For today's card I've coloured a digi floral image from Pachela Studios at Cuddly Buddly with my Copics to create a card for my Wedding Anniversary later this month. I coloured the image some time ago so can't remember exactly which Copics I used, but I'm pretty sure the reds are in the R20 - R29 range and the greens look like YG 21, 23 and 25. As the card is half for me and half for hubby I wanted to keep things a little bit plainer as my other half doesn't go in for frills and fuss. So, I've just used a plainish red and a gingham red paper matted with red cardstock, a piece of red ribbon and the little red heart gems along with the stamped text.
And I found a couple of challenges I can enter - Paper Sundaes are looking for sentiments on your creation, Sketchy Colours are looking for red, green and white, and Daring Cardmakers have the June flower challenge to use Roses or Honeysuckle (or both) - no guessing which I chose!
I was very upset yesterday when visiting my Dad. His electric hospital bed arrived last Monday but not the sides to stop him falling out - so they are having to put him to bed back in the small 'temporary' room in the storage area of the home until the 'system' can find the sides. This means he doesn't get checked as often and when we visited he was half hanging out of the bed between the rails looking dreadful. My first thought was that he had suffered a seizure as he wasn't responding when Mum spoke to him and his eyes were flickering and rolling. When I went to the desk to call the nurse in charge she seemed to be reluctant to come take a look, but then had to go and get someone else to help lift him back into the bed which caused him a lot of pain. He enjoyed the raspberries in jelly I had taken in but kept complaining of pain in his neck so I tried to make him more comfortable and went and asked for some pain medicine for him .. .. it seemed to help and when I rearranged the pillows so his neck wasn't being pushed forward he fell asleep. I am not happy with the room he is in and the fact that he was promised a new room and the bed over a week ago and still isn't in it is a disgrace. The home seems to run on a skeleton staff at the weekends and being away from the main bedroom/lounge area I don't think he's being taken care of properly. Just because he is dying doesn't mean his needs shouldn't be taken care of but when I mentioned this to the nurse in charge I got a 'well what do you expect' response! I suspect they thought, as did we, that he was only going to be around for a week or so at most - but now as time passes he is becoming more of a demand on their meagre resources as his condition deteriorates. I'm waiting for Mum to get back from visiting this afternoon to see if there is any improvement today - and I have told the home I will be visiting on Thursday in order to speak to the doctor. Both Mum and I noticed that last Thursday he was dressed in his own matching pyjama top and bottoms and sat in his chair in the new room but now it seems suspiciously like the effort was made because the doctor was calling and we were going to be there to discuss his care.