Monday, 14 September 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge 47 ... Get Well Soon Mum

Hello Everyone

Happy Monday - the start of another week which is bound to fly, just like they all seem to at the moment!!

The card I am showing today is for this week's Whiff of Joy challenge, which is a colour theme - teal and orange. I don't think I would have put these colours together, but I am so pleased with the way my card has turned out.

The photo doesn't do it justice really - mind you, do my photos ever show things well? - no, me thinks!! I love these papers - I'm sorry I don't know what set they are from as they were in some candy I won, as was the charm. I have used WOJ's Fred Celebrating Elephant stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils and sakura stardust pens - he is such a cutie! I don't have any die-cutting machines so I have cut the circles - to hide the mess, I distressed the edge of the white card with a ruler and then inked it - the orange circle was cut with scalloped edge scissors, and then I punched holes all around it. I love the flowers on this card - they were punched out, and then I folded them to give them some dimension and make them stand out from the backing paper a bit. I didn't have any teal coloured gem stones, so I coloured some, but they are looking a bit green!! I added orange dew drops on the corners. Ribbon is from my stash - only have a small strip left now (boo hoo!)

I have made this card for my Mum, who is in hospital at the moment - absolutely climbing the walls because she really wants to come home!! She went in last Wednesday night with fluid on her lung - we were hoping she could come home today, but the doctor has said that there is still some fluid on her lung and they are waiting for some test results - hopefully, she will be allowed home tomorrow (fingers and toes crossed!!). Get Well Soon Mum!

So I decided to make a gift bag to put some goodies in for Mum whilst she is in hospital. It is a box in a bag, and the instructions are here - thanks Tab for pointing this one out for us :)

As I was making it, I thought I should have cut the paper down, not used the full 12in piece (only realised that after I had glued the paper to the box at the bottom) - but then when I started filling it, decided it was a good job I had used the full piece!!! Afraid I didn't have time to do any embellishing really - thought it was more important to fill it and take it to hospital - but then the paper didn't really need much embellishment. I just added some chipboard die cuts, fastened on with eyelets, to put the ribbon through.

(Do you know what??? - it took me about 3 minutes to remember the word chipboard then (lol!) - why does that happen??? Or is it only me that it happens to?).

That's it for now - I need to go and get some tea! Hopefully, see you again soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Rach said...

a beautiful card, wonderful colours and image.. hope your mum is allowed home soon. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

Love your card and gift bag...both are absolutely stunning..the colors are fabulous!


LOUISE said...

Great card Andrea, love the sweet ellie, and the colours are perfect. Louise x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, wonderful sweet image and brilliant job with the colour combo.
Hope you Mum comes home soon.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card!! I have just ordered Fred so I hope I can do him justice as you have!! beautiful work Samantha :0)

Amy Leggate said...

So Very Cute!! Couldnt even tell your circles were hand cut! Great Job!!

Tab said...

Oh hun your card and bag are utterly gorge, love that image, and such a delish colour combo too!

Hope that your mum is better soon,sweetie, sending lots of love to you both!
Hugs Tab xxx