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Sunday, 12 August 2012

New Home Card

I thought I'd post a card on my blog a card that I made for my son who moved out of home 2 weeks ago.  Thankfully I'd made the card over a month ago and as I've not been able to make anything now due to my hands he's lucky he's got something!!!
I hadn't got any nice photos of the front of my son's house so decided to decoupage an image of the back of the house.  The backing papers and embellishments were a monthly freebie from Crafter's Companion for the special occasions taking place in the UK this year.  As it is an important stage in my son's life I thought this colour scheme would be perfect.  I have finished the card off with embellishments (paper flowers, buttons, tickets, sentiments, bows and belt/buckle) off the sheets from Crafter's Companion.  I've inked edges of everything - even more than normal - as when I made this card I was really struggling using scissors and saw white edges where there shouldn't be and it really irritated me.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Try something new (used some new freebie papers from Crafter's Companion)
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Unstampbelles - Paper flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option of felt
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Challenge up Your Life - Anything goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Create a card that depicts "home" to you
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes

My son LOVED his card for the card itself and the struggle that I had making the card.  

As you can imagine it's certainly not been an easy time with him moving out.  Our children can drive us mad at times but when they are gone we miss them so much.  I was lucky that he attended University part-time but at the University in the town where we live so he didn't have to move out.  My husband has been away at the Olympics for three weeks and due home on Friday for the week-end and then back again for another three week stint for the Paralympics so with my son gone it's been very hard as I've missed them both.  My youngest son has looked after me as I am still off work.  I have seen a Consultant this week who does think it is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome but I can't understand why I can barely move my neck or right shoulder.  I have heavy duty splints to wear at nights and some lighter ones still with metal plates to wear in the daytime so I struggle doing the slightest thing and I have to do typing, rest for a while and then do a little bit more. 


sue - bearhouse said...

Oh Kym, so sorry to hear you are suffering so much at the moment, I do hope things improve for you soon.
Your card is fabulous and I'm not surprised your son loved it.
I'm really not looking forward to my children leaving home, I even hate ti when the go back to school after the holidays
Take care

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Kym,love the image and fab papers.xxx

Michelle said...

Great card for a new home. Hope your son will love it.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

sassy said...

this is so unique great idea ,,,thanks for joining in with our challenge at Crafty catz hug ssassy dt

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kym I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I am so sorry to hear that you are unable to do any crafting or go to work you must feel awful, if you need to have a chat just send me an e-mail. I love your card it has a lovely personal touch which, as it is for your son, is perfect, It must be a little lonely now he has gone.
Lorraine x

Merry said...

That is such a wonderful card Kym. I have just made a card for son doing the same thing. I do like yours better. Thanks for joining in our paper flower challenge at Unstampabelles.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I'm so sorry for your health problems, Kym. I hope & pray that soon they will be behind you.

I know it's so very difficult to see our children grow up & leave the nest. I'm sure your son really appreciated the love you put into his card. Great idea to put a photo of the back of his new house on the card.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again soon.
Huggies ~

Susan Hogan said...

Rest means that Kym - keep off the computer! You will improve but it takes that hard thing time to do it. Be patient! How exciting that your husband is at the Olympics! Your son would have appreciated your card for all the reasons you say and especially 'cause his Mum made it for him! Thanks for entering this at Unstampabelles!

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous card, and I am sure your son is also feeling it, having moved out of home... he'll no doubt love his card. Hope you feel much better soon Kym ... So nice having you take part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight...

NGCARDS said...

A lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

HuggiesCrafts said...

Knowing how hard it would be for you to produce a card, I'm sure your son will appreciate this even more. It's certainly a lovely card. Thank you for joining in at Unstampabelles for our paper flower challenge this month.

Sue said...

(((((((hugs))))))))- Hope you are pain free sometime soon.
Its funny as I would love mine to be thinking of moving out but its going to be very difficult if they ever do. Nats is 27 but because of her mental heath problems ., i dont think will ever move out - she just doesnt want to - ohh well!
Glad your son loved his card- hope its not too far away and he is settling in .
take care xxx

Alyce said...

Gorgeous Kim! I love the beautiful design :)

Tina said...

very cute..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Rene said...

Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Josephine said...

Fabulous card!

Thanks for sharing it with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Sandra said...

a lovely cration
thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life

Sandy Trefger said...

Such a wonderful card with the photo and the pretty papers too! I'm sure your son loved it! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge!

sandy's crafty creations

Sarah C said...

What a beautiful card - and also perfectly masculine. I can see how your son would love it :-) Thanks so much for playing at the Unstampabelles Challenge!

scrap joanny said...

very nice card - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0) x

K8 4man said...

Love this card!! Hope your hand is much better soon. Thanks so much for joining the Clear It Out Challenge!!

Helen said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! Your card is awesome! I love your papers and the photo is a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! ~H

Susan Martin said...

Its a fantastic card!!! I'm glad he appreciated it. I had that struggle back in May.. My oldest moved out because she didn't want to follow the rules. Really wrecked me for a couple of months. I'm good now.. for the most part :) It does get better.. I promise :) Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Kathleen said...

Fab card, clever idea.
Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen
I hope things improve for you soon with your health, I have suffered joint problems since I was 12 luckily not my hands or wrists but more my knees, hips and shoulders. Its frustrating when you cant get a diagnosis, take care
Kat xx

Eva Gro said...

Lovely card - and a great idea to use a picture.

Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog