Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Sorry there was no story for you all last week but I had to go and search the Web for suitable images to go on the cards. Found loads so up  and running again now.
This weeks yarn finds me still working  for the Boss that I procured the big discount on the computer system (still can't think why!) from the previous story.
Settle back, put your feet up, grab a coffee and stop a while.
So Ladies we all know the drill. Before we can actually arrive for work we need to do
 'The School Run' and this particular day was no different to the rest.
 2 kids in back of car ? Yep
School bags, PE kit, lunch boxes, homework ? Yep
Car keys? Yep
Dress out of knickers ?  Yep. (Special check)
Ok. Off we go.
Fluffs school first as it is the farthest away and as I'm pointing the car away from work will need do a loop round to drop off Little boy at his school and then I'm facing the right way to hack it down the main road to get to work for 9.30am start.
Got this down to a fine art now as I can just idle up to the drop of points and the kids can leap out and away I go.  Fluff first, check rear view mirror all clear and away we go.
I'm just pulling up into the works car park when a disembodied voice pipes up from behind my shoulder saying
'Aren't I going to school today then Mummy?'  Don't you just love it when you suddenly realise you have forgotten to do something!!
My boss who happened to be looking out of his window watched in amazement as I threw the car into a spin on two wheels and shot back out the way I had come to arrive back 25 mins later in a rather harassed state.  Like my boss said if yer gonna have an excuse  for being late make sure its a goodun!!

Digi image from Bugaboo Stamps
Backing paper form my snippets pile
Sewing thread and pearls from my stash
Digi coloured using Promarkers
Diecuts by Spellbinders ' Majestic Elements'
& Cheery Lynn Designs ' B190 Sentiment frame#2'
Sentiment produced in Word.

Entering into the following challenges:
Southern Girls #70: Use a punch or die cut.
Sister Act #11: Anything goes must be a card.
Card Crafter's Circle #79: In stitches real or faux.
Hiding in My Craft Room #102: Die cuts
One Stitch At A Time #168: Use a digi.
Challenges 4 Everybody #22: Anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #77:  Use your snippets ( Offcut of design paper).
Melon Headz: Die cuts.
Oldie but a Goodie: Stitching real or faux (old stash = design paper, thread, promarkers).
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything goes.

P.s. No I don't own a pink car it just goes with the backing paper!!


  1. I think a pink car would be lots of fun...especially in toon ville. Glad to hear you are safe from your rushing.

  2. What a fabulous image! it's just perfect for your story - and we've all been there! Once I left my baby daughter in her pram outside the butcher's - and luckily remembered to collect her BEFORE I caught the bus home!!

    love Mags B x

  3. What a funny (and typical) story of life in the fast lane! Mommy simply has too much to do! Great card with the story - thanks for the chuckles :)

  4. So funny - and of course you then had to catch up the whole day... Mxx

  5. Oh I laughed at your story, then got a chuckle from the cute card that illustrated your story so well. How do you manage to do this?! I've felt like that driver many times. Loved this bright, cheery & adorable card. TFS

  6. Fabulous card, great image. Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Stitching

  7. a lovely card and a story a lot of us can relate to

  8. This is gorgeous,love the design and fab

  9. Very cute card Mrs.A!!
    love the image and your story:-)
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  10. I'd looove a pink car! Second best would be a yellow car and I almost got one when I changed cars recently, ended up with a boring silver one!

    Fab card - great story, and so far, I've managed to keep track of SHMbO. But I live in anticipation!!


  11. So funny Mrs A and beautifully ilustrated by the fabby card. As you know, I'd love a pink car - if only to be able to find it quickly in car parks!

    Like the personalised number plate too :))

    Hugs, Di xx

  12. Hahaha! Funny story! I have done similar things in the past, it's almost like I'm in a different world in the mornings! Nice card!

  13. Your card is so cool Sweetie ! Love the image and the bright colours too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  14. Fab card Mrs A! Great tale - thank you for sharing, lol, made me giggle. Wish I had a pink car lol! Karen x

  15. Fab card Mrs A and a really fun these papers they're really cool! ROFL at your should have passed it off as 'take your kids to work' day :) Donna ♥ x

  16. What a wonderful story and I mean to tell you that you made the perfect card to remember this whirlwind of a morning. Toot Toot !!!

  17. Love your zesty card and fab story! xx

  18. Love your stories with the fun cards to match! I remember getting to the corner and having to ask where we were going. Three directions was too much for one harried mom!

  19. WAY CUTE!!! Love the colors.. this is awesome!! Great story too hehe :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  20. What a story! Love it! I love your funky colours ... thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle!

  21. love this cheeky image, really made me smile! Thanks for playing over at card crafters circle x

  22. This is really cute. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  23. Great card - love the colours!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  24. So funny Mrs A. and your card fits perfectly! Cathy x

  25. Love your hilarious story and card Mrs A...great colouring and lovely die cuts....thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  26. Lovely card! thanks for joining us at Melonheadz - good luck in the draw - enjoy your crafting week! Gail DT

  27. Such a fun card!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  28. That could be you, in yerr car! Except yours weren't pink! Yo never forgot to drop me off... not fair! x

  29. That could be you, in yerr car! Except yours weren't pink! Yo never forgot to drop me off... not fair! x


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