14 January 2012

I'm special!


Morning Peeps! Brace yourselves, I am on one...

Yesterday morning I woke up to the realisation that it was;

a) Friday
b) the thirteenth.

As I have a remarkable knack for;

a) finding
b) getting into

trouble, I decided it was best to keep within a five mile radius of the house, and with Sweet Cheeks safely stashed at Nursery, I took myself off to The Bat Cave for the safety of;

a) myself
b) the unsuspecting general public.

However, I forgot to account for the fact that trouble can also find me. Which it did, in the form of an Estate Agent. That's all I'm saying at this point. Other than; by the time/ if, our house actually sells, I'm going to have a tic like Chief Inspector Dreyfus in The Pink Panther. (Peter Sellers, not Steve Martin.) But that's enough of that. Let's talk about something else. I know...


Toast. Let's talk about toast...

I'm happy to admit I'm a bit weird and slightly quirky, and because I'm odd, it makes me a bit funny with toast. And bread in general. You see, I really like the neat, square part of the slice of bread. You know, the part that would've been in the tin when it baked. The top, rounded part, disturbs me, because, it's, well, round! Now, when you eat your tea, do you eat the bits you don't like first? You know, like carrots? (Eeeeuuuuew!) Then the thing you enjoy? And lastly, the thing you love? Like roasties? Yes? Me too! So, it's only natural for me to eat the round part of the toast first, saving my favourite square bits, till last.

On Friday the thirteenth, when I was eating my toast, Very Understanding Hubby asked if he could have a piece. Can you imagine my face when he took a square bit? I mean, he knows what I'm like. What was he thinking?!

I'm telling you, I need to be kept indoors!


Thankully, it's Saturday now, (and not the thirteenth) which means it's time for a faberoony new sketch from Jo, over at Sketch Saturday! If you'd like a chance to win some stash from Simon Says Stamp, you'd best head over to Sketch Saturday for some inspiration from the girls and then play along...

I would like to enter this card at:

Art Impressions Stamps - Pink, Pink and more Pink
Crafty Catz - Something New (Stamp)
Crafty Creations - Something New (Stamp)
Cooking it up with Katie - Pink, Pearls and Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Die Cute Special
Shopping Our Stash - All that Glitters, Shines or Sparkles
Some Odd Girl - Bling it Up
Southern Girls - Sparkle
Stampin for the Weekend - Out With the Old (Corner flourish)
Sweet Stampin - All that Glitters

Right, I'm off to snaffle some toast...

Stash Alert!
Papers: Echo Park Country Drive; My Mum's Craft Shop
Image: Some Odd Girl

45 comments:

Heidi said...

hey there faye, love the card the sweet daisy embossing looks great with the pretty flower papers. hugs heid x

Cheryl said...

oh wow aye this is just beautiful just adore the image and your colouring is divine love hugs Cheryl xx

Jenny said...

So totally understand - does that hubby of yours not know you. I mean really! What was he thinking. If he is anything like my partner (and probably a lot of men) he was probably thinking .. mmmmm toast!

Great card by the way - looooove that patterned paper. x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card hun, your colouring is amazing and so is your pretty design! You must have the patience of a saint to sit and stick so many pearls and gems down...go you, the effect is beautiful not to mention so very neat :) Donna ♥ x

Little K Smith said...

AAwwww this is gorgeous, the image is beautifully coloured and I love the pretty papers 'n' colours too :)
Kelly.x

catherine said...

Lovely card and the olours are fab. Yes I do that with my tea and fill myself up befor I get to the best bits. I should do it the other way round. have a good weekend
x catherine

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Faye...your colouring is TDF...you must simply hide your toast!
xxx Margreet

Fleur said...

WOW this is so pretty her hair is gorgeous.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Denise and Louise said...

Now that I have got up from laughing so hard on the floor - fab card. Love that Odd Girl and she is so beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Denise xx

(Always thought you were special - LOL)

Tracey said...

Hi Faye, I love reading your posts they always make me smile :D
I love your card & thank you for joining us a SFTW this time.
I hope you're having a great weekend (without any traumas lol).
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Claire said...

LOL you are a fruitcake - but in a nice way LOL. Fab card hun. Have a great weekend and beware of Estate Agents and Round toast!!! Hugs, Claire x

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie you made me laugh but I must say I am like you about bread but as Max likes the round bit it's fine !!! Your card is gorgeous Fluff, your colouring is fantastic ! What a joy to visit you every time ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Jane said...

How 'One' as unstable as yourself ever gets a decent card made I'll never know! Clearly your ranking at the asylum, where you have evidently escaped, is rather high. Those nice men with the white coats are behind you...BOO!

having a {me} day said...

Awwww, isn't she just adorable! Loving all that pink. Glad to see you survived Friday the 13th! Have a lovely weekend and I hope the Estate Agent brings you good news.keeleyxx

Anita said...

Faye, you are hilarious! I love reading your blog as it always brings a smile to my face. Beautiful card - fabulous coloring and such pretty dp.

Ali said...

Erm... didnt you move not so long ago??? fabby card glad you survived the 13th!!

jimlynn said...

SOOO pretty! Love that cute image and the DP you put with it.
Lynn

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so sweet! :) Love the pearly bling border and gorgeous papers.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Mrs A. said...

The Doc tried to entice me outdoors yesterdsay but I was having non of it. Iv'e already got one broken wrist and my luck dosen't hold up that well!!! Hugs Muver.

Robin McK said...

Amazing! Beautiful colouring and lovely papers! TFS

Delphine said...

Gorgeous:-)!!! Your image is beautifully coloured and a perfect match with your papers and kraft! I love your layout, my fav corner and the gem border is so pretty! I love it all! BIG hugs Delphine xx
PS: I only buy square toast, with 4 perfect right angles, no round part LOL!

Abi said...

You should have hidden yourself under that 48 tog duvet yesterday hon!! Gorgeous & lovely card xx

Daniele said...

such a sweetie of a card hun
hugs

coops said...

haha,my fav bit of bread or toast is the lovely top rounded piece, guess i`m a little weird too.lets call ourselves unique instead :D
love your card hun.the papers are so pretty and gorgeous image and wow to the lush bling ;D

xx coops xx

Fiona said...

hey Faye...you are special!! fab card and such an adorable girly!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! wowee Faye, this is gorgeous hun. Love the image and very scrummy paper. Your colouring is the bee's knees as always hun. Toast, don't get me started. I can't have it staight out the toaster, have to cool it a bit so the butter melts BUT not all the way. Been married 20 years and still can't get hubby to do it right.

Donna x

Tracey T said...

Oh the can of worms that you have opened, missus! Toast. It can never be burned - ever. It can never have butter put on it too soon so that it melts in and makes it squidgy - oh no. And no one in my house can ever - repeat EVER - put butter on their toast and get the toasty crumbs in the butter as they go in for an extra helping. Not even visitors. I have been known to take a small knife and kitchen paper to the butter to remove the offending crumbs because they cause me so much stress. And you think you're strange! LOVE the card. Your colouring is beautiful - that dress!- and the papers are gorgeous. Might need them soon. Mwah xx

Sara I. said...

Happy New Year Stranger - sorry I haven't been by to say hello!! I absolutely LOVE this - the soft pretty-ness to it with that divine dp and sweet SOG image! You knocked this outta the park!
~hugs

Kazza said...

Love this image and the great sketch and how you interpreted it. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Tracey Brossart said...

This is really gorgeous Faye! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been having problems with my blog feeding...don't know what's wrong with it? Everyone keeps telling me that they haven't been seeing any of my post since the 1st week of December. They have to actually go to my blog and see that I have been posting. Networked blogs stopped auto feeding for me too. So I don't know what's wrong...lol! Kinda frustrating! But thanks for giving me a heads up letting me know that there is still an issue!

xx Tracey xx

Mary J said...

Oh how very sweet, Faye, love that row of little pearls!

Sarah said...

Hi Faye, oh wow - I just love this one. So pretty and girlie, great colours and those pearls - to die for!

I must admit I'm fine with toast, doesn't bother me how it comes out - as long it's not burnt of course!

But you said carrots were urgh - they are not!!! They and brussel sprouts are the first part of my dinner that I eat - yum, yum, yum!!!

Our poor hubby's eh, they can never do right can they.

Sarah

Janette said...

Very sweet card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Crystal said...

Wow, fabulous colouring & I love the paper you used too! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

Violets Corner said...

The colouring is stunning Fluff, can't stop looking at her hair, it looks so real. Pretty papers and a fabulous bling border, it's a gorgeous card.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Amanda R said...

Good Lord! You don't like the round part? That is the best part because the crust isn't as hard! We will have to get together and you can have my bottom part and I will take the top. Of course I don't eat the ends at all, Joe eats them or they go in the trash so who am I to talk! Love your card by the way, awesome coloring!

Amber said...

Beautiful card. Love the coloring and pretty pinks. Thanks for playing along with Southern Girls.
Hugs
Amber

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautifully created with your gorgeous coloring and papers! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Cooking it Up with Katie challenge.

DesigNeAl said...

Oh Faye!! Beautiful card! I haven't been around Blogland much lately but I see that you have been busy making wonderful cards. Keep it up, I will try to pass by again soon x

Deena said...

great card....and toast story...thanks for playing along at shopping our stash this week.

Anne Fenton said...

Love your card and your great sense of humor ... thanks for sharing with Art Impressions this week.

Cathy said...

So pretty, gorgeous image and papers. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Adorable image and amazing colouring on it. Lovely pearls border.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Glitter, Bling, Shine, Sparkle” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Natali

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful hair! Lovely card! Crusts are poisonous! Everybody should know that! So when cutting the crusts off, I make a nice neat square of what is left and then I actually cut a hypotenuse. Toast should always be cut on the hypotenuse in my book. I don't eat bread unless it's toasted except when I have chips when the bread needs to be crustless, beautifully square and then cut into two rectangles. Chip butties cannot be served in triangles it's against the law. Hubby's plate always contains the crusts from mine before it is served - that way, I don't have to look at them and he already has some of my food on his plate and isn't tempted to steal nicely shaped pieces. Problem solved! Giant hugs, Lesley

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Faye, she is just ADORABLE, makes for a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking it Up with Katie!