Monday, April 1, 2013

Silly Stuff...

Tis the day of pranks, fooling round and general silly stuff. It's also time for a brand new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show where we are throwing out the rule book and just having a fun time... They say laughter is the best medicine and that is certainly the case in my book. For the last few weeks we have all been very ill my house. Hubby came down with a bad viral infection and kindly passed it on to both myself and baby Ruby.
 Sigh. Talk about a crash course in domestic reality... Ugh. A poorly baby is bad enough but when you all go down with a bug, it ain't much fun at all. No sir. Indeed not. I had totally refined the art of coughing by practising every night until I was a prof. On the worst night, I was still awake at 4am spluttering and just gave up on getting any sleep. I decided I would rather sit in my craft room than in a dark bedroom listening to the other two snoring.
So all dosed up and bleary-eyed I ventured into my inky zone. As ill as I was I just could not sit there empty handed. I wondered if I could manage some OCD cutting out and decided to attempt to bring a 'tashy' idea to life. My Ringmaster stamps were still in their packaging in need of some serious ink...
 After cutting and inking up three of the above hairy fellows I decided to set them off the edge by folding back the front of the card. I thought this would be a rather silly but funny way to create a party invitation and that is where the slightly daft wording comes in. I used 'mustache' from the stamp and Chit Chat words on the front and  finished off the sentence by stamping Worn Text along the inside edge.

It's my take on 'Silly meets Clean and Simple meets Vintage" and seeing as it is a No Rules week. Well, I think I can make it up as I go along... And as it was 6am in the morning, my sanity had left the building. I'm glad to say we are all, at long last, on the mend. Hooray and Amen.

For lots more freestyle fun and fabulous art do take a look at all the really wonderful creations from the Design Team here!
We can't wait to see what inky fun you will all get up to this week!!! We'll be choosing our Top Three Artists and there is also this great $50 shopping voucher to be won.
Thanks for calling by. Stay happy and healthy.
See you soon... Sarah.

18 comments:

Anita Houston said...

FUN!!!! Your mustashes are all the rage and this card is grand, especially for how you've been feeling! Hope you are all over it!

Helen said...

Such fun!! Glad you are all better now.... take care.

Redanne said...

Hi Sarah, oh what fun these tashes are! I love the way your mind works, even when poorly! Your party invitation is fabulous. Hope you and the family keep on the right side of those nasty germs...... and that you have had a reasonable Easter break. Hugs, Anne x

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous fun card. Glad your all on the mend. I remember when I was single, my daughter caught a tummy bug she was only 3, then 12 hrs later my son 6 months old caught it, exactly 12hrs later I caught it. It's awful when that happens and am so glad you, your hubby and baby ruby are all on the mend. Healing hugs sent your way :-) Kezzy xxx

Sandra said...

What a great inventation! Love that mustache stamp! Being ill is so not funny, so I'm glad you had some fun making this card! Hugs, Sandra

Peggy Parker said...

Sometimes simple is best!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Your hairy fellas look fantastic on this card, love the simplicity and design. May need that moustache stamp. Hole you are all feeling a little better and are over the worst. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Sarah...your card is so cute. I love how fun it is and it didn't have to have tons and tons of layers of paper or embellishments to be so cool! I love the simplicity of your card...with just the three colored mustaches on the front and the little sentiment at the bottom. Very clever design! I hope all of your family is feeling better! <3 Candy

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very cute and funny card Sarah.
Love it.
Greetings Janny

Hettie said...

Love your tashes there Sarah. Sorry to hear you have been poorly in your household and hope you are all feeling better very soon.
xx

Suzanne C said...

Just plain fun! Love the mustache and your description is perfect a little vintage, a little CAS and fun!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great playing with the mustache!
a fab CAS card..wow!

xxx
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Such a cute/clever/ and trendy card, Sarah! I love it!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

Hope you are all better now. For 4 am and sick, you made an amazing card - love the simplicity of it.

Cordeiro said...

I really liked the way you used the mustaches, like a lot, think it looks a little hipster. I used mustaches and glasses as the theme of my birthday. Congratulations for the work.

Dawn said...

love mustache cards!

butterfly said...

So sorry to hear you've all been so unwell... hope things are looking up now.

But I do like the results of your 4am crafty session - such fun... loving those worn letters!
Alison x

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is just too much fun!!!