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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Should Have Gone To Spec-Savers...

...other high street opticians are available!

I know things are quiet in blogland midweek but I thought I saw tumbleweed roll past yesterday - did you lot all get a better offer or was there something on that I didn't know about or was yesterday's card really that awful?  Felt a bit like Billy-No-Mates last night (sob sob)! 

Now, I know I need my eyes tested but I thought I had got quite good at "reading" rubber stamps.  You know, when you pick up rubber and think "Oh yeah, I can see what that is" without the need to get ink on it.  Yeah, right.

It actually wasn't until I had FINISHED painting this one that Stupid twigged that this was probably a Christmas stamp.  D'oh!

Oh well, never mind - a quick and simple card but I think it works ok:


One of my five Hanglar stamps - he didn't come with a name (he's an ebay orphan) so I shall call him Reginald.  Painted, in non-Christmas colours (!), with distress inks.  Paper is Fine & Dandy and sentiment from a Buzzcraft collection.

Hope to see a few more of you over the weekend - and I've got a long one - weekend that is - finish work at lunchtime on Friday (whoop) and don't go back until Tuesday (wheeee) - only drawback to that is, the dearest one has Spring Cleaning planned.  Well, not actually Spring Cleaning in the traditional sense but apparently I have to try and relocate something that used to be known as the dining room table.  I have a picture in my mind of what it ought to look like ....... will let you know if I ever find it!  There is an incentive on offer, so he tells me, that if I do track it down he will crack open the wallet and treat me to a Chinese takeaway on Saturday night - well who could turn that chance down - wish me luck - safari suit, waders and bamboo machete are on standby.......

Hugs, Squirrel xx


26 comments:

coops said...

stunning card squirrel.the image is fab and i love the gorgeous colours and backing paper.
it has been a bit quiet in blogland.everyone must of been watching the footie :D

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

Very cute card, and who cares if it's christmas or not, maybe he's a valentine angel or an easter angel, I think he's very sweet and you have coloured him beautifully.
Luv CHRISSYxx

craftymum said...

Hi Squirrel
didn't want you to feel lonely!I haven't had many visitors either
Don't see anything wrong with this sentiment. I thin k it can be used for many occasions
Hope you find the table!
hugs sarah
p.s. oh and when you do lay a place for me on Saturday. I love chinese

martina's kaartjes said...

what a cute card ! great !
greetings, martina
x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A fabulous card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

cebelica said...

Lovely card! paper goes perfectly with the image you. Perfect choice!

Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I really appreciate it - you made my day.

Hugs!

Kristel said...

That is a beautiful card Squirrel! Love the colours you used!
Hugs Kristel

LouDotMac said...

Gorgeous card!! Your colouring is totally perfect and I love the yellows and blues together - so cheery!! :)

xo

Julie said...

Oh Squirrel,there was nothing wrong with last nights card,life just gets a bit rushed at times. You know I for one generally leave coments on your lovely cards but if I blog hop from my iphone it takes me so long to coment that if I'm not blessed with time I leave it till on the laptop. Your Hangler dude looks mighty fine,and you could also clip his wings and make him more butch,though who said a Tooth fairy is definately a girly?
Catch you later,Julie.x

Cathy said...

LOL!!!! You don't half make me laugh!!! Yep its a Christmas kit image!! fab card though .. and yesterdays card was fab ... only go to see it today .. been sooo busy.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Kaz said...

Fabby card! Image looks great, he's lovely, and I love that backgroung paper too. Off to check out yesterdays card....
Hugs
Kaz xx

Kaz said...

P.S Ment to add your new look blog looks fabulous!

Rach said...

hi hun, loving this card.. hope that you manage to find your table.. xxx

Uma said...

looks fabulous, not christmassy at all

Fiona said...

If you cut off Regs' wings he wouldn't look so christmassy. (not that I think he does anyway)
Love the colours and the colouring.

Caroljenks said...

I don't think Reginald nor his sentiment screams Christmas at all - and I love his adopted name too ;)

I've also got pictures in my mind of your Dinning Table - but mine also include the safari suit, machete and a lion or 2 (Penny Black of course!)

Carol x

Mina said...

I dont think it looks like a christmas stamp, it makes a fantastic clean and simple card...the net has been very quiet lately it has nothing to do with your stunning work
Mina xxx

Christy Beans said...

Until you said 'Christmas', I was thinking "fairy in his winter clothes" sending warm winter wishes. I mean, not all fairies can fly south (or north, on your hemisphere, I guess ha) for the winter! LOL Love stopping by every day for a squirrel-y moment. =)

Rufus said...

I don't see why Reginald has to be a Christmas stamp. I hate to think of where you'll be hunting this dinning room table, if you need waders, machete and safari suit!! Hope you find it though and get the Chinese dinner! Thanks for the smiles,
Hugs,
R/

Rufus said...

Rats, hit send to fast. Have some fun on your lovely looong weekend!
R/

debby4000 said...

Well he is still fab and your card is fab too.
luv
Debby

Vicky said...

Hi shug loving this card & I def dont think hanglar looks christmassy I have the same stamp. Its certainly cold enough now to wear a scarf & its def not christmas.....goodness no I'm still recuperating from crimbo lol. Fabulous card hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jean McKenzie said...

Another cute card - love the soft colours!

Zippy said...

Lovely card and I don't think he looks at all Christmassy! Love the colours you used too xxxx

LINDA said...

Beautiful card.. Very lovely work.. Hugs, Linda

Tasha said...

OMG this is fantastic! Love the colours and the fab cloud dp
love tasha xx

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