Saturday, 19 March 2011

Long time no post

Crikey! It's nearly a fortnight since I last posted. Steve's Mum is now out of hospital and at home with support from carers for getting up, going to bed and one meal a day. It is early days, so we will have to see how it goes.
Last weekend the four of us who had visited the hospital came down with a very nasty bug, so there was no visiting for four days, whilst we recovered. It wasn't very nice! Since then I've been trying to catch up with all the jobs I didn't do at the weekend as well as visiting the hospital.
Anyway, I've managed to find a picture of a card I made a little while ago and hadn't posted yet, so here is is.
I used a Stampendous flower with Adirondack inks in twilight and cranberry to create the background. The central flower used the same backing paper but I embossed the flower in Sheena's platinum sparkle wow embossing powder. I added some seed beads in the centre. I mounted this on a circle cut with a nestie and stamped with a dotty border (Waltzing Mouse stamps). It looks better IRL and that embossing powder is gorgeous!
Here is a close up of the flower.
Hopefully I might find a few minutes to spend at my craft table this weekend. Hope you all have a great weekend with some lovely spring sunshine x


Anonymous said...

a card I'd love to see in real life, so I could get the full effect as photo's never seem to catch the true brillance of the colours.

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous flower!
Lisa x

Teri said...

This is a gorgeous card hun!
Nasty hospitals!! Didn't they have any hand sterilisers for visitors to use?? Mind you, they keep the places too hot so germs spread like wildfire. Hate the places. . .
Glad you feel better now hun, take it easy!
Teri xx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card, love those WOW powders they really do live up to their name. Sounds like you have all been through the mill recently, hope with the official arrival of Spring everything gets better for you. XOXO Zoe

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, the flower is gorgeous! Sorry things haven't been so good for you lately xxx

Milena said...

Very pretty Sal, love the purpleness a lot :) Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog xxx

lisa said...

I'm glad Steve's Mum is home now, Sally. Hopefully things will be a bit easier for you. Hospital visiting is never easy and certainly not when you pick up bugs as well. hope you are all feeling better.
Your card is beautiful. I love the colours.
Try and find a bit of crafty time if you can, it sounds like you are in need of it.
Hugs Lisax

chris said...

Hi Sally, such a faulous card, its gorgeous love the beads in the middle.
pleased MIL is doing ok now, and your bugs have all gone.
will see you vry soon hugs chris xx

pinky said...

Sally its just gorgeous. Sorry to hear you got that old bug but hopefully it has left you all now. Glad to hear the MIl is out of hospital, bet she is glad too bless her.

craftimamma said...

Oooh Sally, sorry to hear you've been poorly too but it is good to hear Steve's mum is out of hospital and hopefully getting her strength and confidence back.

I love the card. The colours are beautiful and those Wow powders do look good.

Hope your weekend's been good.

Lesley Xx

Chris said...

Sounds like you've had your hands full Sally what with one thing and another!! Hope you are feeling better now (((hugs))))
Love your pretty card... It is beautiful...such a gorgeous colour.
Chris xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love all your pretty inking of the papers on this bold and bright card! Warmest wishes, Lesley