Thursday, 1 September 2011

Handmade flowers

A very short post from me today.  At  Moving Along with the Times,  and we want to see handmade flowers.

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley,  and the prize is a gift voucher

For my card I have used one of the new Christmas images - Christmas Dance -  from LOTV that I bought a few weeks ago, and this is the first inking.  There are some really love images, and more to come soon.

I have used some new Prima paper for this, and I have to confess I think the whole thing is far too busy and I should have gone for a much less complicated sketch.    It isn't helped by the fact that I photographed this after dark, and the creams in the background paper are now pinky colour!  I have coloured with copics, and added glamour dust to the fur around the jacket.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - I followed the sketch
PartyTime Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Heart Songs - Favourite colour combo or anything goes
Incy Wincy - Diamonds and Pearls - I have used some pearls
Make It Monday - Always Anything goes
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - New - I have used a new stamp and papers
Woodware USA - 3-2-1 Challenge - 3 papers, 2 types of embellishment , 1 image

Thank you everybody for sticking with me during my long absences.  My step-mother is still very, very  poorly and is in the hospice attached to the hospital.  Unfortunately my father had a fall and has broken his hip, which because of his age and the fact that he has a chest infection and has contracted MRSA, he cannot be operated on, so  has a long haul with enforced bed rest and his leg in traction.  As you can imagine, this has taken quite a toll on all the family, and we are just taking things day by day.

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.



  1. Hi Val, gorgeous card I love the die cut and design papers so different. Hope all is well..

  2. oh wow val this is simply stunning the detail on this is amazing love that image,hugs cherylx

  3. Gorgeous card hun, love the papers & I think the LO is fab!
    Hugs Shell xx
    ps I hope your taking it easy

  4. fab colours Val and i love that fancy frame
    Hope things settle down for you soon
    Lisa x

  5. A super card Val fab colouring of a lovely image.
    It's amazing that you had time to get anything done with all that you are going through
    You take care now

    Hugs Laurie x

  6. This is just wonderful Val, what a gorgeous image this is and you have coloured her so well. Thinking of you honey, take care. Pami x

  7. WOW Val this is stunning, Thanks for managing to get a card done with all thats going on around you. Hope things begin to improve a bit for you, Love Hazelxoxo

  8. Such a beautiful card Val...and I hope things start to improve soon hun...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  9. Hi Val,
    Feel for you in your caring for sick relatives. I don't know which is worse them being close to hand and trips to the hospital or long distantce( several counties away ) as with my parents who are not well. Trying to care from long distance is quite hard when they refuse every thing you try to doto make life easier. Have managed to get Dad into a care home one day aweek which is a big boon and gives Mum a little respite.
    Gorgeous card. love all the blues and the flower is super cute. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Huge welcome to the AG DT team! Very much looking forward to seeing your lovely creations. Sorry to read about your dad and stepmum, I hope they both are making a recovery K x

  11. Lovely card. I love the colors and the image. Your coloring is stunning. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Good Luck. Hope to see you again next week.

    Debbie HSI DT

  12. A really beautiful card! I love the image - you've coloured it so sweet, and the patterned papers go so well with it!

  13. Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card Val.

  14. Beautiful card, great job with the sketch and I love your flower. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

  15. Your card brought a huge smile to my face! Your color choices are wonderful and as always, the way you display all your images are perfect. Wonderful card and I thank you for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx
    I wish the best for you and your family...sending thoughts and prayers.

  16. gorgeous card, saw it on mim x

  17. Sounds like we are both going through the mill a bit (that's putting it mildly) at the moment. Hope things settle down for you soon buddy.

    I think your card is lovely. I especially like the colours and the image is really sweet. You've reminded me I have that gorgeous die but haven't used it yet (like many more lovely things languishing in my underused craftroom). Beautiful work Val.

    Lesley Xx


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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