Sunday, July 01, 2012

Get Well Gill

Well hello there... long time no see!  You know how it is - life getting in the way, etc.  Amongst other things happening is that we've heard my husband's sister Gill, who lives in England, is quite seriously ill - I made this card to send to her.
Actually, neither my husband nor (obviously) myself has ever met Gill... my Mother in Law gave her up for adoption at birth and after much research they were reunited... more than 50 years after the adoption... I can tell you it was VERY emotional.  My in-laws came to Australia in 1963 and Norma (MIL) now goes back to England to see her "other" family every couple of years.  It is three years since her last visit as she has decided to go to the Olympics while she's over... she travels alone and it's pretty impressive for an 84 year old, I think!  Unfortunately Gill suffered an embolism two days before Norma was going, and the family didn't want to distress her, so they just let her proceed with her travel plans; it must have been a nasty shock to arrive to the news her daughter is in hospital... and she's in Newcastle where there has been some bad flooding - I seriously hope her trip improves, and that Gill (whose daughter and family we DID meet when they came over last year, lovely people!) gets better soon too.
Anyway, on to my card!  I've followed the sketch from Papertake Weekly Sketch, love a good sketch :-) The cute image I've used is a digi from Karen's Doodles, Digital Tuesday has Amazing Animals as their challenge theme so I'm entering.  I've coloured with Prismacolor pencils adding Gloss to the eyes, thermometer and cuppa. Oozak has Bright Colours as does Bizzy Becs, never a problem for me, lol, and Cupcake Craftroom wants us to use Layers, again never a problem, so I'm entering there too.   
The papers are "Ouchies Too", digital, from Nitwit Collections. That Craft Place has It's All Green as their challenge, plenty of green here, lol especially on the inside.
The Paper Shelter wants us to use Punches and/or Dies; I've used Fiskars Apron Lace punch on the front and Nestabilities Scalloped and Standard Ovals on the inside, so I'm in, Sweet Stampin' wants us to Use Scallops, so I'm in there too.
The hydrangeas are from my stash (one of those $2 stems I hoard) as are the gold stamens,  Allsorts Challenges wants us to Use Flowers as does Crafty Calendar so I'm in.  Over at Waste Not Wednesdays Lisa just likes us to use up our Stash, so I'm entering there, and Bearly Mine Challenges, Charisma Cardz and Creatalicious Challenges all have Anything Goes challenges so there too. Cheryl likes to see what we're up to on her Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday challenge, and as I think a photo of me doing the end of financial year reports (I do bookkeeping from home) is guaranteed to put her to sleep, I'll send a photo of this instead and hope it doesn't have the same effect, lol.
Well, that's the end of the story for today.  I'll be back in a day or so with the card I've made for my Mother In Law's birthday which I'll be sending with this one as her birthday is next weekend... and she's in the UK until September!  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna

26 comments:

Pat K said...

Hi Donna...I've missed ya! Sorry to hear about your SIL but you're card is sure to bring a smile. Fantastic colouring...I thought it was a picture at first...well done - another awesome card! hugs Pat K.x

rachel said...

I'm sure if any card will do the trick its this one - fabulous image and beuatiully coloured and displayed! Big hugs! Rachel xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love it.
luv
Debby

M said...

Found you on the Allsorts linky tool.. aww love the image - so sweet! M x

Joey said...

Hiya Donna, this is gorgeous, fabulous image love the little details. Joey x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Donna. Love this image, fab layout too.
Hugs
Caz x

brenda said...

What a cute image Donna, sure to brighten any ones day.

Thank you so much for sharing your 'Blooms' with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Wishcraft said...

So gorgeous Donna! Fab image and your colouring is perfect, great papers too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and also with my WNW challenge, hope you're starting to feel better now hun xx Hugs, Lisa x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your SIL! This card should certainly cheer her up. It's darling! I LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

AN said...

Ihana kortti sinulla Donna tähän The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies-haasteeseen! Kiitos osallistumisesta !
Onnea !
Ihanaa kesän jatkoa sinulle sinne ! An

Lozzapops said...

This is a gorgeous card and that image is bound to make anyone smile! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card love your colouring and thanks for joining Papertake Weekly this week and good luck. Aunty Sue GDT

Julie Masse said...

Such an adorable image and card! You colored it beautifully too! Thanks for playing along with the Oozak challenge this month!! :)

Dawn said...

This card is sure to bring a smile to your SIL. Gorgeous colouring and great glossy details on that adorable image.

Hugs, Dawn

Lisa Sumpter said...

Aw this is really sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma Cardz this challenge!

Lisa xox

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Scallops' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. That image is too cute and your colouring is fabulous. x

Daniele said...

what a wonderful card, your colouring is awesome, and the image is so darn cute
hugs and best wishes

Pamela said...

What a fab image, lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS…..

Hugs Judith

Pia S said...

This is SO cute! Fab image and papers, a great version of the sketch!

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Fleur said...

WOW, This is so cute ♥
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

Teresa said...

This is just too cute, how sad does this poor thing look, he's gorgeous, great backing papers too. hugs Teresa xx

Trudie said...

Adorable!! Great image and background papers. Love the co-ordinating inside aswell. thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..... hugs Trudie xx

Theresa said...

I'm sorry I didn't make it here sooner - this card is just totally too cute! Amazing coloring and just all around adorable. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.

Anne said...

Fabulous design. Thanks for sharing with the Cupcake Craftroom. Hugs x