Monday, 11 October 2010


...yum indeed - the weather today so far has been amazing. Thankfully I had a day off work and we just went a for walk about an hour ago and it was BOILING out there. Most peeps were running around in skimpy T-shirts and shorts - weirdness, but still yummy.

AND after ten years of living on the Isle of Wight, which is home to the {{ Red Squirrel }}, I actually saw my first one (yup, as in the first one in ten friggin' years) today. 
This, by the way, is the my signature stance when I am walking in the woods - look up into the trees to hope to see one of those ginger critters

** click on any of the pictures if you want to view them enlarged **

It seemed as per usual, that I would be unlucky - if Mr P goes out walking, he a squirrels following him by the truckload. I go out and they hide...furry buggers. All of a sudden, there was movement in the trees and one of the lil blighters showed itself to me.

Whaddaya mean, you can't see's there >>>> on the right hand side of the tree trunk:

I thought it was so funny that the squirrel kept looking at us - it kept hiding behind the trunk, but sticking its head around once in a while to check if we were still there. Naturally I had to celebrate my first Reddie in a very adult fashion,but swinging off a tree...surely everyone does that, no?

Okay, maybe it is just me who does that then...oh well - not the first time I made myself look totally stupid. I bet that gave the squirrels a right old belly laugh and next time they are gonna take pictures of me :))

But I digress, actually I wanted to show some layouts I already created with {{ my October Kit }}. Who would have thought that I embrace the colour orange so much? Not everyone knows but orange is the one colour that has me running scared when I have to use it...not that you could tell here.

Last but by no means least, here is a very differently shaped card. I printed the enlarged image of  {{ Cold Kaylee }} onto plain white card stock, folded it over and cut along her outlines. This card is a whooping 8" tall and was quite a challenge to colour. I have to admit that I am not too happy with the colouring of the eyes - somehow I messed that one up, but the rest - I really like!
Entered into the following challenges:
Allsorts #73 - Take inspiration from a song - "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Crazy 4 Challenges #58 - Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #71 - Shaped card
Fab'n'Funky #43 - Digi Image
Penny's Paper Crafty #39 - Circles - well, the bling and buttons on her coat are deffo circles :)


  1. Congrats on spotting your first red squirrel, I'm still hoping to see one one day!! Love your cute card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our shaped card challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

  2. This so lovely thanks for sharing it with CRAFT Challenge.

    Good Luck

    Kerry (GDT OCT)

  3. looked like you had a bit of fun whilst out for a walk, pleased the squirrel showed his face for you.....
    back to the love the image, brill card, thanks for playing along with C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week,x carol

  4. Oh, the red squirrel is so cute! we have them here in Norway as well. one living in the tree outside my window :) :) I see him almost every day.
    Love the pictures of you. The swing thing is good! Grown ups should do that more often! :)
    Love your layouts.
    Oh, and I can see a little 3ndy boy there too! Makes me totally happy!! :) :)
    have a great week my friend.

  5. A fantastic creation, love your pics too
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. omg, you have to come over some time so we can hang out. i can just imagine all the goofy adventures we'd have lol!

    loving your orange LOs (for me the scary color to avoid is yellow!), especially your embellie clusters and that cute lil guy :)

    amazing card!!! wow!

  7. those photos are so FUN!! Love your use of the colour orange - you rocked it!!! And that card, wow what a creative idea to use the actual image as the shape. You are so inspiring :)

  8. Great card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky!

  9. What a fabulous shaped card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

  10. fabby work, love the song you picked

    thankyou for joining in with my musically inspired challenge this week @ Allsorts

    Amanda xx

  11. hehehe - good old belly laugh- that is a nice one ;) Love the photos and the yum layout is my favorite...of course ;)


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