Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Wee Fluffy

I have been able to put this card together this afternoon, it was very theraputic being able to craft today after all the stresses of the past week or so. My Dad came home from the hospital this afternoon, and although I had hoped to be there I've had to take some time out to recover my own strength but hope to go back tomorrow as there are things to sort out. I was lead to believe that the support system would be in place before he was let out of hospital - but there's been NOTHING! The ambulance dropped him off with a bag of pills and his walking frame - that was it! Mum had to ring the ward to find out what tablets he had already had and what/when the next lot are due. The district nurse's office was just an answer machine and we have no idea if anyone is going to turn up to help put him to bed tonight, or if the Marie Curie night sitter will come either - I am cross and will try to keep calm tomorrow when I am chasing them all up!

Anyhow, back to my card. This is the cute digi image of Wee Fluffy on Lily of the Valley, available from Cuddly Buddly coloured with my Copics plus a pearl acrylic wash over the flowers to give a shimmer (not showing up though). The papers are digi scraps and I've used the sketch from the Corrosive Challenge blog for the card layout with flowers and pearls for embellishment. The For Fun challenge is for spring, and the Daring Cardmakers are looking for May flowers, Hawthorn or Lily of the Valley. Every May in Helston, Cornwall the Flora Dance takes place, and for the midday dance the ladies and gentlemen are dressed to the nines with sprigs of Lily of the Valley pinned to their frocks and in their buttonholes - if you'd like to see pictures from last year's dance look here.

The Digital Tuesday blog challenge is entitled 'thinking of you'. Although my Dad is very much on my mind and has influenced the text greeting I have used on my card, I think perhaps I've gone a bit too girly for him with the roses and pearls!

24 comments:

  1. HI Annie, I can image that you are pretty fed up it must be a worry for your mum, its appauling the lack of communication between the various departments on the plus side the card that you've made is delighful, I love the soft greens
    hugs

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  2. Oh Annie, what a time you're having - stressful enough without not really knowing what's supposed to be happening regarding care etc. You're right to be cross.

    Your card is so lovely, a sweet image and the flowers around it are just perfect.
    Thank you for joining in with May's Flowers of the Month challenge fromThe Daring Cardmakers

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  3. Hello there Annie sorry to hear that you're having problems, glad that your Dad is out of hospital though, I hope you manage to get some support for him.
    I love that super cute card, so much fun :0) xxx

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  4. So sorry to hear that you are having all this stress Annie, not good for dad and mum and not good for you either. Hope it gets sorted sooner rather than later hun. Super card, just gotta love that adorable little squirrel! Hugs Sxx

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  5. Oh dear Annie ! I'm so sorry to hear that your worst fears re your Dad's situation have manifested. I do hope you can get some answers soon and that they realise just was a difficult situation you are all in. Your card is quite lovely, such pretty colours and the image is adorable. Beautiful flowers and pearls too.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  6. THis is so adorable, Annie!!

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  7. Hi Annie
    Glad your Dad is home but sorry to hear your're still having afew problems, hope they get sorted soon.
    This is a beautiful card, I love this image, haven't coloured mine yet, I'm sure your Dad will love this sweet card.
    Keep on crafting when you can, I've found it a great therapy for me this last year :)
    Take care.
    Kelly.x

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  8. Hi Annie, what a lovely card. Love that sweet image and the soft pretty colours you've used.

    What a time you're all having. I'd like to say I'm surprised but to be honest I'm not a bit surprised. Sadly what you're experiencing is fairly typical. I know, looking back to when my late father-in-law needed care, that you need to fight for every little bit of help you get. Hope tomorrow is better and that the information has just not got through to the relevant people. A friend of mine is a senior district nurse and I know how hard she works and she would be horrified if she or one of her nurses was needed and nobody had let her know. Fingers crossed your parents get the help they need sooner rather than later.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  9. Oh Annie this is such a worrying time for you and to have been let down on the support side is very upsetting. I really hope that they will get their act together soon.
    I am so glad that you have had some time to de-stress and make this card it is so very beautiful and those colours are perfect. Take great care.
    hugs
    kim x

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  10. I hope that the care you need gets sorted out - the Consultant's secretary might be worth a try. the card is lovely & I'm glad you've been able to get some de-stressing time. Shall be thinking of you.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  11. Well I love your card. Im sorry you have such a headache from loving your parents. I went through that. Big Hugs for you. But I have a happy surprise for you- you won at For Fun. Now dont tell right away- well not for the next 2.5 hours. I need to post. lol
    Thanks so much for playing along and I wish you sunshine and smiles.

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  12. cute card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!
    hugs

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  13. So sorry to hear about the frustrations with getting support for your parents, that's always so difficult. Your card is gorgeous and I know that your Dad will love it if he is anything like mine, roses, pearls and all! I sometimes think the guys get a kick out of the girly stuff and just don't want to admit it.

    Congrats on winning at For Fun Challenges this week!

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  14. Oh Annie - that sounds like a really poor discharge - but unfortunately something that happens quite a lot these days .I hoep you get things sorted soon. You do not need the added stress.
    Its great we have our craft to de -stress us and for therapy.. i would be lost with out it!
    Your card is wonderful.. i love the expression on his face
    Lisa x

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  15. Glad to hear you Dad's home but you will find that you have to organise everything because the powers to be say they will but they never do unless you demand it and stand over them to do it. The lack of communcation within departments is riduculous. Hope you get it all sorted out and things settle down for a while.
    Fabulous card by the way.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  17. Oh Annie I am so sorry I have not been over for a while!! Your news is so sad and I am sending you a big hug!!! My thoughts are with you all. Love to you all Chanelle xxxx

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  18. Sorry I'm so daft forgot to tell you that your card is just adorable love it chanelle xxx

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  19. Hope you get things sorted for your dad and mum Annie, and it doesn't get too stressful.
    Your card is adorable, I love your choice of image and it's nice to see you have been able to craft.
    Tracy x

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  20. Amazing card! What an adorable image! I hope everything calms down soon and is less stressful... Crafting is good therapy, though, isn't it? :) Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge!

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  21. Hope you manage to get things sorted for your Dad. Your card is fabulous and that's a beautiful image - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

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  22. This is a beautiful card Annie. The flower embellishments are gorgeous.
    I hope things will soon be sorted out.
    Clare x

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  23. Hope that by now you have things under control - take care of yourself in the midst of all this. The floral accents are lovely with the softness of the lily of the valley flowers & the whole is just lovely & beatufiully thoughtful.
    Paula (PEP)

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  24. Oh Annie this is absolutely gorgeous , the colours, the papers, the design and image all look so delightful thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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