Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sweet Stampin' - anything goes

Sorry I've been a bit quiet for the last couple of days... to top off our couple of weeks of colds and various other bugs, Dex has now got chicken pox!  The spots appeared yesterday and he was feeling very poorly and unhappy.  I was a bit worried because he said he was in pain and kept screaming, so we ended up at the doctors just in case there was something else going on... doc said it was definitely chicken pox and gave us a prescription for antihistamines.  I know most people struggle to get an appointment with their doctor, but I can't fault ours really - rang up at 1.45pm yesterday and by 2.15 we'd been seen!  Today he's a lot more cheerful, and he doesn't seem to be too itchy, although more spots appear all the time.  Fingers crossed he'll stay cheerful!

Anyway, the real reason for today's post is the new challenge at Sweet Stampin', which is everyone's favourite 'anything goes' this week.  We're sponsored by A Day For Daisies who are offering a $12 gift certificate for the lucky winner, and Joanna Sheen is our monthly sponsor with a £10 voucher prize :o)




A Day For Daisies kindly let the DT choose an image to use on our creations this week, and I've used this pretty Pansy Fairy.  I've coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers, the papers are Prima 'meadowlark' again - third card in a row, really must use different ones on my next card!  I added a border cut with an MFT die, a Craftwork Cards sentiment and some punched butterflies with little purple gems from my stash.  I tried to keep it fairly simple to suit the delicate image, but it didn't seem quite 'finished' without the butterflies.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far :o)

30 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful card Lisa, the papers are gorgeous. Carol x

Juls said...

this is just beautiful! hugs ~Juls

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Lisa, so delicately coloured and put together. Love those Prima Meadowlark papers too.

Sorry to hear about Dex's chicken pox.. Hope it doesn't get too bad!

Hugs
Christine x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa, the image is adorable and I love the beautiful papers too :)
Lots of Get Well Wishes to poor little Dex.
Kelly.x

Louise said...

Love it Lisa, its gorgeous x

Louise said...

Love it Lisa, its gorgeous x

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card Lisa.

Hope Dex is feeling a bit better. Chickenpox is horrid :(

xxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Lisa, lovely image and papers...so pretty..
Get well Dex...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, beautiful card. Love the papers and image.

Glad to hear Dex is feeling better today. I wish our Drs had given us something for the itching when Emily had C. Pox - just told us to get Calamine lotion, which just didn't work for her! So horrible to hear your little one screaming (and in our case I mean screaming at full volume!!) with the itching.

Sarah

heidy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa,love it!
Don't worry about my pakkage hun,your family is more important than anything else!
Hope Dex will be better soon!
Give hima hug from me!
Big XXX Heidy

sarah-Jane said...

Lovely. The paper is so pretty and I love the image.
Sarah-Jane xx

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful Lisa. Do love that die!
Hugs to Dex. Ben started the year with chickenpox, there are so many nasties about. I'm really sick of it. Try rubbing (chilled) Aqueous & Calamine cream onto the itchy areas. Only about £1 at Tesco's pharmacy. Ben suffered with his bum & 'little man' area. This cream was a God send at bedtime. Good luck! xx Jenny xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful paper and love the gorgeous image too. A delightful card,
Sandy

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image. Hope his chicken pox clear up quickly hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh no, poor Dex, hope the spots soon go, makes me itch to think of it. Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Jackie said...

What a delightful image and card :o)
Oh dear, no doubt chicken pox will be running rife in your area now, what a shame when the kids have the Easter holidays to look forward to.....hugs
Jackie xx

jo said...

Just gorgeous, Lisa!That image must have been made for that paper - it looks fab!sending get well wishes for Dex!
Hugs Jo x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Lisa...
Do hope Dex is doing ok, flamin pain in the you know what chicken pox...take acre hun.xx

Jenny said...

Such a lovely card Lisa. I love that background paper and the card design is fabulous! hugs x

coops said...

so beautiful lisa.really gorgeous pretty colours and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Linda said...

Wow stunning image and gorgeous colors!!!! Excellent work on this card!!!! I love it!!!!

Lily Anuska said...

Beautiful card Lisa. I love this image and coloring. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Annie said...

Beautiful card :) cute image and love your colouring!

Hugs Ann x

Christine said...

I love the shape of this card. Absolutely gorgeous card Lisa.

Thank you for your message yesterday. Jack's not improved a great deal but we are getting there slowly. I am dreading getting through the night after how bad he was last night.

I hope Dex gets over the chicken pox quickly. It's just something to add to everything else you've been dealing with :( Poor thing. Sending well wishes his way xx

Gemma said...

Truly stunning card!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Aileen said...

Gorgeous card and so appropriate for this time of year. I was just looking at pansy's in the garden centre. x

xxxtglxxx said...

I hope little Dex is feeling much better hun :)

I love your sweet and pretty card. Gorgeous image, so soft and delightful and your papers and details are just lovely!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Awww, this is so sweet Lisa! Thank you for joining our Bingo challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

Lorraine said...

Hi Lisa! (I'm playing blog catchup, lol) Ooh, this card is so pretty! I totally love the paper, design and your beautiful coloring of that sweet image (love the clouds too)! Stunning!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is so beautiful, soft and serene, the papers and that image look stunning.
hugs
Lorraine x