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Monday, 16 March 2009

365 Cards Day 16 & ICS Sketch # 7

Had a bit of a nightmare of a day today. 1st my graphics card in my computer packed up so Paul has had to take the one out of his and put in in mine :) Good job he's got his Macbook Pro now.

2nd, got a problem with the brakes on the car, had to book it into the garage tomorrow and they are going to do the service at the same time.

3rd, went to the doctors to get my blood pressure checked, admittedly I haven't had it done for a good while (my fault she adds sheepishly....) It is very, very high and doctor is extremely concerned. I had been put on tablets immediately and got to go back next week to be checked. It's taught me a lesson to put my health first and not to put things off. My ex employers made it extremely difficult to take time off for appointments but being made redundant took that problem away so I need to stop making excuses and get a handle on this now. (Don't worry, I've told myself off big time !)

Anyhoo, I visited 365 Cards this morning and challenge 16 is to incorporate sunshine in your card. The little sunflower image was recycled from an old calendar and is my favourite happy smiley sunflower picture. I posted a card a couple of days ago and said I call them happy flowers, this little image is exactly what I mean by that. I used the  sketch # 7 over at Inspirational Card Sketches. I have missed the deadline because of my computer problem, but I don't stand a cat in hell's chance of winning anything anyway so it doesn't really matter. I'm not the best card maker in the world, but I love what I do. There would be no point otherwise would there?

The card blank and sun die cut are from Let's Make Cards magazine, the patterned paper is from the new Clare Curd signature collection from Papermania. Some of the designs in this pad are just gorgeous ! The glittered chipboard letters, cardstock alpha stickers and brown textured card are all DCWV from the QVC drawer sets. In hindsight I think I should have mounted the image on a contrasting card to make it pop out from the paper a bit but I had already stuck the most sticky of 3d pads on the back and they would not budge so it will have to stay as it is I am afraid. 

10 comments:

~amy~ said...

sorry to hear about all the stuff going on but hopefully creating this wonderful card was good therapy for you :) You've done a magnificent job on the challenge...

scrapnnMO said...

OH Mandy sweetie sending you some cyber HUGS!! I hope your day tomorrow goes much better! And let me tell you something sweetie your card is just gorgeous. I love it! You did a fabulous job with the sketch! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ICS! :)
♥Dawn♥

Marcea said...

hi there hunny - what a dreadful time you are having .... at least crafing can provide a bit of a distraction for you :o)
Gorgeous card hunny - thanks for joining us this week on ics
-x-

AUsome mom said...

I hope tomorrow is a better day for you! Like the song says, "the sun will come out tomorrow", but hey, the sunshine is out today with that card of yours! Too, too cute!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card, Mandy! Sorry to hear about all that's going on, hope it all goes uphill from here!

jonaks said...

such a lovely card. thanks for playing with us at ICS this week!

Fink said...

Don't sell yourself short on your cards! It is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us!

Karen said...

What a wonderful card and I love how you have interpreted the sketch.

Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.

Karen x

stephjacobson said...

Such a fun card, and I LOVE the smiling flower picture. It made me smile!

kristie sessions said...

That smiling flower is great! Great job on the challenge and way to recycle too!! And, btw, I really like the blue sky against the brown. I think it pops just fine and it makes it a bit more modern without a mat. So nice job!