Thursday, May 7, 2009

Been a bit quiet

Have been very quiet this week as I have a severe chest infection and have been signed off my work and have been put on a course of heavy duty antibiotics. Got to go back to see the doc on Sunday.

Today is the first day that I have felt like doing anything. It was a bit of a struggle, as I still feel a wee bit weak, but managed to get two cards done. This first card I did was for a friend who has had some knee surgery. Decided on a blue theme as he is a Glasgow Rangers fan. I used blue cardstock for the base and printed off a sheet of striped paper from Printable Heaven for the background. Then being a thrifty Scot, I used some of my scraps of card and with my Nestabilities - circles and inverted scalloped circles - cut out three sets. On each set stuck on one of the words of 'Get Well Soon'. Using more scraps cut three strips of navy blue cardstock which I stuck on the background stripes and at the end of each strip mounted one of the circle sets.

The second card I got done was a friend of one of our neighbours. The neighbours are organising a birthday party for him tonight and to which we have been invited but as I am still feeling a bit weak have declined. Don't know where the inspiration came from. When I was doing the 'Get Well Card' I was going through my stamps drawer for the sentiments and spied 'Claudette the Camel', which I stamped onto some scrap cream cardstock using brown ink. Then coloured it in with watercolour pencils. The Nestabilities came out again - deckled rectangles - and cutting out Claudette and the mat below. For the background of the card I used the darker section of the background section of Fred, She Said's Dancing Daisy and the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment came from the same sheet.


Pinkllilac said...

Hi Linda just the camel is beautiful and the colours are great.
Hugs Linda

Louise Emma said...

Love the simpleness of the first one and I absolutely love that camel!!