Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Have You Ever Had One of Those Days...

...when everything seems to go wrong? Well believe me, today has been one of those days. please allow me to explain, and maybe the release of the feelings will help in the recovery process.
We have had the water cut off today from 9 til 5pm. It was a planned thing, but as usual we forgot in the Curd household and I only remembered by sheer chance at 8.45am. Off I went, filling jugs, pans and anything I could get my hands on. I remembered my Dad recommending that we fill the bath to be able to flush the toilet, and so I started to run the bath with cold water. It takes ages for our bath to fill (we have low water pressure), and so I came into my craft room next door to the bathroom to catch up on my e-mails.

Some time later I had my head phones on, watching and listening to Most Haunted (as I always do whilst working on the challenge of the week and Project of the Week instructions for the Do Crafts website), when I heard a funny bubbling noise. what could it be - then it struck me - OMG the bath is still running! I immediately got up and legged it into the bathroom, causing mayhem and madness. My head phones were still attached to my head and my laptop, and sprung off my head. I knocked over the container which holds all my colourbox eye queue and single inks, but had to leave them and run to turn off the bath! When I got there the taps weren't running, and the bath wasn't over flowing. I really don't remember turning them off. I must have done it subconsciously. When I returned to my room, disaster had struck. All mu inks were all over the floor, lids off and colour scattered lover the laminate flooring. Also all the eye queues had come apart so I had to spent a good 2o minutes matching up lids to inks and the stacks of colour. I had also broken my head phones, but it could have been worse - I could have pulled over my laptop and smashed it!

In the afternoon, I went downstairs to make the tenth cup of coffee of the day (as you do), put a long handled spoon into the coffee, and proceeded to flick the spoon and therefore freeze-dried coffee all over the kitchen worktop and floor. So off I went to clean that up.

Soon after, I was sat at my laptop, typing up instructions and supply lists for the cards I have made for some new video's to be filmed next week. I took a drink of my coffee, which was still nearly full, and - you know what's coming next don't you - I didn't get my coffee onto my coaster properly and it spilled all over my precious cards, the phone, and my beautiful core'dinations cardstock. Nearly a full cup of coffee - I couldn't believe it. Quick as a flash I sprung into action, but not quick enough. One of the cards which took me ages to create a unique background is ruined I think. the others might be salvageable, I'll have to see what Lou (the photographer)thinks, and really put photoshop to the test! If they are ruined, I will make them again, as you all know, the thing what takes the time is the design after all.

Speaking to my best friend Sheila on the webcam , she reminded me that that should be it, as things come in threes. However, she was wrong, as when I was rearranging the freezer to fit in the shopping, I knocked over a box of fish fingers and they all fell to the floor!

I honestly think that someone upstairs (or below, if you believe in that too) has something against me. Maybe when I wake up in the morning, I will have a better day.
Putting my bad day aside, I have a card to share with you today. It's project of the week over on Do Crafts! It's called I Love you More Than....Chocolate Cake!, and you can see why. I really wanted to make a card that would be perfect for a lady to give to her man, after all the ladies do hold the majority vote when it comes to card making. If you want to have a go at making your own piece of chocolate cake (Sorry, it's not edible!) there is a template for you to follow. You can find the instructions supply list and templates here.

Off again to create mayhem and madness wherever my feet fall! See you soon.

Love, Clare x


Anonymous said...

aww Clare what a horriable day you've had! I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
Emma :)

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Oh my goodness Clare.. what a day you've had and I seriously think you need a huge slice of chocolate cake! Your creations are stunning and love the gorgeous colours scheme and layout. Love the little boxes too, Hope tomorrow brings a better day, Hugs, Nikki x

Emma said...

Aw Clare what a bloody day...wishing you a better day tomorrow and hope you can salvage all of your cards!! Think I would have cried!!
Loving your cards and slices of cake...thanks for the template.
Emma x

Kath Stewart said...

Oh Clare what a rotten day and you couldn't make it up if you tried....never mind...tomorrow is another day....look on the bright side eh...Hugs Kath xxxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

I'm sorry Clare - but a giggle flew out when reading about the coffee. I was sympathy with you all the way till that point. Done it soooo many times myself. Anyway, it's a new day tomorrow and things should only get better (hope that's not tempting fate), and your card is perfection. Hope you are able to salvage the others.
Sharon xx

Ali Watson said...

Oh Clare what a day! lookon the bright side you didn't pull over the lappy. As Kath has rightly dais tomorrow is another day. Hope it's a good one.

Diane.W. said...

Goodness,poor you,hope it is over now!!!
I like the pink & brown goodies you have made :o)x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Oh Clare what an awful day you've had. Here's hoping that tomorrow will bring a brighter and betetr day. Kym

Chris said...

Sorry Clare ROFL but only because this is the kind of thing that goes on in my house on an almost daily basis!!! The coffee flicking and coffee over cards tends to by my most frequent disaster so I can totally empathise on your rotten day! Tomorrow will be better and look at this gorgeous card that came out of it. That cake looks good enough to eat the design is fabulous. Chris xxx

sharon said...

awww hun, what a shi**y day you've had..things can only get better right?.
When I first started designing for the magazines..I remember putting my life and soul into this collection of cards. I had them standing on the shelf in the kitchen looking at them...the door slammed fell on floor..just in time for wet doggy feet to come scampering in and put her signature on them..arrggghhh..I can laugh now but at the time I had a tear or two!xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

What a day! I'm so sorry you can't save the cards. I think you have had your share of mishaps for at least a couple of months!
Yummy card.

Jane said...

Wow sorry you had such an awful day! I hope today was a better day!

Jane :0)

Marcea said...

OMG what a day!!!! Think I would be tearing my hair out - poor you! Hope the cards were ok for the piccies, makes you want to cry after all that work. So .... did you find out what the noise was??Things can only get better hun ... keep on smiling

Zoe said...

Oh no Clare!! What a nightmare - poor thing. Still, how can you not smile when you look at that fab card complete with matching cake!! I sure hope that things have been better for you now!
Take care,
Zoe x x

Loopylou. said...

omg!! what a day!!! i love your card and thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog xx

Unknown said...

Love your cards and always remember the bad days are sent to make us appreciate the good ones Thanks for all your inspiration