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Friday, 8 March 2013

Phew, it's Friday!

It's been a horrible week.  My poor Toad has been late home every night this week and he is exhausted.  He is having a miserable time at work and it is breaking my heart to see him like this.  Normally nothing gets him down but at the moment it is as if all his oomph has been drained away.

Sorry, I didn't really mean to start the post like that, but I feel so helpless.  If anyone can think of a tonic to lift his spirits I'm open to suggestions.

Anyhoo, I actually popped on to share a card with you for ADDICTED TO STAMPS AND MORE who are having an Addicted to CAS challenge.  I've gone for my usual CAS style ..... so predictable.

This is a Whimsy/Chrissy Armstrong stamp called Fistful of Flowers
I've painted her with a light palette of Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose
Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed
Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Teamed up with a lovely sentiment from one of my Hero Arts sets
and matted on a layer of plain pink Dovecraft paper

Thanks for popping over to take a look, I appreciate every comment you leave, they are little gems in my day.  And HELLO to more new followers!  Lovely to have you join me on my crafty journey.

I may not be around much over the weekend as we are going to be quite busy but I hope to catch up with you at some point.

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Stamps and Paper said...

Squirrel what a cute little lady..you've coloured her so well and she would brighten up anyones day..

The only suggestion for a 'tonic' is a big hug and laughter....


Wishcraft said...

Poor Toad, hope things pick up for him soon xx

Love your card, what a sweet image and lovely colours too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. The image is adorable and beautifully coloured.
the only thing I can think of to life spirits is lots and lots of laughter.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! poor Toad, hope things get better for him soon Squirrel, it's horrible when you have stuff worrying you like this.

GORGEOUS card hun, love,love,love the adorable image.

Hope you have a good weekend.


Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

awwww - such a sweetie
Lisa x

May said...

Gorgeous card squirrel, your colouring is Beautiful... Sorry to hear about poor toad hope things get better at work soon.. Have a good weekend! Hugs May x x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. Such a joyful image and coloured so beautifully. I love the sentiment too.

Sorry to hear about poor Toad, I hope things get easier for him soon. It must be difficult for you to see him like that.

I hope you have a good weekend even if it is a busy one
Hugs Sue

MagsB said...

I love that image, what a sweetie! A fab CAS card!

Sympathies about your nearest and dearest, mine is also having a tough time at work and I know how frustrating it is when you feel you can't make it better! I find that a big hug and a lovely walk help.

Hope all goes better next week for himself and you!

love Mags B x

Chrissy said...

Poor Toad Squirrel, hope it all gets sorted out..nothing worse than feeling so helpless when your nearest and dearest are miserable..

Gorgeous card, I love this one, such a sweet little girl and fabulous colouring..
Hope you have a wonderful weekend..


Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,gorgeous image.xxx

Mary J said...

Oh love this sweet card, Squirrel! I gotta get my inkers out again!

Cazro said...

Oh! isn't she a sweetie, a lovely card with an adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Clean and Simple (CAS). Caz

Cazro said...

I apologise for my earlier reference. I wear two hats and only have one head. LOL. My thanks should be from Addicted to Stamps and More. Caz

Christiana said...

Aw, isn't' she sweet! Lovely card.

Jackie said...

Carry on being predictable then Squirrel, I love your CAS cards and this one is so sweet :o)
I do hope that Toad is soon back to normal...hugs
Jackie xx

Lori Aragon said...

AAAdorable Squirrel!!! I've got to come see you more often now that I'm not overworked with responsibilities... phew!

I am praying right now for your Toad... May his spirit be uplifted with brighter days ahead! I also pray for you, that you will be strengthened and encouraged to carry on one day at a time :)

Much love and prayers of blessings, Lori

Claire said...

This is a sweet card hun and love your CAS touch. Just be yourself and love and laugh, that is all that is needed to make him feel better and brighter. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie...

This is just Gorgeous sweetie..

Have a great Saturday ♥ Pops x x x

Kylie said...

What a beautiful card. Perfectly CAS and just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A real cutie with awesome colouring and lovely sentiment.

Have a good weekend.


Dianne said...

Well this little beauty certainly brighten my day,the coloring is gorgeous. Well as for My Toad, okay I'll say it, a wild night of shall we say pleasure might be a good plan"-". I'm single and always think this will be a good think LOL. Have a fun filled weekend..

Faith A said...

Such a sweetie card, love it.

I'm sorry to hear about Mr Toad, it's awful when you feel so helpless with someone so important. I hope the weekend will give him the relax that he needs.

coops said...

simply stunning squirrel.gorgeous pretty image and your colouring is beautiful.
so sorry to hear about toads work worries, maybe just taking his mind of it when hes home and having a laugh together will help.

xx coops xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Stunning, gorgeous girl! Love this image and the colouring is just fabulous. Sigh. Sending the biggest hug to Toad. I can send the Beast to cheer him up if you wish? Hugs, chubby fairy xx

Valerie said...

Beautiful card and perfect for our challenge this week at ATSM, thanks for playing along
Val x

Joey said...

Awwwww Hunny, I really hope things pick up for Toad soon and he is back to being much happier, hugs for you too, its hard to watch those we love go through a rough patch. xxx

Gorgeous card! Joey x

Sarah said...

Really sweet card hun, I love your CAS style.
Definitely love and hugs are a great tonic, otherwise, what I'm always dreaming of....a lottery win! Hope things improve for Toad.

Sarah xx :0)

Danielle Vincent said...

Darling card and perfectly CAS. I love the pink mat it provides the perfect border to that darling image. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M

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