Thursday 18 January 2018

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Hello, I don't seem to have had a lot of time for blogging/crafting recently...probably because I've been reading too much and also I was given jigsaw puzzles for Christmas...unfortunately I seem to have an addictive personality and once I start a puzzle I can't leave it alone. One of my daughter's favourite stories is of the time years ago when she came in late, with her boyfriend (now her hubby) and found me asleep on the jigsaw puzzle. When they woke me, I sat up trying to pretend that I wasn't asleep but there were puzzle pieces stuck all over my face! Needless to say they rolled about laughing (no respect!) and they've never let me forget it! As for the husband counted 21 books piled up waiting for me...wouldn't do to run out of reading matter now would it! I'm currently enjoying  'The Alice Network' by Kate Quinn, recommended by a friend.
Anyhow, back to the card, first one this year that isn't for a DT challenge!. It's for my lovely and long suffering BIL, the image really made me laugh as my sister's cooking skills are legendary...and not for a good reason! She's a wonderful, kind, funny and caring person...but hates cooking!
The image is from Bugaboo, coloured with copics. Random papers from stash and a stamped sentiment coloured to match.
Thanks for will it be book or jigsaw???...decisions...decisions.

Challenges entered:
Double D -kitchen is the heart of the home
watercooler #153
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #12
crazychallenge #266
catchthebug-birthday-bash-day-4. (Funny sentiment, Bugaboo image, die cut)


Diana said...

So funny!
Keep on craftin'

Chrissy said...

FABulous fun card Chris and I can totally releate to nodding off..with me it is when I try to blog at night time and have nodded off with my hand on the mouse and my chin resting on my other hand and slept for at least and hour or can imagine how stiff my wrist is when I wake can just see you with puzzle pieces on your face..that really set my


Donna Ellis said...

hahaha! You really know how to bring color and beauty to any image - this Stella scene is marvelous! It reminds me of the movie "Doc Hollywood" when an older women brought the doctor a welcome meal, and said "Hungry Man's Special - I'm a bad cook" LOL Great card, Chris! hugs, de

Lisa said...

Haha, this makes me laugh!! The image and sentiment are so fun!! I love the colors and design!! I laughed out loud at the image of puzzle pieces stuck to your face!! I'm the same way with a puzzle...I don't want to quit until it's finished!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Darlene said...

OMG this is too funny! What a fabulous card ... SURE to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kitchen is Where the Heart Is’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Sue said...

Oh I did chuckle at this Chris imagining you with jigsaw pieces stuck to your face LOL!! Fabulous card too I love it huggles Sue xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fun card Chris, thanks for the chuckle. Enjoy your puzzles, life is more than crafting..xx [aNNie]

Kathleen said...

Super image, great design and some love the bright and bold image.
For once I already have this image and I did the card for my Daughter as she is not a very good cook.
According to my Grandsons I am the 'best cook in the World' but do you know I can not cook eggs properly, apart from hard boiled ones.
Did laugh at you falling asleep doing your jigsaw, I once fell asleep at my computer, after coming back from a long haul flight. I am also am avid reader, my Mother used to say "once our Kath gets her head in a book, she is dead to the world.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Perfect card. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!" challenge. Thanks for joining in to help
Us celebrate ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

mulberry station said...

I Love the Stella images. This one is so cute and I love your layout. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

Kathy Krug said...

What a cute image made even cuter by your story. I loved your puzzle story too. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again in future challenges.

Lisa Lynn said...

What a fun card. Great images. Thanks for joining in the Bugaboo 8th Birthday BINGO Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a brilliant card for your BIL I'm sure this gave hime a laugh.
As always your design is super and wonderfully coloured to.
The colours are so bright and cheerful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely fun card.

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Chris! I can just imagine how you must have looked, puzzle pieces and all. That would make a perfect photo to haul out during occasions. What a fun card, too. Your brother in law should love it and not just because it's a fun dig at his wife's cooking prowess, but also because of your awesome colouring and layout. Great mixture of colours and patterns in the background. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Chris for your BIL....great image and colouring....Joolsx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Chris, great colours and love the fun image... your puzzle story did make me laugh, I can just imagine it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and great coloring

Dawn Frost said...

Great card, love your background! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Birthday Bash, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great story and great card. I can envision you with the puzzle pieces on your face and looking "puzzled". Too funny! My husband is addicted to puzzles on his I-pad since Christmas and I fear that's all he's going to do from now on so that menu might be appropriate for him too! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Masculine Challenge this week.

Gail said...

Funny card - funny story! You are truly a dedicated "puzzler". Great backstory for your card, which had so many fun details. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Judy Markowitz said...

This is such a fun card! And it is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Ellen said...

Almost always fun with a Bugaboo. Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Diane said...

Haha, fabulous card, great laugh this morning with my fun!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is is so cute! Love your colour choices and great layout.
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)