28 September 2011

Carpet Cleaning Foam

I'm a sucker for a Sketch these days, and I couldn't resist this one from Sweet Stampin:

I enjoyed playing with this card, even though I should have been doing other things! Shame the stitching doesn't stand out a little more and I could have positioned it better, but hey-ho! You'll know by now, I'm a sucker for Pure Innocence Stamps. Give her an ice cream and you know I will just have to have her! This one is called Make Mine a Double. Too right!! :)

The other day, I noticed Sweet Cheeks walking on by with a can of carpet cleaning foam tucked under his arm. He loves 'helping' me to spray this stuff on the carpet, but I wasn't too worried as he can't really activate the can on his own. Several minutes of silence passed and I was happy he'd given up. He gets cross if he can't do something right now and it would have resulted in banging of some kind. A little later, he came downstairs again, all pleased with himself. 'I just cleaned the carpet Mummy'. 'That's great, thank you for helping Mummy. Which carpet did you clean?' 'My bedroom Mummy, I used foam and then I wiped it up with my flannel...'

I would like to enter this card at:

Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Paper Piecing
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Sweets and Treats
Scrap Creations - It's a Girl Thing
Stamps & Fun - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes with optional Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Thinking of You


Unknown said...

Lol.. you can't blame him for trying lol.. little devil..

I am loving this card fluff.. Those colours are yummy xx

Margo said...

Love your card and Sweet Checks is just adorable, he's becoming 'a big boy' now he can use the carpet cleaner :)

Jane said...

Seriously Dude...you need to get one of those elasticky-dog leads so you can whoosh Mr Sweet Cheeks back at the flick of a switch. That way you can carry on enjoying yourself crafting n' blogging n' eying up man-candy outta the window & still be a 'responsible' parent.

Margreet said...

Haha, Sweet Cheeks as mommy's little helper!!
Your card is gorgeous....love the paperpiecing (ànd the image) and your stitching is marvellous!!!
xxx Margreet

Shelly said...

A gorgeous card Faye, and I love the stitching x

Denise said...

Oh how I remember those days!!! Luckily mine are now fully grown and one has girls of his own.
Love the card Faye - gorgeous, gorgeous image.
Denise xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous card, can I borrow SC for my carpets?

Liz x

Dorcas said...

THis is such a sweet card. I love the Jillybean Soup pack, those small patterns are just perfect for cards, aren't they.
Sweet Cheeks sounds like a scream. I don't have any carpets but he can help me mop!

Catherine said...

This is such a sweet card Fluff ! Love those papers and the paper piecing looks great ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Basslady said...

i love this card so much!

what a sweet image and what beautiful dp's!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

jimlynn said...

Wonderful colors and a fabulous card! Love the paper piecing - just perfect.

Ali said...

Lol - aah memories!!! Beautiful card by the way xxx

Donna said...

Too cute Fluff, gorgeous colours and papers and fab paper piecing :) Donna ♥ x

Delphine said...

How helpful SC is... Clément is too... He is helping me commenting on your card... He has been feeding your fishes and noticed the cat wanted to eat them!!!
I love your card... Pure Innocence is always so cute... Adorable image, gorgeous papers and the paper piecing and stiching look fab! BIG hugs
Delphine xx
PS: BTW, I love the new picture of you:-) I don't understand why Hugh J has not proposed yet:-)

Vicky said...

I love this card Faye...gorgeous image and love the stitching too hun...

and Sweet Cheeks..bless..lol...!

big hugs Vicky xx

love the new piccie too....!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so cute Faye, the image is gorgeous!

Love the Teddy card in the previous post, the size is fab and the colouring is stunning!

Oh, he he, a very efficient little helper! Bless him! You're a great Mummy!


Rachel said...

Ha, ha Faye love that story! You should write a book of Sweet Cheeks adventures! Also love your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card! Love this colour combo and the cute girlie with her ice cream. However, "make mine a double" says G&T to me!! As for SC getting the hang of the cleaning ... do you fancy hiring him out? I've got plenty of flannels. Great to have you playing along at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Tracey xx

Wishcraft said...

Love this Faye! Such gorgeous papers and the image is so sweet :o)

Aww bless Sweet Cheeks, how helpful lol! Lisa x

Jilli said...

Oh i don't envy you this little kids stuff at all. My girls are too old now to be playing with cleaning products ... LOL! I'm lucky if I can get the princess to dip to her precious hands in water to wash the pots ... at times you'd think i'd asked her to donate me her kidney!!!

Anyway, your card is just stunningly gorgeous and those papers are delicious. Love the paper pieced frock!

hugs xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Faye, what a great card - the paper piecing reminds me of a dress I had when I was about 19 (tooo many years ago!) which I loved to bits. Lovely story about sweet cheeks too! Sarah

Amanda R said...

Well at least he likes to help you clean! Perhaps you can buy him a small vacuum for Christmas! Adorable card, such pretty colors and I love the PI images too.

Davi said...

This is the sweetest little girl and Love that pieced dress...fab job! Fun dps with her. Faye sounds like little sweet cheeks is growin up way too fast :)

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Faye that image is beautiful and I love the papers, colours and design a superb creation.
Lorraine x

coops said...

lol. i think sweet cheeks needs to give my little man tips on cleaning his bedroom, bless ;D
love your card faye, the image is so sweet and your papers and colours are lush :D

xx coops xx

ChickieChirps said...

Gorgeous card Faye! I love your big stitching and it's such an adorable image!
Lols! Sounds like you have a yacht steward in the making in Sweet Cheeks there! Send him over here and I'll put him to work cleaning the boat!


Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What a little cutie - your card and sweet cheeks!! Thanks for sharing them with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Feebsy said...

Yet another fabulous card, I really like the image it's so sweet. Love the papers too, they're fab.

Hmmm maybe the use of the flannel was the beginning of a cunning plan by Sweet Cheeks to have you always clean up for him so you can avoid such disasters...


♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Faye...its such a sweetilicious card hun & those papers you have used are absolutely lush :D
hugs and xxx

Mrs A. said...

Sweet cheeks is starting a little young for OCD isn't he!!!!!!!
Luv Muver.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at SFC………..

r4i said...

This is such a sweet card. Her Soup pack, those small patterns are just perfect for cards, I sure everyone will give a perfect reviews about it. I noticed that you stitched with thread.

Jo said...

lol, I bet he won't be cleaning his carpet when he's a teenager, you probably won't see the floor!
wtg Sweet Cheeks! xx

Gorgeous card hunni, and I LOVE those delish papers.

C.S xx

Do What You Love said...

Sweet Cheeks' stories never cease to amaze me - what a fun little darling boy he is. Fluff, this card is gorgeous; love those little hearts and that paper is awesome! WOW! The little image is the best! The paper piecing is perfect here - just love, love, love it!

Fiona said...

fab card Faye, love those papers and that sweet HE image is adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


An Occasional Genius said...

Hee hee, don't say I didn't warn you about those silences lol!!! At least he is trying, as Jo says in a few short years you probably won't even find his floor let alone be cleaning it..

In love with your card hon it's just gorgeous!! Lovely to see you over at Sweet Stampin xx

Andie's Space said...

Well Helloooo you too! I've not been by in some time & I'd missed your chatter. It's good your little man can now clean the carpets for you, while you put your feet up & enjoy some extra crafting time! Train 'em young, that's what I say, LOL!! BTW, this little cutie is adorable. I love those colours. It's fab. Nice to catch up again :~)
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

xxxtglxxx said...

LOL!! how cute! :) Bless him for trying..

Cute card Faye, and really lovely papers :)



Mary C said...

I love your card! Beautifully done in these wonderful Fall colors. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Gry with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Robin Parker said...

Love how you used the brown polka dot paper for her dress. Great sketch too! Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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

So cute! Love the papers and the paper piecing too!

Cazza said...

Wow hon, love this one!! The sketch is fab and your take on it is perfect, those little hearts are gorgeous and she certainly is a cutie!!

Lauren said...

This is adorable! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


Robin said...

Love the colours and super sweet image! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime! Robin

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Such a sweet card...love her paper pieced dress!!

What a good little helper you have, LOL. My son loves to help Mommy clean too which sends me into fits cause I know that I'll have to clean up his "clean up" LOL

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