Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Poorly Baby!

Well, Darling Daughter recently went off to university and within a week had succumbed to 'Freshers' Cold', although I'm not convinced that the poor darling didn't have a dose of swine flu! She sounded (and looked, on the webcam) really poorly but, bless her, she dosed herself up, took plenty of rest and is now back to normal.  But I must admit I found it really difficult not to rush off to her bedside!  They never stop being our babies, do they?

So, I decided that the best thing to do was to make her a card - and here it is:


Daughter had new bedding to take away with her, in colours not dissimilar to those on the card - without the glitter, of course! I simply couldn't resist adding a bit of sparkle. I love this Bella - she looks so sorry for herself.

The dotty paper is My Minds Eye and the other bits are what I already had in my crafty stash - I think the burgundy is Bazzil.

Couldn't resist doing a couple of others, though, while I had my Prismacolors out:

Maisy Ketto

Ivy Ketto

I just love these Ketto stamps from (of course) Stamping Bella (told you that name would pop up a lot, didn't I).  They are so delicate.  Maisy Ketto is happy on papers from Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love Mini Deck, whilst Ivy Ketto is at home on DCWV's Latte collection.  I love the aubergine, purple and green combination on this card. I used my Sakura black glaze pen for the hair on both girls, so it really has some definition. I love them both - they are so sweet. 

I don't always get the colouring quite right and I'm sure I've got a lot of practising ahead of me, but I am pretty happy with the way that I'm using my Prismacolors with Sansodor (gamsol) - I'm definitely beginning to achieve some of the effects I'm after.

Anyway, Darling Daughter has received her card and is delighted with it - it went straight on her pinboard.  A little bit of home in her new exciting world. Now, I just need another excuse to send the next one!


  1. I love these two last cards ! So cute ! Maybe you will like mine as well on my blog : http://thefrenchfrogtouch.blogspot.com/


  2. Thank you so much for your comment, Emimage. I'm sorry I haven't acknowledged you earlier, but I have been away on holiday for a month and haven't been back in Blogland until today! How lovely to find your comment waiting for me. J'aime bien votre blog aussi - tant de choses. I will endeavour always to read the French as mine (as you will see) needs to be brushed up! Merci, encore une fois.

  3. Thank you so much, Toucan. I'm sorry it's taken so long to acknowledge your kind comment but, as you will see once I get blogging again, I've been away on holiday for a month to Australia and have only just returned to Blogland today. A lovely surprise to see your comments. I'll be blogging again very soon.


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