Monday, 28 June 2010

Good news and some cards!

Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying the hot weather. I'm being a bit of a spoil sport and saying it's TOO hot!! We had to sleep in the lounge last night as it was too hot in our bedroom and in my book, that's too hot!!

Thanks to all of you who left kind messages re my Mum. The good news is that her operation went very well and she has come home today! She had to have a blood transfusion but they managed to do the whole op via keyhole surgery- it's so amazing what they can do now, isn't it? No news yet re the biopsy but the consultant is very pleased with her progress so at least we can say it's the first hurdle over. She's so strong and positive, she's an inspiration.

I've had a bit of an accident prone week- I fell down the stairs, fell over in the hospital car park and then someone drove into the back of me! It's certainly true about bad things happening in threes!

My sis is looking after my Mum for a couple of days before I take over nurse duty (!) so I managed to get a couple of cards in for birthdays coming up. Hope you like them :0)

Here is my first card for a friend's 30th birthday. Just to make a change, I'm using a Stamping Bella image called Winobella. (Sounds like me recently having a glass of wine every night after the stress of visiting my Mum!!) I've coloured her with watercolour pencils and highlighted her with a copic pen. I've added Stickles highlights. The papers are by Stampin Up. The sentiment is Pink Petticoat cut out with Nesties.

I've entered this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp- make a card for a friend

Here is a bit of a close up of Bella and her bit of bling- can you see the pink champagne sparkle?!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Stamping Bella); Watercolour pencils; Copics; Paper (Stampin Up); Assorted cardstock; Sentiment (Pink Petticoat); Nesties; Stickles; Ribbon (Stampin Up); Brads (Stamp Addicts); Gems (K&Co); Flower (Ebay)

And then I made this for a friend's little girl called, you guessed it, Isla! I was a bit cheeky with this card as I haven't had a lot of time recently so I recycled this image that I'd coloured and used on a card for my hubbie and cut out the image to use on this card. The papers are by My Mind's Eye and the letters are the Smart Guy Sizzix alphabet.

I've entered this into:

A close up of the wee mousies coloured with copics.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Copics; Papers (My Mind's Eye); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Flowers (Poppicrafts); Brad (Poppicrafts); Lettering (Sizzix)

Hope you have a lovely week x


Liza said...

Two great cards Steph. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Just love both of your cards, love the images and the papers you have used.

Hope both your Mum and you feel better soon.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Steph ! I love your card, the DP are fab and the image is really cool ! Love your colouring and the sparkling in the glasses ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh look how cute!!

Jules said...

Hi Steph

So sorry I haven't been around for a while.

As you may have seen from my blog I have been having major computer problems and have been spending what seems like a lifetime trying to rescue everything that is of importance .. .. before my hard-drive goes bang completely.

Nearly there but decided I deserved a good old blog hop.

I am so very, very pleased that your Mum is doing well. I hope that the biopsy results come back good.

Your Mum sounds a very strong and determined lady. That goes a long way into beating the nasty things that life throws at us sometimes.

Take care Steph and try to keep out of any more accidents. I hope you are ok after them all.

Love Jules xx

p.s. Sorry nearly forgot. Your cards are gorgeous as always.

June said...

Hi Steph, I hope you are well and having a good summer. i am loving these beauties, especially the 30th card, thats so fab
Hugs June x

Silli said...

Sweet cards Steph, love the funny bella image! HUGS

Sarita said...

So glad your mum is doing well Steph, just sorry to hear you've been in the wars!
Your cards are beautiful, I love the wino Bella.
Hope you are now recovering from your ordeal!
Love Sarita xx

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