WooHoo it is Tickle A Teapotter week. I had the honour of writing this weeks story, where young Mary from outback Australia is traveling the world. Mary accidentally deleted all of her photos, so our challenge is to bring cards that will rekindle her memories of the many homes she stayed in.
Here we have Matilda and little sister Molly. I had planned on Matilda and Molly being twins but Molly was too tall and the top of her head was higher than the window. It saddens me to say that I had to amputate both of Molly’s legs and put her behind the window, now she just looks short which is better than legless.
I pre-made most of this card before DH and I left on our little caravan holiday. I carefully packed some die-cut grass, little flowers and a tree which still needed to be added. I have torn this caravan apart and cannot find that box. Hence this card is not quite how I planned. I added a bit of trellis and a leafy flourish that I found at the bottom of my craft bag. We will be home Thursday so I have plenty of time to add all the garden trimmings before sending it to my tickle recipient.
We are about to drive into a town so I can get internet coverage to upload this. Last night I climbed half way up a tree and held my ipad in the air to get internet so I could comment on the Favs of the Week thread. I joked that I might have to email DH to come and get me out of the tree (then I realised that wouldn’t work as he would have to be in the same tree in order to get the internet). Do you have the saying, “it’s all good fun until someone gets hurt”…I made a very ungraceful exit from the tree, no lasting injuries though and most importantly my ipad is fine.
Thank you for looking and I hope you all have a terrific week.
Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 GMT Views: 1451
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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 4:46 PM
How you manage to travel and still create these amazing cards is beyond me! Susie, someone will smile with delight to receive this! The details are incredible right down to the lace curtains! If you ever have a tutorial on how you create these, I'd love to see it! Love the signature bikes and scars and cute little Mary!
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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 7:43 PM
Oh Susie you are priceless! I don't know of anybody else so committed that they would climb a tree so they could access the internet to send her story to the Teapotters. You are one of a kind and definitely the Queen of the step cards. You have so much detail in there. Fabulous job! TFS
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Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 5:03 PM
Your cards continue to delight and amuse! The back stories are always so much fun to read. I'm surprised your DH dares let you out of his sight, for fear of what might happen. I've never heard that saying before, but I sure do like it!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 11:58 AM
SUPER duper cute!!! Susie, your card is fabulous!!! Your details are incredible, you make the best cards! You made me laugh out loud with the thought of you up a tree trying to get better internet reception! LOL Glad you didn't get hurt and hopefully Molly will recover from the amputation LOL! Love it all!!!
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Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 5:29 AM
LOL! I love the challenge story but I love your tale of adventure even more! So glad you didn't break your iPad or anything else ( besides your dignity?)
Awesome, amazing, fabulous card - and what's a little surgery between friends? I'm sure Molly will never tell...
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Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 3:14 PM
Your story was wonderful, your card just delightful...I love to see your fun cards - the assemblage of wonderful details and whimsical themes bring a smile to my face every time. Thank you so much for that. Hugz from half way 'round the world.
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