Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Doctor's Orders.

I have been for my second session today with the Osteopath.
I have been pummelled , stretched and twisted
and under strict instructions to do no gardening or bending!
What's a girl to do but obey the Doctor.
The past week has seen me holed up in the craft pod
with a stinky cold and a bad back so I have been
catching up on everyone blogs
(well as much as blogger lets me  as he keeps hiding
my Readers lists and stopping me from following new peeps.)
This is a card I made from the left overs from
2 Christmas cards I made and showed last week.
The left over  part  of the aperture I cut on card No 1.
and some of the  little bits of fretwork from card No 2.

I matted onto red and then yellow card
and then onto grey card stock for the base card.
The background was made  using the Faux Pearl Technique
as explained in the original card post.
I spent ages playing around with the off cuts
and finally came up with this design
which I thought looked a bit 'Celtic'.
Looking at it now I see loads of crabs.
All the bits were stuck down individually
 using a paint brush and pva glue.
I know !  I'm a glutten for punishment.

I used some more bits up on another card
which I will post separately.
These are what was left over
I see loads of Reindeers antlers,
a couple of £ signs
and don't those bottom 2 look like
Lion Gargoyles from a stately home
or Egyptian Sphinx!!
Ok, ok . I 'll just keep taking the pills.
Entering into the following challenge:
My Craft Creations# Anything goes.
House Of Cards # A punch or a die or both.
Artistic Insirations #113 Make your own background.
Sister Act #78 Anything goes.
Hiding In My Craft Room #169 Super scraps.
Quirky Crafts #21 Frame it.
Scribble and Scrap #29 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #146 Use up your snippets.
Pile It On  #41 Use 2 or more die cuts (Spellbinders Elegant Rectangles/Tonic  Chic Set.)
Crafting From The Heart #40 Anything goes.  


JD/ Jill said...

Very nice cards...it's fun play isn't it? Hope you're feeling better! If you can still make cards...to me that's great therapy!"...

Mynn xx said...

This is lovely! The colors are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jacee said...

This is lovely, such a great colour.
Hope your 'massage' does the trick and you'll soon be feeling much better, I know what it's like to have a bad back, been troubled with mine since a slipped disc many years ago, the damn things never forgot!!!
Take care, Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Catherine said...

This is such a lovely and elegant card Valery Anne ! I hope you will feel better soon Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

SARN said...

I just don't know how you have the patience to do this Mrs A. FAB card.

Hope your bad back AND the cold are better soon.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely card, and I'm going away smiling at the crabs you can see on your card lol!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
so sorry to hear of your health problems.
I do hope you will soon feel better.
such a pain the old back probs, and I can sympathize with you on this.
Lovely card and yes it does look very Celtic in design.
Fab colour choice.
Will email you shortly, to thank you.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna Nuce said...

Love your beautiful die cuts on your card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog.

Sandra H said...

Best place to be Mrs A is the craft room when your not 100% wishing you a speedy recovery and l just adore your card take care xx

Kathleen said...

I see what you mean about the crabs but I wouldn't have done if you hadn't have said.
Gorgeous colours and layout.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

Now I really hope that ghastly cold has gone and apart from the usual you are feeling much better.
I have no idea how you do it but you must be called Mrs A Queen of Snippets lol!!
So very clever to see things in the left overs of die cuts I have tried but I do not have your eye for this.
Make sure you do as you are told - you don't want it getting any worse and it will if you don't follow orders.
I ended up spluttering all over my laptop when I saw your comment about the antenna. I don't always cut around them as they are normally too thin but I made those a little thicker and used a black pen to hide the white of the card lol! I have managed a little play with my Brusho's tonight and will, hopefully, be creating some butterfly tags later this week Karen x

Brenda in IN said...

I can't see that well yet but these look great to me. I admire your patience when you aren't feeling well to stick all those pieces down. Thinking of you and sending get well wishes for your cold and your back.

MagsB said...

Your pearly paper is just gorgeous, and how clever to use the offcuts to make these 2 fab cards!

I hope your back is feeling better today!

love Mags B x

Di said...

Really lovely Mrs A! And I'm always amazed at what you can see in teeny little bits of leftover punching/die cutting :)

Hope you're feeling better as this week goes on!!


Di xx

Busy Little Chicken said...

Hope you feel better soon! :) Lovely cards by the way, and at least you have something to keep you busy while you are a bit poorly
y!! :)

Createology said...

Sorry to hear of your illness and back troubles. Healing Energy to you dear.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Well I'm glad you're listening to the Doctor... I told you to be careful, but what do I know!?! ;)

Brilliant project. I love your 'use up' projects xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful card :) Thanks to join us in House Of Cards!

sue t. said...

it could be worse, you might not have a craft room to hole up in!! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

Bonnie said...

You are always so clever to use up all those bits and pieces! Another pretty card using that beautiful background!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Had to chuckle at your wonderful humour in spite of the pain and nasty bugs Mrs A. hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Toni said...

Crabs...LOL! Thanks for joining us at HOC this round--hope to see you again soon!


Jenscrapstoo said...

What a lovely card, very inventive What a great way to use your scraps too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Lexie said...

So pretty. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

I have a blog candy with a £50 voucher to win if you are interested.

Vannessa said...

Lovely card, but all I can see now are the crabs! LOL. Thank you for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this month.

Hugs, Vannessa