3 June 2013

Swamp Monster!

Morning Peeps :)

Isn't that a fab photo for an Inspiration Photo? Glad you like it, because it's what you get to play with over at La-La Land Crafts this week. Don't forget to add your creations to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win some of your very own La-La goodness. I enjoyed this Challenge, as, like I say, the photo is fab, but it made me use colours I wouldn't normally put together. You could even accuse me of making something with subtle colours!! I know... Shut the door!

Monday morning also means time for a Cupcake, and this week, Maarit has chosen Summer Scene. But I'm not going to tell you all about it here, as I want you to go over there, and see the gorg creations from The Cupcakes

On Saturday morning, Sweet Cheeks and I had some chores to do, but on the way back, because The Cheeks had been quite helpful, I decided to stop for an impromptu walk in the woods. Now it's important that you pay attention here, the walk in the woods was spur of the moment, which is why I left the house in flip flops. But being uber-efficient and borderline OCD, it was not a problem for Sweet Cheeks, as I had spare wellies in the boot. So, off we went for our walk. 

Needless to say, Sweet Cheeks found every puddle in the woods and was quickly covered in mud. I don't have a problem with mud. Sweet Cheeks is a lad, and he's pretty outdoorsy, so mud, dirt, sand and grass stains feature heavily in my 'working week'. But, due to that borderline OCD thing I mentioned, mud and me, don't mix. Eeeuuw!

So, I'm walking along, when it occurs to me that Sweet Cheeks hasn't scampered past for a few minutes. I call. Nothing. Not a problem, I back track to the last area of heavy swamp and nettles 'we' passed. Ahhhhhhhh! This could be a problem. 

Sweet Cheeks is right in the middle of the swamp, so deep in mud, you can't even see the top of his wellies, let alone the bottom of his shorts. Some Fluffie assistance is required. Remember, I'm in flip flops, so not really dressed for the occasion, but a Mum has to do what a Mum has to do, and if we want to get home for tea and biscuits, I'll have to take one for the team. 

I edge towards the shallowest part of the swamp, and getting put off slightly by the cold, wet, mud making contact with both me, and my flip flops, promptly lose my footing, land on my a*^~, and slide the rest of the way into the swamp, at high speed, stopping not that far from The Cheeks. Oh well. In for a penny, in for a pound...

  Copics Used...
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R01, R02
Hair and Boots: E71, E74, E77, E79, E49
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
White: C0, C1, C3
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R89
Green: G43, YG67, G29



Maria Therese said...

Beauutiful ♥

Catherine said...

What a stunning card Fluff ! Fantastic colouring as always and the bunting is so cute ! And I am loving the inspiration photo !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

This is stunning!! Love these colours!! It's a really sweet card!
Hugs Alie

marion said...

very sweet card, stunning colouring as always, hugs, Marion

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Fayle. Love the darling image, the banner... pretty colors!

Sue said...

Well first things first, what an fabulous inspirational photo and card is gorgeous, I love the cute image and perfect colouring.
Oh dear, poor you falling over in the mud. I bet Sweet Cheeks found is amusing though. I think, when it comes to treating phobias, that is what they call flooding!
Hugs Sue xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Faye! Love the color combo and your awesome coloring! Sorry, but had to laugh at your story! Yuck, though, to the mud!

Misty's said...

Hi Faye
Those cupcakes are making my mouth water (LOL) Love the card you made inspired by them! It's super gorgeous and the little cutie is coloured in perfectly.
You really had a close shave with that swamp monster... what a luck it was not at large(LOL). Great practice for next time.... you never know ...today mud tomorrow quick sand... you better be ready (LOL).
Michaela xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This card is beautiful and colours perfect. Wish I could tuck into those cakes! x

Pia S said...

The doily, which makes me think of a crocheted table cloth, and the tea pot charm are wonderful details to this card with the tea drinking Marci. So sweet!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Sounds like sweet cheeks had a wonderful day Faye! And you're a great mum letting him be a muddy lad. I still find mud tracks at home, mine are 15 and 18!

The card is super!


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh dear, my name is still Maarit if you wonder :)

Cazza said...

Ooooo yummy photo and yummy card too, gorgeous colour work and love the tea pot charm! :o)

You are good going for impromptu walks in the woods.....or should that be mud!! Poor you, think I would've cried!!


Lorraine said...

Stunning card, a fab image and gorgeous colouring.
I had to laugh at your story, sorry you fell in the mud...but funny!!
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Love your sweet, gorgeous card Faye and thanks for the funny story, I needed a giggle! Hope you are ok though!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Hi Faye, oooh fabulous picture - and even fabulouser card. Must admit it wouldn't be my first choice for a colour combo but it works wonderfully - shows what I know doesn't it!!!

Love the story as well - shame there weren't any pictures!!!


PS - I tried to get here from my blog by clicking on your comment but it took to me to something about circles - and that's what I ended up doing (going in circles trying to get here - I googled you in the end!!). I is confused by so many things, but especially circles!!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring. Love that little tea pot charm - how perfect.

So sorry you went for a mud slide, but have to admit I had a giggle at your story. Sweet Cheeks must have found this most entertaining...

Hugs, Dawn

coops said...

oh lol at your mud slide, I bet sweet cheeks thought it was funny.i love your card, the colours are beautiful and really pretty image :D

xx coops xx

Amanda R said...

Oh my gosh, I soooo would have paid money to see that escapade! Oh right, got distracted, back to the card. Love the black hair, you did it top notch and your fussy cutting is perfect!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness you guys had quite the Adventure! lol ;-) As long as you two made it home for tea and biscuits and were safe and sound, then it's all Good! ;-) Your Card is just DARLING Lady!! Love your Gorgeously colored Sweet image and those heart banners are too Darned SWEET! Love the whole ensemble! 8-)