Saturday, 28 February 2009

Sketch Saturday - 40

Hurrah, it's Saturday - at least it WAS!! Where has it gone? I have a horrid feeling I'm sleeping on the settee tonight as well. DH, bless his boots, I love the bones of him, but when he gets a plan in his head there is nothing that will stand in his way! And this morning he woke up and decided that today we are going to have a new bedroom. Niiiice..... actually, it is nice - gorgeous in fact, but everything that was in my old wardrobe is now piled high on my bed and Lord knows where it's going to go tonight because the new wardrobes are not yet installed. However, I'm comforted by the fact that it's just gone 7pm and I can still hear the sound of his drill.....!!! ;o)

I've had a fab afternoon though. Lovely Lib at Bellaboo made me a cup of coffee while I rifled through what's left of her stock. Very, very sadly she's decided to wrap up the business and is offering all of her remaining stock at 40% off. I thought I had gone a bit mad but was more than pleasantly surprised when she gave me my final total! OMG, loads of lovely new stash for next to nowt!!!! But she wants ALL of it gone, so go and treat yourself to a bargain or two!!

I can hardly believe it - I've done my Saturday Sketch card on a Saturday - I think that's a first for me! I really loved this sketch and here's my take on it
The untrained eye might be surprised to learn that all the papers I used are from Basic Grey's "Wassail" collection - much too gorgeous to save just for Christmas! And the image is, of course one of the beautiful Elisabeth Bell collection from Funky Kits!

I picked the sentiment for personal reasons - I bought these gorgeous embellies a couple of weeks ago and this is the first time I've used them, and this one says "Sweetie" - that was the name of my beautiful, ever-faithful cat, who left home to go and live next door when I brought my youngest son home. After spending years with just me, then along came DH, then Doggie #1, followed by Doggie #2, then Baby #1 then Baby #2, she decided enough was enough and wasn't prepared to stick around and take her chances. And besides the lady next door had a lovely Aspidistra (sp??) that she could do her business in! Reluctantly I allowed "Sweetie Pie" to go and live with her new BFF who was prepared to let her sit on her knee and stroke her 23/24 hours!!! Well, who wouldn't want to go!!! She became a much happier and calmer puss who got 100% TLC which she deserved!
That's your lot for today. Thank You so much for dropping by and have a great weekend - what's left of it! :0) xx


  1. Wow, gorgeous make - I love the image and colour pallette you have used compliments it brilliantly.

    How cute about your cat - must have been hard, but sounds like the right decision.

  2. It's such a gorgeous card Anne, I really love the layout and your fantastic colouring and what a story to go with it! Awww, at least Sweetie is very happy there.

    Lucky you that Mr T is so handy with his drill and suggests that you have a new bedroom?! Crikey, that would be a miracle if that happened here - he's good with the computers though so I can't complain ;)

  3. fab card, love the image

  4. Hiya anne
    Brilliant take on the sketch and oooh I love my Wassaill and am using it still too!!

    Aww Sweetie Pie fleeing the coop!!


  5. A beautiful card Anne and good luck with the makeover!

  6. wo very gorgeous card and your coloring and stamps is very fantastic !!!
    hugs coco

  7. Beautiful card, do love that image.

  8. Gorgeous card. Love the image and the yummy papers. Michele x

  9. This is stunning - love the colours you used and your colouring is fab

  10. Morning Anne,
    this card is so cute.
    I love the colours and your wonderful colouring of the cute image.
    It's a perfect card !!

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog

    Have a nice day!

  11. wow, a fantastic card and beautiful stamp...

    hugs mandy


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