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Friday, 24 May 2013

Tulips

Morning all!  It is absolutely tiddling down again - just got back from having a blood test done and now, apart from excavating the kitchen, I have the day to CRAFT!!!  What a marvellous start to a long weekend. I feel a teensy bit guilty for having the day off work as poor old Toad has had a rotten week and is exhausted.  It is really him who needs the break.

Anyhoo, before I go and get inky with design team stuff and finishing some orders, I thought I would share this little darlin' with you.


Ain't he just so purrfectly handsome?
This is Tulip Cat - my first ever Little Claire stamp, but probably not my last!
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are by Crafts Too
Sentiment is LOTV

We never had any tulips come up this year.  A few daffs and that was it.  My alium didn't show itself, the spring clematis went backwards, the jasmine had about four blooms, but dandelions - we have a lawn sprinkled with them but the green at the bottom of the road and all the verges are full of World Championship dandelions.  I wonder if they have a garden for those at the Chelsea Flower Show?  Toad has now planted some potatoes.  You can tell he is not much of a gardener as he just shoved them all in together - no early or late crop for us, it will just be whenever they come up!  But bless him, we bought some Blue Danube seed potatoes, we had some reds and some King Edwards that had shot, so we have a Red White & Blue potato bed.  I did try to tell him that the flowers won't be those colours .....

And in amongst all this wet and windy weather, our nice neighbours (hello Paula and Steve) are trying to get some maintenance work done on their house.  You would have thought that with it being the end of May you would be guaranteed some sunshine at least but no, we had hailstones and thunder and torrential rain again last night.  I hope their builder is able to get finished without too much distress for any of them.

Right then, best I crack on ...... have a monochrome project to tackle.  Whose idea was that then?

Hugs, Squirrel xx

PS. Edited to add - more Little Claire on the way ....... oops

17 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

good morning you sound just like me done some of my jobs and just thought I should tackle a few DT cards and thought wind blowing put washer on. My son had such a long day work yesterday stared at 9 and finshed at midnight half of which he wont get paid for but might i say might get time back but has a fewdays off so i guess it will take him that long to recover. hope the neigbours manage to get their work done. Oh I forgot to say this is one of the nicest little claires cards i have seen in a while wonder if the do a dog instead of a cat like this. Have a good weekend and leave the kitchen it will be just as bad tomorrow and will he notice if you dont.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Squirrel and that little cat is so cute and colourful.
I think our plants are as confused as we are...not long now before the nights start getting shorter...English summers!!

Anne

Julye said...

Fab card and wouldn't it be great if the weather was as cheerful as your card, but its suppose to be better tomorrow and until then your card will cheer us all up. thanks for sharing

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty card. Enjoy the rest of your day off.
Hugs Kelly

Mary J said...

It is purrrrfect, Squirrel!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute, love those papers and the handsome pussy who looks like he is off to do a bit of courting.

Have a great weekend in spite of the weather.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. I love that image and perfect colouring.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. The image is so sweet and I love the cas design.
Hope you've had a lovely day crafting
Lorraine x

Claire said...

This is really sweet - great image and love the papers. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Shelly said...

Hi Squirrel! Oh I so love Tulip Cat... he's adorable and you have really done him justice xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Kat W said...

Beautiful bright colours and fab CAS design.
Kat x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, I like the adorable image,and the colours.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Another delightful card Squirrel. I had a chuckle at the thought of your red white and blue spuds :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cute card, love the image and colours.
luv
Debby

coops said...

so gorgeous squirrel.really love your colours and stunning kitty :D

xx coops xx

Zippy said...

I adore this card hun, just love the image and great colouring xxx

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