Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Crazy Daisy Birthday Card - WOYWW Catch-Up Just

Hello Everyone

I hope this finds you well and enjoying your evening. Usually on a Wednesday I join in with Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday but today, instead, I accompanied my daughter, Juli, to the Scottish Cochlear Implant Centre at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock. The good news is that after numerous tests it has been decided that she will benefit from having an implant and so the operation will be go ahead some time within the next nine weeks. Needless to say, as her mother, I have concerns for her going through an operation but she is so excited at the possibility of hearing better, in particular hearing music for the first time in her 44 years, that I'm delighted for her too.

Now for the WOYWW catch-up. If you caught this WOYWW post a few weeks back you might recall the beginnings of this card on my workdesk. The completed card doesn't look that much different because I thought that the photo really didn't need a lot of embellishment.

Materials used:

  • An A4 sheet of purple textured cardstock, Papermania, folded in half to create the card base
  • A snippet of lilac textured cardstock 
  • White card punched using an EK Success border punch to create the trim
  • An oddment of plaid ribbon that just happened to pick out the colours in the photo
  • The photo 
  • Greeting stamp, Sweet Roses set free with a crafting magazine, Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 139
  • Whispers Rio Purple ink pad
  • Purple gems in two sizes

I'm submitting this card to Pixie's Snippet Playground - unless the scrap of ribbon is counted, just one, admittedly large, snippet used, but it all helps.

That's it for this evening. I had a very early start this morning and I'm beat now so it's off to bed for me. I wish you all a very good night.


Liz said...

Great news that your daughter will be able to have an operation to improve her hearing. Hopefully she won't have to wait too long for the operation. Lovely card Elizabeth, with a gorgeous photo. xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth, and wonderful flower photographs. Love your sewing mat, what a great gift idea :o)
I hope all goes well with Juli and that the implant works for her...hugs
Jackie xx

Annie said...

Good morning Elizabeth. That is wonderful news for Juli.....I really pray that it's really successful for her. I can understand your concerns but I'm certain that the excitement will outweigh the anxiety. Sending you much love and big hugs.
Annie x # 23

Di said...

A gorgeous card Elizabeth - and the snippet of ribbon certainly does count! :)

Great news about Juli, notwithstanding your concerns it must be so exciting. Do keep us up to date chick!

I think we have some of your rain down here right now - the Playground is awash and Parsnip has thrown his mop and bucket away in temper. We need the playhouse roof re-felting, snort :)


Di xx

Sue - said...

Pretty pretty card! Hope the implant op goes well for your daughter.

Sarn said...

Oh WOW - what a sensational daisy card. Just LOVE it Elizabeth.

I hope all goes well for your daughter's implant. What an amazing thing to be able to do . . . allow people to hear music. I can't imagine not being able to do that. Wishing Juli all the very best for a successful outcome.

Hugs, Sarn xxx