Saturday, 12 October 2013

New Baby

Wow it has been forever! The last few months have been a series of one health problem after another and a lot of doctors and tests that have resulted in a lot of treating the symptoms with no idea what the underlying cause is. I have full appreciation for the NHS and for everything the doctors have been trying, but oh how I wish they'd just figure out whats causing it all, so I can go back to whatever passes for normal for me.

One of the big problems is that I'm so constantly exhausted, some days I barely have the energy to do the stuff I *have* to do, never mind the stuff I want to do, which means crafting has been pretty much none existent and I haven't been looking at the challenges at all... but do I miss crafting, so I decided to have a gander at some of the challenges this week and this is what I came up with...

I used jillibean soup papers - homemade 6 bean soup - the giraffe stamp is from Flonzcraft and the sentiment stamp was a freebie from a magazine. Layered them all up on red card and mounted on a white card base.

I used the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches and the animals theme from Charisma Cardz this week, as my inspriration.

Even though this is a very simple card, after so long not making anything it was a lot of fun to get something done again, now I just have to find time - or say screw it to the housework and make time, lol - where I'm not so exhausted, to make more than one card every 3 months!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your health problems, but I'm pleased that you used my sketch as inspiration to help you get back into crafting! I really like the starry background paper you used on your cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! :)

  2. Hope the find out whats wrong with you soon. Love your card the image is really cute. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week x

  3. Such a sweet card! Sorry you're health isn't top notch...hope you're well again soon :)
    Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches :)
    Lizy xx

  4. Glad you felt up to some 'crafting thereapy' this is a fab New Baby card and a great take on the sketch. The papers are lovely and the giraffe is so cute.! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S

    Louise xx

  5. So adorable! Thanks for joining us at CSS Colours & Sketches!