Monday, 4 April 2016

Clearly Besotted Rose

I'm sorry I've not been around to visit for the past week but Dad was readmitted to hospital and I've not been feeling too great either, so pretty much running on empty and only switched on the laptop to send a few emails. I managed to get a doctor's appointment today and now I'm on a course of antibiotics so hopefully I'll soon be feeling a bit more human!

This card is one I made over the easter weekend using paper from my snippets box and a Clearly Besotted stamp. I know it must be me but I find it very hard to get a good clean stamped image with the Clearly Besotted solid stamps, so I used a Sakura pen for the white lines before hand cutting and attaching with sticky pads. I added some gems and a peel-off sentiment from my stash to finish, but must admit I'm not at all happy with the finished card - so possibly probably destined for the bin.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Penny Black and More challenge 'birthdays'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'one for the girls'

I'm also entering this in Lawnscaping challenge 'beautiful florals'

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and I'll catch up with you as soon as I can so please don't think I'm ignoring you if I don't get back to visit you straight away.


Barb said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're not too well Andrea and hope the antibiotics soon kick in. Sorry that your Dad is back in hospital again. It must be a very worrying time for you all.

Your card is very pretty and you really have to keep it. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

One of my favourite colour combinations is black, white and hot pink, so guess what, I love this card, no do not throw it in the bin it is lovely.

Kath x

Carole said...

Hi Andrea.....hope you are soon feeling much better and then when you look at your card again you will see that it is lovely!Do not bin in haste!! Also sorry ti hear about your dad again....hard times and worrying times...hope thing sort themselves out for you soon. xx

Ellibelle said...

The card is beautiful Andrea. Definitely a keeper, don't throw it away! Love the design and great choice of colors too. I think black and pink cards always looks so classy, just like this one!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!
Also sending lots of get well wishes your way for you and your dad!

brenda said...

Such a striking colour palette Andrea and definitely not one for the bin as it's lovely.

Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Hope you soon feel better and also that Dad's not back in hospital for too long.

B x

Kath said...

A lovely card with lovely colours - definitely not one for the bin!

I hope both you and your dad are soon feeling better.

Kath x

Sharon said...

Nooooo....don't bin this card, it is way too lovely for that!! Hope you feel better soon.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation, colours and wonderful design, just love the gorgeous display.xx

Di said...

Oh Andrea - such a worrying time. Hope your Dad is home really soon - he's a bit like family to many of us in the Playground so please send him (Doug) our love!

And also you need to take some 'me' time as well, hard though it is :(

LOVE your card - please don't bin it, much too pretty! I hear what you say about the stamps being a bit of a pain. I have a Uniko balloons set that no amount of faffing round with the Misti would cure - not when it's got a big 'ding' in a solid part, sigh :( But, you rescued brilliantly!

Take care and here's hoping for good news soon!


Di xx

cotnob said...

Your card is pretty Andrea, the pink and black is a lovely combination. When I have trouble with solid stamps I rub over the surface very gently with sandpaper, try it with one that doesn't really matter - it works every time for me.
I'm sorry you are poorly and that Dad is back in hospital - you have a lot of stress in your life at the moment, take care.

Lorraine said...

A stunning card Andrea, love the striking colour scheme
Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Andrea - the pink flowers look stunning on the black and white background - Michelle x

Sarn said...

HI Andra . . . hope you feel better soon. Sending get well wishes your way for you AND your Dad.

It's often the case with large solid areas of stamps, that the ink doesn't always stamp as smoothly as we want. You're not alone!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

PS: I've got some GREAT medicine in the Hooch Club if you can struggle across to the Playground Maintenance Shed! xxx

Linby said...

Sorry you've not been feeling too well and hope your Dad is on the way to recovery. I wonder if your state of mind means you don't like this card, because it should NOT be put in the bin! I love it, those roses are beautiful. Thanks for taking time to share it with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Sandy said...

And I am besotted with your card! Hope you are getting better Sugar!
Sandy xx

pinky said...

Beautiful card, loving the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Brawny x said...

Sorry you and your dad are unwell. Hope things are better now. A fabulous card. Great design x

Anonymous said...

Your card is simply elegant! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges!