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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And Clean I Did....

Hello everyone,

A man alone...I'm still reeling with shock.....I have never encounted a place so bad, in all my years of cleaning....JANE  these gardens are for you...unbelievable...and the house....well, lets just say..if you watch 'renters from hell' on TV...this place would beat everyone of them..in fact..I could have walked right back out the door....but, I like a challenge, and he is a bloke, so I got stuck in..
I was in the bathroom and then toilet for the first 45 mins, and only touched the surface, the bedroom,hall and lounge..just vacuuming took another 45 mins, then attacked the kitchen...did not get the floors washed as the mop sponge was stuck to the floor, and there it stayed....and time was ticking..going back Thursday for another 1 1/2 hrs...this is lasting for 8 weeks...by then it should be pretty good....all ready for him to mess up again...How do people live like that, then keep following you around saying 'this is so embarrassing'...in the end I simply said "and so you should be"..he is 39.


Okay, enough shop talk, had to get that off my chest...feel great now, so onto a card....



Saw a challenge over at The Squirrel and the fox   [Critters] and remembered this digi that I just never played with so out he came.A freebie from Colleen  and have had him for quite awhile...



Kept the card really simple...no DP's...just brown card stock and manilla folder chopped up, and layered....a leafy swirl and tiny butterflies.....


Coloured with my pencils, a wee bit of copic for the tiny butterfly and flowers and dots on the ground.

This would have made a lovely scene and I might tackle that again another day, but just for now I did simple..
Going to enter into a challenge at Robyns Fetish  [animals] as well.

So, thats the news for today....welcome to my new follower, thank you so much for joining me...
and have had several candies dropped in my letterbox in the last few days,has been so exciting getting home from work and there they are....just like a big kid at Christmas...

Will love and leave you as I have work, three biggies today, but nothing like yesterday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

32 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Oh heavens, guess I won't invite you round here for tea then hun! Our chaos is a burglar deterant - they think we have already been turned over and leave us alone, lol! Seriously, two untidy people in one house - not a good mix. Loving your card - makes me think of home (deep in the countryside, not burbs where we are now). Off to have a peek at that challenge, can't resist a critter or two. Hugs from a cold and frosty UK, Sxx

Annette said...

OMH that story is shocking. I had imagined you were talking about a guy in his 90s who was too frail to clean up the house, but 39 !!!!!! Shocking. ps - love the card, what a cutie to brighten that post !!! Annette xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a sweet little card - i love that leafy swirl...
Lisa x

heidy said...

Oh poor you Chrissy
What a fabolouds card,love this image!
XXX Heidy

Crystal said...

This is sooooooo CUTE!!!!!!! Adorable Chrissy!

Tracey T said...

Just like Annette, I thought this was about someone older and maybe not as capable as they might be. But 39! That's disgraceful. Love your card - the image is adorable. xx

Deb said...

oh this is so cute, love that image!
You should have heard the gasp that just came out of me reading about your cleaning, I was just feeling sorry for him when I read he is only 39!!! I thought he must have had been an old man!
Debxx

Janette said...

Oh Chrissy I really don't envy you this one at all, sounds horrific....you'll be clean worn out girl...lol...

Your card is gorgeous and very clean..xx

Teresa said...

Hi Chrissy, Ooh you are brave...I hoep he keeps it nice onece you've finished in there...Onto your card, love, love, love yoor colouring Chrissy, what an adorable image and it goes so well with that butterfly - looks fab, Hugs, Teresa xx

pinky said...

My jaw dropped when you said 39 Chrissy!! Unbelievable, a good kick up the backside might help! Love your gorgeous card, brilliant colouring.

kyms kards said...

lovely card

Thxs for joining us at Robyn Fetish Challenge

kym DT x

Sally said...

Oooh not good Chrissy :(
LOve your card, great swirl and cute image.
Hugs Sally xxx

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card Chrissy and well done on tackling that house, you are one brave girl!
Helen x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, I love the image which you have coloured perfectly.
Not all of us men are the same, I admit my craft room is untidy, but I do all the house work, including cleaning the loo.
Kevin xx

Lisa M said...

Your critter is completely adorable and I love the look on his little face as he enjoys the company of the butterfly! :)

Congrats on your candy wins...that just makes the whole day wonderful.
hugs,
Lisa xx

Catherine said...

Really cute card, love the image...

Debbie said...

Lovely card Chrissy. Love the image and such gorgeous colouring.
Debbie x

Wishcraft said...

I'm as bad as Squirrel - me and hubby are both quite untidy and then we've got 2 young boys too... I'm sure you can imagine!

Lovely card. Such a sweet image and I love the simple design :o) Lisa x

Susan Flynn said...

OMG when you mentioned him the other day. And was then describing the house I thought ah poor little old man his wife must have died years ago and he's been left to struggle with no idea. And then you said he was 39 blooming heck! Anyway your card is so pretty I just love the little animals and it would make a lovely scene there are a couple of challenges at the mo for a scene, worth thinking about. Take care have a large g and t to get over the shock (that's if it's not 7 in the morning where you are now!!!) hugs Susan xx

Mina said...

omg Chrissy, he should be ashamed of himself at that age...is he disabled or unable to clean, if not I hope he hangs his head in shame...must be so brilliant to see it getting cleaner though...I love your card what a great image
Mina xxx

Sandy said...

Don't envy you the cleaning job! but your card is delightful. love the image and your colouring, the swirl and butterfly make fab embellishment.
Sandy

CraftinGranny said...

My hat is certainly off to you girl. Had it been me I'd walked right back out the door or charged him double......LOL

Love the card and that cute image. Have a wonderful day! "Hugs'

Jo Davies said...

Good luck on the big clean! Love this sweet card, cute image.... big hugs Jo xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, I love this creation so gorgeous hugs pops x

coops said...

so stunning chrissy.i love the image and your papers and design are fab :D
don`t envy you your job hun.

xx coops xx

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Beautiful card!! Love your colouring! So soft and gentle! Super cute!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish this week! Lilia DT

Hanneke said...

Wow, that client sounds horrible! I know I am a bit of a clutterer and not always that neat but it's not dirty or anything. I can't understand how people can stand living in such a mess. Good luck with that house :p!

This card is so cute! Love the image and those butterflies. Hugs, Hanneke

Jane said...

OH HURL!!!! Gross details...although I have to admit to having a bro' who's equally disgusting & just doesn't see it. We have to cross our legs when visiting for fear of using the loo!! So grossed out I missed your card scrollong thru' to comment...Bet it was a goodun'...back to double check...lol xx

Dora said...

What a sweet card Chrissy, love the pretty scene with those little butterflies :) ... these men can't live without women he he .. and I saw your comment .. don't tell me I have to go through all this again when they have their own!!! I can't really !!!

Susan said...

I LOVE this card, very sweet pretty L/O, great coloring :)
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. :)
Susan G (DT)

Michelle said...

Hi Chrissy

Wow, I thought too that he must have been an old man, still maybe now the guy has been shamed in to putting in a little more effort to pick after himself.

Your card is just gorgeous, what great scene you have created.

Michelle :o)

Edwina said...

I love your card! It is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown