19 December 2011


Morning Fluffers!

For the last time this year... fancy a Cupcake?! ;) This week we have a Sketch for you to play with, for a chance to win stash from Crafty Emma's Store, Digital Delights, Tickled Pink Stamps and Polka Doodles! Wooohoooo!

I hope you can spare a few moments to pop over to Cupcake for all the details (by the way, the Challenge closes early this week.) and to see the wonderful creations from The Cupcakes.

For the past week or so, I've been feeling a little chilly at night. Now, if you know I'm a fair weather girl and I'm more Maldives than Mongolia, you'll also know I take adequate precautions at nightime to ensure and maintain a regular temperature of twenty eight degrees.

With the recent drop in temperature, my pj, socks, under-blanket, duvet, doubled over cot size duvet and doubled over fleece combo has just not been cutting it. Further investigations revealed the shocking truth...

I only had 10.5 tog on! 10.5 tog! Sweet Lord, that's like, cool for the summer! No wonder I've been waking up with my teeth clenched!

Now, I would happily stuff two duvets into the same duvet cover and sleep under the luxury of 21 togs, but Very Understanding Hubby doesn't like the weight on him. It makes him feel claustrophobic. (Insert 'boo, hiss' here!)

So, Saturday morning saw Sweet Cheeks and I waiting for the doors to be opened at Argos. Christmas Shoppers didn't stand a chance with me on a Duvet Mission, and to be honest, I think they were a little scared.

Last night, saw me basking in the fluffy, warmth of a new duvet and it was luuuurverly. Who decides what the maximum tog is anyway? I mean, why stop at 15...?!


Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: MME Lime Twist, Fly a Kite; My Mum's Craft Shop
Image: Lili of the Valley
Colouring: Markers


Unknown said...

Lol... Well at least you will be warm n toasty now... Me I like getting into a cold bed and getting snuggly lol...

As for the card- it's fabby honey.. Amazing colouring and I love the frame xx

Margreet said...

Lovely card with awesome coloring, Fluffie!
Don't you have a solarium to sleep in???
Have a lovely Monday!
xxx Margreet

Ali said...

lol - I'm breaking out in a sweat just reading what you are going to bed in omg I'd be melting!!! :-) Gorgeous card xxx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Hun, love the raffia and those stars. Joey x

Kylie said...

LOL Faye, you crack me up! I can't stand being cold either! Glad you're nice and cosy now. Your card is fabulous and I love that LOTV image.

Merry Christmas.

Hugs, Kylie ox

Claire said...

Fab card Faye which is beautifully coloured. Hugs, Claire x

Shelly said...

OH Fluff I love your card... you know I like my 'boy' cards... fabby colours and image and STARS!!! Love the sketch! Oh and your duvet sounds heavenly... you'll not want to get out from under it now ;) Have a fabulous Christmas & New Year, Shelly x

Jane said...

Can you hear me!! Underneath the layers. My OH doesn't like anything heavy on top of him either...that's why we've only got 2 kids!! haha!!
Great card by the way...as per xx

Misty's said...

Fantastic card Faye! Beautifully coloured image. Glad you got your duvet and getting warm at night.
Michaela xx

Catherine said...

What a fantastic card Fluff ! Love the papers and the image - so beautifully coloured ! Love the hessian touch too ! Enjoy your new duvet Sweetie ! Ah, you made me laugh !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Donna said...

Super sweet little card Fluff, such a cute image and gorgeous papers, love the hanging stars too :) Donna ♥ x

MagsB said...

I love the little boy on his bike, peddling away like mad! He looks extra-speedy framed by the curvy rectangle! Fab papers, too, so bright and cheery!

Stay Warm!

love Mags B x

Louise said...

Smashing card love the way you have framed the image,have a great Christmas.
Hugs Louise xx

Lynsey said...

This is such a fab card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Faye, I love it, your colouring is very beautiful, especially the shading makes me oh and ah!

Enjoy your new duvet sweetie!

Warm hugs

♥Gemma♥ said...

Fantastic card sweetie & i'm the same i would happily have 21 togs too but my hubby is the same as yours wont have it..typical men but if it was their idea oh it would be a different story then!! hehehe
hugs and xxx

Liza said...

Such a cute card and a great sketch this week. Please your duvet sage is sorted! Have a fab Christmas and new year.

Liza x

having a {me} day said...

Hi Sweet Faye, your card is fabby! Just adore your colouring, I must practice doing some shadey backgrounds, you do it so well. I completely understand the hubby tog-of-war debate! How comes they always win? I have to suffer a Spring duvet all year long!! Have yourself a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year! keeleyxx

coops said...

stunning card faye.love the fun image and gorgeous papers and design.:D
i`m with you, i love a good thick duvet.hubby gets no say in the matter, if its too hot he can sleep on top of it.lol.

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

Another fabulous card, so Fayesque! Lovely image, fantastic colours and papers and I love the frame (and the stars)!!! Have a lovely evening and wonderful night under your duvet:-) BIG hugs Delphine xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image love & love the papers.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mrs A. said...

10.5tog. Isn't that summer rating!!! 15 tog is the starting point in our house. Luv Muver.

Cazza said...

I'm with you all the way on the cold front honey, when I get cold it takes ages for me to warm up, especially hands and feet! Whilst out Christmas shopping I found some 2.5 tog thermal socks, OMG they're the best thing ever!! If you see them, buy them!!
Your card is as always absolutely perfect, I love the frame and your colouring is amazing! :o)

Poppit said...

aw, super sweet Faye. Love the added texure to the card. Bootiful colouring as always too. Wishing you and the family a very merry Christmas and wonderful things for 2012. xx

Arabella said...

Faberooney card Faye! I love it! So glad to hear you have solved your chilly problem! There's nothing like a lovely warm, snuggly and fluffy duvet to snuggle down into at night!


Brodders said...

Superb card and colouring Faye :)
Sending you relaxing Christmas wishes and all the best for the New Year - Jane

Liz McGuire, said...

Brilliant card, as always. Hope you have a very happy Christmastime and all the best for 2012,

Liz x

Mary J said...

I'm with you there Faye - I need to move to a hot, hot country - Hawaii is calling out to me!!

Love your card, so beautifully coloured and you've done wonders with that sketch!

Denise said...

Love the card Faye but love your duvet story better. You do make me giggle. You sound just like my daughter who goes to bed with socks, fleecy PJs and a hooded sweatshirt!!!! Me.....menopausal so as little as possible :0)
Have a wonderful (warm) Christmas and a brilliant New Year.
Denise xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Well, you sound all snuggly and warm now, and if your hubby is too toasty he can always stick a leg out of the duvet - although he does, of course, run the risk of it being eaten by a shark or grabbed by a zombie!! ;-)

Super card and your colouring is terrific.
Hope you have a lovely family Christmas and best wishes for 2012.
Caroline xxx

DesigNeAl said...

Oh, I love this LOTV image!!! Just adorable. It is a beautiful and sweet card, Faye. And the papers are sooo yummy!! x

Sara I. said...

Oh how adorable!!!! LOVE the stars hung by a pin and fabulous papers!! You've colored the image to perfection!!
Hope your Christmas is filled with good memories and happy times!! All the best to you and your family in 2012!!

Davi said...

Well my dear Faye you need to come here to the desert and you would be so warm :) Glad to hear you are keeping toasty with your new duvet! This card is delightful and image is colored just fabulous And I must say the exuberant rider surely reminds me of Sweet Cheeks LOL
Do hope that you all have a Wonderful Christmas and will see you next year!! Hugs

Misty's said...

Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year to you and your family.
Best wishes from Michaela xx

Donna Mosley said...

LOL! Faye, your tog story made me chuckle hun. So glad you had a snuggly sleep. Love the gorgeous card. Perfect colouring and the star embellies look so cute.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Love this Faye! Fab image, gorgeous papers and love the stars. I'm sweating just thinking about your duvet! I can just about cope with a summer weight one, and even then I get too hot and have to stick my foot out!

Hope you have a fabulous Christmas hun :o) Lisa x

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

Adorable card Faye! Love the image and the fabby paper with the burlap & twine! A perfect boys card! I had to go to wikipedia for the definition of a tog. According to them you take two lightweight duvets to make a winter one, so your hubby needs to go to wikipedia to get the correct understanding! LOL! Glad you found one, & both you and hubby are happy & warm!

Unknown said...

Oooh Faye, what a great card - love the image; frame; stars - everything! Just fabby.

Great duvet story too, same here I'd be snug under a thick duvet except that hubby never (and I mean never) feels the cold - simple solution is a thick duvet that I approve of and hubby never gets to use as I nick it and he sleeps out from under it in the drafts!

Best Christmas wishes to you, Very Understanding Hubby and Sweet Cheeks. Hope you all get something wonderful from Father Christmas in you stockings.


Amanda R said...

Adorable card Faye, I love those cut out stars! And I would love to see you plowing thru all those shoppers, I would die laughing! Go Faye, go Faye!

Katarina said...

Love you cards. Sooo cute! Thaks for stopping by at my blog.

I wish you Merry Christmas and all the best in New Year 2012! Have to run, I have cookies in the oven ;-)

Donna B. said...

It's been unseasonably warm here and I have to turn on the air conditioner almost every other day. I haven't even been able to wear a sweater yet - it didn't feel like the holidays! Hope you're keeping warm and had a nice Christmas

Such a cute boys card. Love the boy on the bike with his dog!! Your use of that awesome Lime Twist paper really makes the image stand out! Great card!!