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Sunday, 20 February 2011

A Bit Sassy

Anyone got a spare hot water bottle please?  Afternoon all - hope you are warmer than we are, our boiler has gone on strike, and it is chuffty cold here in the east today.  Isn't is strange how mechanical things choose the most inconvenient times to stop working - Saturday evening we noticed the radiators weren't getting warm, and of course, by then, the man who services our boiler had gone home for the weekend and his mobile is for emergencies only.  Well, some might consider no heat as an emergency but I was thinking that would be more along the lines of a gas leak or an explosion!  So, we spent the evening cuddled up under blankets.  And I guess we will be doing the same thing tonight too.  To be fair, I'm not really that cold, except for my hands, my toes and my nose.  Brrrrrr.

Anyhoo, to today's card - this is for a very sweet young lady who is leaving my favourite coffee shop to work as a full time restaurant waitress. 

I've used Sugar Nellie's Luv A Latte stamp and distress ink painted it.  Papers are Dovecraft Tea Shop collection.  I've chalk inked the edges of two of the papers to define them a bit more and now I wish I'd done the blue one too.  Retro flower punch and Card Candy for the pink bloom, with Martha Stewart branch punch for the leaves.  LOTV sentiment from their circular sentiments set.

Now, I'll be honest with you here.....as I know I am among friends.....when I first saw this Sassy image I absolutely hated it....but then I saw what the super talented Nic had done with her over at Coops Cluttered Corner in her Coffee & Cream creation and I started to think that maybe I could get used to her......she was an absolute joy to colour and I think I could grow to love her.....Himself on the other hand has outright told me he thinks she's freaky!  Men!

That's me for today, I think I am suffering from blogger's droop so I'll try and catch up tomorrow.

Hugs, Squirrel xx


cebelica said...

Lovely card! I love all the beautiful papers you used!

jacque4u2c said...

So cute!

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie totally gorgeous card the recipient is sure to love it. Shame about your heating hun it always pick the most inopportune times. If I lived closer to you I would bring you a few electric heaters that we keep in the shed. Hope you get it sorted soon hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tracy said...

What a wonderful and fitting image for your friend at your coffee shop. You have coloured here beautifully.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissy said...

Love those papers they are fabulous, cute image, lovely colouring. Sorry about your heating,it's like here in winter with just a gas heater, 9.30 at night or 6.00 in the morn the stupid thing used to run out of gas, dont use it any more...only for back up.Try to stay warm.

Uma said...

she's lovely, I bet the recipient loved it!

Debbie said...

Hi Squirrel. Cannot believe your boiler down too, so is ours, Hubby had to turn it off about 2pm today, it was making a loud popping noise, we were advised to turn it off and to phone them for an appointment tomorrow, so I am with you for COLD!
I agree with you about these stamps I cannot make my mind up if I loath them or love them!!!
I have only got one and it's the one where she looks like she has just woke up with a pillow, nice but only used her once.
I adore your papers, they look beautiful, and the LOTV sentiment is so nice, I hope to get them in March.
Stay warm, Debbiexx

kay said...

brilliant card,hope you get your heating fixed tomorrow,x

Sarah said...

Hi Hun, make sure the 3 of you (use Vinnce's warmth!) snuggle up and keep warm!
This is a fab card, great colours. I have to admit that I'm not a massive fan of them but have seen some brill cards using them!
Sarah xx :0)

tilly said...

A super card but still not sure of these stamps, the eyes are a little freaky to me....... I agree coopsy made a stunning card but it does not make me want to buy
Tilly x

Mina said...

oooohhhhh bbbbbrrrrrrr you made me feel cold, dont you hate it when your heating conks out...your so right I think the weather waits until it happens...I love your sassy girl card, beautifully bright colouring
Mina xxx

LINDA said...

This is simply adorable..Love it!! Very lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, cute image and fab colours.

Victoria said...

wow this is lovely x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Squirrel :o) Great papers and I love this image - I wasn't sure about them when the first set came out, but ended up buying the second set and I love them now. Lisa x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous what a great image, love your colour chocie too, big hugs love pops x x x

LouDotMac said...

This is a gorgeous card - I love that image, so dreamy. The patterned papers you have used are yummy, I especially love the one with the tea cups on! Hehe.

I have a blog award over on my blog for you - if you want to go over and collect it that would be great. Thank you, Lou Mac. xo

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