Saturday, 2 June 2018

Have A Wheelie Happy Birthday!

Hello. Thank you so much for visiting me!  I have been away for some time due a bad time with my ME/CFS along with my poor husband being in hospital for two weeks after a rush by ambulance to hospital with a collapsed lung!  It was very, very scary and he had to have an operation from which he is still recovering, bless him!  The only crafting I have done for a long while is the card I am blogging today which I made for my son Michael's birthday last week.



Its quite a simple card to get me back into the creative mindset.  I used watercolour card and a couple of colours of Distress Oxide inks and water for the background then stamped randomly with a stamp from AAL and Create border set #33. The wheels which are from a stamp set free with a magazine are stamped randomly with black Versafine.  I used snippets of white card coloured with the same inks to stamp the words from various Stamplorations stamp sets except for  'Wheelie' which is made up of letters from a Clarity alphabet set.  The words are edged with dark blue ink then, when attached, I drew black lines around them to draw attention to them.  I have had the penny farthing charm for ages and it was perfect.  Michael really liked the card and said that one day, he would like to have a penny farthing in his garden as an ornament - a real one of course!  Slightly older than the cool bikes he normally rides - I think he has four.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets.
Country View Challenges - The Written Word (Add Text In Some Form).
Simon Say's Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine.
Simon Say's Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Artistic Stamper - Colour it Blue.

Thank you again for coming back to visit me after my absence, I am so grateful! You are the best!  I am trying to start commenting again.  I haven't managed that for ages either - I am so very sorry!

Have a wonderful weekend.  Take care.  xxx


15 comments:

Craftychris said...
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Jannet said...

Oh so sorry to hear this, I was concerned when you had not posted for a while. Lots of hugs and good wishes to both of you. Wishing your
Husband a good recovery and I hope you are feeling much better too. A lovely masculine card Chris, Artistic Stamper has a blue challenge for June your card would suit it nicely xxx

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I hope you and your hubby are both doing better and you both recover quickly. The card for your son is absolutely adorable!! I love the colors and design!! The penny farthing charm is such a perfect touch!! Feel better soon!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

ankitag612 said...

The background is stunning! I love patterns in the background and yours is simply gorgeous! I love how you used a wheel metallic embellishment to really make things pop! Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

dutchess said...

Oh dear Chris....hope you are both on the mend!.....
The card is lovely and just perfect for a bike fan.....lovely colour.....
Take care xxxx

Redanne said...

Oh well done Chris on getting Michael's card done, I can see why he would love it - with the bike wheels and the great penny farthing charm - just perfect.

I do hope you are both making good progress towards feeling a lot better. Oh, and snap - my own son Michael has just purchased yet another bike too - lol!

Big hugs my friend, Anne xxx

cheiron said...

Such a great background, and love the metal embellishment. Thank you so much for playing along with us and sharing your art in the Masculine Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week :)

Mrs A. said...

Hi Chrs this is a great card for your son. Love the penny farthing bike and how you have edged round the words. Hugs Mrs A.

Anita in France said...

Bold, graphic, stylish ... with a great touch of fun, Chris ... and of course, I do love all that luscious blue! Do hope you are both well on the mend! Hugs, Anita :)

Di said...

Really great card Chris! The charm is a super finishing touch and something I forget to use these days. At one time a card wasn't a card without ribbons and a dangling charm :)

So glad to hear your hubby is still improving, what a scary time that was. Positive thoughts still coming your way.

Hugs

Di xx

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Chris!!!!!!!!!! The charm bike is a great idea!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Sue said...

Oh so sorry to hear you and your husband haven't been well Chris..your card is absolutely fabulous! huggles and take care Sue J xx

Miriam said...

Sorry to hear your news. Great card! Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

Sue - said...

Sorry to hear you’ve been having a bad time with your MS and hubby being ill too. Hope you’re both feeling a lot better. The card is great, must bear the idea in mind for my son Michael, who is into bikes as well.

Darnell said...

It's good to see you back in Blogland, my friend, and I'm sorry I'm only just now visiting. It's no surprise that Michael loved your delightful card for him! The background, sediment, and coloring are fabulous and that charm is so very cool! I hope both you and Darren are feeling a lot better now that it's sunnier weather!! Love, Darnell