This week's challenge on Cute Card Thursday is for Winged Things, so I expect there will be lots of butterflies and fairies around in blog land! Please stop by the CCT blog to see the beautiful DT creations and read all about the challenge and our sponsor for this week.
I've gone for a couple of little love bugs, they are designed by Sylvia Zett for Wee stamps and she actually calls them sympathy bugs but I thought they would make a cute card for my son and dil who will be celebrating a wedding anniversary next month. My fellow DT friend Debs has used the same image for her card, it is a gorgeous creation, and the stamp is now available from Whimsy Stamps! I've coloured the image with Copics: bugs with E50, 51 & 53 plus R0000, 000, 00, R20, 21, 22 & 24; cotton puffs with E0000, 000 & 81; and green shades YG61, 63 & 67. And, to add a little sparkle I've gone over the cotton balls with Stardust Stickles.
Here's the card, my papers are more of the freebie Nitwits from a magazine matted with soft pink card, and I've inked all the edges with pink petunia Versamagic chalk ink. I've used a pretty Martha Stewart punch to edge a layer and threaded through satin pink ribbon then added little soft pink star gems. To embellish I've added more gems, a pretty bow and various diecuts along with the stamped greeting.
The Totally Papercrafts blog challenge is to include ribbon and bows, and the Charisma Cardz theme is 'love is in the air' - I think my card fits the theme.
I've had a few comments and emails asking how I am coping with all the changes going on here, thank you dear friends for your concern and well wishes. I did have a doctors appointment a couple of weeks ago as I felt I wasn't coping very well at all. I reluctantly agreed to try HRT - having avoided it since I went through the menopause relatively easily many years back now. But the hot flushes both day and night, and resulting exhaustion were really getting to me, and along with palpitations and dizzy spells I was wondering if it was me with the heart problems. Now, a good 2 weeks into the pills I can report that I've seen a great improvement in the flushes - hardly any during the day now and some nights almost flush free. My energy levels have also shot up, I'd never have been able to do the gravel path a few weeks ago, although I still have to take time to recover from anything physical. I have begun to wonder if I was miss-diagnosed with ME .. .. it is hard to tell. I certainly have physical problems that are nothing to do with ME and now it seems that many of my 'other problems' may be due to lack of hormones .. .. time will tell I guess!