Friday, July 17, 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge 9

Morning folks and yes it's Friday and time for another challenge over at Polkadoodles.....the DT were asked to use the Tropical Birdies download this week and I have fallen in love with this little cutie pie....a fairly simple card but you won't believe the saga that unfolded and's a miracle that you are seeing anything at all.......will share the details in a mo....

And the saga....well a little warning....are you in close proximity to the loo or are you wearing your tena ladies because believe me folks....I couldn't make this up if I tried......I am beginning to think that I have offended someone in high places or Mr Jinx has taken up residence.
I printed off two of the branch and birdie images.....carefully coloured using TH's Distress Inks and my water brush and then cut out leaving a small border around the edge and that took an age.....stuck to fabby paper and card done and dusted. Put out onto the patio table ready for the photography session and popped inside to get my camera.....and the phone rang.....can you guess.....I am blethering away quite unaware of the drama unfolding outside....yes in my absence the heavens had opened and I arrived back to a soggy inky runny mess....printer ink does not like wet...a card that Picasso would have been proud of....and yes I was a little miffed about having to start all over again....all that cutting out....and must admit a few bad wordies did cross my lips but hey point in crying over spilt milk and it did give me a laugh.....never a dull moment here and who says that crafting isn't fun....just as long as these kinda fun moments don't happen too often.
The second version will be winging it's way this morning to my lovely bloggy bud Alison who was admitted to hospital on Tuesday with an abscess on her tonsils but is recovering well and hopefully will soon be home.......the soggy version would have cheered her up no end....perhaps not a great idea...she might have split her sides laughing.
Well off to get some food shopping...old Mother Hubbard's cupboard is looking decidely bare.....maybe get a challenge card done later but will catch up with you all tomorrow for another fabulous challenge over at Penny Black Saturday.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. I'm not sure if I had started again if this had happened to me. But your card is lovely and you did a brilliant job cutting everything out.

  2. Forget about 'shabby chic' you could have started a style of your own - 'soggy mess'!
    Enjoy your weekend. xxx

  3. lol I hope you told Alison about the first card saga, I am sure it would have cheered her up a treat! great card, it looks fabby

    Amanda xxx

  4. LOL that made me giggle - your card is gorgeous even if you did have cut everything out again - it was definately worth it!
    There is an award for you on my blog
    love tasha xx

  5. lol sorry to laugh Kath but I can just imagine your face and the swear words...its a stunning card though and well worth two gos...hope your friedn recovers fast as that sounds so awful and painful
    Mina xxx

  6. I wondered what that big blue cloud was in the sky over to the north, now I know......... I do think you could have taken a photo of the soggy mess card though, just to give us even more of a laugh. It all turned out lovely in the end..
    En xx

  7. What a beautiful card Kath.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. hehe what a tale but it all turned out wonderful in the end

  9. I love that cute little colourful bird! Your story did make me smile, although i'm not suprised the air was blue having to do all that cutting again!!!
    Gorgeous card take 2 :)

    Carol x

  10. Eeeh that's the kinda thing that happens to me.. Sugar Nellie Stamp still gone for a burton - I think it's heading back to Elgin myself!!!!

    It's a stunning card - love the whole design - sooo cute...


  11. Well I would have split me sides, what you like Mrs. Thank you for my wonderful card, I loved it.