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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge & A Bedtime Story

Earlier Posts Today:  Sketch Saturday No 81

Could not resist today's Penny Black Saturday Challenge with a Red and Gold theme - I mean, just how Christmassy can you get?!


Even in daylight at the moment my camera is not light sensitive enough to take a decent picture and with all that mirri card I daren't use a flash!  Here's a close up -


I've used "Merry Wishes" by Penny Black, coloured with Copics and ProMarkers and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust (Just how fine is that stuff? you should see Vince now!), Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Deep Heart Lattice border punch (arrived in post this morning, yippee), Cuttlebug Ice Crystal snowflake and lots of gold sparkling gems.  Gold mirri card and red cardstock from stash and red tartan paper is an offcut too.  Thought this one would be ideal for my mate Julie-Pig!

And now for the bedtime story:  NEVER, and I mean never, never, ever, let your man go bed shopping on his own.  For months now we have been talking about replacing the old divan in the front bedroom (it was only a cheap tide-us-over bed 12 years ago) as it was looking very worse for wear and my darling Mollie found it was just the right height for her arthritic hips to use as a scratcher.  Occasionally, when we've seen a furniture shop, we've popped in and had a nosey round but never found the right one.  That is, until last weekend when His Nibs went out alone .... he came back and said, quite proudly, that the new bed was being delivered next Saturday (today).  New bed??  Oh, ok then, you've chosen one. 

It duly arrived this morning, on schedule, and all the bits (yes, bits) were brought upstairs by the nice delivery men who said that putting it together was "easy".  Now, where have I heard that before?  Anyway, turns out that His Infinite Wisdom has bought the shop display model.  Nice bargain in fact.  Except, there are no (expletive deleted, please insert own one of choice) instructions with it.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  I repeat, never, never, ever let your man go shopping alone!

Hope you are having fabbie weekends, and many thanks for popping in to see me.
Yours, bruised, battered and with splinters
Squirrel xxxxx


18 comments:

Zippy said...

Adore this card hun, and it is very Christmassy! I agree never ever let a man out alone to do any form of shopping, disaster will be the only result! xxxx

alison59 said...

lol squirrel ;) Poor Mr Toad - men always think they're doing the right thing but they always get it wrong. 10/10 for trying though Mr T!!! FAB card squirrel. Might have to invest in a MS punch..........

Pauline C said...

fab card Squirrel - how cute is that piggy? I never noramlly like red on Chrimbo cards but have really been geting into it this year (I made FOUR red Chrimbo cards yesterday!) Sorry hun but I am wetting myself laughing here at the bedtime story .... men, eh?? My OH has learnt now (after many years of experience) and he NEVER EVER buys anything for the house or for me without consulting first ... as you say, men & women just don't sing from the same song sheet when it comes to that kind of thing rofl!
Anyhoo .. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC and have a great weekend
Pauline x

craftymum said...

Sorry to hear about your bed problems. Men eh. Actually it's different in our house, I make the mistakes and Michael always gets it right (Well his surname is Wright)
Love your card and that border punch is fab,
We've missed you at TG too. There's a really easy challenge this week, anything goes
Love Sarah W XXX

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card love the cute image and hope you get things sorted,
Hugs Dianne xx

Samantha said...

te hehehee!! Hunny thanks for posting about your bed probs! you have cheered me up a little more! thats twice in one day!
Love hte card its sooooo cute!! :0)

Kath said...

fabulous card squirrel...love that cute piggy and your tartan paper...and love the story about the bed....hope you manage to put it together without the instructions.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Cathy said...

Fabulous card Squirrel ... that piggy is just so cute!!
Ah so Toad is a true man!!!! Dave is muttering something about instructions being there to confuse and hinder!!!!
Have a great weekend and hope the splinters easy to pull out!!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Mina said...

gorgeous card, love those colours together...great image superbly coloured
Mina xxx

Cynthia said...

Another beauty Squirrel, I'm jealous of you with that brand new MS punch, I only have one in my stash wish I could afford some more, maybe one day. Hope you got all the splinter's out, just like me having rose thorns in your fingers, they are damn sore.
Cheers
Cynthia

Helen said...

Lol...hope you've managed to make progress with the bed!
Gorgeous card Squirrel...love your new punch!
Helen x

tracie said...

Oh wow hun I love your fabulous card, this image is brilliant and I love all the gorgeous details..Fabulous card !! Oh no you poor thing...your right NEVER let men go shopping for furniture on their own..I hope you manage to fix it together.
Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
hugs
Tracie :)x

Liz's creative corner said...

Great card squirrel, love the colours and image and that Martha Stewart border punch is to die for lol, x

Hugs Liz xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, very cute image :o)
Jackie xx

Dragonlady said...

Oh this did make me laugh. Husbands!!!! Good luck with the bed!!

Hugs Ali x

TallyTalulah said...

He is the most gorgeous little piggie - love what you've done with him. As fo for the bed story - well you said it - never let them!

Lianne
xx

Tasha said...

What a stunning card - i love the colours and the fabulous border!
love tasha xx

Whisper said...

Oh gorgeous, i must look at buying this stamp, as it seems so versatile, Sam x

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