Monday, 16 June 2014

I'm Back!!

Hi there. I want to say a huge Thank You for all your get well wishes, you've all been so lovely and I really appreciated it :)
I'm still recovering from my ops which could take up to six months but I also have Multiple Sclerosis which has complicated things further. So I'll try to post as often as I'm able.

At long last I've managed to make a card. It only took me three weeks and I'd coloured the image before I went into hospital! I was going mad not being able to craft but while not being able to make cards, I was able to order craft stuff online and I think my hubby was worried I'd never use it all (and end up on a hoarding TV programme) so vigorously encouraged me to craft if only for ten minutes at a time. Lol. So here's my card which has a Saturated Canary image for a change.

Sorry it looks like I was drunk when I took the photo.

 A close up shot.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
 Stampin for the Weekend- Anything Goes
 We Do Doobadoo Challenge- Ribbons
 Crafty Little Fairies Challenge- Spots and Stripes (paper, image and butterfly have spots, other butterflies and the paper inside card have stripes)

Card Recipe

8"x 8" Card Blank- Craft UK from the Range.
Stamp- Saturated Canary Tilly.
Ink pad- Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Aquatic Splash on butterflies and tag.
Pens-Copic Ciao
Papers- Lotv Promises paper pad, Maja Design Summer Basics
Lilac Spider web from Carole's Blog Birthday Candy win.
Dies-Spellbinders Labels Eight, Memory Box Corner Bow, Joy crafts 6002/0251 and 6002/0027
Sentiment- Lotv Sentiment Tags 24
Flowers- WOC Cosmos Daisy and Tulips from Live and Love Crafts, WOC Cherry Blossom and Sweetheart Blossoms from Lotv.
Leaves- Martha Stewart pine branch punch.
Ribbon from local shop.
Lace- from Live and Love Crafts.
Pearl Gems- from Andy's crafts
Other stuff- Glamour Dust, Stickles, Stampendous Chunky White embossing powder.

Sorry for the different sized photos but when I came to putting my watermark on the photos and realised I couldn't remember how to do it. Stuart, my hubby, had really kindly sorted all my craft stash into labelled boxes which he would get for me so I didn't need to bend. He did this under my supervision and we threw a few things away unfortunately this included the idiot's blog guide my eldest son had written for me. So my youngest, who came home for a couple of days, wrote me a new one which is a quite different and the photos didn't turn out as usual. I'm so grateful Kieran could help me with it or it would have been July before Chris came home to help me!

Anyway thanks for waiting for me and for checking in on me during all these weeks!!!

    Sending you all the biggest hug,
Debra x


  1. Oh it's so lovely to see you back... I'm glad you're well enough to craft and post occasionally! Your card is gorgeous, such a pretty image and I love all your details too. Take care hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  2. It's great to see that you are blogging again and able to craft, even if it is for short amounts of time. A really pretty card with a lovely colour scheme and the embellishments are fab too. Good luck in the challenges and take care. Sally D x.

  3. It's so fantastic to see you back Debra! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, these papers are beautiful and your colouring is stunning (love the image!). Really beautifully embellished too. I'm so sorry to hear that you have MS and that your recovery is taking so long. It must be so difficult but I have to say that your positivity is absolutely inspiring and it has really meant a lot to me that you've been commenting on my cards despite dealing with so much. Take care of yourself and I'll look forward to your next creation. Oh and good luck in the challenges!

  4. Well Debra its been well worth the wait this is just fabulous I love everything especially the gorgeous image and the fabulous butterflies. I'm just so glad to have you back and hope you continue to progress I really missed your posts. Sorry this comment is a bit late but just got back from 10 days in Cyprus Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  5. Ooohhh! Such a beautiful card! The colours are lush and I love the gorgeous image too! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies :)

  6. Lovely card, so love this image, wishing you well, thanks for sharing with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx

  7. Lovely to see you back Debra...and with such a pretty card. Crafting is a perfect hobby while you recuperate and it sounds as though you have lots of support from your wonderful family.
    Anne xx


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Debra x