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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Micey Nice Friends

Me again.  I was going to save this for tomorrow but I'm all of a dither and just had to come and have a word with you all.  Three things have happened today that have set my heart racing, and not all for the right reasons!

1.  We'd been out for a little while earlier and were on our way home.  Coming out of a roundabout I was in the outside lane, and the daft old git in the inside lane decided that he wanted to move over - without looking.  How we missed each other I have no idea (if I close my eyes I can see it all over again in slow motion) but he got a damn good blast of the horn.  I was shaking head to toe I can tell you. 

2.  On arriving home, my parents' car is in our driveway.  Thinking they would have let themselves in I went to open our door but it was still locked.  Odd.  Anyway, thinking that they might have gone through to sit in the conservatory and locking the door behind them I was a little puzzled to find Vince sitting in the living room.  Normally if anyone visits he legs it upstairs so we knew they had not been in.  No sign of them in the garden either.  Odder.  So I went off for a little walk looking for them.  Not a sign.  Came back and felt the bonnet of the car, it was warm but not hot so it had been there a while.  In desperation I popped over to John and June, a lovely couple who live in the bungalow opposite.  John opens the door.  "John", says I, "I don't suppose you have seen a couple of daft old dears wandering around?" only to hear my father's very distinct laugh coming from their kitchen.  And there they were, having a cup of tea and a natter!!!  I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry. 

3.  What have I done?  I've just booked a table for my very first Craft Fair!  Eeeeeeek!!!  Anyone have any hints and tips please?

Gosh, all that rambling and I honestly do have a card to share - here it is

Ingredients for this card:
Stamped Images:  House Mouse stamps x 2
Stencil: A metal word embellishment that came free with a mag about 4 years ago!
Medium:  Distress Inks for mice and sponging for background

And the challenges:
Less Is More - Anything CAS Goes

Hugs, Sxx


downrightcrafty said...

Hi Squirrel, sorry on the tips, still creating my boxes before I consider the booking of a table :) love this gorgeous creation so soft and my favourite micees, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "One layer card" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Delphine said...

Oh I am glad you are okay hun, but wait, let me go backward:-) Back soon:-) Hugs Delphine xx

Helen said...

Oh...this is fab Squirrel! I love how you've stencilled the sentiment!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

PS - sorry no tips for the craft fair...never done one...but good luck!

Delphine said...

I love, love your card, Squirrel! Your mice are too cute and I love the idea of the stencil and the gorgeous blue! Fantastic card! Lots of hugs Delphine xx
PS: Thank you for your lovely comments, and you did make me smile a lot today:-) Thank you hun, have a lovely weekend:-)

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card Squirrel... those mice are the cutest and I was gripped reading your post too!
Glad all's well that ends well.
Thanks so much for helping us in our attempt to reach 1000 entries this week.
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Super card, great inking. xx

Mandi said...

Terrific card Squirrel
That friends metal word has made for a fantastic mask
Love it!
So glad your Mum and Dad were fine
Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Mandy said...

Hi Squirrel,
I'm so sorry you've had so many things happen today....But glad that you are ok....What a fabulous card,I love the sweet little mice and the way you have put the sentiment in the center.....
Mandy x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, I LOVE those mice,
Glad your day turned out ok...these parents are such a worry!!...and the very best of luck with your craft fair. I've been to quite a few, just make the table pretty, add boxes under your cloth to make steps in the table and stand your cards up if you can, especially your favourite ones.Thats what I do anyway.


Susan said...

Squirrel...this card is simply fabulous! I LOVE those hedgies...and the coloring is awesome!!

Tracy said...

Hi Squirrel,
A really fabulous design, love your House Mouse image too, but who wouldn't, So gorgeous. What a funny old day you've had.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rufus said...

Whooo you have had a day of it, haven't you?! Just very glad that you're ok. The daft oldsters do give us the occasional fright don't they?! (Maybe to make up for what we did to them years ago?) Anyhow glad you found them before you called the cops! Love the card it's a perfect CAS card. As for the fair...just make your table pretty, but keep the background plain so the cards show off. Put out a good assortment, those that are in a basket or box, etc have in divided categories. Just remember how you like to be treated when you are at craft shows. Friendly, not pushy. For heaven's sake don't be one of those who sits in their chair and reads a book and can't be bothered to even answer a direct question! I never understand how they sell a thing. But then don't like the pushy hang all over you types either. Guess I'm just picky! But I've done tons of shows over the years and have found that the customer will give you clues as to what sort/amount of attention they want from you. Last...enjoy yourself!


Hi Squirrel
Glad you are ok what a day you've had ,your card is beautiful love the little mices,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jackie said...

Hi Squirrel, so pleased that all was well in the end!
A beautiful card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

cor blimey hun, what a day hey.bet you are pleased today is a new day.
i love your card, the sweet house mouse image is gorgeous and i love the blue shading arouud them :D

xx coops xx

Kristel said...

Woww this is really gorgeous Squirrel!!
Hugs Kristel

Julie said...

Brilliant squirrel! I have that Friends embellishment on my craft bench! Wish I knew where the Congratulations one that came with it is hiding lol! I so need some of your lovely mice. Glad you survived your ordeal! X

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie hugs pops x

Linby said...

well done on producing a card after all that mayhem.
I love how you used the stencil and those mice are so cute.

Claire said...

Oh dear what a day! LOL, I have seen the roundabout incident happen to two cars that were in front of me and on that occasion they did hit each other! Not good. I am just loving your card, so simple but so cute and effective. Hugs, Claire x

Penny said...

Very inventive with the stencil inking. It's very cute and stylish!

nnalorac said...

Love your cute card. Seen it on LIM. Carolxx

Curlybear said...

Oh wowzers Squirrel, this is such a cutie patootie I just love house Mouse and this one is just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You so for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 152 One Layer Card
I hope you join us again next week,

I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested
Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Aileen said...

So cute, the stencilled sentiment is fab as are the little mice. x

nicky said...

Love your card cery cute

Karen Aicken said...

What a cute card! I love House Mouse friends, so this really appeals to me. TFS!!
Cheers, Karen

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