Friday 17 June 2011

Phindy's #60 Shake 'n' Vac Vacuum Viv

Theme at Phindy's Place - black & white (with colours on the image)

Admit it, go on. All you Brits of a 'certain age' saw 'Vacuum Viv' here and started singing the Shake 'n' Vac advert to yourselves without me having to mention it really didn't you or was it Queen's 'I Want To Break Free'! LOL. Having chosen my Phindy image & then my background papers from the Angel Co, I followed the sketch over at CLP this month for this particularly organised looking 'housewife'. Nope, I don't look half as glamorous as I clean our carpets before you ask! LOL.

She has been coloured with Promarkers but I did paper piece her flowered skirt, headscarf & the vacuum cleaner bag - this time with papers from Cardmaking & Papercraft to tie in with the vibrant pink feather duster I made her from a remnant feather from a feather boa & a cocktail stick. The punched work detail was done using a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment this time around is from Raindrop Echo Designs.

The inside of the card I created with matching papers to the front but the sentiment here is from Scrapalicious.

We gals on the DT would just love it if you could join in with us this week, it isn't as difficult as you might think to use just blacks & whites and I think it really makes the image 'pop'. What do you reckon?

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this particular card for are:
CLP - design layout
Crafty Emma - inspired by a film ( The Perfect Woman - she is far to neat & tidy to be doing such a good job of the housework, don't you think? LOL)
Moving Along With The Times - inspired by a song ( just has to be 'I Want To Break Free' by Queen - can't you just see moustachioed Freddie sweeping up in his tiny pencil skirt & big earrings in your mind's eye now!!!! LOL)
Paper Sundaes - girly girl (well, she is a woman rather than a girl, but she seems to fit the bill I would say - I don't try to do housework in stiletto heels & a pencil skirt, LOL)
CRAFT- include stitching
Catered Crop - large selection to choose from (I have - digital image, sewing machine & sewing  but my lace is punched)
Stamp Something - pretty papers ( I reckon these really work well together)
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Barely Mine - anything goes.


  1. Ohhhh your card is awesome!!! That image is soo funny!!!

    gr. arjette.

  2. That feather duster is brilliant Christine, how clever! And yes, now I can see Freddie hoovering away, which is much better than Shake and Vac lol

  3. I agree with Anne! That feather duster is amazing! Fits perfectly with the image. Wish i looked so glamourous when i vacuum...oh...that`s right...vacuuming is my hubby`s chore, lol. I seldom do vacuuming, hahaha. Great design! Hugs...Mona

  4. I love this! Yes, she is very girly-how does one look that good while cleaning house?!

  5. Vacuuming ? What's that? lol I'm fortunate to have wood floors so no vacuuming but I do have endless sweeping and mopping. I love this Tine! The paperpiecing is wonderful and like the other comments I ADORE your feather duster! Awesome!

  6. I do love your card Tine, a fabulous image and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge

  7. Oh my goodness gracious - that's adorable. Love the duster. Thanks for playing and sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

  8. Great card Christine love the feather duster! I'm so pleased you chose the Queen song 'I want to Break Free' because I started singing the shake and vac advert song and couldn't get it out my head at first!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our sing song and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. Love this Tine! I love black and white combos! Adds elegance to the card! The feather duster is great! So cute! What you don't vacuum in heels and a skirt?! LOL! Me either! I love all your layers of paper too!

  10. Awesome card! I love this image!!! Thank you for joining us for this months sketch challenge at CLP. I hope to see you again!
    Hugs Bonnie

  11. What a fabulous song choice - Freddie Mercury was amazing. Superb colouring and paper-piecing, and thank you for taking part in the MAWTT challenge this week.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  12. Fantastic card just love the image and colours

  13. how fab is this love that image and that feather duster is genius love it !! thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  14. Fabulous! Perfect song choice, can see the video in my head now!! Love the inside too! Thanks so much for joining in with our song challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

  15. what a fun and very girly card, loving it

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  16. Love this card!! Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  17. LOL! This is so cute!!! I love the sentiment that you put along with this .. if only I could look this good while doing house chores too! hehe!! Very pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


  18. Wow, such a cool and elegant card - she looks just fab vacuum cleaning! Superb with that feather duster - awesome!! A one-of-a-kind card! Love it!!! Thank you for your great take on the sketch in the CLP challenge for June! Hope to see you play along again!! :)

    Hugs, Hege