29 January 2012

Sold to the, actually, let's not go there!

Morning Peeps!

I know you don't normally see me on a Sunday morning, but La La Land Crafts asked me to Guest Design a while back, and although the timing is not perfect, I couldn't say no. I love La La images, you know, I love La La images! Marci with Tulip here, is one of the new CHA Releases. She's available to pre-order right now, shipping on or around 10 February.

Why is the timing not perfect? Good question. You may have noticed me making the odd comment or seven about Estate Agents/ Solicitors giving me a nervous tic. (That wasn't really fair, as they were only the messengers, but I needed to vent at somebody, and they get paid!) Anyhoo, to put it in the words of Legal Type Bods, on Friday, we Completed. Yep, sold and bought a house. Insert whoop, whoop type noises here.

Ok, so now you've calmed down, let me tell you the next bit.

The house we've bought is in a bit of a state and needs considerable renovation before I will even consider moving my Princess Like Fluffiness into it. Even the lure of an All New Flufferie (yep, a whole room dedicated to stash. Do you think extra Copics might count as new?!) has not been enough. Mainly because it's not The Flufferie yet and is still a teenage boys bedroom, complete with appropriate graffiti.

So, over the next few weeks, every spare moment will be dedicated to crafting, oops, I mean gutting/re-fitting/decorating. But you don't need to worry, if my adventures this afternoon are anything to go by, I'm gonna have plenty of mishaps to rant about...

Right, I'm off to see a man about some rollers. Ciao, ciao!

I'd like to enter this card at:

Addicted to Stamps - Summer in Winter
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Drunken Stampers - Something New (Stamp)

Stash Alert!
Echo Park Country Drive; My Mum's Craft Shop
Marci with Tulip; La La Land Crafts


Hair - YR23, YR31, E35, E37

Skin - YR00, E0000, R02

Dress - Y11, Y21, Y35, R81, R83, E04

Tulip - G07, G14, YG23, E04, R81, R83

Flowerpot - E47, E49, E57, YR23, E99


Debbie said...

Hiya Fluffy. Oh Marci is just adorable and so is your sketch and paper choice....sweet.
Hope your hubby is up for some DIY (ladie's are not allowed to get their hand's dirty, accept with ink!!)
I feel a lovely craft room coming on..
Good Luck. Dx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie loving the fab card the colours are lush & I love the image hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

Faye, oooh that is just gorgeous - love the papers and the colour combo.

Wish I had your cutting skills - I can't get an image to come out as clean as that no matter how hard I try (I wonder if it's because I'm left handed? Or could just be that I'm no good at cutting!!).

Good luck with the renovating. I allowed hubby to move me into a house that had no heating, no kitchen, looked like a refugee from the 70s with a huuuuuggggeee garden - and we're still working on it 11 years later!!!!

Looking forward to the updates - and wish I could get a craft room 'sigh'


catherine said...

Great card Faye and glad you have sorted out your housing problems. Mine's still on the go looking for something. It drives me crazy at times. Have a nice time crafting (whoopos) i mean sorting out !!
x catherine

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with again great coloring, Fluffy....good luck with the new house!
xxx Margreet

Cazza said...

A beautiful card honey, love the layout! Yaaaaay again for the house!! :o))

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Gorgeous card! Love the layout and sweet image.

Good luck with the house move and decorating :-)

Lisa x

An Occasional Genius said...

So glad to hear it's all completed hon although I'm sure this is just the beginning ;-)

Gorgeous & lovely card xx

Victoria said...

Fab card - love the hair! Hey I hope your gutting and building of the Flufferie aren't going to interfere with Jelly Thursdays Mrs!!

Love ya

Tracey T said...

Congratulations! I know it's hard work but it will be worth it when you've got the house exactly as you want it. Be sure to keep us all posted! Lovin' the card; such a cute image and very pretty papers. Mwah!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card and good luck with the renovation - it will be hard work, but oh so worth it in the end. Hugs, Claire x

Catherine said...

Congratulations Fluff ! You must be so excited ! A new page to write on now ! I love your card, great layout and your colouring is fantastic as always ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Grenouille Greetings said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Fluff! Well done on the purchase of your new in-need-of-renovation home! I assume it is still in Derby!
Fab card too of course. Love the background paper combo! Good luck and big hugs! Lesley

Donna said...

Adorable card Fluff, love this little cutie and your fab papers! Excellent news on the exchange and all go for you for the next couple of months...so pleased and excited for you :) Donna ♥ x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Faye, Marci is coloured beautifully, I like the papers and the twine, good luck with the new house!
Kevin xx

cheryl said...

sounds Like you have some serious,decorating to do Hun good luck with that and well done on getting the house too,love this card Hun its gorgeous love those images,and beautifully coloured hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Daniele said...

fab card hunni, sound like you are going to be up to your eyeballs in decorating, movinge atc. don't envy you but when its all done you will be able to put your feet up and chill

Jane said...

Oh for goodness sake...haven't you messed up my address book enough with all your changes of address!! I'm gonna have to get a new one now or you're gonna have to change your surname to something else that doesn't begin with 'W' as those pages are full of crossings out!! The 'X', 'Z' and 'O' pages are pretty empty...new addy please with new surname ASAP!! Fab card BTW x

Joey said...

Tis absolutely GORGEOUS card hunny, so chuffed you have a nice new home waiting to be fluffed! Joey x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Faye love, love that cute image and the papers, super creation.
Lorraine x

coops said...

so stunning faye.gorgeous pretty colours and details and i love the sweet image :D
best of luck with the renovating hun.

xx coops xx

papertrails leaver said...

absolutely adorable card! Congrats on the house and wishing you the best with the renovations!

MadeByKarla said...

Congrats! Hope you have fun renovating the house to your liking :) we would like a tour of your Flufferie when it's finished.

beautiful coloring job on the card! She stands out so beautifully!

So we're not going to hear anymore about that one neighbor with a questionable occupation? lol...you're so entertaining!

Amanda R said...

Congrats Faye! Make sure you take lots of before and after pics, I would love to see them!

Mrs A. said...

Best get on and make the big plate flowers that you won this time last year now that you wiill have a wall to hang them up on. Might have to wait until I have made your up and coming SIL's ring cushion though !!! Muver.

Delphine said...

Of course, you couldn't say no!!! And your card is soooo pretty! Such a cute image and your colours are so fresh! Fab papers and layout too, I love it all! Hugs Delphine xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi hun, wow another of your brill tales, you do make me laugh, hope you soon get your room sorted, love you card hun, congrats on being a GDT, love your colouring, hugs Liz xx

thanks for sharing with us at ATSC xx

having a {me} day said...

Oh Fluffie! Love your beautiful pink and yellow card, love that colour combo, must try it. And you COMPLETED ... squeal!!! Happy dancing for ya! Well that's the hard work over, now the fun can begin :) So happy to hear you have a crafty home of your own where you can just. shut. the. door. keeleyxx

Denise said...

Love your card Faith - Marci is so sweet.
Good luck with the moving and renovating - craft room comes first though (naturally!!!)
Denise xx

Sara I. said...

I so want these papers and I want the new image - she's precious. What a fabulous card -the design and the embossing is dalish!

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

How sweet! Love the image and the pretty papers too! Congrats on the new home adventure. You are very brave, it seems like you just moved. I freak out way too much in the moving department, hubby would move more, but I'm a lot to handle, so he doesn't!