Wednesday 13 May 2009

Daisy and Dandelion challenge 9

Sketch 3 by Clare for Daisy and Dandelion challenge 9: K & Co and Dream Street papers:

I've included the option 'just for you'.

Magnolia - love or hate?

This was a question I came across the other day - a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it: Magnolia stamps, Tilda in particular.

Well, I had my doubts for quite a while (the lack of nose and mouth) but I have to say that after I'd received some Tilda stamped images in a swap, I quite warmed to them and am now the owner of a few Magnolia stamps.

So I've used one for this sketch by Vee on Charisma Cardz for challenge 18:
Magnolia is the topic this week on Rosiedee challenge blog, so this is being linked there. It also fits the Just Magnolia challenge 4 (first time doing a challenge there): 'in stitches', as the grosgrain ribbon down the side is stitched.

The papers are a mixture of Anna Griffin, Brenda Pinnick and Dream Street. Tilda was coloured with copics.

Challenge 28 on One Stop Craft this week is 'cut it out'. More often than not I just stamp on to the card shape, but this time I cut out the stamped image and stuck on with 3d foam to give it a bit of a lift, as you can see here:

A lovely RAK and some good news

I know this is a craft blog and I usually try and keep it to that, but so many readers have been concerned about John, so I thought I would share the good news:

John had to go today to see the consutlants (thinking he might have to go back into hospital) - they said that the scan shows that the blockage was cleared by the balloon angioplasty and that the antibiotics are working on the foot. There is even some hope that the toe might actually heal - will just have to wait and see. So John has to keep on the ABs and go up again next Wed (and probably continue weekly after that). Even if he has to eventually have the toe amputated - and he might not have to - the news is still good.

I thought I'd also show a picture of some flowers I received a couple of days ago - a complete surprise - from a craft forum friend:

Thank you to everyone who has been concerned about us. We feel that this outcome is such an answer to prayer. We appreciate that many were praying along with us and will continue to do so, for the foot to heal and even for the toe itself to heal.