Friday, 30 January 2009

Tie A Yellow Ribbon xxx

Hope you have all had a better day than me!!!
But more of that in a sec ....
Firstly, here is the card I sneaky peekied yesterday.

Yep, it is one of my new Penny Black stamps (coloured with the usual bad boys!!). This is another of my cards for the new Raspberry Ribbons Tutti Fruity kit. I thought that fabby yellow checked ribbon went so well with the paper. Mind you I can't remember where I got the paper from cos it was a freebie, sorry. I can remember where I got the black and white striped paper from cos it is one of my faves - PP of course!! The sentiment is from the Lollie download from pc Crafter


I love the sentiment!!

And as it's nearly Easter (ish!!), I thought I'd do a pop up Easter card. The cute bunny is from the Woodware Easter Bunnies set and this is similar to one of the cards we are going to be doing on the next Creative Pastimes workshop. Again the spotty fab papers are PP and the PMs were dragged out - no rest for the wicked there!!! These cards are easy peasy to do and they fold flat for posting - fabulous!!

Aren't those colours just gorge? I love this combi although I do only tend to use it at this time of year.

And a sneaky peaky for tomorrow - wooo, what is that?
Could it be a MSBP perhaps?
All will be revealed tomorra xx

Talking of tomorra, Jan at Creative Pastimes is having a mahoosive sale - there are bargains galore peeps, so if you are not doing owt between 9.30am and 11.30am, get yerslef to Capenhurst Village Hall - just around the corner from the shop. If you need details, you can either e-mail me or ring the shop on 0151 347 9444 and one of the very fab and lovely girlies there will help you :)x

Now, back to the crappiness that has been today.

Well the workout did not get done and I am not amused quite frankly. You know what happened at Crimbly re the drunked sod who decided to go stock car racing through our hedge at 1.30am (if you are new to the pig sty, or you missed it, you can check it out here ). Well, the gardners came to start the repair work yesterday. I had been told that the damaged bit of the hedge could be replaced with an established one and although it would cost mega moulah, as the drunk's insurers were coughing up, the cost was not really an issue for me.

So, the new posts are in, and they told me yesterday that the hedges would be delivered today and that they pretty much had to go in straight away. So, the gardeners arrived bright and early and before long, there was a knock at the door. 'Can you come outside cos I need to talk to you', says one of the gardeners. I of course am still in me pjs cos I am waiting to do a bit of blubber shaking with my new best friend Camilla, so I have to go and get dressed. So I go out and there is the delivery man from the nursey holding what can only be described as a bunch of twigs with the odd leaf on. Nothing like the established hedge I had been led to believe - they had just sent bare root plants.

Well to say that I was not happy is an understament, and in true Basil Faulty mode I told them that there was no way that I was accepting them (I might have said it a bit more forcefully that that and I might have even swore). Honestly, I could have put those hedges where the sun don't shine!!!

So after standing outside arguing for over half an hour in what felt like Baltic conditions, he went away. The gardeners were just bewildered cos I must have turned into some kind of ranting she devil. They said they knew I would not be happy with them as soon as they saw them, and they were not really what they had asked for.

So now we are practically back to square one and the whole thing is a mess. I just keep thinking how much more do we have to suffer cos this moron chose to drink and drive. And to put the top hat on it, I am coming down with a nasty cold again, no doubt cos I was outside for ages instead of jiving and mambo-ing in the warrm - grrrrr.

There was one nice thing today though - I received a gorgeous card and parcel from the sweetness that is Dawn and it really cheered me up. Thank you so much for that darlin - you are such a love and it was really kind of you mmmwwwaaahh and hugs xxxx
So I am off to sit by the fire with a nice warm drink and my fleecy dressing gown (I call it my cosy lolxx) and snuggle up to the Tricky-meister and watch the telly.

I shall return tomorra with some more paper stuff.
Have the most fabby weekend peeps xxxxx

22 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Well hun they are two fabby cards love your New PB stamp and those ribbons are lush. I am impressed with your pop up card as well it looks so fresh and citrussy (god how do you spell that). Sorry you had a bad day hun hope it gets sorted soon, nothing worse than a hedge having a bad hair day is there
Have a fabulous weekend dear, just wish I lived nearer as I have said before would love to attend one of your classes, sure we wouldn't get much crafting done buts lots of laughing.
Hugs Jacqui x

Marcea said...

super gorgeous hun, mmmmmmmmm I like I like I like!!!! So sorry about your dreadful day but you are naughty for making me giggle at such an awful thing. Hope they manage to being back more than a twig next time sweetie. I had forgotten all about your terrible xmas going ons (so sorry) AND i TRULY HOPE IT ALL GETS SORTED SOON
bIG SQUIDGY HUGS HUN
-X-
oops soz about caps but had a looooooong day and really am far to lazy to go back and change it, lol, you knows I luvs ya tho
-x-

Clare said...

Oh no! How frustrating! At least with waiting till the right bush comes along it will look gorgeous. You go Girl and stand up for your bushes! Great card, Love, Clare x

Dawn said...

Awww Dawny - it's just been a catalogue of disasters but it can only get better - your hedge WILL get sorted eventually but it's so frustrating when you're promised something and it doesn't materialise -
Onto the gorgeous cards you have created - just beautiful and love your yellow ribbon - and the "bee" puss is so sweet with his little yellow bow - love it!!!!
Hugs
Dawn
x

joey said...

Hi Dawny, your cards are fabulous, my fave is the top one, such a great sentiment and I love the colours together. Sorry to here about your hedges, the way you told it though I had to giggle, I think I would have give em what for as well, hope your feeling better soon, maybe a bit of jiving will sweat it out of you, lol. love joey.xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....your cards have cheered me up no end....so colourful. I love the first one, such a cute image......

Now re hedge: You probably don't want to hear this but those twiggy things often take better and establish more quickly than a full blown plant. I have planted many hedgerow here and they grew very quickly, although they started as little tiny twigs.

I really do understand that you want instant garden....of course you do....but if you end up having the twiggy things please do not worry, providing you water them well you will soon have a decent sized plant there......and a really healthy hedge......

Keep smiling........

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Well Dawny, again, two gorgeous cards both equally stunning. I love the yellow though, its not a colour i normally chose to use, but you have made such a stunning card i think i might go search for some yellow papers amongst my stash! thank you for that.
So sorry to hear about the trouble you had yesterday with the hedge. It must be very infuriating, especially as you so rightly said none of this is due to fault of your own. I hope they soon get it sorted hunny, then you can enjoy your workout again!!

Have a good weekend, tucked up indoors, at least thats what im hoping for after the awful weather forecast for today!!

Big hugs Linda x

De said...

This is sooo cute! I love the colors and the deets!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn, the little cat looks so cute with his bow and I love the Easter card, another great image.
I ordered the pegs for the craft shop where I work they are fab aren't they. We have sold out but I hope we will get some more in soon (I have got 4 stashed away though!!)
Have a good weekend and I hope you manage to get the hedge sorted out.

Suzanne said...

I love both those Stamps & the Cards are Brill too.............NOooooo, I can't buy anymore lol!

Hugs
Suze x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dawny these cards are just brilliant!
Love your images and fabulous papers.
So sorry about the hedge how frustrating to say the least!
Hope you have a good weekend.
hugs
kim x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Dawny, sorry to hear about your hedge fiasco, really not on is it, but you do write it so funny, you ever thought of putting your mussings into a book?? be a fab read. Just seen your comment on my bird, how brill breeding them, i luv them. Dont 4 get let me know what camils is like??? Have good weekend hun.sue.x

Jill said...

aww Dawny you've made two stunning cards I love the bright colours and gorgeous ribbons, so sorry to hear that your still having problems because of one person over indulging in drink. big hugs hunny take care Jill xxxx

Madge said...

Hi Dawny, sorry I have not been on a visit in a while -life is a bit hectic at the moment - but it sure is great to catch up with your fabby blog - it always makes me smile. Shame about your replacement hedge not being up to scratch - I can hear the ranting from here - lol. Gorgeous cards Dawny, cute as ever. xxx

Kath said...

wow two gorgeous cards once again...love your new PB stamp and the ribbons are fabby.....have a great day at the class...bet they all love you to bits and hey what a disaster with the hedge...hope you get it sorted out....enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Pauline C said...

Well Dawny those are two fabby cards .. lovin the new PB ... hope you will contine to get yourself and your talent over to the PBSC weekly :-)
Sorry to hear about your c**p day ... I think i would have shoved those twigs where the sun don't shine ! Hope it gets sorted too, and your snuffle soon passes so you'r jivin' and momboing once more
Hugs
Pauline x

Jo said...

Just love the first card....the colour scheme makes it so striking and also love the way you've added the bow to the image. Your pop up card is fab....I've been meaning to make one of these cards for ages....really must have a go. Sorry about your hedge - perhaps you should buy yourself a boxing workout video instead!! Hope your weekend has improved.

Rach said...

beautiful cards hun, so precious,
sorry to hear of your crappy day... hope that things get better for you soon..xxx
hugs rachxx

Emma Stephenson said...

Wow Dawny the card with the cat dressed as a bee has left me with the most cheesiest grin ever it's absolutley fantastic love the colour combo and the whole look!!!
fabulous......


Emma xxx

ribenaruby said...

Sorry to hear about this, definitely was not a good day but I enjoyed reading it. Love the style of your cardmaking!

Sunshinecoastgrl said...

Awww!!! The cat is sooo sweet! Got to buy that one!!!Love the yellows in your card!!

Kim said...

Fabulous creations Dawny, love them both, must have that penny black stamp, luberly...

Ohhh you she devil you!! Go girl give it to them....