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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Hall, Stairs and Landing

Morning all.  How are we today?  I know some of you are not feeling too well so I am sending you the biggest and warmest of furry feel better soon hugs.

I'm a little off-colour today too, but that's in my head, not physically, as I'm suffering one of those blue days when nothing feels right.  Sigh.

Anyhoo, enough of the self-pity wallowing, I came here to show you a card!  The current CRAFT challenge is Use A Bandage/Get Well/Sympathy and I've not been able to join in for so long that I thought I was about time I put that right.


So, I've used a Lucy stamp from a Kanban set, and the sentiment is in the same set
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood
Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap
Papers are all from the Nitwits/LOTV Bear Necessities pad
Around the edge faux stitching done with LOTV Little Stitches set

Now, I can hear you, "what's that to do with hall, stairs and landing?"  Are you sitting comfortably for a little squirrel tale?

When we bought this house in 1998 from a single gentleman, the whole house was top to toe magnolia.  Which is fine in itself, in small doses, but I was craving some colour.  We had slowly worked our way round, room by room, putting our mark on the place.  The sitting room is lavender blue and yellow, the dining room is mint green and white, the kitchen is custard yellow .... you get the idea.  

So that left the hall, stairs and landing.  Neither of us felt brave enough to get ladder and scaffolding out so when we had a man in to do the outside, upstairs window frames and barge boards we had asked for a quote.  Quote accepted, we then started to think about colours and I was determined to have something that coordinated with the living room, which you could see on the right of the hall, and the kitchen, at the far end of the hall, as we are not great fans of closed doors.  We settled on a soft and gentle pink.  I think you might be able to see where this is going now.  

We tried out several test pots and eventually chose the one that fitted.  On the morning the man was due, I went off to work, leaving Toad in charge and my parting words were "soft pink!".  However, on my return home, and Toad has quoted me on this many many times since, my first words on opening the front door were "Bloody hell, Elastoplast pink!!".

And that is what the colour of those papers reminded me of, sticking plasters!!

Hugs, Sxx




18 comments:

Debbie said...

HaHa what a fantastic story.
Anyone feeling blue today will be instantly cheared up reading your post.
Eh moral of the story "never" leave a man and a decorator in chaege!!
Debbiex
p.s. Card is gorgeous, I especially like the Elastoplast pink!!

Claire said...

LOL I don't think the papers are elastoplast pink at all - I love your card, really cute. Not sure I could live with that colour in the hallway though LOL. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous,fabulous image and colours.xxx

Mary J said...

Love this, Squirrel - the stitching really makes this!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel. The image is adorable and I love the papers and stitching.
I hope you are feeling brighter soon, you did cheer me with your story!
Hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card my dearest friend:)
Very beautiful and sweet image:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Samantha said...

Well I ask you PINK! what were you thinking!! tehehhehheee you should of gone with the blue! tehhe :)
EKKKKKK! I think I Would of said more that bloody hell!!


theheheee :)

coops said...

so gorgeous hun .really love the sweet bear and fab stitching stamp :D
the previous tenants of our house had a strange obsession for coloured gloss work, all back to white now :D, now do you still have pink walls on your stairs ?

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

Pink!! Honestly what were you thinking....I painted my staircase purple last week!! lol
Gorgeous card, I love the sweet and and fab colours.
Lorraine x

Claire Murphy said...

Lol! That made me smile and also the fab card you have made, very cute image! Hugs, Claire xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Erm, is it still elastoplast pink? If so, get the spare room ready - this is something I must see! I love, love, love the faux stitching. Absolutely perfect detail. This is such a cute image and you've coloured it perfectly. As always! I love the colours too. All round perfect :D Sorry you're feeling blue - maybe you have an emotionally draining little chubby friend? Big hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jackie said...

Your little story made me smile, just like a man, or a couple of men LOL. In the meantime, I just love your card, that little bear is so cute and you've coloured him so beautifully :o)
Jackie xx

Krafty Kows said...

Love the card and that's such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Faith A said...

I love this image and your card, worth beibng poorly to get this LOL.

Considering you're a little low, this is a fun post, good on ya! girl, must all this terrible weather is making a few of us suffer.

Faith A said...

I love this image and your card, worth beibng poorly to get this LOL.

Considering you're a little low, this is a fun post, good on ya! girl, must all this terrible weather is making a few of us suffer.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fantastic card sweetie and a great story. I love this colour of the paper so your hallway and stairs are fine with me. Lol!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

carol said...

hello....lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT X Carol

Zippy said...

teheeeeee! what a wonderful story and it could only happen to you!

Wonderful card, image is adorable and love the 'stitching' xxx

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