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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Get Well Card for my Niece



Well, I was minding my own business at work yesterday and had to go to one of the hospital wards and what a shock I got when I got out of the lifts - to see five members of my family.  I thought that they must be there visiting someone until I noticed my 19 year old niece in a dressing gown.  She'd been taken poorly on Saturday night and in the end had the emergency removal of her appendix on Sunday.  All this on top of having a 4 month old baby to look after as well.  She's hopefully coming out of hospital tomorrow so I shall go and see her when I am back at work tomorrow morning but thought I'd make her a card today to cheer her up.  She's a girly-girl and likes her shopping so I used this cute Anya image and coloured her in with Copics/Promarkers and then added accents with Sakura Stardust clear pen.  The backing papers are all from my stash of bits-and-pieces to be used up - I'll let you into a secret - I'm not sure why I even kept the striped pieces as it is two small bits and therefore there's no piece under the stamped image/mount - maybe I must have known that the Anyone for Anya? Challenge this week had a sketch but then A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge had the topic of "spots and stripes" so I thought these tiny pieces of striped paper matched the spotted paper.  The card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer, gems and I have highlighted areas of the backing paper with the glittery Sakura Stardust clear pen.  Hopefully it will cheer my nice up and she'll be on the mend very soon.

This card also fits the following challenges:

CRAFT - Teenagers
Crafty Sentiments - Use your scraps
Crazy 4 Challenge - Bling
Practical Scrappers - Stamps
Crazy Challenge - No ribbon or buttons - I do like using buttons but can live without them but it was difficult using no ribbon!!!
Lollipop Crafts - Glitter, sparkle, gems
Karber Challenge - Hobbies and leisure - I know many people love to spend their leisure time shopping like my niece
Stamping Vacation - Make a card for a person that needs a hug.

15 comments:

Janette said...

A lovely card Kym, sorry to hear about your niece, hope she is feeling better very soon.
Janette x

Hetty said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya.

gr hetty

Annette said...

What a sweet card for your niece! Hope she recovers soon! Thanks for joining us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Kym, I hope your niece enjoys it and feels better soon!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments use your scraps challenge this week

Jo xxx

Dora said...

Awww this is lovely, I'm sure your niece will love it. Hope she recovers soon too. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxx

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Sally said...

Gorgeous Card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at A Spoonful Of Sugar...
Sally, (GD this week)

carol said...

lovely card, sure she will love it, thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at C.R.A.F.T.challenge x carol

BearyWishes said...

Fabulous card Kym. Hope all is well too. Thanks for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge.
Kathie xx

Julie said...

Nicely done, very pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Anyone for Anya?

Claudine Poch said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

GaMtnScrap said...

Sorry to hear about your niece and hope she's feeling better soon!

I love your card, very pretty and I'm sure your niece will love it. Great job with the stamping!

Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Practical Scrappers!

Axa said...

Hope your niece heals quickly. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thanks for playing the Karber Weekly Challenge!

Diane Davies said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. : )