Monday, June 17, 2013

Here's One I Made Earlier...

First of all I'd like to thank all of you, Followers and not, that have left Well Wishes for my son Matt, I really appreciate your support :-)
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


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

Fabulous image and papers Ginny x

Sue - bearhouse said...

So pleased that you son is starting to look better now, it must be such a difficult time for you all. It is good that he has such a loving and supportive family nearby.
Your card is fabulous, I love the image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous papers.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fab card and layout. Great image too
Thanks for joining in at crafty friends and good luck
Hugs Kelly

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent card. Wonderful work inside and outside. Fantastic coloring on your character. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week !

Hugs from France.

Vicky said...

So beautiful hun...and lovely colours too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Andreja L. said...

Fabulous design. So much lovely details; I like all :-) )
Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMineChellenge,
Hugs, Andreja

Anonymous said...

That is such good news about your son, how scary for you all.
Sending many well wishes from the USA.

The card is fabulous, you are so creative.


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully.

I hope your Son continues to improve.
Lorraine x

Joey said...

Donna this looks amazing! beautiful work. Thanks also for joining us at The paper shelter. Joey x

Angelique said...

Stunning. Lovely image and fab. colouring.
Great lo, love your choice of papers.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

DT Call at Creative Fingers

GinaA said...

What a super '75' card, so full of fun and love the glittery shoes.

Melanie said...

A beautiful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use your favorite color combination" challenge & good luck in the draw ...
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

(DT Crafty Friends)

Kym Upshaw said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Donna, love the bright colours and great design... think I've got this image but I've not used it (typical for me!). Hope your son is still improving hun xx Hugs, Lisa x

Amanda R said...

This is a great card, nice colors and I love the stickles on her shoes, great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Oozak!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the beautifully coloured image & pretty design. Hope your son is feeling a bit better.

Donna x

Patti J said...

The inside is as perfect as the outside! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Oozak for our June challenge!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow, I have a few days away from blogging & all this happens!!! I really hope your son continues to improve hun. It sound like you are super busy! Don't forget to look after you as well!
Gorgeous card, love the colours & the fab idea with the border punch!!
Hugs Shell xx

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card Donna.
I do hope things improve soon for you all. Hang in there sweet lady.
Hugs Mau xx

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute card! I love the coloring! Amazing job, thank you for joining the Oozak Challenge!