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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Love Is ...........

Happy Saturday everyone!  Another grey cloud day but at least the strong winds have died down a bit now - it was a bit of a rough night outside, so glad that we had our eucalyptus tree felled last year otherwise I would have been awake waiting for the sound of breaking glass and crumpled greenhouse.  And these high winds play havoc with tail fur - you should have seen me by the time I got home from work last night - dragged through several hedges backwards!

Anyhoo, it is February and our minds and hearts turn to lurrrve, or to Valentine's day anyway, and squirrels do it too, especially when they are lucky enough to have the perfect Toad.  OK, so he's not exactly perfect....(what man is?) but he is a hunny and I adore him.  So, Love and Valentine themed challenges abound this weekend .....

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE - Love Is (and finished the sentiment)
ALLSORTS - Love Love Love
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES - Valentines
SECRET CRAFTER - Valentines
CARDS FOR MEN - Love/Valentines
SIMON SAYS STAMP - Love Is In The Air
STAMPING FOR THE WEEKEND - Valentines

So what did I create.....well, it is for the Toad but it turned out a bit pinker than I had intended, but I know he won't mind that much......I hope:


And here is the inside:


I think this was one of the very first Penny Black stamps I bought and I have loved it ever since, so when it appeared on a clear set too but in smaller form I thought I was in heaven.  Can't for the life of me remember the name of it though.  Both are painted with distress inks and both have lost whiskers due to my wobbly craft knife skills (oops).  Papers are from a Papermania set that is cake themed but there's no cakes on these ones so what the heck, live dangerously I say.  Flourishes are done with Sizzix dies and the gold lettering is Anita's peel-offs.  Well, Anita made them, but they are mine now.

I ramble don't I?  It's the wine fumes you know, there is a beef casserole in the oven and I don't know how Toad acquired the bottle of Merlot that is in there but it is strong stuff for a small furry one to cope with.

Catch ya's later.
Hugs, Squirrel xx

38 comments:

Vicky said...

WOW.....this is soooo beautiful I love the colour its gorgeous & those images....well put it this way as soon as I've left this comment I'm quickly opening another tab up & going shopping lol. I love it its actually the best Penny Black stamp I've seen.....mind you your colouring also helps cus its amazing.
I have sent you an e-mail hun sorry for the lateness of it. Hope you have a good weekend & I reckon Toad will certainly give you a loud & clear croak for this beauty lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Larisa said...

Very cute card! The image is great! Love any Pb stamps alot! Sorry, I have not any at me to make the same beauty...
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Vixx handmade cards said...

Just adorable Squirrel, sweet image and I love the layout too :o)

hugs Vicky xx

cebelica said...

What a beautiful card! <3

kay said...

fabulous card for the toad and i love reading your posts,so ramble away,x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining our "Valentine" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

MARY B said...

Really lovely. Mary x

Chrissy said...

I love Penny Black stamps too. I dont have this one though, really gorgeous,and coloured perfect. And I can sympathize with cutting off whiskers and other things that stick out, wobbly or not if they are in the way ...chop it off...thats what I say lol.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Amanda said...

awww your card is so sweet

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card fabulous image and beautiful paper's,
Hugs Dianne xx

Carissa said...

This is soooo sweet. Just adorable Squirrel.
Hugs, Carissa

Wishcraft said...

Aww adorable card Squirrel, I'm sure Toad will love it :o) That image is so sweet and I love the papers (I've got them too... well, they've got cakes on so I had to). Lisa x

pickle said...

Ohh Squirrel this is absolutely adorable. I love it!!
Kerry x

Debs said...

Absolutely adorable card Squirrel. Love the cute meeces and would never have noticed the whiskers if you hadn't mentioned it. Hope you enjoyed your stew, it sounds delish. Debs xx

Mad Moose said...

awww such a cute card. It really is lovely. Hope the wine hasn't gone too much to your head

Lins said...

Hi Squirrel,

this is such a cute card, so beautifully colored...wowie!

Big hug,

Lins x

Sarah said...

This is so cute Squirrel! I'm sure Toad will love it! I think this stamp was in the first batch that I started to get from PB to. It's called Squeeze til I Squeak.

Sarah xx :0)

mckinkle said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, the colours and the image are a perfect combination! Its really making me wish that Spring gets a move on!!

Keryn x

Kat said...

Hi Squirrel, what a sweet card, I'm sure Toad will love it. It's not that pink, is it? LOL!

Kat xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the way that you have used the same stamp inside the card, only smaller!

Aussie Loz said...

oh, I'm sure he'll love it! How great to have the matching smaller stamp! Love it ♥

Rufus said...

How does the saying go...I cook with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food! I'm sure you simply used it to smooth all that ruffled fur from being dragged through the hedges getting home last night! Of course Toad will love his card, he loves you! Like the way you used the two sizes. Oh, BTW I went and looked and your still not off the hook coloring wise!
Hugs all 'round
R/

Helen said...

Awww...this is so sweet Squirrel...love how you've used the ickle version of the stamp on the inside!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Uma said...

aaaaw so cute, bet toad loves it

Mummylade said...

it is an adorable image! I'm so glad you joined the SFTW and Allsorts challenges with this creation, good luck!

coops said...

aw gorgeous card squirrel.the image is so sweet and i love the fab colours and the lush swirls. :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

This is so adorable Squirrel,so move the meece! lol! I'm sure the Toad won't notice the colour,especially if he's still intoxicated from the casserole. Hope you've had a great weekend,Julie.x

ginny c said...

lovely image really is sweet, i bet you will both have a pink glow after the casserole,

Debs said...

Oh this is adorable!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

kath said...

this is so sweet squirrel...love the soft pastel colours.....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, cute card and love all the swirls.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday this week.
luv
Debby

TaraG said...

Such a cute card! The paper and colours are fabulous and I love the sweet image on both outside and inside! Fabulous sentiment too! It's the perfect creation for our Love is in the air challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge!
Hugs,t

Zippy said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Love the colours and the image and the Toad is sure to love it too! xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and such sweet sentiments, a really fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kaz said...

Awwwww so adorable! Love how you have decorated the inside to match....a real beauty!
hugs
Kaz xx

Kirsten...x said...

fabulous card lovely image...x

Thanks for joining us for our love theme this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Caroline said...

Just so adorable!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender this month.
Caroline x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, the image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender. Hugs, Bev

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