Friday, 7 January 2011

It's been a while...

Well hello there, remember me? No sooner had I wished everyone a Happy New Year with the Stampalot Blog Hop (You have till Monday  to join in if you haven't already!) than I was hit by some sort of flu. Although the symptoms were quite mild for proper flu, it was still unsafe for me to go near a craft knife with the shivers and shakes I had until Wednesday night. I managed a few tiny comments on blogs here and there, but then it would all get too much again and I'd have to wrap myself in a duvet to alternately sweat and shiver. I am now officially recovered and returned to work today. It was that or I might have started cleaning the house! I have managed one little card since my recovery, inspired by the lovely Chrissie. I visited to see her entry for the Sir Stampalot challenge and just had to have a go myself.
This was my third attempt as I tried to find some trees the right size for this A6 card (These are a Whispers/ Docrafts stamp). I love the fact there are no mats or layers - just ink! I am definitely going to try some more DI colour combos with this technique.
I'm popping this over to Once upon a Stamp tomorrow so it can be passed on to Rob and Gordon. Gordon is in hospital at the moment. you can read all about it on their blog.
Well, I'd better not stop up any longer. it has been a long day! Thanks for popping by, and it's good to be back!


Lynne K said...

Wow! Fabulous! I must try that too. Gordon & Rob will love it. Glad you are feeling better. Hope to see you soon! xx

Anonymous said...

simply stunning!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Sally,

I am glad you are fully recovered now.

Your card is stunning!

Hugs, Clare x

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun.
Hope that wasn't the S-Flu that's been making a comeback down there. Glad to hear you made a swift recovery.
Teri x

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful dreamy wintery perfect card, must find out how to! Glad you are feeling better and just in time for the new term aswell! XOXO Zoe

brenda said...

Hi Sally

The same entry inspired me as well and I spent a whole day spongi, brayering and generally playing.

Your card is lovely and I really hope you are much better by now.

B x

pinky said...

So glad to hear you are better Sally, that was a rotten old bug, my hubby has it in our house now, he was last to get it:( Love your card, perfect snowy scene.

Jules said...

Hi Sal

It is good to have you back too!!!!

Such a lovely card .. and beautiful colours.

I am pleased that you are feeling better .. .. that sounds like one nasty bug!!!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Carola Bartz said...

Just one word: beautiful.

Kay Carley said...

Hi Sally. What a lovely cool looking card! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year. xx

lisa said...

Hi Sally. So sorry to hear you've been poorly, there's so much of it about at the minute.
Your card is lovely. What is about winter trees that are so beautiful.
This technique is stunning. I may well be having a go myself!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Take Care
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

So sorry to find you've been poorly too Sally. I got quite a shock when catching up with blogs this morning for the first time since Christmas and found out about Gordon. I was going over to the shop anyway tomorrow so will be making a card to take with me.

I am sure they loved your card. It's extremely effective and the colours are really pretty.

I haven't had the bugs myself .....yet!?! but several of my family have including one of the little ones (not swine 'flu thank goodness) hence the reason I've got so far behind with my fave blogs.

Take care and lots of love
Lesley Xx