I'm back with a card to share with you after a blogging and crafting break. Well I had to take down the decs and clean the house, return some clothes to the shop as they were to small - hubby thinks I'm skinny! and then last night my grandson was rushed into hospital. He's going to be ok, just a febrile convulsion although when he stopped breathing and turned blue his parents really panicked! His elder brother get's them too and his Mum did as a child, so it looks like they both have inherited the condition from her, but should grow out of it. This morning he is back home none the worse for wear, then I had to pop along for my mammogram and a delicious coffee and danish with MIL afterwards.
So I have been busy - but not too busy to colour in this cute image - a Stampavie stamp by Penny Johnson I got on sale from Bunny Zoe's store. I'm sorry I don't have the Copic pen colours for you, it's been a work in progress for several days in between doing all those other little things. I have reluctantly had to leave the ABC Christmas challenge blog design team, not that I didn't enjoy being on the team, but I have collapsed vertebrae in my neck and the amount of time it takes to leave comments on the entries was causing me some problems. I got medical retirement from my secretarial job because of it and recently the extra time spent at the computer has reminded me how painful things can become. So now I am back to joining in with them as a player - and for the first challenge of 2011 it's A for anything goes! My papers are from the local craft store bargain bucket and the little buttons just finish things off so I can enter the card with the For Fun blog challenge to use 3dps, 2 buttons or brads and 1 image. My crafting resolution for this year is to use up the stash - isn't it always! but also to try and keep the embellishments to a minimum so the postage doesn't cost so much next year. I'm hoping that the little buttons will squeeze in under the 5mm rule.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be around to catch up with my blogging buddies asap!