Monday, 5 April 2010

Hedgies and flowers

I have decided I ought to issue a public health warning to anyone reading my blog. As if we were not already spending enough time at hospital, last night saw another visit to A&E. This time granddaughter Azaria (who lives next door) came down the stairs in her usual Olympic gymnast style (despite being told repeatedly for years to slow down) and this time landed a bit too hard. Six stitches to her forehead and a bandaged finger, but she's fine.

I feel a bit guilty doing this post, but we are back to normal visiting hours now that Anysia is stable so can't visit until this afternoon but I can't really get my head round crafting and have been aimlessly wandering round the house, so decided to trawl my gallery to see what I have that might fit some challenges. And have come up with two.

The first is for this weeks Penny Black challenge which is "Check it Out". The hedgie is Penny Black but I don't have the code I'm afraid, coloured with Copics and decoupaged. The border is Martha Stewart doily lace trim, the corners and letters all Sizzix dies. I think this card also fits the current ABC challenge which is "R for Red".
The second card is for this weeks Stamping for the Weekend who have the theme "Ribbons and Bows" and Cupcake challenge who would like to see "make your own flowers". So this card uses a favourite image from Stamps Happen Paris Socialite with the slightest addition of watercolour, some DP from stash which I also used to make the roses, plus ribbons, pearls, a feather and lace added to embellish.


- - Sheryl - - said...

The hedgie card is so sweet!
Good luck and well thoughts for you all.

Helen said...

Your family do put you through it, don't they!! Hope there isn't a third...
Lovely cards, especially the hedgie!!

mckinkle said...

I do hope your hospital visits will very soon finish and all of your family remain in constant good health for a while to come Brenda!! ( I did smile at your comment about the olympic gymnast though! Most mums will relate to that!)

REALLY gorgeous PB poppy fields card your code is 3199J if anyone needs it! I love red and white and the checks looks so smart! Reminds me of the girls' summer school uniform dresses! Blimey, Im getting old!

Hope you can enjoy some relaxing times very soon.

Keryn x

Juls said...

Hi Brenda,

wow wow wow!!! Love the hedgie card, fab card, love the colours and the gingham!!!

Love love love the second one..just a gorgeous the whole modern vintage look, the colours are just amazing, and those stripy flowers are just fab!!! cant begin to tell you how much I love this project!! Inspirational!! Love it!!

Hugs Juls

Ivolina said...

Lovely cards. I love two of them, but the first of them is my favorite.

Unknown said...

I hope things get better for all concerned soon, bless you just do what you need to do I am sure the people involved will understand if you miss a deadline huggs to you

Love Dawn xx

Debbi said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I just love the flowers you made on the second card, and the colors on both are gorgeous.
Hope things are looking up for you and your family soon!
*well wishes*

La Vikinga said...

I like the cute hedgehog!!!

La Vikinga

Sarah A said...

Oh Brenda, what an awful time you are having at the moment, life is so cruel sometimes! I truly hope and pray your family stay safe from now on then you can get back to some sort of normality.

Loving your cards though, they are gorgeous and I don't think you should feel guilty as you need some time out for yourself too.

Take care of yourself

Sarah x

cheryl said...

oh hun do hope things get better for you soon poor you,but take care of yourself too hun that is important,and as for your cards hun they are just brilliant love hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a beautiful card ! Love the vintage look and your flowers are gorgeous ! Smiles from Catherine

Annie said...

Just been hopping through your blog and you do the most amazing cards. Absolutely fabulous.
Hope your hospital visits are soon over and everyone is home and well.
ann xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Brenda - glad to hear your daughter is stable now. Lovely for you to share those cards with us- they are beautiful. I love the little hedgehogs and the second card is wopndeful - with the vintage image and the DP's
Lisa ;)

chris said...

Hi there Brenda
You will remember this easter won't you bless ya!
I am in now so I will give you a tinkle, Mitch has just told me you called.
Anyway 2 beautiful cards, love the hedggie one especially.
hugs chris xx

Wendy K. said...

I love that red card! The mini clothespin is a cute touch.

Tracy said...

Two equally beautiful cards, the Paris one is totally stunning, I've left messages on DT Blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rufus said...

So glad that your daughter is stable. As for the gymnast, that comes under the heading of life. Scary, but doable. Maybe she'll slow down? Not likely! Your cards are marvelous. Hope that things calm down for you and your family. Just hang in there.

Sally H said...

Both beautiful cards, Brenda! I love them. Hang in there hun. Have left a message on the DT blog. Love to all x

PatR said...

Love your hedgie card it's fabulous. You certainly aree having a time of it and I do hope the casualties are soon on the mend. Take care of yourself, it can take it's toll going back and forth to the hospital.
Hugs, pat xx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda glad to hear that Anysia is stable now and sorry to hear about your granddaughter Azaria. Hope she is better too. Your cards are beautiful as always... very pretty xxx

Anonymous said...

These are both fabulous!

So amazing!!

Jacee said...

Fabulous cards, love both of these Brenda, fantastic!

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous cards as always Brenda and big hugs to your GD...hope she is Ok.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC..hugs kath xxxx

MiamiKel said...

What a stunning set of cards - love the vintage feel to your pink card and the sweetness of the red hedgie card - both are terrific! Hugs to you and your family ~ blessings!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

I sympathise - I have two Olympic wannabes who jump on/off everything they can.

Gorgeous cards hun, love the hedgies.

Hugs Ali x

Sadilla said...

Hi dear
I love both cards... but my favourite one is the first!! :)) I love those flowers!

Kat said...

This is lovely. I love this image. I have had it sitting here stamped but not coloured yet.

Glad to hear Anysia is stable now and Azaria is ok after her nasty fall. You're really having a time of it just now. Really put you through it don't they?

Kat x

issy said...

Both superb cards Brenda, I love that gingham paper, its looks so fresh.

It may slow your grandaughter down a bit, but Im sure she will be up n running at speed, again soon.


clare said...

Omg..just been reading your post's hun..i do hope they are both doing well..thinking of you all xxx Take Care Hugs Clare xx

Your card is so sweet TFS xxx

Diane said...

Thinking bout you!!!
Beautiful cards indeed! Take care!

KarenB said...

Wow, these are both so beautiful, you are such a versatile artist. Thinking of you and your family, take care.

Fleur said...

Hi Brenda, two very lovely cards, both very different. Especially love the hedgies. Pleased to hear Anysia is on the mend. Must have been awful for you all. Also pleased that Azaria didn't do too much damage. Look after yourself too.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful handmade flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Brenda, and I truly hope that your family is over the worst and that nothing more is to come! Hope your granddaughter is doing well in hospital too.


Lynda said...

Don't know how you're concentrating with all the trauma that's going on - lets hope the worst is over now. Hope you're taking care of yourself too! Two fabulous cards Brenda - love the hedgie and the fabulous flowers!

Love Lynda xxx

Janette said...

Fabulous cards,I do hope that your family will all be ok now and no more dashing to the hospital,take care.xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, I do so hope that things are begining to improve for your family, you must be so worried, I will be thinking of you.
I love your cards they are beautiful and stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Brenda,
Another two gorgeous cards! The flowers and feather on the second one are fabulous! I had a go at making some paper roses for the first time today and think I am hooked.
I hope everything is progressing well for Anysia and that you are getting some rest.
Hugs, Clare x

craftimamma said...

Love the cards Brenda but mostly wanted to say how much you are in my thoughts. What a lot of worry you've had and I do hope Anysia will start to pick up quickly now. So glad Azaria didn't end up staying in the hospital too.

Don't forget to take care of yourself Love.

Lesley Xx

Di said...

Arrh these cards are lovely and both so different!love the different styles.

Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx

Allyson said...

I do hope your girls are on the mend now. What a traumatic time for you and your family.

Love the cards, I've been resisting that Martha Stewart punch but it's looking more and more that I'll have to get it.

Allyson xxx

Beryl said...

So sorry to hear about your grand daughter's fall.
What trying time for you and your family. Godd to hear Anysia is stable now - I more or less know how you are feeling as my son spent 6 months in that place after a really bad motorbike accident. Anysia is in good hands though and has youth on her side. Hugs to all of you.
Lvbe our cards too especially the hedgie one.
Beryl xx

Sandie said...

Sorry to hear your grand daughter is hurt. I hope she heals quickly with no lasting effects. Kids can just about kill us with fright with all they get up to.

Both of your cards are stunning. I love the first one and it's beautiful image.

The second one is fantastic. Amazing detailing and flower arrangement!!

Thanks for joining us on SFTW, good luck :)

Tammy said...

Both of these are gorgeous Brenda! I absolutely love the little cute and fun! Best wishes to your family!
Hugs, Tammy

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards - love the way you've decoupaged the PB stamp!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Babs said...

Why do these things always seem to happen in the holidays, hope all is well soon.

Beautiful cards as always brenda.
Babs x

darcy48 said...

This is a lovely card, love how you have used red and white its a beautiful card

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards :) glad to hear your granddaughter is ok

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!


Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love the layout and the feather is such a fantastic detail.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.