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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Fruit flies like a banana

Afternoon all.  How are you doing today?  A much better day weatherwise - when the weatherman said yesterday would be showers between the sunshine, I didn't think he meant the sunshine on Friday and Sunday!  It was wet from start to finish - but it does mean that Toad's pet pumpkin got a good watering.  I am slightly worried, it is starting to take over the garden.  It was confined to one corner but now it has grown across the back of the raised bed, down the side, shot off towards the shed, turned the corner and is now heading towards the house.  Is there such a thing as death by pumpkin I wonder?

Thank you for all your kind words yesterday in respect of my Wee Stamps Spotlight - it is good to feel so loved.

Back down to earth today and something odd for you.  You'll see what I mean in a moment.  But first, how many TOGS are there still out there?  On the rare occasions that I used to drive to work, I always tuned in to Radio 2 to catch the Wordmeister, Sir Terry Wogan.  I used to giggle so much that it is a wonder that I didn't either wet myself or cause an accident.  One of his little quips (that I admit, took me a while to work out) was Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana.  Now it makes me chuckle every time I think of it and I was determined to get it onto a card somehow.


And I've done it!
This is Tick Tock from the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set 5 from Susana Loves Stamps
Painted with a very limited palette of Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Tattered Rose and Chipped Sapphire
Cloud background done with handcut stencil and an Ink Duster brush with
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Papers are Bo Bunny Double Dots (using a lot of these just now)
Sentiment computer generated in Harrington font

Isn't he just so much fun?  I think it is the goofy grin that does it.
I masked him to do the clouds with Eclipse Masking and I will hold my hands up to say it was a close call with his alarm bells and his tail as to whether he made it in one piece, but he did!

So that's me done for today.  I will try to squeeze in some visits between my roast dinner and bedtime as I know I am well overdue with popping round to see some of you.

Biggest of hugs
Squirrel xx


18 comments:

Helen said...

Haha, this is great. Awesome image and your colouring is amazing xx

Claire said...

This is a fab card, great image. Hugs, Claire x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Squirrel. I love that fun image and brilliant sentiment.
It sounds like Toad's pumpkin could be making it into the Guinness Book of Records!
Hugs Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Squirrel, i love this fun image and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

TallyTalulah said...

Gorgeous - yes I'm still a TOG!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous image and card, love that sentiment even though I am still working on it :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous squirrel.really love the fun quirky image and your colours are fab :D

xx coops xx

Faith A said...

I am soooooooooo a TOG, loved him in the mornings and always chuckled and always ended up in work a laughing ninny!

Love the quote and the card just perfect.

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Squirrel. I love the fun image and that sentiment made me laugh.
Lorraine x

Annette said...

hehehe, he's a cutie. Love the image.
Have a lovely BH monday.
Hugs
Annette
xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is cute sweetie. Great sentiment but I must admit I am trying to work it out. Lol!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Jennifer said...

I love it - wonderful colouring (as always). That quote is so cleverly funny, I am still giggling.

Thank you for the lovely warm words about Cookie, it's very obvious you understand.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Kat said...

Great card Squirrel, he's a real cutie!

Kat xx

Lori Aragon said...

I know I'm supposed to notice the image first, but I zeroed in on your awesome background first LOL! Great job coloring the entire scene :) Huge hugs ♥

Lori Aragon said...

Hmmm... I thought I was already following you! Fixed that now!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie as always, gorgeous colours too hugs Pops x x x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a completely bizarro stamp, Miz Squirrel. Just sayin'!

Mad Moose said...

hahahah! love the image, adore the sentiment! just brilliant x

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