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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Never Use Glitter With The Fan On

Afternoon all!  How are we today?  For those of you still struggling on in the heat, you have my sympathy, but thankfully, she says gloating, it is about ten degrees cooler here.  What a difference it makes - I have spent all week struggling to breathe and coughing and spluttering, but although I am still full of cold I can at least manage to get some air into my lungs - which always helps!

And because it's cooler, although not cold, someone thought it would be a good idea to have a pork roast for dinner, lol.  Only a Squirrel huh?  Anyhoo, it is bearable in the studio so I thought I would have a go at three challenges:

And here is my card:

This stamp is from one of the Kanban sets I managed to grab from Funky Kits
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment is from the same set
Matting layer is Dovecrafts Back To Basics Christmas
And the glitter - yes, I really did have the fan on - is Art Institute "Fairie" yellow

The joint is done, Vince is settled down on Toad's knee to watch this afternoon's penultimate stage of the Tour de France, so all I need to do is put some washing on the line, clear up the surplus glitter, and then sit down with a cuppa myself.

Hugs, Squirrel xx


coops said...

so stunning hun.fabulous traditional colours and I love the image :D
mmmmm roast pork dinner sounds yummy.a lot cooler here today too :D

xx coops xx

Boxofcolours said...

Glad I am not the only one making Xmas cards in July!
I've managed to strip 2 chairs and my little handy pandies are aching so I am taking a well earned blogging break hee hee!
Great card my friend, I love the image

Tracey T said...

Love this CAS interpretation of our challenge theme, Squirrel! Set an extra place at the table for me... could quite fancy roast pork for tea! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Sue said...

What a sweet Christmas card! I love how you coloured your lovely Christmas scene. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love the cute image. Perfect colouring as always.
Mmmmmm hope you enjoyed your roast.
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the image and fab details.xxx

Chris said...

Fabulous CAS Christmas card! Great colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Chrissy said...

What a cute image Squirrel and gorgeous colouring...hope the nasty cold leaves you soon, hate summer colds, they are worse than winter ones..hope you enjoyed your roast pork..yum!!


Aunty Sue said...

sorry your title did make me laugh could picture all the glitter flying through the air just like my embossing powder this morning so your not alone Fab card love the papers and love the colouring.

Kat said...

Gorgeous Squirrel, that image is adorable.

Kat xx

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Jackie said...

Snap Squirrel, roast pork here today too, will be the first time I've cooked in over a week!!!!!
Although the day was a tad cooler the night was still very sticky and I gave up at silly o'clock and got up.
Another great day on 'le Tour' and I will be watching the triumphant ride tonight as, no doubt, you will be.
I love your very sweet card, you do this style so well :o)
Jackie xx

The Little Stamper said...

How awful to have a cold in this heat - I am glad things are a bit more comfortable for you this weekend. Much as we love to see the sun, I think we are all glad of a little break from it!

I love you sweet card and had to laugh at the title of your post - I could just picture it!

Sharon x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty sweetie. Love this cute image and your awesome colouring. I thought I was the only one that got glitter everywhere. Lol!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Annette said...

Beautiful card honey. Hope you enjoyed your roast, but I nearly choked on my coffee when I read the title of your post. My trick is to blow off the excess glitter from my card, whilst forgetting that the tray of glitter is underneath my card!! It makes for a sparkly carpet, and the cat had glitter in his fur for a week too. :0)


Hi Squirrel - what a gorgeous glittery Christmas card. Love the cute image and the beautiful rich colouring.
Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Cazro said...

Such a beautiful image, your colouring is wonderful. It is a stunning CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. Caz

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, adorable card and I did chuckle over the glitter sort of thing I would do.

Kat W said...

Fabulous CAS card Squirrel!
We have been eating outside to avoid overheating! There are other perils though in the shape of the various mini beasts that are everywhere!
Hope you got the glitter cleared up - that made me laugh!

Hugs, Kat xx

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

This is a perfect CAS card. Absolutely beautiful and draws your full attention to the stamped image. Perfect!
Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.
Pia x

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Squirrel. Wow ... fabulous image and I LOVE how you've painted it with your distress inks - perfect! Love the glittery stars! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

Karen B said...

Fab card Squirrel - love that image and the colouring is brilliant. Thanks for joining in the fun over at A2CAS.

Karen x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is hard to use embossing powder with the fan on as well. My fan has a remote so that is awesome, but I still have to haul my butt out of my chair to turn off the ceiling fan. That is a nice holiday card. I tell myself I need to start holiday cards and then I tell myself what if the zombie apocalypse happens next month? I'll have wasted my time!

Julie said...

What a lovely scene!

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