15 June 2012

Dentist 999

Evening All :)


Yesterday afternoon, I found myself at a loose end while Sweet Cheeks amused himself making mud pies in the garden, and I felt like getting a little messy myself. Out came the pre-colourerd panels I keep for when I realise I need a card for yesterday, and some of my ink sprays. I wanted to make the panel look a bit aged... not sure I'd be brave enough to try splattering an image I'd coloured myself!

It was my plan to post this up this morning. But, about three minutes before we were due to leave the house to visit prospective nursery's and schools for Sweet Cheeks, (never on a day when there is absolutely NUFFIN planned.) I lost a filling whilst I was cleaning my teeth. Well, I say I lost a filling, technically, I didn't lose it, as I know exactly where it is. The point is, it's not in my tooth. Aside from the obvious, this is a problem for me, as I, like a lot of people, am Dentally Phobic. And this morning, I wasn't registered with a Dentist either.

The filling in question has done really well because it was only a temporary one to start with. When I asked the Dentist how long it would last for, she told me two to three months. When I asked The Doc for his medical opinion, he muttered something along the lines of over cautious dental practitioners and told me I could easily double it. Ha! This baby did me for over a year and a half. Mwah, mwah Devon Dentist.

Anyway, when I was speaking to the Emergency Dentist this morning, she told me you can get a temporary replacement filling kit from the chemist and it's the exact same stuff the Dentist would use. Naturally, I was at the chemist before the phone had even registered it's hang up click. There's enough putty in the tube to do ten fillings, so, by my estimation, if a filling falls out after a year and a half, I don't need to go back to the Dentist for fifteen years!! Happy Days...

Stuff Wot I Used...
Image: The Hobby House Wee Suzi's Garden Topper; My Mum's Craft Shop
Papers: Glitz Design Happy Travels; My Mum's Craft Shop

35 comments:

jimlynn said...

Ah....love the way you made the image looked aged - and a wonderful card it is! So cute and pretty!
Makes sense to me what you said about the dentist/fillings/etc....fifteen years would probably be too soon for me!! LOL!
Lynn

Mary J said...

So soft, feminine and gorgeous Faye! Love the distressing and inking!

Ali said...

Gorgeous card - hope your filling lasts xx

catherine said...

Well what can I say Faye!- I have been avoiding mine for the past 6 months as they want to pull one out of the back and that's not up my street at all!!
Fantastic card and love the inkiness in it. Colours are superb. Hope you all have a good weekend and manage the tooth repair!!
x catherine

Vicky said...

Simply stunning sweetie..and I need to get some of that stuff too...lol..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the colour and love the paper! eeeeek tooth, dentist, neither should have been invented! Joey xx

Carrie Robinson said...

lol.. you are funny....

this card is amazing... hmmm may need to have a go at this splatter stuff lol xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Faye!! Love how you've distressed the image - know what you mean about distressing one of your own!! Love it!! Hugs,Juliexx

Tracey T said...

What a beautiful card! Love the way you've distressed the image. Can sympathise about the dentist. I loathe going! xx

The Doc said...

Your Muver destresses me everyday !

Ensure you drink a bottle of White Lightning cider before using the D.I.Y dental filler kit, it acts like a fixing agent, well you feel fixed after it !!

Lou said...

Hi! love this Faye,the soft colours are gorgeous as the image is too.hugs Lou.xx

Shelly said...

Cracking little card Fluff... and well done you on finding a solution to your dental problem! I am sweating here... 2 crowns next week, and not the gold, queeny type either... YIKES! Shelly x

Annette said...

aww I can't believe you lost a filling...that is not fun...I am so not a fan of the dentist...

Your card is simply stunning....i am so in awww right now...I love it

Davi said...

That is a fabulous card Faye!! I love the distressed look with the sweet image ;) Now I say we all should know about that replacement kit,,Im with ya not going back for at least 15 years is the Best plan :)

Kylie said...

LOL. Oh my goodness Faye. You're a crack up!! I'm too a dentist phobic and know exactly how you're feeling. So glad you found a fix you can do yourself. I didn't know they existed. Oh yes, your card! I just love it and the splattering looks fantastic. Good luck with the tooth!

Hugs, Kylie xo

Claire said...

LOL interested to hear how you get on with the DIY filling!!! Fabulous card, love the distressed look you have given it. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,you are funny,I plugged mine once with some blue tack he he but then I am a basket case,just love your card Hun its brilliant love the distressed feel to this too hugs Cherylxxxxx

Katina said...

Lol, I just LOVE the idea of DIY fillings!!

Fab card, such a gorgeous image and I love your background.
xxx

Vicky said...

I just love this image, she is a darling. love how you coloured her and all.

What hurts me most about going to the dentist is the cost, :0

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous Fluff ! So sweet ! Your colouring is fantastic ! (Love the hair !). You made me laugh with your filling - sorry - I am "in love" with my dentist who is really dishy so I don't mind visiting him at all... In fact I think I need a check up soon.... Have a great week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

marion said...

no black lines and still gorgeoous colouring, love this girl. Lovely card Faye, have a nice weekend. Hugs, marion

coops said...

lol i know who to call now if i require dental work.
love your card hun.gorgeous pretty image and fabulous distressing ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! A very beautiful card Faye, love the image. Bet the filling kit was a lot cheaper too hun.

Donna x

Michaela said...

Hi Faye
Love your beautifully distressed card with your brilliant colouring. Sorry to hear about your tooth trouble. I was not even aware there was such a thing as a replacement filling kit. That's a very useful info.
Michaela xx

Hazel said...

Hi Faye

Love the card - I think its just brilliant.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodles

Hazel xx

Alyce said...

Ahhh I hate the dentist too!! Hope it is all ok... I love your card! Wow your colouring on this is absolutely amazing! It is so soft and pretty and the background looks super fab :)

Sarah said...

Hi Faye, another fabulous card - love the distressing. The image is so so sweet as well!

Best of luck with the schools and nurseries for Sweet Cheeks - my
Em goes up to Year 1 in Sept. We (well I!) spent ages deliberating and agonising over schools, now I wonder why I worried - she loves it!!

Sarah

PS - Am a tad disappointed in Boo, off chasing other lady cats when Miss Miss T is sooo close to motherhood. She is getting larger by the day, we beginning to wonder how many kittens there will be - Emily thinks 199!

Gemma said...

wow wow wow Faye...its absolutely amazing sweetie, i love the distressed look which makes it look vintage...just love it!!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

having a {me} day said...

LOL! Love your dentist story ... will write to you. Beautiful vintage card and A.Mazing colouring as usual. keeleyxx

sari said...

Awww....This is absolutly beautiful!! Love your distressing!!!!

Mrs A. said...

Well as you lost your filling and obviously in the house then I'm pretty 100% sure you can claim on your house insurance. So not only do you not need the dentist for 15yrs but the claim will pay for the said repair kit and I should think several baggage control parcels to slip through the net!!! A win win situation in my books. Erm where can I get this kit from then? Hugs Muver.

Mrs A. said...

Well as you lost your filling and obviously in the house then I'm pretty 100% sure you can claim on your house insurance. So not only do you not need the dentist for 15yrs but the claim will pay for the said repair kit and I should think several baggage control parcels to slip through the net!!! A win win situation in my books. Erm where can I get this kit from then? Hugs Muver.

Amanda R said...

Ahhh, the tooth story! I can sympathize with you, I only go if I have absolutely no other choice. I know that is bad, very bad, but it is true. I just scrub the heck out of them to make up for it! Love the image and the scruffy papers, very vintage looking.

Jane said...

got it! the filling story...i see a new career looming for you...that and repairing loose windows! x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I miss your blog when I'm not visiting. Your dentist story is brilliant! ROTFL! And I love that you ink panels before you colour them. What a brilliant idea. I must do that too because I've ruined more than 10 makes by inking badly afterwards. AND what a fab card it is. Your colour work is extraordinary - particularly on this little cutie's hair! Love this pretty distressed make! Hugs, Lesley