A sorta quick post to let you know I'm still here!! I've been peeking in from time to time - but haven't really had the time or the energy to hang around too long.
And, just for some eye candy, here are a couple of cards I made last year. One is for a fellow crafter's birthday and the other for a friend who has been through a tough time.
If I had to pick a card stock colour that was my all time favourite, it would be Kraft!! Anything goes with it....colour or black or even Kraft on its own - its sooo versatile. I had the idea for this card floating around in my head for a little while and was so grateful it came together as well as it did. The photo isn't the bestest, sorry, but I took it at night - about 10mins before the birthday girl came over to celebrate.
And the second card used the two colours that my sweet friend Rosa loves. I'm not much of a lover of yellow. I don't have anything against it, lol, I just can't wear it (is the one colour that makes me look ill and all washed out) and so tend to steer well clear of it......fortunately it is Rosa's all-time favourite colour and I had no choice but to get creative with it.
Can you believe that I have stamped only on both of these cards - not a single COPIC in sight!! They are definitely feeling the neglect here. I haven't even been able to pick up a single one of them to colour for almost 2 weeks now!!
My mojo and motivation is currently on holiday in the UK - and I wish, oh how I wish, it had taken me with it, hehe.
Priya's Birthday Card:
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: SU Kraft, Urban Oasis DSP, SU Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Others: SU Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, SU Top Note Die
Rosa's Thinking of You Card:
Stamps: SU Botanical Blooms (Saleabration 2009)
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Bazill Yellow and Pink Textured Card
Ink: SU Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink
Others: Random Pink Chiffon Ribbon, Pink Kaisercraft Rhinestones
And an update: for my dear friends who have read this far and care to know, life's throwing a few too many challenges my way at the moment. My mum went home from hospital on 26th Feb, however, was readmitted as an emergency via ambulance four days later with a widespread infection. This was managed fairly quickly with strong antibiotics, but she's not bouncing back quite so well this time. She's still in hospital now and I think the medical team looking after her are doing a better job of it this time. We've come to the realisation that treatment for Mum is now palliative and, at best, we probably have 6-9 months left. Mum has loads of medical issues, which, when looked at all together are pretty significant and challenging. I'm coping with the reality much better this week, last week was all about floods of tears and making some pretty tough decisions regarding surgery/palliative care. Its Mum's 63rd birthday at the end of this month and my brother and sister and I made the decision not to tell Mum how bad things are until after then. I think she has an idea, but it's not been voiced amongst us yet. I'm still believing for a miracle and all but at the same time, want what's best for my dear Mama, and I think a new, fabulous heavenly body might be just the thing.
So there you have it....plus works insanely busy with new patients at the moment and I'm supposed to be off to a church conference for the next few days and a work conference at the end of next week, eek!! There is little time left over to play. :(
So please excuse me if I'm not around as much as I want to be at the moment. I'm desperately in need of some crafting therapy and may well pack a few Copics and a couple of images along with me to play with at the Conference I'm going to for the next couple of days.