Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A Christmas Scene

Here's my first effort with some of my new Memory Box dies, I cut the oval with a Nestability, the birch trees were cut from light grey cardstock, and the whole thing is glittered which doesn't show in the photo........






Dies used:
Birch trees, deer, star, large oval

I had a scary moment the other evening, late, when I was sitting on the lanai reading. I heard a sibilant SSSssssssss sound coming from the kitchen. SNAKE
was my immediate reaction, and as I headed to the kitchen I heard it again
SSSSSssssss. Yes, definitely a snake. Help! Mike was sleeping, so I armed myself with a weapon, a useful potato masher, no, not a knife, a black plastic thing for making mashed potatoes, don't ask me why I grabbed that particular ridiculous object, I have no idea..........
 Ssssss - there it was again, somewhere behind me, so I crept up and opened the oven door. Now quite what I would have done if there was a snake curled up on a baking tray I have no idea, but I would have been fine, I had my potato masher to protect me ......SSSSSssssss-  this time I opened the dishwasher. Ssssssss - at last I realised that it was the coffee machine that usually turns off automatically hissing in protest at being left on all day. 
The moral of this story on reflection is, if you think you have a snake in the house, run, but don't forget your potato masher just in case there is a large and dangerous Florida animal like a black bear lurking outside, it would be just the thing to make him turn and run

33 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card!

Watch out for snakes!!!

ribenaruby said...

Morning Enfys..super scene you've created, those dies are a 'must'. Glad to read todays post too! Ruby x

Caroline said...

Stunning card love the little scene you have made. Caroline xxx

cebelica said...

This is so beautiful. The scene you created is amazing! Hugs! xx

Eret said...

Love this card so much. Wonderful winter scene you've made.
I'm glad it wasn't a snake what made the sss sound :)

nannapat said...

Fab story Enfys! The dies look lovely - I especially love the star. Pat x

Yelowflower said...

okay, thank you for making me laugh first thing in the morning...I am NOT a morning person and that really helped me start my day on a good note.

I actually had something similar happen here, and if you want to read about it, check out this post....

http://yelowflowersgarden.blogspot.com/2012/06/one-more-animal-story.html

again, thank you for sharing!!!

kath said...

Morning En...loving that die...oh my ever growing wish list and who would have got the bigger fright if you'd come face to face I wonder...you or Mr Hiss...hugs kath xxx

CraftyCooky said...

Enfys, I love your card it's beautiful. I am challenging you to make a beautiful card with a snake or a potato masher. lol
Have a beautiful day.
Claire

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!! Lee-Ann :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, Enfys! I love the whole scene... As I hate snakes as well, I will definitely remember the potato masher trick tehehe...
TK Watson

Pam said...

What an absolutely beautiful card!
Better keep that potato masher handy!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Maryellen Webbber said...

I love the Christmas card you created with those dies. So pretty!
Thanks for the laugh, I am terrified of snakes and would have
awaken my husband to my screams.
Take care Enfys!
Maryellen

Marjorie said...

Love the card and design.

Thank you for the story of the SSSSsss. You gave me a good laugh. You are very descriptive and I could picture your actions. LOL

Marjorie from TX

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys Im afraid I would be running in the opposite direction I dont like snakes, but you are ever braver with a potato masher.
A stunning card love the whole card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Barbara in AZ said...

You crack me up! LOL

Karons Krafty Korner said...

LOL Enfys - so funny! Fabulous card though I don't see any snakes! TFS

marlene kiley said...

You are a riot. We all enjoy your strange storys. Ha! Love the card. Can't beat white with another darker color.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, I adore their dies. This is certainly one of your more humorous rants, although quite a few homes have burned to the ground doing just that. Hissssssss Joan.

tmorrow said...

love your card. I get your emails everyday and I look forward to them. They make me laugh. I love your work.

Cheryl W said...

Well, I certainly hope you gave that coffee maker a hard smack with your potato masher for scaring you like that! Beautiful card.

Lena's Creations said...

Hi Enfys,
I totally get the potato masher thing - growing up in South Africa you would "beat something to a pulp" or "make mince meat out of it" if it scared you or annoyed you ... you were on the right track :)
Your card is beautiful! I have the deer and the star dies on my wish list.
Have a great day and do look after your perculator :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.xx

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

What a beautiful scene on your card, En!

BTW although I had goose bumps reading your "snake" ordeal, I wanted to keep reading just to see if it was really a snake and whether or not the potato masher was effective ;).

Patty said...

Funny story....very pretty card!! thanks for the inspiration!!

Sandra H said...

lol..........Oh Enfys l don't like snakes the very thought makes me cringe!! really brave item a potato masher ....lol your card is gorgeous ! x

barbp said...

I love your card. Beautiful.

I'm not a snake fan so was relieved to read it was a false alarm. I would not have gone into the kitchen at all by the way & my husband would have been tossed out of bed to deal with that "snake"! LOL!

MizMaryAnn said...

You are so brave. Yep a potato masher is the perfect weapon! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to make one like it. I have to go back and stare at it again.

freetimegone said...

sssssssssssssssssssssss. Did you grab the masher? That was such a great story and you are much nicer than I would have been. My DH would have been up and doing the checking, not me.
I love the scene you created. If only I could get some of your talent through osmosis.

Debby said...

Love this. So peaceful and elegant.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card, I love the oval window!
I'll remember you're choice of weapon the next time I'm out for a walk here in the yukon. To fend off the bears!

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! I absolutely love it! Oh dear, I have such an image in my head of you looking for the snake with the masher! Classic! xx