Thursday, 26 May 2011


Here's a simple card I've put together with the new LOTV Oops! little boy stamp. He's coloured with Copics and I've used a piece of magazine paper with pricked faux stitching matted with green cardstock for the base, cut a scallop mat from the same card for my image mat and pricked the faux stitches around the edge to tie it together. I've wrapped a lenghth of green seam binding around, stamped the 'boy' and bigger green star with Tea Leaves Versamagic chalk ink and cut out the star to fix with a 3d pad with a smaller punched orange star to zing things up a bit. The smaller orange stars are left over bits from a die-cut border - well we crafters never throw anything away!

Here's a list of some of the Copics I used to colour Oops! - I can't remember all of the details though as I coloured this image last week and my list doesn't seem to be complete .. ..

skin tones - E000, 00, 21
hair and pot - YR20, 21, 24, E33
flowers - YR04, 07
blues - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
greens - YG93, 95, 97
bat and ball - E50, 51, 53
shadow - W0, 1, 2, 3

The only challenge that I could enter is the one at My Time To Craft where you need to include die cuts .. .. well I die cut my image and mat with Nesties and my little orange stars fell out of a die cut so hopefully that's enough, although I'm sure there will be stunning creations with lots more die cut elements than on my little card.

There's little change with my Dad at the moment, which I guess is good. Hopefully he will move into a new room today at the Nursing Home - yesterday when I visited they were finishing re-decorating and waiting for the paint smell to disappear. He will have a proper hospital bed which will make turning him easier and with a back rest so he can sit up without a pile of pillows that keep collapsing. He's still enjoying his food but is missing Mum and feeling depressed knowing that he is just biding time until the tumour invades more of his brain and eventually kills him. I hope that in the future if I am in a similar situation our government will have legalised euthanasia - we certainly would not let our dear animals suffer beyond the point of loss of dignity, quality of life, and knowing there was no hope for the future.


  1. Your card is fabulous Annie, that image is so cute !

    Pleased to hear that your Dad is getting a nice newly decorated room. It is so hard to see our loved ones suffer, but at lease you know he's being cared for by professionals.
    Hopefully my comment will post, I'm having major problems with Blogger and can't comment on all blogs, but they are working on the problem alledgedly !

  2. aw this is so cute Annie.. i love the colours and faux stitching.
    Hope your dad likes his new room and bed .. it should make him more comfortable
    Lisa x

  3. A hopital bed will be much much easier & help make your Dad more comfortable. It's not an easy time for any of you.

    Love your orange stars & little-carrot head does look a tad guilty.

    With much love
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Glad to hear they're making your Dad as comfortable as possible. Not a good time for you Annie and thinking of you. Your little boy certainly has a guilty look! Hugs x

  5. chin up Annie, so hard to see your loved ones get ill, the card by the way is super sweet
    big hugs

  6. What a gorgeous card Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. sweet card for a boy annie I love the colors and sweet stamp
    hugs Lia

  8. such a beautiful card Annie, adorable image!
    take care, hugs Debxx

  9. Great card! The orange accents are really zingy!

    I hope your Dad is more comfortable in the new room.

    luv, Mags x

  10. Great boys card!! Cute image!!!
    Dutch Tulip

  11. Oh this is so super cute Annie!
    Love your colours and added stars!
    So glad that you Dad is being made to feel more comfortable.
    kim x

  12. Great boys card Annie. a really cute image. Love the little stars. Will keep you in my thoughts.

  13. Annie, this is really adorable hun!! Love the pretty colors and design for a boy's card!! :)

  14. Oh gorgeous Annie, love it.
    Sending hugs Annie, I have a little idea what you're feeling having lost a very good friend last year. The time you spend with your Dad is now very special.

  15. I love your card, that image is great.

    I hope your Dad is more comfortable in his new room, sending hugs, take care hun.
    Tracy x

  16. Thank you Annie for sharing this gorgeous card with us at My Time to Craft Challenge this week.I love your great use of Die Cuts which is perfect for our challenge so not to worry about others doing more with theirs. I do hope you visit us again soon x
    PS. So sorry to hear about your Dad x


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