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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Flat As A Pancake

Just for once, just once, I'd like to wake up in the morning and find that nothing is running, dripping, rasping, aching, creaking, groaning or falling off.   I am truly feeling every one of my 153 years right now.  What do you mean, I'm not that old?  Are you sure?

Feeling as flat as a pancake today and as low as these miserable grey clouds overhead.  Could do with a good dose of sunshine and some warmth I think.  Mind you, there has been some sun this week - we had one glorious, bright day - but I was shackled to my desk at work so didn't actually get to experience much of it.  Oh I am a right old grumpy pants so just ignore me and come and have a look at my cards.

I've got two for you today, and a few challenges to go with them:

And the challenges for this are:
CARDS FOR MEN - Let's Party
CRAFTY CATZ - Forgotten Stamp
STAMPING FOR THE WEEKEND - Get Warmed Up (colours)
CUTE CARD THURSDAY - 3, 2, 1  (stretching this one a bit, 3 papers, 2 of each candy dot, 1 handwritten sentiment)

The papers are a Papermania masculine collection from a year or two ago, the teddy in his brightest, bestest, party jumper is a Sugar Nellie Little Cotton Rabbits bear who has been sadly neglected of late, cardstock from stash, candy dots from stash and I did the sentiment myself (you can probably see the smudge).  Image coloured with ProMarkers.

And card number two:

Is for these challenges:
LILI OF THE VALLEY - Dawny's Sketch
STAMP SOMETHING - Something Cute
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS - Colour Combo - Brown/Pink/Green

I love this LOTV image, it was one of the first stamps I bought from them, and it has had a lot of use.  Papers are a mix of Dovecraft and Little Sizzlets.  The very bad faux stitching done with the ProMarker line pen and the image is painted with distress inks.

Thanks for popping over, and I'm sorry for being such an old misery.  If you haven't got your name down for my JANUARY CANDY (Ice Skating Henry from Whiff Of Joy) then you still have until 31 January to enter the draw.

Hugs, Sxx


Vixx handmade cards said...

Gorgeous cards Squirrel and both coloured in beautifully :o)

Hope you are feeling a little brighter hun!

Hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie these are both gorgeous love your fab male card & the LOTV image is just sooo cute. Your colouring is fabulous hun. Hope you have a good weekend

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Chrissy said...

You are so funny....At least on this wet and chilly morning in the middle of our summer you made me smile, thankyou.
Two very cute cards,and teddys jumper is sooo cute.


Hi Squirrel
Both cards are gorgeous,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Squirrel, what a fabulous card, its awhile since I used this image but he looks just as good as he did when I used him, gorgeous papers to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

kay said...

fab cards and i do hope you wake up tomorrow feeling better,x

carol said...

hello squirrel, you made me laugh today reading your little story, ha at first i thought you were on about the house!!!!LOL but no you were talking about yourself...aaah poor you, let's hope for some sunshine toget rid of those blues.
nearly forgot about your card, it looks lovely, super image, thanks for joining us at Craftycatz this week, x carol

Sarah said...

Hi Squirrel,

You're def not 153!! I do know what you mean though as this weather really does leave you feeling down. We had a gorgeously sunny day Friday but, like you, I was stuck at my desk at work and could only admire if from the window.

Both of this cards are fab, your colouring is superb! I love the papers you've used on both.

Take care Hun.

Sarah xx :0)

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow love both of these in different ways have the forgotten stamp dont think i have inked it. Naughty me. Well thanks for joining both the challenges.

Kat said...

Awww poor you Squirrel, you do sound a bit low. You should be up here in sunny Aberdeenshire. We've had lovely weather since last weekend. Yesterday wasn't so bright but every other day was sunny and at Kath's demo at Alford today we were squinting to see what she was doing sometimes.

Love both of your cards, both little bears are so sweet! I'm really loving LOTV images just now. Thank goodness for cute squares when you're in a hurry for a card.

Kat xx

Rufus said...

Just love those LOTV bears and you color them so beautifully! I'm sure you'll perk up your bushy tail if you could just get some sun, and little warm wouldn't hurt either. When it's gloomy everything is soooo much worse! Hang in there my fluffy tailed friend...did you get my email?
Hugs and pets to you and Vince,

Debs said...

2 gorgeous cards Squirrel. I love the bright colours of the Sugar Nellie card. Hope your feeling a bit brighter soon. I've been a right moaner just lately, I even moaned about the sunshine as it was shining right on my comp at work and I couldn't see a thing. -x-

coops said...

gorgeous cards squirrel.love the fab images and your colouring is so beautiful.fabby papers and layouts too.
i hope you feel a little brighter soon hun, not long until spring now :D

xx coops xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful card hun :) Thanks for joining in this week with our challenge of Patchwork over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Tasha said...

I hope you are feeling a bit better now! Its not nice when you feel all run down - you know what makes me feel better, chocolate fudge and caramel sundae! mmmmm
Such beautiful cards, love the designs and colourwork. The party animal card madde me giggle
love tasha xx

Pauline C said...

2 more gorgeous cards Squirrel - I love that LotV bear too (actually i love all the LotV stamps but that's anotehr story lol!) hope you're soon feeling more cheerful hun - know how you feel I'm still sniffling for England, and just wnat for spring to arrive!!
pauline x

scotspanda said...

two beautiful cards, they are both fabulous

thanks so much for entering my male inspired challenge at Allsorts this week. Good luck in the prize draw


Amanda xx

Rosietoes said...

Super cards, lovely colouring. Thank you for joining with us at LOTV this week.

Edna x

yvonne said...

Both card are gorgeous but I think the Teddy is my favorite
Thanks for joining us at SFTW
Yvonne x

Alison said...

Fab cards! Love the colours on your teddy card. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Your cards are so cute. I love the first one, image is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Rainmac said...

Hi Squirrel, what fabulous cards, I love the bold colours and the cute image on the first card. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge xxx

Eisbärin said...

God, I can't believe I missed so much, love this one, your colouring is amazing as always!
Love, Alex

Squirrel said...

Wahey - you won the Stampin' for the Weekend prize with your gorgeous warmed-up bear! If that doesn't cheer you up, nothing will. :-) Many congrats fellow Squirrel!

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