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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Oh my gosh a Card !!!

Stop the world I want to get off !!! The last couple of weeks have been so hectic at times I haven't known what day of the week it is. The card is for my brother in law to be. I had 3 male cards already made but Paul didn't like any of them so I had to make a card quick. I made this card on Monday, scanned it in and posted it and today is the first day I have been on my computer to be able to blog it.

The card uses the sketch layout for Day 120 over at 365 Cards (I've now got 42 of their challenges to catch up with and I was doing so well :( ....... ) and challenge #4 at Pile it On to use at least 4 buttons. Charisma Cardz also has a challenge for buttons this week so I have added this one over there too :) The challeng this week at Daring Cardmakers is Blue and Green so I have entered it for this also.

The base card is a textured cardstock from The Papermill. The patterned papers and decoupage are from a Daisy & Dandelion pack from Papermania. I bought a couple of these from the Glitterpot and this is the first time I have used any of them. There are 6 layers in some places and it is very raised. Definitely a large letter stamp on this card I can tell you!

The sentiment is from my stash, matted onto brown card and raised on 3d foam. The buttons are from Papermania and I have poked brads through the holes, a technique favoured my one of my crafty friends Lisa and looks really effective.

Thank you for the good wishes for Paul's Uncle Roy. He has recovered from the heart attack but is still in hospital at the moment. They think he may have developed type 2 diabetes and he has had to be injected with insulin twice a day. He has to see a specialist diabetic nurse on Monday who will be able to give us more information. In the meantime Grandad is in a bit of a state and has needed a lot of TLC, as well as practical help with food shopping, bills and money as Roy did all the finances. It's been a bit hectic but one way or another we'll get through !


Anonymous said...

oh mandy,
what a sweet little teddy bear!

Thanks for Playing with us!

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Well done Mandy on being able to get your head around making such a fab card when you have been so busy. xxxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Mandy. :o) Love the bear. TFS!

Unknown said...

Aw gorgeous card, I love those buttons. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Lythan said...

What a clever idea to use brads in the button holes. Adorable card!

Anonymous said...

A really cute card. :) Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers.


Denise Clark said...

Mandy, your teddy is adorable! He looks so happy and certainly ready for fun!

Sorry to hear about the diabetes. Let me tell you, it's no fun but it can be handled with diet and exercise and sometimes the insulin. All in all though, we diabetics are lucky that so much is available to us nowadays. I'm grateful!

Sarn said...

Great card Mandy. Hope things get less hectic VERY soon.

Tracey said...

Great birthday card :-)


Julie said...

What a sweet bear and blue is my favourite colour. xxx