Monday 30 January 2012

Lovely Lace

For this card I've used a pretty little stamp by Nellie's Choice called Dawn with Flowers and coloured with my Copics: skin tones with E000, 00, 01 & 21; lavender blues with BV01 & 13; pinks with RV00, 63, 17 & 66; greens with YG61, 63 & 67; hair and beige tones with E40, 41, 42 & 43. I've used warm greys for shadow and grounding, and finished with a white gel pen for highlights in the centres of the flowers.

And here's the card. The papers are more from my magazine stash and this time I've glittered the edges with Platinum Stickles as well as mounting with Kraft card. I stickled the image as well and double mounted it with kraft and soft pink card. My lace is special, it's left over from my wedding 20 years ago, but isn't going to do anyone any good stuck in a box so is now in my craft stash. I didn't want to cover up too much of the lace so simply added a Marianne leaf swirl LRO151 and Nellies Choice punch and emboss flowers with little pearl centres.

I've come across a few challenges I can enter with my card: Moving Along With The Times have a blooming marvellous theme, Paperplay want to see lovely lace, and Totally Papercrafts' theme is for pearls and lace.

I've not been blogging over the weekend as Mum has been having angina attacks, culminating in me calling the paramedics last night. All is sort of ok, her TNT spray does the trick, eventually, but if they keep occurring the doc will have to tweak her meds again and reintroduce the ace inhibitor to help lower her BP. Last time it worked too well, so she's been off them for 6 weeks but her BP has been climbing and although still within 'safe levels', it's causing her heart to struggle a bit. The TNT spray lowers the BP which is why she is usually ok for a day after taking it .. .. I'll have to see how she is tomorrow. Friday she had 2 attacks, was ok Saturday but then had them again yesterday. Today is so far so good, so I am on alert for tomorrow. If it happens again then it's definitely another trip to the doctor.

In between I've managed to finish the kitchen tiling, complete most of my DT cards for February so I can pack the craft stash away to start striping wall paper. The material for the kitchen blind came on Friday and thankfully Mum likes it so once the painting is done I will be making the blind. Hopefully I can drag the desk with the computer on it away from the wall so I can still get around to blogging .. .. .. if I have the time that is!


  1. Hello my sweet friend!! WOW!! Your card is so incredible hun!! Your coloring has always amazed me!! I've so missed your creations and look forward to seeing many more posts from you!!

    Thanks so much for checking in with me hun!! HUGS :)

  2. ooh so pretty .. love all those flowers

  3. Beautiful card Annie. Hope you mum is ok now!

  4. what an adorable card Anne, love the image, sorry to hear that your Mums feeling poorly again, hopefully the meds will be better

  5. What a beautiful card the colouring is fantastic, I really need to get some more colours...
    Sorry about your mum - good wishes going her way.
    Sue xx

  6. So sorry to hear Mums not well Annie I do hope they sort out her medication soon!

    Glad she like the material though how funny two ladies in the house its bad enough trying to get my husband to like the same things as me and I know there is no way my mother would like my taste its just so different to hers!! lol

    Love the card as always your colouring is just so beautiful and I love the pretty image! Love Chanelle xxx

  7. Sorry to learn that your mum has been so unwell! I wish her better soon!
    Loving your card! Such beautiful lace and the flowers you chose for the swirl are a perfect match with those in the image!
    How you managed to make it in between looking after your mum and tiling a kitchen I don't know! Hugs, Lesley

  8. Ah this is so sweet, I love the pretty pastel colours you have used. Thanks for playing along on our Blooming Marvelous Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  9. Be careful with all that humping about of things & activity. I hope that your Mum's attacks can be better controlled for it sounds rather stressful for you at present. Your lace is very lovely & the Platinum Stickles are gorgoeusly effective with the kraft. Your punched flowers are quite perfect for the image as the shapes are the same & I love what you have done with that sentiment. This is definitely one of my favourites of your creations.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. What a beautiful card and that lace is absolutely amazing!! Well done you on using it - you know how bad I am for hoarding my stash lol!! It really sounds like you are up against it again Annie. Try and take some rest time too so you don't end up poorly too. Lynn ♥

  11. your card is so gorgeous, love that sweet image. Hope your mum is better soon and her meds get sorted out. You are so busy! I don't know how you do it all!
    Take care Debxx

  12. Oh this is fabulous, love adorable image.
    Hope your Mum is OK now

  13. oops i forgot to say Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT this week for my Blooming Marvellous challenge
    Lisa x

  14. Another gorgeous creation Annie, I love the colour combo and adorable image :)
    I hope your Mum gets better very soon, lots of hugs,

  15. Sorry to hear about your mum....hope all is ok now

    Ali x

  16. Gorgeous card, love those flowers and you've coloured beautiuflly too.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x

  17. Beautiful card, so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx


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