Hello to all the lovely crafters out there in blogland.
Robbie Burns' oft quoted line comes to mind for me lately
"......the best-laid schemes o' mice an' men......'
I'm neither a mouse or a man, but no matter how often I plan to spend some
quality time crafting, John (or our kitty who has chronic bronchitis) require
medical attention. Also, the medical negligence legal action is taking up huge
amounts of time, and is on my mind constantly. Poor John has not been at
all well, and is just getting over his 5th Golden Staph infection in 18 months.
He has to have more surgery next week (also his 5th in 18 months).
A couple of weeks ago, the daughter of one of the Administration staff here in our
retirement village turned 11. She is a sweety, and 'bounces' up and chatters away
to me when we often meet in the supermarket, or elsewhere in our little town.
Apparently she is very selective about whom she befriends among the residents
of our retirement village, so I feel rather honoured.
Jemima adores all animals (perhaps that explains our bond), so I made her this card,
featuring my bunny friend 'Warren' from Craftwork Cards. I bought a couple of packs
of ready-to-colour 'Warren Sheets' at a craft show in London many years ago.
I die-cut, coloured, and constructed the tiny flowers over a couple of very late nights
after I had settled John for the night. I also coloured the corner die-cuts with the
same Distress Ink as the flowers.
A closer look at Warren with his gift. He is coloured with Promarkers.
Inside my card co-ordinates with the front. Those strange shadows are from
a 'failed experiment'...I tried to reduce the effect of the very harsh midday sun,
by photographing the card in a plastic crate on its side. The shadows weren't
obvious until I loaded the photos into my computer that night, and by
then Jemima had her card, so I couldn't redo the photographs.
Challenges I would like to enter
Animal Friends #48 - 'Animal With Big Ears'
Come and Get It - 'Cards for Kids'
Die Cut Divas - 'For the Love of Animals'
Dragonfly Dreams - 'Girly, with Die Cut/Punch'
Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge #4 - 'Spring Fever'
The Crazy Challenge #243 - 'We Love Animals'
Image - Craftwork Cards Warren
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinder Classic Circle, Classic Square; Cheery Lynn Flowers, Leaves, & Butterfly; Joy Craft Corners
Punch - Making Memories Corner Rounder
Paper - First Edition Blank Canvas
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (I think I used Spiced Marmalade)
Sentiment - Computer generated
Seed Beads - from my
I think I will be having an early night tonight, as we were up very early
to drive the 2 hours to the hospital for all John's pre-op tests and interviews.
We were there for 3 1/2 hours, then had another appointment on the way home.
Thank you for visiting, and until next time (hopefully sooner than later),