My Lovely Friends

Monday, 16 May 2011

Crafts & Me DT Card & LIM Challenge

Hello to all my gorgeous fabulous friends out there. Before I say anything I want to thank you with all of my heart for the lovely messages that you have left for me regarding my health.......I'm sitting here with teary eyes after reading them all. Yes unfortunately my laptop has been gathering dust & I've only today been able to read my comments. WOW you really are a fantastic lot of ladies & I'm soooo lucky to have such wonderful friends....thank you thank you thank you thank you......I really am soooo grateful.
I'm not much better unfortunately but I am having a better day today so I thought I would pop into blogland to visit you all & I'm really missing you. My craft room has not seen me for a week & half I went in there this morn & the blinds were still closed....so they are open now along with the window to let in some fresh air lol.
I didnt want to let my DT's down again this week so I'm going to try get ahead especially with my DT work incase things go pear shaped with my health. So I started today & made a really quick & simple card this morning using a Art Deco stamp from Crafts & Me & following a challenge over at 'Less Is More' which is one layer & embossing.....dry or heat. So here is my LIM card......I do struggle with these you know lol.
This is 'Bride/Flapper' exclusive to Crafts & Me & I just think she is fabulous & one of those stamps suitable for so many occasions & used is so many ways. Here I have stamped her onto 300gsm A4 card & then heat embossed her with black embossing powder. Added some black organza ribbon, few gold pearl gems & cut out a fancy shape along the bottom using WOJ border die 'French Lilies'.

The sentiment I heat embossed with Gold to match the pearls & then cut it out using the smallest of the oblong dies.
I had to take a photo of this so quick before I had chance to start attaching loads of things lol. Hope the girlies over at LIM like it I'm not great at these cas cards especially the lim cards....they are just sooooo hard to do.....to me they are lol.
My hubby got me crafting goodies last week which was so fab of him altho they are still sitting in their packages & he has ordered me some of the new sassy's but wont tell me which ones so have to wait til mr postie pushes them through my door. My hubby is just so fantastic I love him to bits & I am sooooo lucky & thankful to have him. He really has looked after me this last week & I have managed to stop him putting me in the car to the hospital lol.......well I'm there next week anyway, thats my excuse lol. Altho I'm not sure how as I've been in jammies for 2 weeks now as wearing clothes hurts......do ya think they will mind if I turn up in vest top & satin spotted bottoms lol.
Anyway I'm away to come catch up with you all altho it may take me a while as I'm doing it in bits & having rests in between but I will be around to see you all cus I've missed ya too much now I need to see your fabby creations.
Thank you for popping by & thank you again for all the lovely comments you leave for me you really do put a smile on my face & even tho you also put tears in my eyes they are always tears of joy & happiness & I thank you for that I really do.
Tatty bye for now my lovelies & sorry for the long post. mmwah
Huge hugs to all xoxoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering......
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/ - One Layer Card with Embossing



47 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Glad to see you on here but sad your not a 100% yet, this is beautiful love this image, take care of yourself, isnt the new Sassy's gorgeous.
Chris x

Jan said...

Gorgeous card, I hope you are soon feeling a lot better. xx Jan

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card darling love the clean white space and the sassy vintage image too.
So glad you're feeling a little better today, looking forward to your next creation I've missed your work while you've been poorly
look after yourself
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Mary J said...

Hello honey!!! It is so wonderful to see you but of course you must take care of yourself until you 100% better!

Gorgeuos card - wow!!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hello lovely!!
Nice to read your blog again, even though it made me cry.
Glad you feeling a little better today :))
Your card is wonderful,love where you have placed her, just perfect!
Isn't she fabulous.
Love, Mel. xxx

Janette said...

So good to see you about sweetie, I do hope your soon well again, it's awful being unwell and in pain, trust me I know.....now take care and get to the hospital asap....

Love your LIM card, it's flippin gorgeous...hugs Janette.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kathyk said...

Hoping you will feel better soon. Your card is just lovely - no-one would ever know you struggle with OLC! FABULOUS image too

Kathyk

Debgem said...

She's very dramatic - love the mono look - very elegant card!

heidy said...

Hi sweetie,glad to see you here,so sorry to hear that your still not feeling well,take care off yourself
Your card is so gorgeous as always,and your hubby is a sweetheart!
I've been married today for 20 years,and I love him to bits,don't tell him hehe
Big hugs Heidy

Heidi said...

Hi Vicky glad to see you back:)Sad you're not feeling well. I hope you'll get better soon sweetie. Take care. I miss you:)
Your card is so beautiful. Very elegant.
Sending you a big hug and warm thoughts:)

Doreen said...

Your card Vicky is superb. I do hope you will see some improvment soon.Nice to see you around.xxx

Carrie said...

wowzers..This is lovely..so effective with the black and white hunni.. Hope you feeling better soon...I am sending the biggest hug your way xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

I'm sorry your not feeling better vicky.
but your card is elegant and beautiful.

greetings karin

THERESA said...

So glad to 'see' you!!!! Please look after yourself and give your hubby a kiss from me to say 'Thanks' for loving you so much!!
Love your creation as always!!
ps: parcel for the little new bundle will leave tomorrow...........:))
lotsa luv

Love crafts forever said...

Oh my poor Vicky. I don't know how did i missed your post. So sorry to see you being not feeling good. I wish you all the best, and don't worry about DT cards, they should let you some time of.
Your card is simply beautiful, i love this image.
I hope you feel better very soon.
Big Bear hugs to you Vicky.
Nataliya

Lau W said...

Happy to see you Vicky. Your card is superb, soft, elegant, love it very much.
xxx

Jo said...

I hope you feel better soon Vicky. This is a beautiful card, I love the image and the pattern across the bottom. Jo

Lorraine said...

this is gorjuss huni and i thought i would let you know i am back blogging properly now woohoo xx

Carola said...

So simple yet such an amazingly gorgeaus card!
Hope you get well soon :)

Angie said...

Hi Vicky it's great to here from you again, sorry your not 100% just yet. wow a hubby buying crafty goodies as well as looking after you,you have one in a million there. Lovely card, i know what you me LIM cards are harder to do. Look ater yourself hun.
Take care Angie x

cardmaking bird said...

So good to see you back, I've super missed you!!! Sorry that you're still not 100% though. Please take care and rest up and let Craig look after you - we all love you to bits, hun. You're a very special lady - I wish there were more of you in the world!! Lots of love and hugs, Marie xxxx

Tracey T said...

Good news that you're feeling well enough to do some crafting, but so sorry to hear that you're still not 100% well. Do keep me posted about how you're doing - I've been really worried about you. Wishing you better very soon and sending lots of love and hugs, Tracey xx BTW, gorgeous card darlin'! x

Vicky said...

Oh Vicky...so sorry hun you are still poorly..hope things starts to improve soon and if you came to my hospital in your PJ'S that would be just fine sweetie :o)

another beautiful make...elegant image and layout and you do CAS very well hunni..

enjoy your new stamps..I was gonna buy the new release today but sold out...grrrr....lol..

take care sweetie..and sending HUGE hugs Vicky xx

Marion said...

Hi Vicky, Sorry your health is still not good. Glad you were able to get in your craft room though. This is such a very elegant card and I think it is awesome. Well done.
hugs
Marion

Kerry said...

Hi Vicky,

I sorry that you don't feel much better.

Your LIM card is gorgegous, very stylish.

Love Kerry xxx

Teresa said...

For quick cards Vicky they are stylish I just love black and white cards they look so dramatic.
I hope you will start feeling better soon.
Teresa x

Faye said...

It's lovely to see you, with an absolutely cracking card too. xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, absolutley stunning, gorgeous work, hugs pops x x x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

tiggertastic said...

evening hunny, hope the laptop is not water logged :smile:

Well done on such a stylish card, really stunning and i just love that image without colour.

good luck at the hospital next week, and they won't mind a dot about being in pj's.

Sarah xx

Chrissy said...

So glad to have you back.
After Mr.Blogger spat the dummy and nothing was happening in blogland, I often thought of you, and thought at least you are not missing too much...I'm just so sorry that you are not bouncing off the walls yet...
You have made a perfect CAS card.The image is very lovely..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Chrissie said...

Super card... she is quite a gal!
Hope you're feeling better very soon.
Thanks so much for joining us... we hope to see you next time!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Gina L said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. I have a hard time with CAS styles, too, but you rocked it! I'm sorry to hear that you still feel like crud. I'm glad your hubby is taking care of you!

Zoechaos said...

First visit here so sorry to learn that you are suffering badly by the sound of it, wishing you a speedy recovery from now.

Gorgeous card, that stamp is fabulous XOXO Zoe

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Vicky, lovely to see you put a post on and sorry to hear you are still not well. Keeping fingers crossed you get some answers. In the meantime it seems you are being looked after so well. Can't wait to see what you make with your goodies. Sending some positive vibes up the country for you. Take care, Kym xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow a totally gorgeous card, beautiful design, very classy, lovely candy must pop me name down, cant beat the smell of tin pencils!!!!! lol, sue,x

sari said...

Oh sweetie.... I feel so bad for you, with your health issues!!! But what a stuning CAS card!! I always have such a pain in the *** with them... For some reason... i keep adding and adding till it's no CAS card...*LOL*
Your hubby is such a sweet person!! What a lovely suprise for you!! Hope you feel better ASAP!!! Hugs & Sunshine to you!

Rita said...

Sorry to hear your not well Vicky, hope things improve for you soon. Your card is really stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Mandi said...

super card Vicky
Thats a FAB image
Glad you are feeling a bit better
Thank you very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Absolutely stunning. I love art deco
Beryl x

Donna said...

Hi Vicky, it's lovely to see you back on your blog and with such a pretty card too...the CAS design is stunning as is the image...the ornate border and pearls are the perfect finish! Try not to overdo things hun...make sure you get plenty of rest...all your blogging buddies and DT's will still be here when you are feeling well again...please don't worry about the post for Sophie...I haven't mentioned anything to her so no rush...hugz :) Donna x

Lizy said...

This is just beautiful Vicky! I'm so sorry you're not well...I hope you are on the mend really soon and back to your (crafting) best! :)
Lizy x

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Vicky :) Nice to hear from you, and definately nice to see you back on your blog! :) (((hugs)))

Love your CAS card, great image, and definately striking in black and embossed!

Your hubby sounds like he has it susses and knows exactly how to cheer you up :) awww. Hey, I bought a sassy yesterday - well i ordered it! I cant wait to use it when it comes though.

Have a great day hun, and take real special care.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely to see you doing a bit of crafting, Vicky. But so sorry to learn that you are still feeling poorly.
Your poor health is not, however, evident in this beautiful CAS card! It's perfect! Do take very special care and do not over do things! Big Get Well Hugs, Lesley

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi glad you are resting and great to see your projects ! I think this is simply stunning. I find it hard too ! I always put far to much on mine lol. Just shows you though less is definately more in this case. Kitty :D

Ang C said...

An elegant card

Susan said...

Beautiful and elegant card!! How you feel better soon!