Friday, 11 February 2011

Today's The Day!

Hello my Crafty Blogland friends.  Just a quick note to say that today's the day - I'm starting my new treatment at 1.00 p.m., not a moment too soon, I can tell you.

It'll take a few weeks to kick in and make the long-awaited difference (so I'm told) but this does mean that, if it works (and we'll just have to wait and see) this could be the little miracle I've been hoping for.

I've not been a slouch whilst I've been waiting - I've been blog hopping every day, seeing what wonderful things you've all been creating and picking up colouring tips and inspiration along the way.  I'm looking forward to getting back to some creating of my own!

I did manage to make a birthday card for my mum, though - thankfully I've a stock large enough to cover all occasions but Mum's birthday card had to be a special one. 

I have always loved this photograph of my Mum, taken when she was about my daughter's age (20):

Very 'Gina Lollbrigida'!  Beautiful!

So I had the idea to turn it into a digistamp - me and my big ideas!  Anyway, I traced the main features and scanned the resulting tracing in then printed the image out and worked with that.  I don't think I've quite managed to catch that 'Mona Lisa' smile (she's looking a little stern, perhaps) but here's the result:

The most exciting thing was that Mum immediately recognised the picture!

Just for info, papers from the new Cosmo Cricket 'Circa 1934' range. Gorgeous!

The cardigan was paper-pieced (that was fun! Scissors are not easy!), the rest was coloured with my Copics and, of course, the shading was added with my Prismas.

As usual, the photograph simply does not do it justice.  IRL it is much crisper.

Despite all that, I was delighted with the end result.  And it felt good to have created something worthwhile. 

Right, off to watch some rubbish telly until the nurse arrives to administer the first dose (and teach me how to use the needle myself - ouch!).  Wish me luck!

Happy crafting.


  1. Wow, this is so....gorgeous and brilliant!! I think your Mum loves it very much.

  2. This is wonderful Peri, you've done an extremely good job on this digi stamp, you're very clever you know!!
    Keeping my fingers crossed about the treatment,
    Hugs Jacee

  3. wow this is so special and precious card.

  4. Hi Peri. I hope your treatment works and you get some relief from the pain. I love the cards you make and look forward to seeing more in the future. I'm sure your mum loved her card, so personal. Doreen

  5. Will keep my fingers crossed for you Peri,hang in there and keep smiling.Have missed your inspiration and creativity. What a lot of work you've put in for your Mum's card - well worth it.It's beautiful.Take care.Debbie x

  6. This was a brilliant idea!! It came out wonderfully!!

  7. Lovely work Peri. Good luck with the treatment I hope it works for you xx

  8. Peri, What a wonderful card you have created, I know your mother loved it. So glad to hear you are starting your treatment today, sure hope it works for you hon, I have missed seeing your awesome creations and enjoying your much appreciaed sense of humor!!! :)

  9. Fab Peri - what an unusual idea - hope she loves it.
    And hope your new treatment works!
    Christine x

  10. WOW Peri - what a VERY special card you created for your mum - you are just Waaaaaayyyyyyyyy too clever!
    Good luck with the new treatment too - you know we're all out here sending you positive vibes!
    Take care!

  11. This is beautiful!
    And good luck with the new treatment.
    Hugs, Sandra

  12. What a fabulous idea and a wonderful card, Peri. I am so happy they are finally gonna get you some new meds, am crossing my fingers these do the trick for you. We miss you over at Karen's Doodles. Hope you are back to crafting soon! Hugs.

  13. Peri this is just amazing, I'll bet your Mum will treasure this. It's beautiful.
    Fingers crossed the new treatment is just the job and your back crafting soon
    take care
    Anne x

  14. Peri, I have a little gift for you on my blog. I know you are not posting at the moment, but I couldn't leave you off the list as you have been a true inspiration to me.

    I hope that the treatment is going well and that you will soon be back as I am missing your gorgeous creations.

    By the way, this creation for your Mum is just amazing. You have really done the photograph justice.

    Be well my friend

    Lin xx

  15. This is absolutely super. What a great idea.

  16. Peri how fabulous is this ...well done making your own digi , its fantastic.
    I bet your mum loved this.....
    I hope your treatment works , I dont know what it is yet , as I have just come across your blog , I will take a look at your cards and posts to understand some more.
    Great work here so far on this page and I am following Hugs Elaine.
    love your style of crafting .

  17. wonderful idea! such a good work. i appreciate it keep sharing.


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