5 November 2011

Bah Humbug!


Morning Muffins!

By now, you will know my feelings about Christmas not being Christmas until 24 December. At which point it's panic stations. So you'll not be surprised to find out I don't really like Christmas Paper Pads! I end up with a half used pad and when I look at it next year, I'll huff, and say something along the lines of 'That's sooooooooooo last season darrrrrrrrrling!'


So the other week, when I was looking for some Christmas paper, huffed and said 'That's sooooooooooooooo last season darrrrrrling', I contravened my self imposed Baggage Control Embargo and smuggled some Christmas Papers into The Bat Cave. These papers are the result of my Illegal Stash. They're fab, because they're not Christmassy and I can use them all year, so I luuuuuuuuurve them! (And yes, as I was blowing Very Understanding Hubby Customs out of the water, I did sneak some other items through too!)


Over at Sketch Saturday this week, we've given Jo her monthly day off, and the resulting Sketch is from your very own House of Fluff! I hope you like it and will play along, there's a voucher from Sew Sweet (I'm pleased to tell you that Emma is also Guest Designing for us.) up for grabs if you do. But first, pop over to SS and see what The Fabby Saturdays have created to inspire you...

Enjoy the fireworks tonight. :)


33 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh hun what a beautiful image oh just love this,your detail is amazing love those papers,you have used,hugs cherylxxxxx

martina's kaartjes said...

funny, lovely card !
greetings, martina
x

Amanda R said...

Great sketch Faye, will try to play along if I can! And I love the paper piecing you did, great papers for it!

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - great paper piecing and lovely DPs. Love the sketch too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Jane said...

I know what you mean about Xmas papers, I've trawled the local craft establishments and can't find any I like. Love that red dotty paper though xx

Sarah said...

Hi Faye, ooh great card. Love the simplicity of it - very clean lines. The little swirl is gorgeous as well. Ahhh, Christmas papers,eh! Not keen on them myself, like to get papers that can be used as something other than just Christmas - looks like you're on a winner with these. Sarah

PS Hope the sore throat has cleared up and you are feeling better.

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love the paper piecing and a beautiful dress!
Clairexx

Carrie said...

Oh Fluff this is so pretty... lovely image.. I just got me two of these stamps... may have to ink it up now and have a play - well when I finished blooming work lol xx

Jenny said...

I just love these checks and dots and teamed with your paper piecing - Fabulous! x

Catherine said...

Your card is adorable Fluff ! I love your DP's and the paper piecing looks fab ! Have a great week-end my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Shelly said...

Hi Fluffie! Your card is really lovely... those non Chrismassy Christmas papers are lurvy too! I have the same problem with Christmas papers! Have a fab Nov 5th (wish I was in the UK... I remember potatoes on the bonfire... ah those were the days)... hugs, Shelly x

DesigNeAl said...

Gorgeous image AND papers ;-)

jimlynn said...

So pretty! Love that green with this image all decked out in red. Wonderful card.
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, I like the image and the great design.
Kevin xx

Dorcas said...

VERY cute Faye!

Donna said...

Lovely card hun and such fab paper piecing, brilliant sketch too...clever girl :) Donna x

Delphine said...

So beautiful, Faye! I love your image and great paper piecing (oh... dots:-)!!), your papers are gorgeous and I do recognise that little corner, love it! Great doodling too! BIG hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

so gorgeous faye.the image is beautiful and i love your papers and stunning design :D

xx coops xx

Ali said...

Yoo hoo missus, gorgeous card xx

Terry said...

Hey there my sweetness, what a AMAZING card you made and those NON Christmassy papers are just great wohoooo you lucky girl you can use them ALL year eh? I just love your image and your coloring is just fab. I allways enjoy reading your stories ever thought of writing a book hunni? LOL....Have a fabby weekend sweetness, Hugs Terry xxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Faye, LOVED this amazing sketch hun, will be using it again. :o) I love your fab creation. Gorgeous image and papers. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Donna x

Cazza said...

Thanks for such a fantabulous sketch honey, totally loved this one! Your card is (as always!) gorgeous and I'm loving the illegal DP's too and paper piecing, GORGEOUS!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love how you did her dress!

papertrails leaver said...

Faye you had me LOL at the so last season line! I do the same with papers I buy and never use completely. Your card is completely adorable and love the paper pieced dress! Awesome fussy cutting! :-) Amy

Silli said...

awww, so very pretty Faye, love the cute image! xoxo

Sara I. said...

Adorable card! LOVE the image and fab papers - the flourished corner piece is beautiful! xx

Val said...

Or you could buy digital papers and then he really would not know about it! HeeHeeeee!

Love the colouring on your image, and the card as a whole.

Hugs
Valxx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous :o) Love the image and she looks lovely paper pieced. Fabulous papers! Oh and your sketch - used it, loved it - fab :o) Lisa x

Liz, said...

Hehe, baggage control is slipping! These papers are indeed gorgeous, great card,

Liz x

xGemmax said...

Awwww Faye...its gorgeous & lurrve those papers sweetie, gorgeous corner piece too!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

HI Faye!
Thanks for your lovely words. You always cheer me up! I haven't been around lately, so I'll check out your beautifull cards asap ;)
I've been really, really busy at work.
Okay, on to your fluffy stuff: I just looooooove this card, paper piercing princess :)
I have seen a pirate somewhere too..

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

So cute Faye! Love the paper piecing! Fabby job! Pretty swirly corner thingy too!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabby layout! Great papers! Perfect paper piecing! Lovely card! Like you, I don't approve of Christmas in the shops in October BUT I do think that getting prepared is a good thing and I applaud you making a start! Hugs, Lesley