Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Don't Move!

Wednesday again and time for another tale from Mrs A's Yarn pile  so grab a coffee and sit  a while. This yarn relates to 'The Doc' as well as me cos it was all his fault. I was just the innocent bystander.!
Many years ago when we first started going to Italy we were visiting Rome for only the second time so still did not know our way around very well. We were on one of the busy main streets and The Doc not being too sure of our whereabouts  decided to check the road name which was on the corner a few yards back from the way we had just come.  He instructed me to go and stand against the wall  of the building we were outside and not to move (so leaving room for people to walk on the pavement). Now when The Doc says don't move , you don't move even an inch.
All was well until I heard a distinct rumbling start up from under my feet.  Unbeknown to me I was standing over one of the  street gratings to a lower floor when all of a sudden a gust of hot air came shooting up from the air conditioning unit that had switched on! I leave the rest to your imagination. It was at this point The Doc came racing back . My wail of "Well you said to stand right  there" fell on deaf ears.

Digi image by Digital Images.
DP from Art Deco Rome cd. Freebie with Papercraft essentials magazine.
Image coloured using Promarkers and gold pen.
Ribbon and pearls from stash.
Roses made from scrap of gold  shimmer paper edged using Promarkers.

Entering into the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine #11: Anything goes.
One Stitch at a Time #170: Anything goes.
Joanna Sheen Challenges: Don't be Square.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #79: Use your snippets. (snippet used for roses).
Simon Say Stamps: Anything goes.
Cupcake Crafts #249: Anything but Square.
Papertake Weekly #105: Anything goes.
Bearly Mine #93: Anything goes.
Pin and Tack #11: Anything goes.
And the  moral of the story is:  Always wear nice  lace underwear!!


Ali said...

I hope you looked as glamorous as Marilyn. I really like the rose and ribbon detail on the card.
Ali x

Kathleen said...

Great legs Mrs A, great tale and a really lovely card.

Kath x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your story made me chuckle - thank you!
Such a fabulous card, I love he image and gorgeous detailing.
Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Well, I sure hope he got a photo!

Your card is wonderful...such a great image.

Catherine said...

What a cool card Mrs A ! I love the image and the sentiment !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Hettie said...

Now THAT I would have love to have seen! Tee Hee! I hope you didn't have your yellow duster ones like Miss has!

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Mimi said...

Wonderful story Mrs. A to go with your wonderful card, love the digi you have used too . Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I see the shadow! Fab card, fab shading! x

Cathy said...

Whoo Whoow, that's supposed to be a wolf whistle!! Gorgeous card Mrs A. great memory :) Cathy x

Mary H. said...

You & Marilyn M. How do you find the most perfect stamp to illustrate your stories? I had to laugh, with the mental picture of this happening. And you told it so delightfully. Good way to end my evening, with a smile. TFS a great yarn, and a great card, with a most lovely image. Hugs

Di said...

Fabulous card Mrs A - love the tale and that image is perfect! Super rose there too. Be sure to bring pegs and big drawers on Sunday!

Hugs, Di xx

Lexie said...

Gorgeous easel.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

What a lovely sight you must have been lol - just like your card - hugs Mxx

aussie aNNie said...

You sure know how to make me laugh 'mr president', awesome card, story and love the

Ellen said...

You have the knack for story telling!! Thanks for the laugh! Fantastic easel card! She looks pretty sexy!! KUDOS!!

Deonna Bemish said...

So Fiesty! Great image and easel card. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Terry Oulboub said...

Mrs. A., I love the Wednesday highlights of yesteryear! This particular one was as entertaining as the others - nice little guffaw for me in the morning. Nice lace undies definitely work here...heehee...I love the Marilyn Monroe card that fits the story so well and the words are totally perfect! LOL!! TFS! :-)

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card and a very funny tale...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Carol L said...

Lace underwear? How about a nice pair of slacks? LOL Cute story, and such a fun card! Ooo poo pe doo!!

Bonnie said...

Ooh la la! Oh wait, that's in France! I always wonder which comes first, the story or the stamp! Was it you got the goats and pigs over at the Pixie's?

Karen Petitt said...

Fab card Mrs A. Reminds me of the movie - I love those old movies and I love this card too, fab stamp and an even fabbier tale. I don't wear skirts/dresses very often but I do like lacey knicks! Karen x

Donna said...

A really fun card Mrs A, love the easel design and fab sentiment. Love the tale of your MM moment, so funny :) Donna x

Darnell J Knauss said...

LOL! I'll bet he was proud to be the one walking you off that grate, Mrs. A, lace panties and all!!

CraftyGirl said...

Great easel card. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

MagsB said...

Oh Mrs A, your tales always make me smile! What a fabulous card, the Marilyn image is so iconic!

love Mags B x

Suzanne C said...

Fun Easel card! Sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Louise said...

Fabulous card and image,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LACY SUNSHINE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a wonderful story Mrs A, love the card!

Warm hugs