20 February 2013

Poppy power


Morning Bods :) 


When Jane asked me if I would design for her, using the lovely floral images from her shop Janey's Digi Designs, it confirmed what I have known for a long while. She is clearly two seeds short of a packet of poppies! But I've humoured her, as the images are pretty darn fab, and I thought it would be a fun to push my colouring boundaries. (Aren't flowers just beautiful? Doing them justice is the challenge for me.) So, you can expect to see a few more floral numbers, but lucky for me, I can play with them as and when. Whoot.


On Monday, I promised you a Wynj, and I do like to keep my word....

I needed to stay away from home a week or so ago. I don't get out much these days, so it's been a while since I stayed in a hotel. And even longer since I stayed in one alone, therefore, being allowed to unlock the door, which falls firmly under Blue Job Categorisation. Now, don't get excited. I know that hotel room doors are often unlocked with a plastic card these days, that happened way back when I worked in them. But the next bit is new. 

So, I arrived. I checked in. Although that was complicated. Name, Nationality, Car Registration AND Signature. Hello! That's like the check out lady asking me how many bags I used this week. I've been counting for years. But every time I get asked that. Every. Time. My mind goes completely blank and I'm left pointing at bags, with a mouth like a goldfish, until Sweet Cheeks steps up to the mark. 

Anyway. I'm in. I'm at the hotel room door. I'm swiping my key CARD, coz I'm modern and 'wiv' it and I'm in the room. At this point, I should point out that it's gone 10pm and the sun has firmly got his zzzzzz on. Yep, Dark. Pitch, in fact. 

Anyway. I'm in. Bags are in (Blue Job). Door is shut. It's dark. I mentioned that, right? It's dark. I reach for the light switch, as there's always a light switch by the door. Nothing happens. I flick it again. Nuffin. Oh well, I'll mention it to Reception on the way out in the morning. I scrabble for the bathroom light switch, which is also, always, close to the door. Nuffin. I will confess, my thoughts on what I'd say in Reception in the morning, got a bit sharper. 

Anyway. I dump everything on the floor and stumble across the room, in the hope I'll find a lamp, on a table, without breaking my foot on the bed. And oh joy of joys, it comes on. Whoop. Reception heaves an inaudible sigh of relief. I head back to the door to get baggage. I mentioned that's a Blue Job, right?

And what did I notice, next to the light switch?


What the? It's flamin' darker than a dark thing, in a dark place. Insert Card for Power!! How are you supposed to see that exactly?!!

Supplies... 
 

31 comments:

Claire said...

PMSL ...... he he welcome to the updated world of hotels full of gadgets LOL. Glad you found the lights though, I could just imagine all the chuntering going on. Love your card, a simple but so effective design. Hugs, Claire x

Ali said...

Your card is fab - lol at your hotel experience - that would have been me too x

Mary J said...

He he, been in many a situation with hotel rooms like that Faye!

I love your CAS card - gorgeous doodling and love where you've placed the sentiment!

Catherine said...

Your card is so beautiful and elegant Fluff ! I love the shadow under the flower, it gives so much dimension ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Alyce said...

LOL!! Faye that is too funny!!!! i think i have done this before too though hehehe! i love he beautiful rich colouring of this flower! so beautiful and such an elegant design of the card :) did you get your pictures sorted? :)

coops said...

lol its got to be a man who designed that, what a faff and wow what a card too faye,, that poppy is fantastic :D

xx coops xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

LOL! Thanks for making me chuckle Faye.
Your card gorgeous. The way you have coloured Jane's gorgeous poppy is stunning.
Hugs Sue

catherine said...

Fantastic card faye and a great image. Lovely striking red colour too
x catherine

marion said...

Wowwww fabulous card, hugs, xxx, Marion

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful CAS card...i love poppies..Joolsx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card and I like how you've designed it CAS so there's no doubt that fab image is the focal point.
I did not know that about hotel rooms either.. have never seen that before but now I'm armed with that information!

Lizy Bartaby said...

Faye, you are just the funniest! I love reading your posts!! Your poppy is really a stunner hun...no way could I colour like that!!

Sandra said...

Doh!
Well I suppose it stops you leaving the lights on and having to do the where-the-heck-did-I-put-the-key thing.

Beautiful card Faye. Looking forward to seeing more.

xxx

Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Faye, and fabulously funny hotel story!

Jane said...

Fab card but you're still a muppet! x

jimlynn said...

LOL! I've never heard of getting power on with the card! Amazing! Glad you found it!

LOVE this wonderful card, Faye! Your coloring is awesome! So pretty.

Lynn

Donna said...

Wow you have definitely done this image justice Faye, gorgeous colouring and a really beautiful CAS design :) Donna ♥ x

Lorraine said...

Psml!! A man must have designed it!!
Gorgeous card. I love poppies and you've coloured this one beautifully.
Lorraine x

Katina said...

Lol, have done exactly the same thing when I had 'he who does the blue jobs with me', and he was more useless than me!

Absolutey LOVE this creation Faye - your colouring is FANTASTIC!!
xx

Tammy said...

Your card is beautiful and colored to perfection. I have no idea why you have to use a card to turn on the lights but I can't help wondering what do they save?

xxxtglxxx said...

Faye, I wouldnt know where to start. I have never stayed in a hotel :) and I dont think I would sleep a wink - lol

Your poppy is outstanding - you have given it real depth of colour and your shading is fantastic. Looking forward to seeing more of these from you :) (although I did think the sentiment said 'seeding birthday wishes!' lol!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Amanda said...

Been there got the tshirt, I went to a works function with overnight stay and the room itself had light but the bathroom didn't and I didnt notice the card lot so I showered and got ready for the party with only ambient light from the open bathroom door, later after a few shandys I mentioned that such an expensive hotel should have lights in the bathroom and watched all the other bright sparks who ad found the slot fall about laughing, felt a right numpty til one of them whispered," I thought it was just me that had done that" so you are definitely not alone lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Loraine Arderne said...

Love your hotel story, so funny and I'd probably be in exactly the same position. Your Poppy is gorgeous! Beautifull colouring as always.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Faye.
luv
Debby

Mrs A. said...

Why didn't you ring Bruv up next door? Thst's a blue job right!!!!!
Muver.
p.s. It also helps if you put the card in the right way round which The Doc dosen't always do.Especially when he has had a few grappas.

Elise said...

Hi ya Faye! Well more and more I'm so loving these "clean" cards .. it's so elegant and beautiful! I love how the red just pops right out .. absolutely gorgeous!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Margreet said...

Awesome colouring Fluffy....are you from the Renaissance Age????....lol...had to laugh about your story....you'll never forget this!
xxx Margreet

Shelly said...

Totally amaze balls (that's Kevin Bacon off the telly impression) poppy card Fluff... go that flower colouring babe! I have to admit I know the insert card thingy, goes with the anglo french territory ;) But yeah for a first time it can definately catch you out! Mwah

Amanda R said...

Love love love your card, that bright pop of color on the simple white is gorgeous, and no, I have never seen a check in card used like that. I think it is just so they have something to laugh about knowing we aren't gonna know what to do.

having a {me} day said...

LOL! LOve your hotel story but your CAS card is awesome! Love it.keeleyxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

You really don't get out much do you? Those power savers have been in hotel rooms for years and years dear Fluff. Perhaps VUH has activated them in the past (when he was bringing luggage into a room) as part of his blue jobs but they really have been in existence for a V E R Y long time. They are to save energy because hotel residents leave the lights on when they are not in the room and if they want to get back in again, they have to take the card key with them thus turning off the power. It's a green thing (as opposed to a blue thing or a pink thing). You may want to add another column to your colour chart!
Anyway - I had to go out and then I had to have a nap and then go out again. But I'm back to finish checking out your recent posts and what a beauty this one is. A splendid poppy by Jane and splendiferous (or should that be splendiforous? colouring by you! And the perfect CAS + doodles design. Lovely, Fluff! Hugs, Lesley