol xx

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Gorgeous card! Such pretty colours and adorable image.

You know you may live to regret allowing Sweet Cheeks to bath in the kitchen sink lol!

Lisa x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous sweetie...and those colours go brill together hun...

Oh sweet cheeks...how adorable and such a cheeky smile too...you so make me LOL...!

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Faye & your colouring is perfect :) I LOVE the photo of sweet cheeks, bless him.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I like the image and your seam binding flower is brilliant.
Kevin xx

Mags said...

I like this card a lot! The colours are lovely, the seam binding flower is gorgeous (love the texture it gives!) and the image is adorable!

Had to laugh about the Bath in the Sink, I used just that trick on my daughter about 20 years ago!! Children turn a home into a sit-com, don't they?! Bless!

luv, Mags x

jimlynn said...

Fabulous card!!! LOVE that flower you made too.
Your son is just precious!! Looks like he may starting wanting all his bathing done in the sink! LOL!
Lynn

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect colour choice for you, Fluff! Beautiful card! love the framing, the stitching, the sentiment and of course the sweet image as well as your ribbon wrap flower. Oh so pretty! Thank you so much for continuing to comment on my blog even though I haven't been by to comment on yours (or anyone else's) in an age! It makes me feel less of a Lesley-no-mates!
SC looks spectacular. I wonder if your bathing ploy will work when he is 15! Big hugs, Lesley

Donna said...

ooooh I do love to see Lilac and Lemon together...gorgeously pretty and scrummy card...gotta love Sweet Cheeks...bless him :) Donna x

Daniele said...

such a pretty card love the colour combo, and sweet cheeks looks sooooo cheeky
hugs

sari said...

Absolutly lovely card!! Love the colors, the pretty image and that amazing seambinding flower!! How did you do it??!! *love it*
Ha ha haaa...I have my boys bathing in the kitchen sink from time to time!! *lol* What to do?! Love the pic of SC!!!

Cazza said...

Gorgeous card honey, luuuurve the colour combo and your flower is perfect!
Aaawwwwww bless him, he looks like he's having a great time in the sink!! What a sweet heart x :o))
Big hugs,
xxx

Mrs A. said...

Great stitching around the edge. How'd you do the flower then!!! Tutorial needed. Luv Muver.

Dorcas said...

How adorable, Faye!! And your card is too! :-D

coops said...

stunning card faye.gorgeous colour combo and image and i love your fabulous flower ;D

xx coops xx

having a {me} day said...

Hi Faye, I LOVE that beautiful image and just adore that purple and yellow combo. You pulled it off just fine and make it look so easy. I remember having my bath in the kitchen sink .... :) keeleyxx

Amanda R said...

I love reading your posts, you always make me grin! Great minds think alike cause I used the same image. I love how you colored the flower and her dress, need to sit and study your technique a bit for my next go round!

Sara I. said...

You'd never know he gave you such a fit before this pic! Isn't he just the sweetest ! Love your card girlie - the lemon and lilac - the sweet sentiment...and of course, your flawless coloring. The stitching is the icing on the cake!

Loopylou. said...

ooooooh thats so cute faye!!! he looks fab in the sink!!!! and your card is gorgeous too, my firend chris showed me how to do those flowers a while ago and i still haven't made one yet!!! hugs Lou xxx

Carrie said...

oh my Fluff.. I do love this... fabby colours and I love that image...so cute!! xx

Jenny said...

So so so cute ... and so is your card! I love the colours you have used and that image happened to be in my LOTV parcel - so I am off to find my purple check paper - thanks for the inspiration. hugs jenny x

Julie said...

Oh no - this is another of the new release that I should have purchased - your card is gorgeous!! Perfect colouring! Love the pic of SC too - so lovely to see him - what a gorgeous cutie he is - they grow up to be big and ugly so make the most!! (Love you Harry, - in case he reads this!!!) Juliexx

Davi said...

Well the card is absolutely darling I love it but Sweet Cheeks is by far the best~~ What a precious pic you have of him :)

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

I slack off a few days and you have gone and made a bazillion cards! This is very cute! Love the purple, the yellow flower, and that gingham paper! Sweet Cheeks is adorable!

Jo said...

Oh bless him! look at his cute little face *waves* Hi sweet cheeks! xx

You NEED to tell me how you made your flower *nudge* I want to have a go too. Glue? stitched? please tell :) Beautiful card xx