Wednesday 7 May 2014

A Card for the Pink Gem Inspirations Blog

Good Morning Crafters, I know Ive been a bit slack keeping up with No.2 blog and now I have even more excuse not to post as often as I should, this last couple of days has been rather traumatic. On Monday I discovered something wrong with my left eye, I thought originally that I had a migraine Aura and it turned out that it was when the jelly thats attached to your retina had become detached and was causing flashing lights on the left of my vision, it really was uncomfortable to try and concentrate on my colouring (which at the time I was doing) it caused huge floaters to cross my vision. Anyway I got a bit worried as it didnt go away after I took a Sumatriptan tablet and with a little bit of thought I thought my retina had become detached so with a phone call to the out of hours NHS line I rushed of to Gloucester (21 miles away) at 9pm and spent 5 hours waiting to see a eye specialist who didnt turn up and I had to return back to the hospital yesterday. In fact we didnt get to bed till 3am Tuesday morning and back at the hospital by 10.30 yesterday and again we were eventually seen by 12 midday yesterday to be re-assured that the retina hadnt detached but the jelly attached to it had and fortunately for me it had not torn the retina (which would have meant a operation) and I will have to learn to live with the giant floaters crossing my vision and adjust to them as they are not going away, its like having flies on your windscreen or spot before your eyes a real pain.
Anyway back to todays card this was created with the Pink Gems free digi image and I have coloured it with my copic pens and cut out with my Nestabilitie Die No.1 and mounted on a larger one of the same design.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first mount of brown card and the papers are from Papermania and i have used two papers from the set and around the middle I have stuck a owl ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount. The sentiment was created on my computer and printed and then cut out as shown. Its a simple layout and I hope you like the result.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Eve's Been Reading said...

What a time you have had, you poor thing! I hope you begin to feel better soon. Fab card too, thanks for joining in with us at Digi Choosday Challenge! Yvonne (DT)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I like the image the design and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Renee B. said...

Sweet card Shirley! Having eye troubles is scary...I had surgery in Sept. to remove a growth from my eye& had to have a patch for a week...I kept walking into things. LOL Hope things clear up for you soon.
Hugs, Renee

Jac’s Playground said...

Fab card, love those papers and ribbon, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Shirley, I love this image, he's so adorable.
Sorry to hear about your eye problems, it sounds very uncomfortable.

Anjie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in our "for the kids" challenge at
Anjie (DT)

Shazza said...

what a cute card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shirley, first of all, I'm so glad your retina did not detach!! I've had what they call vitreous humor separation (happens as we age...hmmm!), but it does cause those floaters! Hopefully, yours will dissolve some and that you will get used to them. I have. BUT, your card is darling! And I just love this little owl ready for the rain!! Such sweet colors and papers! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How sweet Shirley!! I love the coloring of your bird and that fun ribbon!! Such a sweet sentiment too!!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

Linda Carson said...

Adorable Shirley! Such a fun image! Love the colorful papers you chose and fun ribbon too! Sorry to read about your eye problem. I hope it will eventually clear up! Thanks for creating with us this week at ODBD!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Really sweet, perfect for our 'For the kids' theme over at Digi Choosday. Thanks for joining us. Take care Zo xx (DT)

Jeannie said...

My favorite thing to make a card with are puns!! This is so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration, and for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

Jeannie Thomas
TTCRD Design Team

Borqna said...

Sweet card, Shirley!
Good luck!

KristyLee said...

What a super cute bird image! Love all of those papers you chose to go with him! Thank you for sharing with us at Ike's World challenges, in order to win a prize you must use an Ike's Art image. Ike even offers freebies so that everyone can play. Would love to see what you do with and Ike's Art image. Also we do swaps of ATCs and Tags on our Facebook page. Would love for you to join us sometime.

Matney said...

Great papers and lots of fun layers. Sweet image and beautifully colored. Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for your entry here at Ike's World Challenges! Shoni, DT