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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Have you heard the one about the rugby player and the tart?

Hello peeps, how is your Sunday?  Ours has been pretty non-eventful, for which I am truly grateful.  Yesterday, we should have been heading for a BBQ to celebrate Toad's mate's 50th birthday but we were both so tired after a manic work week that neither of us could face a three hour drive for a sausage.  I did tell Toad that if it was the BBQ he wanted, I could burn him a burger for his tea.

Instead of that, I made my first ever Tarte Tatin!  I don't "do" apples so I used peaches for this one.

And with a good old fashioned dollop of double-cream - I thought I'd gone to heaven!  Can't tell you how relieved I was when it came out of the pan in one piece with no burnt caramel to be seen, I had visions of going into town this week looking for a new one.

And the rugby player?  Here he is:

Ingredients for this card:
Stamped Image: LOTV Rugby Mad
Papers:  Dovecraft Masculine Collection
Sentiment: Cut from a sheet of above papers
Colouring Medium:  Distress Inks and Twinkling H2Os

Just in case you can't make out the words, it says:  Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city (Oscar Wilde).

Here is the not very subtle inside

And to finish, here is a close up of that young man, complete with bruised shin,  filthy shorts and golden Gavin Henson boots

Hugs, Sxx


Claire x said...

That pudding looks scrummy. Great card and love the inside. Hugs, Claire x

Debbie said...

Oh I did laugh at the title.
I thought it was a trailer for the new Gavin Henson thing.......LOL
A batchelor dating 20 girls apparently!!
Eh...no thanks, I am a Johnny Wilkinson girl myself, and went off Henson when he started "Danicing" (if that's what it was called)!
Gorgeous card.

Michelle said...

Ha, you are so funny -- yeah I think 3 hours for a sausage is a bit much :) Your tart looks delicious & your card is adorable, love the clouds in the background!


Chrissy said...

You are so funny....very yummy tart,and very yummy card, Great wee image..love his bruise..lol...
and love the subtle inside.


Carol said...

Hi Squirrel. With a lead like that I had to come and have a look. The tart looks superb and the bruises very authentic. Still chuckling.

coops said...

oh my word, i could just eat a slice of your yummy tart hun, looks so scrummy and fantastic card too, the sentiment is brilliant and i love your true to life colouring of the image, superb :D

xx coops xx

Rufus said...

Yum, what time did you say desert was served? Looks delish! Had to laugh at the bruise, great card.

Bernie said...

On my gosh that looks Yummy! Love everything about your card, the bruise is adorable. And the sentiment is wonderful.
Blessings Bernie

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous cute card and love the yummy tart wish I wasn't on a diet.

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, I love it. I hope you saved me some of that scrumptious looking pie :o)
Jackie xx

Delphine said...

Oh I love your peach Tarte Tatin, looks very yummy! Well I guess I am too late and there is nothing left... Well done on the unburnt pan:-)!
And your card is fantastic! Your image is coloured to perfection, love the bruised skin and filthy shorts:-), and the sentiment is jsut perfect! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Kathy D. said...

Your coloring is AMAZING. LOVE how you did the dirty shorts and the bruised shin!! Amazing...did I say that already?
Also wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update www.abc-challenge.blogspot.com

Mina said...

oooohhhhh you have made me hungry now S...your card is fantastically boyish, brilliantly coloured too...go on tell me the story about ice age 2 Im so curious now lol
Mina xxx

cebelica said...

Mmmmm, the tart looks delicious. And the card is very cute too. Nicely done!

Squirrel said...

Hahaha! Gotta love Oscar Wilde. Actually though, having been on first aid duty at rugby and football matches, I think footie players are far worse. And their supporters. Rugby supporters amazed me by their gentlemanliness. (Is that a word?)

Your colouring is just exquisite. Lucky birthday boy. Hope he doesn't get sausage-poisoning.

OK I'm hungry now....
Squirrel-down-under XX

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