Sunday, 29 July 2012

CD Sunday - Mainly Men

I had such fun with this one that I wonder if it is a bit over the top.  I love Steampunk but strive for a slighter softer side hence putting a Steampunk style flower on a  manly card.  Nothing to say a man can't like flowers.
I used MCS - Tinkering with Steampunk - which is just what I have been doing.  This is the last of  my 'ones I made earlier' so I am hoping my arm will be recovered enough to manage one for next week.  I am making quite rapid progress but finding it hard to come to terms with the lack of muscle power.  Caused by the fact that they had to move them etc to get at the bone to plate.
Here is my fun offering and I hope you like it

We had a great selection of cards in our 'A is for...' challenge and I was pleased to have visited and managed to comment on them all.
I look forward to your visits and please feel free to leave a message so that I know you have called.
Carol xx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

CD Sunday - 'A' is for............. Artist

Good Morning everyone.  I am making good progress and now able to do some typing albeit it in short bursts.  But at least I can now get back to some commenting on the Challenge Blog entries and feel that I am taking part again.

'A' is for..... is our theme this week and all the team have chosen something different.  All without planning I must point out.  For my own 'A' is for Artist I decided to do some stamping.  I think it is a Penny Black stamp  but I am not 100% sure. I coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and then mounted and matted on to a most appropriate background paper from Messy Rabbit Cd by Joanna Sheen.  Not sure where the sentiment comes from either - put it down to my fragile condition.
Here is my offering - and I thoroughly enjoyed the making:

I will have been to see the Consultant for the first time since the op by the time this is posted and I am keeping my fingers crossed for a good report and being told it is healing well.
Physiotherapy will be the next stage and the sooner the better.  I need to get back to crafting.  TV and Jigsaws are proving  tedius.  Also I am running out of 'here's one I made earlier', and money - cos I can still shop with one arm.

Addendum.  The Hospital made a mistake on my card  and my appt is next Wednesday not yesterday.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

CD Sunday - Pearls and Swirls

I really did enjoy the making of this parchment card for this challenge.  As  I am still laid up  I am so glad that I made it when I did.
I found this lovely black and white frame on a CD  called 'Clip Art' -  produced and sold by Patsy May.  I printed it out onto an A4 sheet of 140gsm parchment placing it so that it was in the correct place when folded to A5. I embossed all the white areas to a bright white and then cut out and applied a black card swirl using my new Grand Calibur.   Black and yellow pearls, a parchment butterfly and a gold traced greeting are the only additions.  The insert paper is yellow parchment.  Then the whole is lined with white card  to give the card strength.
I am sorry that I am still not able  to write comments on your blogs but I am viewing and admiring.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

CD Sunday - Best of British

Here is my offering for this week.  I am so glad that I had finished some of the future themes early as I couldn't make a card at the moment.  I have been looking at the cards by my fellow teamies and they look fab.  Please have a look round and then join in with  us for  this weeks theme.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Well - when I do something I do it properly

I have to have surgery to repair the damage to my arm.  Have to go in on Wednesday and out Friday.  I will be excused boots for a while  so my apologies for any lack of comments on your beautiful entries to CD Sunday.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

CD Sunday - Seaside Treasures

I am afraid my posting this week will be very brief.  I am still struggling with typing.

I have used La Pashe - The Big One,  and Joanna Sheen's - Faye Whittaker,  for my card,  It is simple but with a smile - I hope.