Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Time to "Wine" Down

Well, I had my gallbladder removed  (or Cholecystectomy, if you want the posh term, lol) and am now recuperating at my favourite place; Margaret River.  It went well enough, for some reason it took a lot to come out of the anaesthetic , my hubby thoughtfully (?!!) took a pic of me at my worst... no I'm NOT going to share!  I had a bit of pain, mainly from the gas they blow you up with, and the bruising from that is pretty spectacular (two of my friends didn't have anything like this, so I don't know why I did)  As I can't drive for another week, we thought we'd come Down South for a week of R&R, involving Wine and (less than usual as my digestion is doing some adjusting) Cheese... of course!  Here's a pic taken on my ipad - as I left the recharger for my camera at home, duh.  Cheeky rosé mine, beer hubby's :-) he moved to wine and port - very relaxing
I have finally got a bit of time to blog, so I'm going to post a few cards and o some visiting, ah, lovely.  The card I have today is actually one of the more recent ones I have in my drafts, I made it for my Dad's 85th birthday (gosh that sounds old!) in May.
The fab image is from the Stamp Fairy, I have loads of Stamp Fairy images, just love 'em, this is one of the Lenny Cupcakes set and perfect for a "Dad" card - birthday or Father's Day.  Charisma CardzAllsorts ChallengesBearly Mine ChallengesSweet  Stampin'OSAAT , Delightful ChallengesColour Me Copic and The Paper Shelter all have "guy" or Father's Day challenges, so I'm entering them.  I coloured with Prismacolor pencils, giving the textured look I was after. The papers are Kaisercraft, the Save the Date pad - which I think they're discontinuing which is a shame, great papers!

I added the gloss to the noses, flame and candle  and glitter to the icing with embossing powder (I made my own glittery embossing powder simply by adding fine glitter to clear detail embossing powder, it's so much better than just adding loose glitter and dries quicker than Stickles)  Aud Sentiments has a Bingo Challenge, I've used the Die Cut/Embossing/Two Word Sentiment line - the sentiment is stamped on one of the die cuts that came in the pad.  The "Dad" sticker is on a big brad, from Doodlebug I think.  The inside of the card is finished to match the front, more of the same paper, another big brad, more stickers!
I used a sketch from Papertake Weekly... they have a regular "Sketchie Free For All" challenge where you can use any of their sketches, so I often go there to find a sketch for a card I'm not going to blog straight away, mmm,  actually I often go there to find a sketch full stop! This is Sketch # 46, one of many to choose from :-)  I've got a few more cards in my draft that have used other Papertake sketches, I might just have to get them blogged while the free for all is on, lol.  The Simon Says Challenge has an Anything Goes theme, so I'm entering there too.
That's it for today's card, I'll be back in a day or so with another - girly one next time I think.  I'm off now to a winery for lunch, it's really cool today - about 15C - so the fire will be on... lovely!!  Might swing past the Candy Cow (homemade fudge, yum yum) on the way home, or maybe the Margaret River Providore for some dhukka and relish - ah, choices choices, lol. We had rain this morning and the kookaburras are telling me we're in for some more later, we'll be snug in our cabin by then :-)  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 

18 comments:

Simko said...

Lovely card with beautifully colored image. Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs "One For The Boys" challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope we see you again!
Hugs,
Simona (DT)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card and design Ginny x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Tracey T said...

What a lovely card. Pleased to hear that you're taking good care of yourself after your op. Hope you're back to being 100% very soon. Hugs, Tracey xx

Paddington fan said...

Hi Donna,
Hope your recovery goes well - wish I could join your cheese and wine party it looks great!! Love your super cute teddy card, great colouring and the layout really puts the focus on the image!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Colette said...

Lovely card, I love the image and great paper choices, thanks for playing along with the Paper Shelter Make it Manly challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fantastic masculine card. Love your design! Just simply wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges.
Denise
DC-DT

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend and having plenty of R&R hunni. This is such a cute but manly card - perfect for our challenge this week. I love the cute bears and your fab colouring of them. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Debbie said...

Great card for our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week. Thank you for calling by. Debbie x

Planetsusie said...

What a cute card for your dad's birthday, super image and choice of papers. Love it as I am sure he did!!!

Glad to read you are feeling better after your op, I've had this one and the bloated feeling left after the gas was worse than the op for me, I can still remember the taste of my first pizza afterwards though - yum! Had to giggle at your hubby's Fat Yak beer - wow!

Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

Emily Leiphart said...

I'm happy to hear your surgery went well, Donna! Best wishes on a complete recover and I love your adorable card, especially the glitter on the cupcake. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, sweet image.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'For The Guys' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Taniaj Scott said...

Great card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments with our bingo challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous masculine card, such an adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs for our One for the Boys challenge.
Pauline
x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Donna, that image is so sweet! Wishing you a speedy recovery, glad you're enjoying a relaxing break :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing your great card with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck! Hope you continue to recover well! Christine xx DT

Pat K said...

Hi Donna...I've some catching up to do. I'm happy to read your op went well and you're recovering nicely.
Another fabulous card, beautifully coloured as always. As I'm a foodie I'm off to look up dhukka...it sound yummy. hugs, Pat K xx

mixamatoasties said...

Thanks for sharing at Charisma.

Susan