Monday, 27 January 2014
The adorable baby image is one of the recent new baby releases from Lili of the Valley, but it's taken me a while to get around to making anything with it, even though I had the image coloured with my Copics for quite a while and sat on my desk. I eventually raided my basket of digi printed paper and came across this matching pink piece (Cuddly Buddly I believe) with the lace edge already punched .. .. see on the card .. ..
I created the base with some pink SU! card (it's more raspberry in real life and a better match for the paper), then added the white and pink layer with faux embossed stitches around the edge - I think you can just make it out on the white layer, and I've repeated the layers inside too. The white organza ribbon seemed perfect for a baby card and added a little extra interest, without weight although I fear the ribbon bow won't slip through the narrow slot at the post office. I've die cut my image with a Marianne Design pretty circle die and mounted that with 1mm 3d foam then finished off with a MD die cut flower and leaves, a little stamped text and pretty pink pearls.
I used the following Marianne Design dies on this card:
faux stitches with LR0161
die cut image with CR1248
flower with LR0105
and skeleton leaves from LR0156
Creative Inspirations are looking for ribbons for their challenge, while Incy Wincy Designs would like to see ribbons and pearls, so I'll enter with both of them.
And yes, I am up late tonight. Yet another storm is raging and the rain lashing against my bedroom windows and the wind whistling through the slightest crack. And on top of that I'm having a few problems with breathing which the doctor is trying to figure out, but so far apart from knowing that my lungs are only working at 80% capacity, nothing is certain. To me it's more throat/upper chest that feels constricted and I have no problems taking deep breaths or exhaling them, at least I didn't think I had a problem. I've never been athletic or sporty, preferring to walk rather than run as I've always gotten out of breath quickly - so it's nothing new. I spent Friday afternoon on an inhaling machine but all it did was make my nose drip! Most people, but not me, see and feel a significant improvement after time on the machine - me, zilch! I now have a gadget to blow into twice a day and record how much I blow out - it pretty much stays the same in the low 30s .. .. it would be better in the 40s. I have to have an x-ray on Wednesday and then take it from there. The inhaler doesn't seem to make much difference to my tight chest feeling, and all I seem to have gotten from it is a sore throat, or maybe that's the huffin' and blowin' into the gadget. I will admit that I'm a little on edge, which of course doesn't help, so I am trying to keep busy and craft as that doesn't make me out of breath, although I am changing my mind and fiddling about a lot with half a dozen projects scattered over the table in various stages of completion - at least I might have something to share with you soon!