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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Just Christmas & Birthday Cards Challenge #16

This week over on JCBC is a fabulous sketch by Mada, I loved this sketch so much that I did a christmas and birthday card this week.


The image is Bex from Pollycraft Designs, coloured her with copics. Cut her out with Fiskars shapecutter and matted onto lilac card, also cut using shapecutter, and inked edges in purple, added a couple of gems either side of Bex, to try and hide an unwanted smudge. The papers are from Kanban. Added ribbon down the side with some punched flowers in pearlised lilac card and added a little gem to the centre of each flower. The sentiment is a peel-off mounted onto the lilac pearlised card with a flower punched out.



The poinsettia's were cut out from ribbon and layered three times with silicon. Circles were cut again with the fiskers shapecutter. The base card is gold, the tartan background is from Kanban and then used textured green card for the side panel. Added some tartan ribbon down the side with some gold coloured brads. The sentiment is a peel-off (my printer is out of ink) mounted onto the gold and green card. Below is this weeks sketch:


I also found out last night that I was the random winner for last weeks challenge on JCBC, woohoo...it's the first time I've won anything in the blog world, so was really chuffed.


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Now for my ramblings.....


Feeling a bit better again today but had a terrible evening last night, Steve's second youngest, Sarah, had been poorly with this cold/flu last week, but was feeling better so went back to work yesterday, only to come down very poorly again by the end of the day. When we called her, she was talking as if she was very drunk all slurred and a lot of jibberish. We called her sister who lives in Leeds, as she was nearer to Halifax and could get there quicker then us, who rushed over to check she was alright. Thankfully by the time her sister arrived, 1/2 an hour later, she was starting to speak more clearly. Sarah said that when she left work her head felt fuzzy and her legs felt light, she jumped in a taxi home, and in this time she got a terrible headache. She took some painkillers and when we called was when she realised she couldn't speak properly or get the words she wanted to say out. She thinks this lasted for about an hour. Her sister called NHS Direct for some advice, and they didn't seem too worried as it had now passed and was more than likely due to the flu virus still in her system and with returning to work before full recovery, so to just keep an eye on her and if it happened again to call her GP or call an ambulance. We managed to persuade her to come home for a few days so someone was with her, so her sister, Karen, drove her over to us. I can quite honestly say I don't think I've ever seen anyone look so ill and pale. She went straight to bed and slept through the night and this morning she thankfully has a bit more colour to her cheeks. We suggested that maybe she should go see a doctor, but is insistant that she'll be ok, and that she probably just over done things. She is 25 so we can't very well force her, we'll just keep on eye on her, but at least she is home with us and can be looked after.

Sorry for the long post. But one last thing, I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has been wishing me and Steve well over the past few days, what lovely friend's you all are, thank you xxx

14 comments:

Tasha said...

Glad you are starting to feel a bit better - hang on in there! I love these cards the colours of the top one are absolutey awesome! Beautiful card
love tasha xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Glad You are on the mend, Love the cards they are both brill. Poor Sarah, she sounds like she has a horrible flu. Gosh there is so much going round. I thought I was better then have felt rubbish again the last couple of days. Now Jake is off with something too Argh. Hazel xox

Sue said...

Glad your feeling bit better, good job sarah is with you that sounds quite scary, hope she soon feels better, oh good i was right it was you that won, congratulations hun. Your cards are gorgeous luv the poinseta its stunning. sue.x

Angel's Delight's said...

Hi Joanne, Steve, Sarah....

Well wishes to all of you, and big cuddles too :0)....
Even though you have not been well Joanne, your cards are still amazing, just love the colours you always get it JUST RIGHT.....
Take Care,
Hugs Angel

Bev said...

So glad you're feeling a bit better now Joanne, I hope Sarah is soon on the mend too. I think this lurgy is going to get us all - I've got mine for the 3rd time in 6 weeks and am totally fed up of it now!

Two fabulous cards hunny, I love the Christmas one - I'm a sucker for traditional Christmas cards

hugs Bev x

Donna said...

Two lovely cards Joanne and well done on the Christmas card, I can't go there just yet lol! Hope you are feeling better now :) Donna x

Hammersue1 said...

great cards jo, glad your both getting well too sue xx

The twins mum said...

Congrat's on your win. You deserve it
Maree

Karin said...

Hi Joanne,

sorry to hear you were feeling not so well, I think half the world is having the flu or a big cold.

I love both your cards. Great papers, colours and pictures.
Thanks for joining the JCBC this week.

xoxo karin

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi Joanne, i am sorry to hear about Sarah. It must be such a worry for you both when she doesn't live close. It doesn't matter how old they are we will always worry about them! Have to say both your cards are stunning hunny. Love the pollycraft image, how gorgeous!! Thank you for joining in with the jcbc challenge this week. Good luck hun. Hugs Linda x

Louise Emma said...

Fab cards hun but what a worry Sarah must have been to you, poor girl x Hope she is loads better soon x

Ninchen said...

both cards are great!

thanks for joining us this week!

xoxo janina

Emma said...

2 gorgeous cards Joanne...
Sorry to hear about Sarah...hope she feels better very soon and great to hear you and Steve are feeling better.
Take care and we MUST get for that coffee...
Emma x

Tanja said...

Wonderful Cards! I love the papers and the colors are great!

Thanks for joining us this Week!

Hugs Tanja
(JCBC Team)

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