Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Poorly Wednesday!

Well we are all poorly today, but poor Alex is the worst.  We all have bad colds, but Alex has an awful cough as well and yesterday his teacher sent him home at the end of the day with a note suggesting that he have a day at home to rest, as although he was very good, he had been struggling.  Added to that, the poor boy coughed so much in the evening that he threw up.  Needless to say we booked an emergency appointment at the doctors for him today to make sure that he hasn't got a chest infection (fortunately he hasn't) and we have kept him off school for the day.  A day of gentle TV and crafting is required I think.
As it is Wednesday here is my desk for WOYWW, complete with the usual cup of tea (lovely and warm on this freezing cold day!). Also on my desk are my Christmas stamps (in the left of the picture), two blue distress inks, the stamps I am going to use on this current card, the card with a paper mask on it, and random bits and pieces left over from yesterdays crafting session.
Here is the completed card which I have made as my second entry into Less is More's silhouette challenge.  This is actually my second attempt (the first one ended up in the bin!).  As there is clearly snow on the ground I am entering this card into Kaboodle Doodles 'Baby its cold outside', as well as Pollycraft 'Christmas' challenges.
This next card followed the same technique, but had the two shades of blue blended across the entire circle shape.  The stamps used were Crafty individuals and I used a white sakura glaze pen for the stars.  This also fits with the LIM challenge, Creative card crew's 'monochromatic', and All sorts 'one layer' challenges.
Finally I made a congratulations card for a couple who have just got engaged.  They are an unusual couple in their 50s who are not into ultra fussy things so I thought this would be sufficiently elegant without being too girly!  I am entering this into SSDS 'embossing', DYSU 'splash of blue' and Ooh La La 'Bingo' (Flower, die cut, gems) challenges. That is all from me for now. I am off to look after my poorly boy.
Love,
Caro
x

30 comments:

Laura said...

Hope you are all feeling better soon, these are great cards on your desk today. Have a lovely Wednesday. Laura

JoZart said...

Aaaawwwwwhhhh! Poor little lamb! Hope Alex ( and you) gets better soon. You've made some gorgeous card there too. I especiall love the snowy landscape with the deer.
Love JoZarty x

JoZart said...

Aaaawwwwwhhhh! Poor little lamb! Hope Alex ( and you) gets better soon. You've made some gorgeous card there too. I especiall love the snowy landscape with the deer.
Love JoZarty x

Julie said...

Well I hope all are well soon!
What lovely cards.
I really love the first one. What a great scene and perfect silhouettes.

Helen said...

Oh, poor lad, he does look poorly... I hate that coughing so much you're sick bit...
Your cards are very impressive, especially the first two. Hope you get time to play. Helen, 8

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you and you all get better soon.
Neil #31

Judie aka Craftymess said...

oh caro, my little one got sent home last week as well, she now has the german measles !!! great !!! hope for a speedy recovery for him for you - great desk and wonderful cards hun xx

Jan said...

Fab cards thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh no hope you are all feeling better soon! Love all the cards you have made. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Caro!
Terrific techniques!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Lovely selection of cards

Kathyk

Nanette said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles!

Cath Wilson said...

Love your second LIM entry - lovely x

WencheP said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Mynnette said...

Love these cards--fabulous job! LOVE those first two!!! Hope your little one gets well soon! :)

MonikaC said...

Hope you all feel better soon! I love the landscape you created!

Naomi said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the gorgeous silhouettes on the first two and the fabulous embossing on the last! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, over at DYSU!

Toulouse31 said...

Hope the little man is feeling better soon, I love the first two cards best, I can never get masking and inking to look good.. so well done!

Sarah said...

oh dear the bugs are doing the rounds...but your cards make things very festive and cheery! Thanks for taking some time to share your desk...Sarah at 14.

Viv said...

All super cards , well done. I hope you all feel better soon :O) Viv xx

DesigNeAl said...

Lovely elegant card
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again soon x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The teal coloured sky in the silhouette cards is really effective - gorgeous! Poor old Alex, hope he feels better soon :)
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ah, the therapy of our hobby! Lovely cards. Hope you all feel better soon xxx

Shoshi said...

Hope you all feel better soon. This is a truly horrible lurgy that's going round. Your poor little boy!! He looks like I feel.

Lovely cards. Blending distress inks and using masks and stencils is such fun, isn't it! and the other card is very sophisticated - nicely understated for people who don't like to much fuss!! Well done.

Happpy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

Julia Dunnit said...

Poor baby, a bad cough is just so exhausting. Hope you all feel better very soon! Lovely card Caro, I always forget about the loveliness of silhouettes...must try harder, thanks for the reminder!

Mandi said...

Beautiful serene scene Caro
Hope your boy is better
Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
thank you so much
mandi
Diva LIM

Fleur said...

Fantastic cards
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Chloe said...

I hope you all get better soon, lovely craft!

Anita said...

Beautiful Christmas cards. Thank you for joining the Pollycraft challenge.

Cazza said...

Wow, fabulous Christmas Cards, they're sooooo beautiful!
Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx