Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Frosty Snowboy

I was supposed to be going to stay with Mum for a few days, but yesterday I crashed and burned big time and kept bursting into tears. I am so frustrated at not having the physical energy to do what needs to be done around the house and garden, then the brain can't remember the simplest of words and filling in those bl*****y probate forms becomes a nightmare. Mum seems to be coping quite well, better than me in a lot of ways, so I've reluctantly agreed to staying home until I'm feeling better. I feel really guilty about it - and it will mean being strict on myself, no gallivanting about to meet friends and limiting my time on the pc as well as no late night crafting .. .. life stinks!

So here's another of the cards I made at the weekend. This one is the Frosty Snow Boy and I've kept things nice and simple with just a piece of soft snowflake patterned paper and pale blue mats. The flowers are Marianne diecuts topped off with a pearl and to finish I added the pearly stars and the spotty ribbon tied in a bow. I scribbled down the Copic pen colours I used for this one too .. .. B21, 23, 24 and 26 for his coat, hat and scarf with BV01, 02 and 04 for the contrast colour. The little penguin is coloured with BV20, 23, 25 and 29 plus YR21 and 24 for his feet and beak and on the snow boy's nose. I've used a little C0 to shade the snowman blended out with a 0, although that is impossible to see in the picture! The background haze is created with B000 and B0000.

Moving Along With The Times blog theme is for Christmas in July, while the Winter Wonderland blog challenge is to avoid red and green, so here's my entry for them both.

15 comments:

  1. *hugs* I hope you get better soonest - it must be so frustrating!

    This is such a lovely CAS card, the blue and white are so crisp and neat! *more hugs*

    luv, Mags x

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  2. Oh I'm so sorry that things are so bad for you at the moment hun. Let the grief out in whatever shape or form it takes and then rest and you will feel better. It's the only way xxx Lol Lynn ♥

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  3. Hi Annie,
    I am so sorry you had the crash and burn. Take things slow and try not to worry about the forms too much.
    Fabulous card and I am loving these new images from Kim.
    Great colouring as always.
    hugs
    Marion

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  4. Oh i do hope you will feel a lot better soon.. sending you a hug x
    I thnk this snowboy is my fave especially as he has his little penguin friend
    Lisa x

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  5. Aww this is lovely hun! Love the wintery cool feel it has!


    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and hope to see you again next time!

    Hope you are feeling a bit better :)

    Kitty xx

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  6. This is just gorgeous Annie, I do so love penguins and this one is mega cute !! If any images can convert me to digi's these might just do the trick LOL

    Take it easy, hope you feel better soon. See you when I get home.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  7. Hi Annie!
    Big hugs from me, I know what you are going through. Take your time; one morning you will wake up and feel a little bit better than the day before.
    Dorte,xx

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  8. So gorgeous card Annie,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  9. Sounds like you are having a rough time, hope things get better for you soon. Don't try to do too much. Lovely Christmas card, such a sweet image. Thanks for playing at WW this week. Marianne x (Hop over for candy on my blog.)

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  10. gorgeous creation and love the colour choice, thank you for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland. I have candy if your interested.
    Hugs Kate xx

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  11. oops slap my hands .. i forgot to say - Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  12. Take care of yourself Annie & I know the guilt only too well - but it's false guilt, though that does not make it easier to handle. Resting isn't so simple either...... am keeping you in my prayers.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. PS Love the little penguin & your colours on this one - I particularly like the way those spots on the ribbon intimate snow.
    Paula (PEP)

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  14. such a beautiful card Annie! Hope you are feeling better soon, those early days are not easy, although it has been 11 years since I lost my Dad and I still have the odd crappy day! Think about him, talk about him and allow yourself time to grieve. BE good to yourself and don't feel guilty, it is your grief too! big hugs Debx

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  15. Super card Annie, love the snowflake flowers

    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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