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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Apprentice

Morning all.  Bit late for me today, but there is a reason......the same reason that I have not been able to get near my craft space for a week, grrrrrrrr.

We have lived here 17 years.  The house was 8 years old when we moved in, so built in about 1990.  By a big name developer.  Who you would think would have higher standards.

Now, I have absolutely nothing against apprentices.  I did a type of apprenticeship myself when I left school, and it was brilliant.  However, I do have something against unsupervised apprentice plumbers!  On Friday night, we discovered the third major plumbing cock-up in this house and this one involved the kitchen sink and a LOT of water - all over the kitchen floor.  As I type, our own plumber is downstairs with his head in a smelly under-sink cupboard trying to sort out the mess.

I know the builders that work for the developers are on a tight time schedule, and an even tighter budget, but honestly, the plumbing is nothing short of shoddy!

Anyhoo, enough of me woffling on, you don't want to know that I was up to my elbows in drain rods and black slime on Saturday, so let me show you a happy card.

This is Tiny Townies Bree Loves Buttercream by Stamping Bella

She was sent to me by my darlin' bloggy friend Annette.  Annette had bought Bree for herself, stamped her twice, had a nervous breakdown over the hair and dress and promptly sent the stamp to me!
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment is from MFT
Fuschia pink matting layer by DCWV

Another CAS card from me, but that's the way I roll.

I can hear a lot of muttering from downstairs so either the plumber is having problems or Rosie has her nose in the cupboard with him.  I had better go and see.

Will be back tomorrow with something exciting.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Faith A said...

Oh! NO! hope the plumber has got it all sorted for you, water is so messy when it leaks!

Beautiful card and your friend sent to the right person!

Lea Brawn said...

Aw poor old you. I only said to my hubby the other day how destructive water actually is! We once had a washing machine keep filling up with water whilst emptying it straight out through where a pipe had come off. In the night!!!! I woke up to a whole flooded downstairs so I feel your pain dear. To the subject of builders - we moved in this house when it was a year old. My husband has replaced every skirting board in the eleven years we've been here and sanded every bit of woodwork within an inch of it's life too because he says the woodwork has been atrocious. We looked at buying a new build from a well known builder a few weeks ago - the workmanship was appalling in the show home so decided not to bother. Anyway to your card. Absolutely fab dear. Great design x

Alison59 said...

Oh dear, hope you get the water sorted out. Lovely card :-)

Doreen said...

What a fab image,love this.xxx

Annette said...

And this is exactly the reason why I sent her to you!!! She's lovely honey. Her dress is perfect and the cake looks uber yummy so I'm now salivating! It's the perfect sentiment too. Even the little candle has a perfect glow around it. She's much better off in her new home. Gorgeous as always.

Hope the plumbing is sorted so you can get your craft stuff back out.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Sorry you are having problems sweetie, sounds like my apartment block. Electrics and plumbing and a leaky roof.

Your card is so pretty sweetie.



Gorgeous and fabulous card Squirrel hope you get you plumbing sorted soon
Dianne xx :)

Ruth said...

Oh crikey! There is nothing worse than bad plumbing, so I hope it gets fixed soon. She is so super sweet and so beautifully coloured as always. xx

Chrissy said...

There's a lot of water in them there pipes Squirrel..hope it all gets sorted out..love your gorgeous image and colouring..that cake looks so yum!..Brilliant service from Clearly Besotted..6 days and my prize from WW's challenge arrived..thank you.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh dear, that all sounds horrid. Glad you cheered up with this beauty, lovely colours. Hope you will enter my little candy x

Jackie said...

Oooooh that sounds nasty! At least you are getting it sorted out now...hugs.
Gorgeous card and wonderful colouring :o)
Jackie xx

Kat W said...

Eeeeek, that plumbing problem sounds like a real nightmare; I hope it is sorted soon and normal crafting service can be resumed.

Ok, let me just check out that delicious looking cake again...mmmmmm, fabulous colouring hun, I bet that dress and hair was a breeze compared to sorting plumbing issues!

Your CAS design is gorgeous as always and I love the sentiment stamped sideways down the side :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Sue said...

Squirrel, this is a beautiful card, your colouring is lovely and I love you stylish CAS design.
I break out in a cold sweat over water issues...I live in house that had a two foot deep indoor water feature through the whole ground floor in 2007!! Good job we liked caravaning...!!

Christine L said...

You know, the drain rods and black slime thoughts really put me off that gorgeous yummy cake......... I went a bit green thinking about it!

But then I saw more of your fabulous colouring and layout........ and I love it!!

Big hugs
Christine x
PS hope your plumbing is sorted soon! x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a sweet card and fun greeting. Oh!Your poor friend having a nervous breakdown over the hair and dress... that made me laugh. I can't laugh about the shoddy plumbing though. That's no laughing matter. I hope it get fixed up quickly and properly.

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