My Lovely Friends

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Little Mermaid

Good evening everyone I'm gonna start tonight by firstly saying sorry to everyone for not getting around to everyone's blogs. As well as the pups which in all honesty Fudge does most of the looking after lol but I've also been in extreme agony & I'm so sorry to moan about it yet again......I'm getting sick of my own voice actually!! The doc is rushing things to see me as they dont know what the pains are, they have looked at my CT scan & I dont have kidney stones it has showed up something near my bowel but they are not sure what. The doc is not sure if my kidney is diseased as he thinks urine could be going back into my kidney which is not good & cause a diseased kidney..........unfortunately I have to put up with the severe pain until they have found whats wrong. The weekend was really bad & by yesterday I could barely walk so I will try my best to catch up with you all.
Anyway I am filling in every Monday over on the Crafts & Me store til the digi DT are fully restored again so I've made meself make a card this evening. Its not turned out like I hoped but I didnt have time to do another I will show it you anyways..........
Today for my card I have used a digi image......I sooooo love digi's I really love the versatility of them.
I have used 'My Little Mermaid' by Sara Burrier made exclusively for Crafts & Me. I decided to do a step card this really are the easiest cards to make.

This is a fabulous image I've never coloured her before today, she is sooooo easy to colour. I coloured her hair with copic warm greys as they have a tinge of brown in them & her tail I coloured with cool greys & added glitter to her..........thought she deserved a bit of bling.....

The die-cuts I've tried to mimic seaweed. The blank space in the middle fold is to put a sentiment once I know what this card will be used for.

Everything except the green die-cuts is from my stash what I've found in my hobbit today lol.
I've used only 1 bit of DP which is what the image is on its actually a sea one from Raspberry Road.....I am so in love with that store & I cant keep away now lol. I have used dark blue & royal blue card from my stash & the waves I have used a die cut which I cant remember the name of sorry. The green die-cuts I wanted to sort of mimic seaweed.....they are actually Magnolia doo-hickeys......I got my surprise prize today from TOMIC........oh my word I have NEVER EVER seen anything like it.....EVER...I cant believe how lucky I am to recieve all of this.......including the die-cut I've used on this card today.
Here is a pic of what mr postie brought me this morning.........

Excuse the background I took the photo on my bed this morning lol.
I know some of you dont like magnolia which is fair enough we all have different pretty boring world if we didnt.......however I love them & they are certainly generous it felt like crimbo today & altho I have said a huge thank you it just doesnt seem enough for all of I'm am doing something to say thank you to them but cant tell you what yet......its a secret lol.
Well I' sorry for the very long post my lovelies. Thank you sooooo much for all your lovely comments they mean soooo soooooooo much they really do.
Toodles for now mmwah


Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, beautiful image & colouring, luv the waves, hope the puppies doin ok, lots lovely new goodies to play with, sue,x

Sara H said...

It makes me really sad to hear about your pain, I truly hope the doctors find out what´s wrong.
I still can´t believe that after all you´re going through you have the energy to craft. Your card is devine.
Take care!

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card! And OMG!!!!!!! what a price!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is such and adorable image, gorgeous colours and i am loving the waves perfect for her,I hope that you feel better soon and find out what it is there is nothing worse than not knowing, big HUGE hugs pops x

Debs M said...

Sorry your having such a tough time of it, hope it gets sorted soon x

wow your prize is FANTASTIC! you lucky thing, can't wait to see what you make with it x

cardmaking bird said...

Errr, jealous much!!!??? Me!!!!???? Can't believe how much you won from Magnolia - what an amazing prize!! You lucky thing!! But then your winning card was fab, so you deserve it, hun. Sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. I really hope they get to the bottom of it soon. There's nothing worse than not knowing what it is, is there? Please email me if you ever want to talk. I really do consider you a friend and I hope you feel the same.
And lastly! Today's card is great!! Love the shape of it and 'fishing net' is such a fab touch!!! Hugs, Marie xxx

THERESA said...

So sorry you have to endure so much pain, really hope they can find the cause and get it fixed for you!!
Love the card, super as always, i always find inspiration coming here, thanks.....:))
Give the pups a kissy for me, love their puppy breath.
WOW, what a super collection of maggies, you deserve them, enjoy and show us pretty please.
One last thing, PLEASE look after yourself!!!!!!!

Meesh said...

Coooo-eeee! It's me! How are you, my ikkle buddy? Seems like forever since I popped by... :(
GORGEOUS card, love! I don't think I need to say more, you know the score ;)
How blinking flippety lucky are you receiving all those goodies! What do I gotta do to get something like that through my letterbox?!!! LOL!
I've been dying to view your blog, but my landline's been dead for a week... only got it sorted today... GRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
Anyway, thought I'd let you know I'm still alive and that. Did another colouring class on Saturday and it was overbooked! YAY! The next one's on 31st July if you fancy a drive down... not that you need colouring lessons, but I'd love to see you.

Massoooive hugs!

Meesh. xxxxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Vicky, just stunning. I love doing under the sea too, they are so fun and all your goodies, you are a lucky girl, but not so lucky in the health department, I am so sorry, wish I could help you. Take care...

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Vicky,I am so sorry you are still suffering I do hope they find a cause

cheryl said...

oh wow vicky hun that is one,amazing card really love the dimension on it,just brilliant and as for your parcel oh wow,who would not love to recieve such amazing goodies,have fun hun,and cant wait too see what else you make hugs cherylxxxx

Jayne A said...

wow how lucky are you!!!!

I love your card it is absolutely stunning.

I hope you feel better soon.


Mary J said...

You lucky lucky thing Vicky!! And what a great card honey - love that scene you created!!

Teri said...

The card is blooming gorgeous hun! What a fabulous prize to get too, man, I bet you were chuffed!!
Sorry to hear of your continuing pains. I really wish they would get on and find the problem for you. In the meantime I think you should take it easier instead of taking on more DT stuff. I know you're such a lovely person and wan to help out, but you need to look after yourself too!!!
On a side note, part of my news has been announced on my blog, more to come later when ready!! LOL
Now, you take it easy hun (me being mother here!)
BIG hugs,
Teri xxxx

Unknown said...

Wow looks like your gonna have funn fun fun with all these lovely goodies, and what a stunning card very creative.
Chris x

Unknown said...

Oh sweetie.... I wish i could do something, to help.... Please take it easy!!!! Love your card, it's so lovely & love the sweet details! Take care now!! Hugs & Sunshine!

Sandra H said...

Stunning card Vicky as always! hope your not to tired with the new arrivals they were gorgeous and congratulations with your GOODIES well deserved........:) Sandra H

Unknown said...

You are so very talented. Very beautiful creative card! Love it! Oh what a lucky gal you postman never brings me goodies like that...hmmm going to have to have a talk with the post office I guess..tee hee hee!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

oh my still the pain!!!
beautiful card tho!
and wonderful pressies for a wonderful lady!!!

Hlora said...

AWE Your card is super cute as always. Love it!
I hope you feel better soon.
hugs. Hlora. xx

Debs said...

Hiya Viky
I am so saddened to read about your continuing heatlth problems and I pray that they find what the problem is real soon and get you on the road to recovery - pain is a terrible thing to life with on a daily basis - you need to look after yourself hun.
Words can't express how much I think your work is fabulous - you are so talented - your colouring and eye for design is outstanding.
It is no surprise to hear you won such an array of gorgeous goodies - well deserved - enjoy - but as I said earlier - do look after yourself and listen to your body.
Love the 'Nanna's Baby' countdown lol!!!

Loopylou. said...

morning hun, hope you are feeling a little more comfortable this morning, sending huge lou and mo hugs and hope the doc gets you sorted soon. your card is totally gorgeous and omg that pressie from tomic is awesome,wow!!!!! i bet you dont know what to ink up first!!!! hugs for fudge and the pups too, Lou xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

first congratulations with your prize vicky, you deserve it.
your card is fabulous, and i like the different shape of it.

vicky I hope you feel a little bit better soon.
don't worry about the reactions, other people are given them [ lol ].
hope they know what you have soon.
hope you can't read my english a little bit.

greetings karin

Janette said...

Gorgeous card as they always are from you hun...

I do hope you are soon feeling much better and they can sort you out quickly, nothing worse than being in pain all the time....take care hun.xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! sweetie this is adorable. Even when you are doubled up in pain you produce fantastic work. On that subject I am so worried over you hunni and wish they would move themselves in getting things sorted out.


Dobra said...

Wonderful work as always
Very beautifully painted stamp
beautiful colors
Done a wonderful job this

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Vicky and what a great idea, really fun.
Teresa x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Faye said...

Wow Shug this is just amazing. I love the texture on the mermaid tail. Just beautiful. xxx

angelwhispers said...

Lovely card Vicky and loving the detail!!! Hope you are feeling better!!

Wow what a lucky girl with all these fabulous goodies!! Just what the doctor ordered to cheer you up!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Unknown said...

I totally love this card.. (although I am now singing songs from the little mermaid!!!!!)
Hope the pups are doing well..
and wow at your pressies... I love magnolia so I think it deserves another wow lol xx

Susie Sugar said...

Lovely card great shape/design
And what a lovely lot of stash and it couldn't have been won by a nicer lady ....hope you enjoy it and look forward to seeing what you make
Hugs Susie xx

Janine - Ellabella said...

What a fab, happy card you've made Vicky. The image looks great and I love the way you have decorated it
great work :)

Bits N Bobs said...

Absolutely stunning card and WOW look at all those goodies.
I am yet to get my first Magnolia stamp but I am so in love with the little darlings.