Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Good Impressions.

Time for another Of Mrs A's Bloomers or as Darnell puts it  'time for a visit to Mrs A's Yarn Shop' so pull up a chair and make yourself comfy.
I'm going back this week to a job I had prior to last weeks tale. I was there for 7yrs and after 3yrs I was given the task of buying in a new Finance Software package and complete new computer network system to run it on. Having found a company I rather liked I arranged for a rep to bring some hardware out to our office and demo the system to my boss.  
I was bright and early come the morning of the demo but even so found Jason (the rather dishy rep) already waiting in his car in the staff car park, so I pulled up along side and hopped out of my car. I  endeavoured to look very professional and having collected my bag from the passenger seat  invited him to follow me into the office. 
I was just asking Jason if he would like a coffee when Sarah the office Manager  rushed up behind me and whispered that I might like to take  the the hem of my dress out of the back of my knickers!  Didn't I  wish the ground could just open up beneath me? Oh yes indeed I did!! 
But do you know what my boss bought the system and strangely we got rather a large discount too!! 
I always check now  before leaving the house of a morning as well.
My card to go with the story is below but the pink unmentionables is where the similarity ends. (The fact that I may have had a blue skirt and knitted  tank top at around the same time is purely coincidental).

Multi spot paper by Alison Butler.
Blue spotty a freebie from Simply Homemade magazine.
Digi coloured using Promarkers and edged with a Papermania gold pen.
Given the once over with matching Pearlescent chalks.
Nesties used  Spellbinders and Sizzix.
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

Entering the following challenges:
Make It Monday #143: Paper Crafts.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #75: Use up your snippets. (Brown ribbon)
Created With Love #44:  Anything goes.
Creative Card Crew #37: Punches and dies.
Bearly Mine Challenges #89: Dies/ punches.
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes.
Sister Act #9: Anything goes.
Totally Papercrafts #169: Anything goes.
Allsorts #209: Here come the girls.
One Stitch At A Time #166: Anything goes.


Scrappin Chris said...

Cute image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes at Created with Love Challenge.


Hettie said...

What are you like?
With you and Mrs Di today, I am almost afraid to go on the internet today!!

Karen Petitt said...

omgee lol! what a wonderful thought to wake up to on a Wednesday morning, you so do make me chuckle Karen x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

You crack me up... Mxx

Di said...

Oh Mrs A - that's hilarious! I did just the same at Southampton airport a year ago and have been paranoid ever since - so much so I don't watch who's pulling me top down!

Great image and super snippets make. You only have one more snippets make to go to qualify for two chances of that stamp this week - you can do it!

Hugs, Di xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hehe this really made me laugh and was just what I needed to see, sure to brighten up anyone's day, brilliant image and I love those dotty papers
Lindsay xx

Ellen said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning!!! Those must have been pretty cute knickers to get a discount too! Your story and your card are fabulous!! Love that image....we have all been there! Have a wonderful day!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

LOL what a great story, How embarrassing tho. Thanks for sharing your story and what a great card you made. Love the image and your coloring is fab. Thanks for joining us today a Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Margreet said...

Wow, what a story...I think you must hsve felt very ashamed...your card is brilliant...that digi is too funny!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,fab

Sarah said...

Lovely card and super fun story ;-) Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Here Come The Girls challenge x

Sandra H said...

lol ......Oh Mrs A what a fab image your card is gorgeous and l think that happens a lot that was a good friend to come up behind you still funny though!! xx

Kimbo said...

Oh my! I can just imagine your blushes. Great card to remind you x

Diane said...

Oh my you turned an embarrassing moment into an inspiration. Great job on the card, sure made my day.

Regards diane

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great fun image and colours.
In this case Mrs A bloomers is very apt, thank goodness you weren't wearing a thong.

Kath x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a great story to tell and even better as inspiration for your card. Love the image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Kym Upshaw said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “dies and/or punches”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Carol L said...

Oh my gawd, what a funny story!!! I'm sure you were completely embarrassed, but this card is a hoot!! We all learn from those humiliating moments don't we? :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my God, Mrs. A, you are TOO much!! PLEASE write a book and illustrate it with your cards! Put me on the Buyer's List immediately!! I'm going to pester you until you do!

I think you should put out a call to the Playground - hey, Di, are you on the line? - for your next Pixie Snippet, ask us all to tell our "hem in our wasteband" stories! I have a doozie like Mrs. A and I wager we all do.

Perhaps the gals in these modern times can't relate since none of them wear panty hose any more, which is what always created difficulty for me when yanking them up over my ample butt cheeks, not unlike the shape of your card model!!

Thank you another wonderful yarn! Mwah! Darnell

Oh, Lord, I can't stop laughing and I know I'll be going back to that illustration again and again!!

MaryH said...

You do find the absolute cutest images to illustrate your hilarious stories! This one was a corker. I think we've all been in sort of a similar boat at one time or another. This took me back a ways, invoked another time (which I must say I am thankful is past!). Made me chuckle, loved your card, and a good ending to my day. TFS both card & story. You're a good story teller too. Hugs

K8 said...

Such a story, cute image!!
Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

Merry said...

Can't believe you found a very apt image. Another fun story. :-)

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! I have to snicker at your knicker story! What a wonderful digi image!

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card love the cute image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our punches/dies challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

Lisa S. said...

Too funny! This image is hysterical and your sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

scrappymo! said... must have been a looker as he did give you that discount!!!

Sarah said...

Fab card and even fabbier story!!

I once, in a Tube station, had to strip my stockings off - one of 'em had come loose and it was either that or walk around like Nora Batty. I still blush to this day to think of it!!!

Hope you have a good weekend,

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness; you just made me giggle! This is too cute!! Great job on this. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Maria Rud said...

Very cute image and a funny card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

Ang and Crys said...

AHAHA! This cracked me up! Well done.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Donna said...

Fabulously funny story Mrs A, would love to have seen his face lol! Love the fun image on this card and the spotty papers. Love the faux pas sentiment too :) Donna ♥ x

Jan Ltc said...

This looks great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I'm sorry... You had a BLUE skirt?! X