19 November 2011

Feather, flourish, or rattle throwing?


Morning Muffins!

Well, I've been quiet for a few weeks, so I thought it was about time I had a rant. Nope, not my Bah Humbug feelings about Christmas this time. This week, I've had a major hissy fit about my Internet Connection. Pants, doesn't even begin to describe how bad it's been. On Thursday evening, I nearly took my beloved little laptop and threw it into Sweet Cheek's sand pit from an upstairs window. Not good. Of course, Very Understanding Hubby is full of the Usual Helpful Manly Advice. Apparently, I have this problem because I spank the Internet too much and our 'bandwidth' (yep, I know what that means!) can't cope with my usage, or the fact that I am trying to open about fifty six different websites at the same time. Really?! Is that unreasonable?! ;) Give me the e-mail address of the person I need to express myself to... Oh. Sorry. Connection just dropped out...


Now, you may be wondering why I am posting two versions of the same card. I love white on white cards. Mine never seem to turn out so well as all the beautiful creations I see around Blogland, but Hey-Ho, I have Internet Connections to moan about. Anyway. I made the card with the flourish and was quit happy with the result. I turned away from my desk. And behold. A light bulb flicked on in my Fluffie brain and it said; (yes, light bulbs do speak.) Oooooooooooooh, a feather would look really pretty where that flourish is. A feather would look better than a flourish.


Of course, once the pesky light bulb had uttered these words, they couldn't be ignored. So, rather than peel the flourish off, just in case I didn't like the feather, I put it over the top to see how it looked. Which is why you can see the flourish peeping through. I'm still undecided which I like best, although the snowy, wintry feel and depth of the feather is winning me over. (I'm sticking my fingers up at the annoying light bulb. I bet it's one of those healthy, environmentally friendly ones too! Pah!)


So, you've seen my creation... I hope you have time to pop over to Sketch Saturday and see the fab work from the rest of The Saturdays and get all the details about the prize, very kindly donated by The Craft Barn.

I would like to enter this card at:

CES Challenges - Snowflakes

Recipe
Image: Crafters Companion Humphrey's Corner; My Mum's Craft Shop
Sentiment: Crafters Companion Humphrey's Corner; My Mum's Craft Shop
Colouring: Markers

44 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Oh so beautiful ♥

maxine said...

Lovely card with or without the feather x

Claire said...

Two gorgeous cards, the image is so cute. Hugs, Claire x

Liz, said...

Wow, the white really shows up your gorgeous colouring. Love both versions, but if I had to choose I would say, mmmm, no feather.

Liz x

Cheryl said...

oh hun you always make the most gorgeous,cards and your coloring is just stunning,hun,hugs cherylxxxx

Dora said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colouring of your image, just stunning. Have a nice weekend xx

Debbie said...

Good morning Fluffy.
I love the swirl card, but I think the light bulb had a great idea too, both cards are lovely, and the Humpfrey image is adorable.
Debbiexx

Jilli said...

I agree with the energy saving light bulb ... the feather does look better! I love your white on white creation ... you're very brave to even try it ... just the thought of it brings me out in a cold sweat! Stunning card, beautiful image and the most pretty feather! Hugs Jillix

Margreet said...

Awwww Fluffy, this is so gorgeous....love the one with the feather most...your colouring is fab...you've got my address????....lol....have a wonderful weekend!
Your lovely lady

Terry said...

Hey there Fluffster, thanksss for another story, I just love reading your stories, I totally agree with you on the internet problem, we just have to open ALL of the websites and the puter just has to listen to us.....darn puters.As for your card, I totally LOVE your card with the feather on it, wowwzersss it just gives another great look on your BEAUTIFULL card, fabulous coloring and the image is toooo darn cute. Be gentle with your puter oke? and don't trash it out the window kee?? Huge hugs and have a fab weekend hunni xxxxx

Chris said...

Hi Faye! Well I have to agree with you over internet connections, it annoys me too and the fact that we pay for a service that's so random!! Can't throw my pc out the bedroom window though as it's a desktop (too much aggro to cart it upstairs :D). Your card is so beautiful, I love white on white too and I can't decide which version I like best, they're both superb. Such beautiful colouring on that sweet image too. Have a good weekend.......hopefully with good internet connection! Hugs, Chris xx

Sarah said...

Morning Faye, Wow both beautiful cards. I think they are both gorgeous, personally tho - I would go with the feather. It gives a real come touch me feeling to your card. I think if I got that one I'd just sit and stroke the feather!

Am so with you with the internet problems - we finally got broadband a couple years ago, after living with dial-up for years (something about us being in the back of beyond that thinks the current year is 1950 - we still have half-day closing on Weds around here!) and it's so much better, but it's not perfect. My laptop seems to cope better than hubbies PC, but neither of them are super-duper. We use a lot of soap in our house - for mouthwashing!!!!

Have a good weekend,
Sarah

Tracey T said...

Well my dear... I love 'em both! The white on white is gorgeous and it really makes that sweet little image pop. As for internet connections, I think broadband here only works when the hamster's running round turning his wheel and the wind's blowing in the right direction. And don't get me started on blogger... xx

Carrie said...

Hi Fluff - hope you sort the pooter out soon (and without throwing it lol) I am having wireless issues.. has to be plugged in to work booo...

Anyhoos... Love this card - wow on the colouring - totally amazing sweetie... I love it more with the feather... xx

Tracy V. said...

Faye this is sooooooooooooooo stinkin' adorable! I LOVE how you put the ink borders around the white. It looks great and I may just have to lift that idea!! As usual, your coloring is gorgeous too! Not sure which I like best, flourish or feather...they both look so nice!

Hugs,
Tracy Valure

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous Fluff ! With the flourish or the feather it looks so so sweet ! Love the embossing and the image is so cute and you have coloured it so beautifully ! Hope you are having a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs and love from Catherine

having a {me} day said...

Ooooh! Faye! I LOVE your white on white card. It's a perfect contender for any other blogland card. Particularly love it with the feather on. It adds a little something! Gorgeous colouring of that adorable image. Have a lovely weekend. keeleyxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

ROFL at your rant - you're hysterical. My husband says the same thing and I am with you - I should be able to open as many sites at once as I want/need to. HMPH! Your creations are gorgeous! :)

Brandi said...

I love both of your card! Gorgeous! Hope your internet issues resolve themselves! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Faye, your card looks beautiful both ways, but that feather does look good.
Kevin xx

coops said...

fantastic white one white card hun.love the adorable image and looks gorgeous with or without the feather ;D

xx coops xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Loving these creations!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love it with & without the feather hun. Love the image.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Daniele said...

ohhhhh just loving this, like to doodling and the feathers are delish
hugs

Donna said...

Too cute Faye and beautiful in white, love the colourwork on your image, perfectly done hun :) Donna x

Margo said...

Such an adorable card Faye, hope internet is back up and running as it's supposed to be :)
Hugs
Margo

Amanda R said...

I don't know Faye, I like both of them. I think I prefer the flourish though only cause the feather detracts from your adorable image a bit. But that is just me talking, noth anyone important like a lightbulb!

jimlynn said...

Both are wonderful! Love the white on white cards and this image is just the cutest. Like the flourish and also like the feather! As I said, both are great.
Lynn

louise said...

Loving both cards your creations are always gorgeous and you have my sympathy over internet problems you know all about mine.
Hugs louise xx

Jen said...

gorgeous card faye and i love the feather x
I'm the same with my internet... it really has a mind of it's own and is very very annoying...

jen xx

Jen said...

gorgeous card faye and i love the feather x
I'm the same with my internet... it really has a mind of it's own and is very very annoying...

jen xx

Vicky said...

"to flourish or not to flourish that is the question" well in fact I prefer the feather, softens up the whole look. The image is fab, so cute.

Delphine said...

Well, I totally love your colouring of this totally adorable image and the feather won't change that:-)! But after a lot of thinking:-), I think you know I think I prefer the feather! Now, what I think you don't know is that I loooove the doodling!!! A gorgeous card my lovely! BIG hugs Delphine xx

SellWoWAccount said...

Great layout! The design looked simple yet it's gorgeous. Love the feather idea.

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Mrs A. said...

Take the feather off its making me sneeze. Much better with the flourish. Muver.

Donna Mosley said...

A syummimg card Faye, love the adrable image, love your amazing colouring even more. Feather, no, flourish, no, feather, no, flourish. Ooh! I can't decide, they are both gorgeous.

Donna x

Debs said...

Flourish or feather both are stunning!! I just love your doodling.
Hope the internet connection improves.
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Cazza said...

This is beautiful hon, your white on white is fabaroony! :o)
Don't even go there about internet connections, grrrrr!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous, cute card Faye - love them both.
Hugs
Denise xx

Davi said...

Oh how you make me laugh Faye, I can just picture that flying out the window LOL!! I Love this card!! The coloring is fab and the the outlined white embossed squares are really beautiful!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Faye this is super, I so love that image also that beautiful embossed background truly wonderful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Julie said...

Hi Faye - blooming internet, blooming technology eh!! However, thank goodness for it as we get to see your awesome creations!! Your colouring is stunning especially against the white background, and only very slightly did your feather version tickle my fancy more!!! Hugs, oh and thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! JUliexx

xGemmax said...

wow its absolutely stunning sweetie...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wonderful white on white! Dandy doodlin and gorgeous colouring of Humphrey. Maybe the flourish on top of the feather would be the best option.
I am very much liking the posts I am not commenting on by the way., Fluff, I'm just trying to catch up a little faster. Hugs, Lesley