4 February 2013

Too Tweet


Morning Flufferoonies :)


Monday morning... time for a Cupcake and this week, I've let, well, me loose! I've chosen Grey and Yellow. And I chose it for a reason. Way back, last year, I saw the most beautiful card that had been coloured in grey monotones, but one thing, I think it was a flower, had been coloured in yellow. I thought it looked striking and very stylish and very, as I mentioned, beautiful, and I've been wanting to try it ever since. I had to wait for my week to come up, and here we are. So, here we are!

Of course, you don't have to use this method, you can just go for a grey and yellow colour scheme, if you fancy, but it's what I wanted to have a go at. We are sponsored, for the very first time, by, Make It Crafty, Zoe is very generously offering a $15 Gift Certificate to spend in store :) I hope you have time to stop by Cupcake, as the girls have ROCKED this theme.



Yesterday afternoon, because there was a seagull in the front garden, Sweet Cheeks and I had a discussion on the dietary requirements of, said, seagulls. Sweet Cheeks informed me, that because a seagull is a bird, they like to eat worms. I love kids, if only things were so easy!

Anyway, me, in my Fluffy wisdom, decided to tell him, that actually, seagulls are piggies and will eat pretty much anything. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank! That's the noise of a 'No' Buzzer, by the way. Sweet Cheeks turned to me, a bit bemused and says 'Mummy! A seagull is a seagull, not a piggy'. He may as well have said Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Too.

Me: Well, when you eat four bananananananas, a chunk of cheese, seven bread sticks, a jam tart, an apple and three mini sausages, you're a piggy too. You're still a Sweet Cheeks, it's just you're a piggy too. There was a silence while this nugget of information was digested. It was not The. End.

Sweet Cheeks: I'm not a piggy, I'm a boy.

 Me: Well, when you eat four bananananananas, a chunk of cheese, seven bread sticks, a jam tart, an apple and three mini sausages, you kind of are.

Sweet Cheeks: Ok, but I'm not a piggy all the time, most of the time, I am a Sweet Cheeks.

I will concede this point. However, you've heard the phrase 'if it ain't nailed down...' Anyway.

Sweet Cheeks: I am a piggy sometimes, but sometimes I am a Sweet Cheeks. But, a seagull is a seagull and seagulls eat worms.

Have you also heard the phrase 'pick your battles'?

I'm back in two shakes with a little La-La, but in the meantime...

 I'd like to enter this card at:
Tiddly Inks - Wings


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32 comments:

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Lol, loved the conversation between you and Sweet cheeks, it's so cute how little minds work :d. Stunning card as ever. Fabulous idea with the monochrome image and touch of yellow for the bird. Love the paper and design too. So very pretty. Big hugs, Jill x

Loopylou. said...

oooooh Faye this is just way way way too cute and stunnerficly gorgeous and aaawwwwwwwwwwwww!! I just love it and it so totally needs to go into our wings challenges over on the tiddly inks challenge blog pleeeaase!!!
huge hugs Lou xxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card the colouring is so clever and fabulous too.
luv
Debby

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful, adore the colouring.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh, thanks so much for making me smile on this Monday morning, I really needed that!!
Your are is stunning. I love that sweet image and your colouring looks amazing.
Hugs Sue

marion said...

What a sweettie, very lovely, hugs, Marion

Catherine said...

This is so cute Fluff ! Love your colouring and the paper is so sweet ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh Fluff! This is one of my favourite makes of yours ever. I love all of your cards of course but this one is sooooooooo lovely! Absolutely STUNNING colourwork and perfect design. It always surprises me that you don't use more yellow given that you are such a fan!
Loved your piggy/seagull/Sweet Cheeks tale. Hugs, Lesley

Alyce said...

LOL!! That is too cute faye! i love this story :) and i love your card! how beautiful to have her in black and white with just the bird coloured...it is so elegant :)

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely blinkin' fabulous, I LOVE this! Hugs, Lisa x

Jo said...

LOL what a darling, love how kids minds work (until they hit their teens!)
Fabby card and your fave colour too eh? *claps* xx

Margreet said...

Stunning card Faye....love your discussion with Sweet Cheeks!
xxx Margreet

heidy said...

Haha love your story and your card is trully AMAZING Faye,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is completely gorgeous. Love the way you have the burst of yellow in those cool greys. Ok - this is officially my fav. colour combination right now :-)
Oh... and for sweet cheeks (who sounds like the most adorable kiddo by the way) *oink*
:-)
Caroline xxx

Leah Crowe said...

Loved the convo between you and your sweet cheeks.. I especially love the grey coloring with that pop of yellow on the birdie. Absolutely gorgeous, Faye!! So happy you joined us at Tiddly Inks!!
hugs,
Leah

Dawn said...

Stunning card! I have to say, I never liked yellow and grey but seeing your card has converted me. It looks amazing.

Hugs, Dawn

Annette said...

WOW i love it

Lorraine said...

I LOVE it! The image is just adorable, and so beautifully coloured. I love the monotones with the hint of yellow. Stunning!
Lorraine x

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow! I will certainly be stealing this idea, brilliant card.

And SC is sooo cool,

Liz x

Abi said...

Too cute, I love Sweet Cheeks' reasoning...if only they stayed this simple lol!! Stunning card xxx

Bananastamper said...

Oooh, such utter gorgeousness I have not seen! LOVE how this turned out, it certainly is striking!

On the subject of piggies - I agree, do choose your battles. I used to call Doodle Pants a turkey and get the same sort of response, lol! He "gets it" now, but that sort of thing seems to take a bit of time. :)
Cheers,
Banana :)

Tracey T said...

I do believe that this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. EVER. Your colouring is stunning and the grey/yellow combo works perfectly. As for that boy of yours, he sounds as bright as a button and sharp as a tack. Huge hugs xx

Debra Miller said...

Love the greys with yellow accent - what a great technique. Gotta love sweet cheeks :D

Katina said...

Lol, I love the the way kids think! This reminded me of a conversation I had with my eldest son when he was about 6; he asked me what the word 'why' meant!!

I had to come over from FB to see this STUNNING card again! I love it!
xx

Shelly said...

Oh fluff this is so lovely, I totally get the hint of yellow... Good thinking :) I loved your theme this week. And you've gotta chuckle at the piggy story ;) mwah

Donna said...

Absolutely adorable Faye, fantastic colour and the yellow accent really sets the focus on the image...so so pretty and go you with a pretty yellow ribbon bow! :) Donna ♥ x

PS: Please don't tell Sweet Cheeks that Doodles thinks Seagulls are flying rats!

Mrs A. said...

Well that put you in your place didn't it!!! A bit like Granddad with the missing jam in Sweet Cheeks doughnut!!! Hugs Muver.

Sandra said...

LOL.
You will never win.
I remember a similar conversation about where milk came from.
Beautiful card xxx

mixamatoasties said...

I just love this Faye, absolutely stunning! In fact, I saw it on FB didn't I?! Why are you frightened of putting stuff on, you have nothing to be scared of, your stuff is fab :)

Susan x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Get out f here! How can you make black look so good?! Fabulous coloring. The yellow is just the perfect color.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Out f here? Sorry... that doesn't sound good... Get out of here!

having a {me} day said...

Errrr ... I would side with Sweet Cheeks in that seagulls eat worms,only because I've seen other birds do it. But I love your fabby grey colouring against the yellow, thank you so much for this challenge, out of my comfort zone but I loved it anyway :) ♥♥♥