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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Waaaay Overdue For An Eye-Test

Morning all, how are we on this bright and sunny Saturday morning?  We had a little visitor in the garden this morning.  A small black and white cat wearing a red collar.  I very quietly crept out the back door and stood there, in my fluffy dressing gown and tatty slippers, calling gently but it seemed to have vanished.  And then I saw a little nose peeking out from behind a flower pot.  Bless.  Talk about timid.  Mum always reckons that I am Dr Doolittle when it comes to cats but this little chap wasn't having any of it.  Never mind, I'll wear him down eventually!

Anyhoo, I need my eyes tested.  I made two cards for today's LESS IS MORE OLC Script challenge, and they are both on the squint.  I'm terribly short sighted at the best of times, take my specs off and I fall over, but for reading and crafting I can see much better without them ..... or so I thought.  Oh well, back to the drawing board, but you might as well have a chuckle at these two in the meantime!

Penny Black eye chart stamp (how appropriate) and a Woodware alphabet print stamp

Hero Arts "Happy" definition stamp and a Hero Arts Happy Birthday from a clear set

Vince has just jumped in front of the screen, so now, not only are things on the huh, they are black and white and fuzzy! 

Right then, off to play with something that doesn't matter too much if it's not straight.

Hugs Sxx

21 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

oh my don't remind me that each time I go to the opticians firstly it costs me more and secondly my eyes are most definitely going in the wrong direct :)

but both are great, wish I could do LIM as well

Hugs Kate xx

Chrissie said...

It's strange how you think that you've lined everything up perfectly and then when stamped, things look a little off... it happens frequently to me... sometimes things get cut down and reused but with a one layer job it's not possible.
Great ideas Squirrel!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

Both stamps ar fab. Great cards.

Kimberley said...

Both cards are fabulous especially the eye chart one.

maria f. said...

I thought your eye chart was quite eye-catching. hee hee

bakeandmakeinbristol said...

I really love that eye chart stamp - brilliant card - Emma W

Viv's Visuals said...

I'm as blind as a bat without my specs..... great cards - the eye chart is a brill idea!!

Suze Bain said...

Super cards, love the eye chart one. xx

Molecraft said...

Fab cards, great idea with the eye chart!
Helen x

Marcea said...

Now then mrs, how are you my darlin'........lucky for you I can't tell if they are squint or straight or at the moment rofl.
Have a great weekend hunny ....mwah xxxxx

Margaret said...

Isn't it so annoying when that happens - I usually notice from the photo when I'm posting, everything looks fine until then :0) Great cards anyway!
Margaret x

Mandi said...

I have a problem, Corneaitus and astigmatism ]spell?] and it distorts terribly. My glasses correct it, but I do find it hard sometimes with exactly straight! Hence my layout this week lol
FAB ideas, sure you can reuse them
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Love the eye chart one, it reminded me that I think I could do with a new pair of specs.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

I like your eye chart and it's quite fun to be slightly squint. It makes it look even more as if it's hanging on the wall! x

coops said...

fab cards hun,.love the brilliant eye test image,i am terrible at getting things straight especailly matting and layering, thats why a lot of my edges are distressed.it hides the wonkyness.lol.
we have had a new cat in our garden today too, a very pale ginger kitten.the brazen little thing followed us straight through the door much to a certain black and white residents disgust.

xx coops xx

Christy Beans said...

Since I have a blind spot dead center in my vision on my right eye, "straight" is no longer in my crafty vocabulary. Not that it was ever there. LOL I guess it just adds to the erm, charm of being handmade. =) LOL And with my sight, I'd have my nose inked up with Copics if I tried to craft without spectacles-or in my case contacts. Now I'm sitting here wondering if you have an inky nose. hee

Gillian said...

Great take on the challenge

Zippy said...

ooh don't remind me, I need my eyes testing too! More expense! Great card though hun and I love the eye chart. xxx

Zippy said...

ooh don't remind me, I need my eyes testing too! More expense! Great card though hun and I love the eye chart. xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the eye test one great fun x

Diane said...

Great fun cards, love that eye test stamp, I also have a remarkable talent for stamping things squiffy ....I find if you squint your eyes up tight and put the card across the room they generally look straight :-)
Diane

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