Well as I said on Saturday, I had a card made and ready to blog when called to the hospital (again) with him. He is home again now, and looking much better than he did yesterday; his foot is still an awful colour and he has some necrosis, but after how unwell he was yesterday (vomiting and sweating and almost incoherent) losing a toe or two seems inconsequential. His pain level is also much more manageable today, so it is as they say as well as can be expected. He has to go back on Tuesday for a scheduled appointment, we'll go from there.
From our point of view the around the clock assistance goes on - I'm on mornings then evenings, Elaine's Mum afternoon then night shift, lol. Thank goodness we all live close by. The babies are sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night now, so Elaine just wants someone there in case she needs to take Matt back to hospital, I hope she'll relax a bit soon - as yet she can't deal with the thought of being alone with him and the babies for even an hour; but we, the pit crew. are getting quite tired now.
On to jollier things, a card I made for a friend of ours who turned 75 earlier this month, I've used one of my favourite folds, with the front of the card "cut away" - in this case the vertical striped paper is the edge of the card and the polka dot piece is attached to it - if you know what I mean.
I used the fabulous "Happy Hour" digi image from Kenny K, it's one of their Retro collection and I think it's perfect for a lady of my friends age - especially as she is just not "old" in any way but chronological, lol. Charisma Cardz wants us to use Digi Stamps, never a problem for me, I'm in.
I've coloured her as a brunette, only because I don't "do" blonde very well, Colour Me Copic has a Gorgeous Brunettes theme, so I'm entering there.
I flipped the image, which is why the copyright info is a bit hard to read (I didn't think of that), and coloured with Copics adding gloss to the Martini glass and Stickles to her shoes.
The papers are Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills. I love this colour combo, I think it's classy but still bright and fresh, Crafty Friends has Favourite Colour Combo as their theme, I'm in, and The Paper Shelter has Pink and White or Blue and White - my card is mainly pink and white (if you don't count the black cardstock, lol) so I'm entering there. Without Words Hot Colours, so I'm entering there. The ribbon is from my stash.
I made the sentiment on the computer, adding Stickles to the "75" on the inside. Fab'n'funky Challenges and Divas by Design both have Birthday themes, so I'm entering them, Oozak has Anything Goes With a Sentiment, so I'm entering there too.
I made the doily border around the image panel by cutting a border strip using a Nellie Snellen border die, clipping into it at each peak then "stretching" it around the oval; I took a picture of the back to try and show what I mean - the reason the foam dot's on it is that I forgot to take the pic before putting it on the card, oops!
The mat for the inside was cut with Nestabilities Floral Ovals, as were the mats for both sentiment panels, which were in turn cut with Standard Oval Nesties like the image panel, phew! My Mums Craft Shop has Dies Dies Dies for their challenge theme, I'm clearly in!
Bearly Mine Challenges and Aud Sentiments both have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them too.
That's about it for today's card, I'm not sure when I'll get time to make another one... I'm trying hard to get one up for my Di's Digis DT on Saturday and really don't anticipate getting there before that; I could always share some of my art, cakes or other crafts - I take photos of just about everything I do so it will come down to having time to write a blog post :-) I really am missing my craft time, I didn't realise how much it relaxed me - I woke up in the night and my fists were balled up so tight they were aching, I really didn't know I was that tense!
Until next time, whenever that may be, Happy Crafting, Donna xx