23 July 2011

Foxy


Morning Fluffers!

Something has eaten my silver flip flops. I'd say they were my favourite silver flip flops, but they're so last season darlings! They've been tucked outside, just by the back door for the past few weeks because I was drying out some grass on them. No, I'm not talking that kind of grass. I'd been strimming.

Now several things are unusual about this. Firstly, there is a strict pink and blue job allocation in our house. Neighbourhood Surveillance, (AKA Twitching Operative) for example, falls firmly into the pink camp. (Wait till I tell you about the builder and the high visibility jacket.) Strimming and other gardening type jobs involving a close proximity with nature (yuck) falls into the blue. Unless I'm feeling generous. (Or the frequency of the previously mentioned blue job is not to my satisfaction.) The other odd thing about this event, is the fact I was wearing anything on my feet at all. Totally rock 'n' roll, me!

Anyway. I opened the curtains the other day, to see my nearly favourite silver flip flops strewn across the garden. It looked like someone had opened a bedroom window and hurled them out, they were that random. On closer inspection, something with really sharp teeth had partaken in a rather healthy snack, to the extent that you couldn't wear them at all, let alone pass them off as shabby chic. Well, if Sweet Cheeks thinks he can sleep in a tent out there, he can jog on! And next time I leave my flip flops outside, I'm gonna leave a bacon sarnie too...


You know of course the weekend starts with one of Jo's creations at Sketch Saturday:


If you want some stash from Your Next Stamp, you'll need to play along. Pop over for all the details and take a peep at the completely lush work from the rest of The Saturdays...

Recipe
Cardstock: Bazill
Papers: Spring Feast, First Edition; MMCS
Image: Flying Frog, Sweet Eline, Nellie Snellen; MMCS
Colouring: Polychromos
Other: Pink 2 Flowers, E Line, Prima; MMCS, Dew Drops; MMCS, Pearls from Stash, Satin Ribbon; Sew Sweet

43 comments:

Jill said...

Your posts are always guaranteed to brighten my day Faye!!

Mmm.... maybe you have taken the Beast of Exmoor up there! Actually, come to think of it there haven't been any stories about it since you moved! Eeeeek! Jill x

Arabella said...

This is so cute Faye! What a gorgeous image and your colouring is beautiful!

So sorry to hear about your almost favourite flip flops, but I reckon the bacon sarnie might do the trick next time!

Arabella

Ali said...

Lol - gorgeous fab colouring xx

Debbie said...

My sister was sat having a coffe a couple of weeks ago when her dog barked out of the window, when she looked there was a great big fox on her lawn!! These little blighters are getting everywhere these days. Be careful as those babies were bitten in the summer when a window was open. Look after SC.
O
nto something much nicer than a fox...your gorgeous card, I love the image and your colouring is stunning, The sketch is gorgeous, I will go check it out. Dx

Jo said...

you know what this means don't you?
you'll need to buy 2 new pairs of flip flops, one nearly favourite to replace your silver ones, but another pair which will be your absolute favourites too ;)
Just make sure you don't do what I did and buy 2 left feet, so embarrassing having to wear flip-flips!

LOVE this card, the colours, the pearls, the flowers, the beautifully coloured image, and I especially love the flying froggy, awwwww!

Have a wonderful weekend hunni
Jo xx

Joey said...

AWWWWWW she is too cute! this is one pretty card Hunny. Joeyx

Liz, said...

Totally pretty card, love it! Enjoy shopping for new flipflops,

Liz x

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Faye, well at least Mr fox only got your flip flops. My daughter's fella had a very expensive pair of trainers ruined when he left them in the garden!!

Love this card. Cute, cute image and so beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Denise xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is one super cute image,hun and the colors,you have used on this work beautifully,hugs cherylxxxxx

Catherine said...

Fox. It has to be a fox. Or a badger. Yes, maybe a badger. Or a squirrel. A squirrel with attitude. Anyway, I love your card Sweetie, the image is dead cute : I love love love the little frog with little wings ! How sweet ! Have a great week-end my dear friend ! Hugs and love from La Chic

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh Faye this is just gorgeous! I dont usually go for fairy cards but you've done such a good job and that little princess frog is so sweet!

Claire x said...

Oh no I wouldn't be happy if they were my flip flops - install a camera LOL! Fabulous card, gorgeous image and it's pink and shiny and so lovely! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Delphine said...

How totally sweet, Faye! I love, love, love your card... The image is fantastic and coloured to perfection and I love the pearl lines, so pretty! And I am so, so sorry about your flip flops!!! Have a lovely Saturday, as lovely as possible... BIG hugs Delphine xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ha! Ha! Shame about the flip flops, someone obviously took a fancy to them! Great that you did the strimming though - I WOULD do ours, but I don't know how to turn the strimmer on - these things are sooo technical. When hubby tries to show me, I always remember that I've left something on the stove!!

Really pretty, girly card. Love the soft pink and pearls.
Caroline xxx

Jane said...

No! You lost me there...Sweet Cheeks has taken to eating silver flip-flops whilst wearing a high-visibility jacket while he builds the house opposite? I must look at the labelling on my tea bags...is it you OR me that's partaken in something illegal? x

jimlynn said...

Sorry about the flip flops but your card is adorable!!
Lynn

coops said...

oh lol, your poor flipflops, hehe.a good reason to treat yourself to a new pair now.love your card faye.the image is sweet and fab pretty pink colours :D

xx coops xx

Margreet said...

Ohhh, poor flipflops....anyway, your card is fab coloured and such pretty details....love the blue around the image....wishing you a wonderful weekend without flipflops!
xxx Margreet

Abi said...

I never understand why people leave shoes of any description outside...you never know what you'll find in them when you go back to them yuck! But then I'm just a bit girly!! Which is good as this card is so deliciously girly & wonderful. At least it's a genuine excuse to shop.... xx

MaryAnn said...
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MaryAnn said...

LOVE Love your card. So pretty and cute. the pearls just hightlight it so much!!!
Sorry about your flip flops, maybe you will find some just like them and you can pretend they magically reappeared. Happy shopping. Your life souinds so exciting...Blue and pink job allocation , what a riot!

Patricia St Martin said...

JUst love your card. Your little girl is so cute. You did a great job coloring.
Pat

Silli said...

Faye, your card is sooo darn cute, love the sweet image...BIG hugs and happy weekend..

Sara I. said...

So precious!!! Love the string of pearls and gorgeous flowers! The hints of sparkle are delicious! You knocked this one outta the park!

Tasha said...

Such a super cute card! Love the paper its so pretty and the colours are gorgeous! SUper colour work too
love tasha xx

The Doc. said...

I only leave empty White Lightning cider bottles in my garden and they never get taken !

Donna said...

Totally gorge and girly...loving the very neat rows of pearls :) Donna x

Tracey T said...

This is so, so pretty! Perfect colouring and the rows of pearls are gorgeous! xx

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous as always Faye! Love your colouring. Poor flip flops!! xx Jenny xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful card hun xxx

...just Barbara said...

I also love Nellie Snellen and this card is adorable! Love the pink pastel look to it and the glitter. ;D

You're write ups are so funny - I love the analogy of pink and blue jobs - hilarious! Wanna join my team? It would give me the perfect alibi to stalk your blog! LOL

xxxtglxxx said...

LOL at your flip-flop story!! :D

Gorgeous card Faye - I mean really gorgeous! Beautiful image and so pretty with the sparkle. Amazing colouring too.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Bananastamper said...

This is gorgeous and your colouring as always is absolutely stunning! You have been so busy and I have been so behind with my visits - must catch up soon!
Sorry to hear about the silver flip flops! Whatever/whoever is sure to have a tummy ache and will have perhaps learned their lesson!
Best run, my bed is calling....
Banana :)

Margo said...

Love your card Faye, lovely colouring !
So sorry about your fav flip flops !
Hugs
Margo

louise said...

Lol at you and your flip flops and bacon sarnies but wow to your card your colouring is fabulous.
Louise xx

Cazza said...

I soooooo love your card hon, all the pink girlyness is lush and a gorgeous stamp too ;o)
Sorry to hear about the untimely end of your flip flops.....but at least this means you have a green light for a shopping spree!! Happy Days :o))
xxx

sallysbitz said...

Lol, you are funny. As i'm reading your post I was building up a picture in my head.

I am a flip flop addict..... I wear em as slippers & have every colour going (well nearly) Lol. I even carry a pair in my bag to work so as I can change into them.

Your card is gorgeous. You have coloured the image perfectly x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Oh no fluff... I love this stamp and now I need it!!!!! lol.. Such a pertty card hunni xx

sari said...

What a sweet & adorable card! That image is just too stinkin cute! Love it, and love the little sparkly details! =)

My'scardcorner said...

This is so cute Faye and I love the layout and colours.
Myrax

E.T said...

so pretty!! LOVE those tiny pearls...

Jemima's Jems said...

awwwwwww now this is CUTE, what a sweet image and a pretty card, thinks i needs this stamp too:)

sue
xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect hair colouring. Look at that sheen! And oh so pretty pearls! Lovely card, Fluffy and oh so pink! Hugs, Lesley