15 April 2013

Birds, Butterflies, or a Cactus?


 Morning Fluffaroonies. If you're looking for a Cupcake, or a lesson on thumbs and Physics, well, you need to head downstairs... :)


 But, if you're after some La-La Land Craft Inspiration Monday related goodness, well, you're in the right place! This week, we'd like to see you pop your Birds or Butterfly themed creations in The Customer Gallery.

I've been saving this EP Butterfly paper for over a year, for this EXACT card. See, being a Stashoholic has it's advantages. I made the Flutterby myself, using the La-La Land Craft Filigree Corner Die, although I can't take any credit, I saw it somewhere, I forget where. Now, while we're on nature and forgetting stuff, let's talk about plants...


Once upon a time, I had a good relationship with house plants. But these days, not so much so. By the time I've finished running around after Two Boys and a Cat, (now doesn't that sound like a RomCom?) I kind of forget to water them. Ever.

Last week, Very Understanding Hubby waved the African Violet from the bathroom at me. I think, it was an African Violet, once. Before all the Violets fell off and just left the African! Anyway, Very Understanding Hubby waved the African Violet at me and asked when was the last time I had watered it. This question quickly became redundant, as, the African Violet slipped out of his hand, and the china dish bounced on the tiled floor and the African Violet Shattered into thousands of pieces!

But, here's the thing. I like having a plant in the bathroom. A semi-live one, not a plastic one. So, I found myself wondering what kind of plant could I put in there... A plant that won't really mind if I forget to water it for, like, six months at a time. Ping! Yep, you heard the light bulb too, right? A Cactus! You know, one of those big, spiky, Cactussy looking things... Perfecto for the room that homes naked boys! PMSL.


Copics Used...
 Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, E04, R01, R03
Hair: E55, E57, E59, E49
Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89
Greens: YG03, YG63, YG67 (trousers are paper pieced)
Whites: C0, C1, C3
Yellows: Y21, Y26, YR23, E33
Spade: C1, C3, C5, C7
Pot: E31, E33, E37

Supplies... 
 

33 comments:

Margo said...

Haha I'm just the same when it comes to wathering plants, so now that's a blue job at my house :)
I used to have a cactus, they really don't support a lot of water, 'cause they will rot ! If by any chance you water it next month too, ... be prepared :)
Love your card, these LaLaLands are just too cute !
Good luck with your cactus
Hugs
Margo

Jenny said...

Awwwww! how gorgeous and look at that hair colouring .... just fantabulous! x

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Whahahahaha ! What a great idea! Bet the naked boys are being very carefull from now on, with a cactus hanging around ;)
Love the card, and what a fun butterfly!
Hugs Alie

Victoria said...

slightly gorgeous card here Fluffy one, love the colours.
Miss you
Jelly
xx

mixamatoasties said...

She's so lovely Faye!

Susan x

Loopylou. said...

romfl!!! poor bathroom flower!!! I do love this card so much though hunny, the colouring is yummy!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Shelly said...

Yep with you there on the plants Fluff... I just can't win. I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't, they all die in the end! Great card, I love the little frame and pretty butterfly! xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww she is such a sweetie and coloured perfectly. Gorgeous papers and I love the way you have made the pretty lacy butterfly.
hugs Sue xx

Claire said...

Fab card Faye, love the image and bright colours and you again made me chuckle as I am sure I read about the cactus either on a previous post or on Facebook LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Debbie said...

Super card Fluffy. Love the image and the great pink spotty button too. DX

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Faye. Love the darling image. The colors are so pretty. Love the frame too and the beautiful butterfly!

Carla S. said...

Delightful card, Faye! Love the papers and adorable image! Fab coloring and design, as always! Sorry about your bathroom plant, but funny story!

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card. The image looks and beautifully coloured. I love the little button butterfly too.
Lorraine x

catherine said...

Great card Faye and great image. love the butterfly and I am laughing at the choice of plant too
x catherine

Wishcraft said...

Super cute image and your colouring is FAB, love the butterfly paper too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shelby said...

I think a cactus would be perfect!! Love this sweet card and the combination of colors and different DP and of course the stashed butterfly is just perfect for her.

Shelby

Louise said...

Totally gorgeous as always and had to laugh about the plant a cactus would be great because they hardly need water. I am bad with plants in fact only just rescued one the other day and think it may live if I do not forget about it again.
Hugs louise xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, sweet card.
luv
Debby

Catherine said...

This is such a sweet card Fluff ! Fantastic colouring as always and I do love your embellies ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

coops said...

so stunning faye.beautiful design and colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

I see someone had to scoff 4 choc ices on sticks in order o make this card! Wonder who that was! I never want to see soap ever again. Hugs Muver.

Donna said...

So pretty Faye and I love that you've been raiding McD's again for the stirring sticks lol! :) Donna ♥ x

Pia S said...

Love how you made the frame! I have hundreds of these wooden sticks in my stash as I bought a HUGE pack of rub-ons. I've been hanging on to them to try and come up with an idea on how to use them - thanks for the idea!

Jane said...

EEK! My eyes are watering at the thought x

Dawn said...

Hee hee... I used to have lots of plants, but there are now only two survivors - both spider plants and one is in the bathroom. I can go over a month without watering them and they look dreadful but spring right back when I finally get around to soaking them. I like your cactus idea :)

Gorgeous card - I love how you made the beautiful butterfly and your fabulous frame. Of course, your colouring is always stunning.

Hugs, Dawn

Natali said...

Gorgeous spring colours and great idea with frame. Love it!!
Hugs,
Natali

Katie said...

Lmbo! I have to tell you- I've even killed a cactus :) Definitely no green thumb over here- unless I've some how colored it with my Copics, lol! LOVE this card to bits Faye- gorgeous coloring!! Hugs, Katie

Shannon White said...

Too Darned CUTE Faye!! Love how your Awesome coloring brought this little cutie to life!! Just Darling!

Hugs
Shannon

Sara said...

Your comments do make me laugh, I too am a terrible hostess for houseplants I even managed to kill an air plant once! I kid you not! so I can sympathize. Love the card, really fab colouring and pretty butterfly too, hugs Sara xxx

Elaine said...

Another gorgeous card - and a Marci too! (shhhh don't tell anyone, but you made me go and order this stamp too..you enabler you!)
LOVE your colouring..ever so pretty and the butterfly is fabulous, your own idea or not.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Katina said...

I don't have any house plants for that very reason - they all die of thirst in my house or I drown them!

Gorgeous card again Faye. Love the mix of papers and the cute image.
cc

Amanda R said...

Haha! Love the cactus story! And love your card, that burlap is too cute!

Barb Murphy said...

lol...in the room that houses naked boys! haha! i like pothos...they are tough as nails and look great even with great neglect. as soon as you water them, they perk right up again! my kinda plant ;)

this little one is so sweet. i love the burlap strip and butterfly diecut!