Thursday 23 February 2012

Winged Things!

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!


  1. Hello Annie,

    Firstly, its good to hear that you are feeling alot better since being given some appropriate medication! What a difference it has made to you, its really really lovely to hear!

    Onto your cute card now, youve coloured those absolutely sweet bugs so perfectly! You sure are one Star colourist Annie!

    Dont go doing too much too soon or you'll end up back to square one and exhausted!

    Keryn x

  2. Just delighted to hear you're much better - I did wonder how you were managing. The menopause really upsets the system in ways we cannot imagine.
    This is quite lovely & I do like your use of those white swrils with the green & pink. The little die-cut butterfly is lovely & elegant & I just love your colouring of the bugs' wings.
    Take care
    Paula (PEP)

  3. This is a beautiful card excellent use of the ribbons/bows theme this week on totally papercrafts. Thank you for joining us
    Victoria DT Member TP

  4. Beautiful card Annie and such a sweet image. Glad you are well!

  5. oh i just want to squeeze them .. so cute and so pretty.
    Glad you are feeling better
    Lisa x

  6. This is just ridiculously adorable!

  7. Awwwwwwwwwwwww this is super cute! Adorabubble image and ace colouring!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz,best of luck!

  8. Hi Annie
    Glad your're feeling abit better hun, sounds like a nightmare and sending you lots of hugs :)
    I adore this card, the image is just too cute! The papers are so pretty and I love the colours too :)
    Take care,

  9. Gorgeous and elegant card again Annie. Sending you warm wishes :)

  10. Hi Annie, It sounds awful, sorry you not been feeling great, I know HRT is a godsend and I'm so pleased it's working for you. I was put on it over a year ago due to early onset of menopause. Saddly it didn't help me and I have come off it. Fingers crossed I've actually better than I was before it. (don't want to speak too soon though)
    Your card is truly STUNNING I adore the image.
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  11. So glad to read that you are starting to feel much better and have more energy just remember you still have to take things easy! Just love this gorgeous image and its just perfect for your Sons anniversary and such pretty colours just love it! Enjoy your weekend Love Chanelle xxx

  12. aww what a stunning wee creation!
    Such a cutie wee image! Just perfect for our wee "Love is in the air" Challenge at Charisma Cardz this week!
    Hugs Melly xx


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