1 January 2013

Some Odd January and Anything Goes at MMCS


Happy New Year Fluffers... I hope 2013 is good to you and brings much health and happiness :)


Get the lawyers ready Peeps...

It's not often I get excited by a present from Very Understanding Hubby, ;) but that day was yesterday, when Hubster bought me a Vax Power 6! Sweet Cheeks, who is obsessed with all things Top Gear, is chuffed too, as  it has the word 'Power' in the name!

A little while ago, I decided our significantly vintage vacuum, was significantly vintage, and wasn't sucking as well as it used to when it wasn't significantly vintage. Not that I know that, as the vacuum was Very Understanding Hubby's, and pre-dates me. But anyway, suction is suction, and not long after, I 'accidenatlly' dropped it down the stairs and it's not been the same since.

Being a modern woman and all, I could have bought a new one myself, but remember, Pink Jobs, Blue Jobs, Copics, Priorities. And so, it has fallen to me, to conduct an illicit operation which involved making Very Understanding Hubby think it was his idea to get a new vacuum in the first place. Job done... I think I should get some Copics to celebrate!


So, the first day of the month, now means two things for me. Ok, three, if you count the fact I haven't bought any new Copics yet. (Can you spot the theme yet?!) Firstly, (or secondly, depending on your perspective.) Kitty has launched monthly Challenges at My Mum's Craft Shop Blog. To get things started, this month we have a nice easy one... Anything Goes.

And next, (next, because it could be second, third, or fourth, and I'm beginning to confuse myself.) we have a rather faberoony new Sketch from Kristy at Some Odd Girl to play with. So, what are you waiting for? Oh, you want to see the vacuum...


Supplies... 
 

32 comments:

Suzie Q said...

Happy new year Fluff!
oh what a fantastic artist you are this odd gir is beautiful and the shading well superb!!!
how long does it take you???
Happy new year to you and your family i love how you get excited over a vaccum you are so me!! hee hee
love lil fruit and nut x

Catherine said...

Happy New Year to you too Fluff ! Your card is so sweet ! Love this layout and the doily ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Michaela said...

Happy New Year, Faye. Super gorgeous card for the start of the New Year. Love the backing paper, the use of the doily and your colouring steals the show every time.
Michaela xx

Ali said...

Lol - I like your style!!! Great card as well xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Fluf....good luck with your Vax and a happy and creative 2013!
xxx Margreet

Annette said...

What a great way to start the new with SOG..this is adorable... Happy New Year my friend..

Sue - bearhouse said...

LOL! Happy New Year Faye, you always make me smile!!

Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and your colouring is fabulous - as always!
Have fun with your new toy!

hugs Sue

Janice said...

Happy New Year Faye, love your posts and am so pleased you got your new vacuum, (copics to follow I'm sure!) Glad you are having time to craft too, but I guess you will have a bit more free time if your hubs is using his new power tool! Nice job switch I feel. Have a great new year my dear, Jx

Anna Sigga said...

Fantabulous card girl - and I just love that red dress!

Tracey T said...

Happy New Year sweetie! Love your card - a fabulous colour combo and your colouring is amazing... which is why you need to keep investing in the Copics to nurture the talent. Totally get the joy that is a new vacuum cleaner! Have you done the thing where you check how much it has picked up compared to the old one? One of life's great pleasures, that is. Enjoy! xx

Mary J said...

A happy New Year to you - what a great start to the year - your card is gorgeous!

Jenny said...

Such a cutie. Oh yes defo more Copics :) Happy new year. Jen xx

Katina said...

Lol, fab post Fluff! Love your card - amazing colouring as always.

Wishing you a very happy new vacuum/year, lol!
xx

Mrs A. said...

Didn't you just tell me you got ink refills for your Copics? Hugs Muver. Off to have a drinkie poo after the day I just had.

Debs said...

Happy New Year Faye - hope 2013 is a good one for you and your family.
What a stunner of a card - as always.
Love how you have attached the ribbon.
Take care.
Debs xx

marion said...

Happy new year my dear friend to you and your family, may 2013 bring all you want and dream off. FAb card and lovely colouring, the sketch is scary to me :), hugs, Marion

catherine said...

Happy new year Faye. Great card for the new challenge. Great image and layout.
x catherine

Marilyn said...

Beautiful design and fantastic colouring! Looking forward to working with you at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.
Happy New Year!

Vicky said...

fabulous card sweetie love the cute image. happy New year shug.

lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

Woah! Thought I had the 'ultimate gift' from Mr C for Santa, but now it seems not (sulk).

coops said...

so stunning faye.love the image and really gorgeous colour combo :D
Must remember that dropping the hoover down the stairs tip :D
Happy New Year hun.

xx coops xx

Babs said...

Super card, great job with your colouring Faye. You are hilarious, you always make me laugh. Enjoy your new vac. (or do they still say "hoover" over there?)
Babs
xo

Donna said...

Oh she is pretty and superbly coloured...fab polka dots too...the perfick card :) Donna ♥ x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Faye. Love image and your fab colouring.
Happy hoovering and Happy New Year!
Lorraine x

Gail said...

You colored this image wonderfully! She's got such beautiful depth to her and is so pretty! And yes, I vote that you take a picture of the vacuum and show us! Hugs, Gail

Grenouille Greetings said...

A striking design and so beautifully done! Hope you are well and happy Fluff and that this New Year brings you everything your heart desires (including the new vacuum and some Copics)! Hugs, Lesley

Davi said...

Well done Faye, always good when we convince our other half its their idea LOL! AND you definately deserve some copics for that one:) Love the way you colored her dress and any card with dots is always a winner! Sounds like your 2013 is off to a GREAT start!

Molecraft said...

Happy New Year Faye! Love this, it's so striking! Hope you enjoying your new vac too, LOL!
Helen x

Trina said...

Great use of the sketch and FABU coloring!!

having a {me} day said...

Your card is just stunning! I love it! Fabulous colour combo. Love how you got hubby to think it was his idea, too funny and it works!! keeleyxx

Amanda R said...

Love your coloring and how the doily really stands out against the black paper, great card! Congrats on the vacuum, I think.