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Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Evening all!

As you can see from my title I'm not a happy bunny :o(. Been to the Doc's about my back and I have trapped a nerve! I have been signed off for two weeks with a bucket load of anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers and I'm feeling very sorry for myself boohoo. If the nerve doesn't settle down I will have to see a specialist and have a MRI scan and I just hate being off work!, Yep I'm sad but I love my job and I worry far too much about it (silly girl lol!)

So to cheer myself up I have made this little card and its a super cute image from Lili of the Valley. I have used some fab papers from Wild Rose Studio "Polka Dots" paper pad, some ribbon and a wee button, another easy peasy card lol!

This little gem is going into the following Challenges :-
Friday Sketchers # 135 ~ Fab Sketch
Alphabet ~ I for Infants
One Stop Craft # 112 ~ New Beginnings
Secret Crafter # 115 ~ Buttons and Bows

Close up of image

Close up of button

Close up of bow

Side View

Items Used

Papers ~ Wild Rose Studio "Polka Dots"
Colouring medium ~ Promarkers
Ribbon & Button ~ Stash
Border Punch ~ MS "Doily Lace"

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :o)

I also would like to take this opportunity to say a big hello and welcome to all my new followers!

Right that's me for today and I off to link up.

Will catch up later to do some comments.

Take care and have a great evening!



Juls said...

sorry you are not feeling to well, hope your back eases off soon!!

Love your card, the combo of all those dotty papers together is just too fabulous!!! I love it!

Hugs Juls

pink lady said...

Oh Vicky sorry to hear about your back, how frustrating for you...still just think of all that crafty time while you are off work! Fab card,love the layout and the cute image...hope you're feeling better soon...hugs Shelly x

Cathy said...

Sorry about your back, sounds painful, hope you get it sorted some.
Super cute card and I love all those spots .. .you could use it for the Lili of the Valley challenge, new beginnings!
Cathy xx

Lisa said...

Hi Vicky, Gorgeous card! Fab papers and super sweet image.

Sorry to hear about your back. Hope it settles down with the medication.

Lisa x

Junie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Vicky I am so so so so sorry to read about your back !!! If you are told to rest THEN REST otherwise it will take longer to mend !! Hopefully you may have time for some crafting !!! but relaxed crafting !!! TAKE GREAT CARE HUN !!!!

Debbie said...

Oh no you poor thing. I hate being off work too, never think it's going to run right without me....mind you it always does!!
Take the time to sit and recouperate, and do as the doc tells you, that way you will recover quicker!!
I love to see your gorgeous creations and this one is no acception, one of my favorite images, I love LOTV. I had a parcel delivered today and it's Pergamano faries, really cute.
Take care and speak soon, thinking of you. Debbiexx

Berenice R. said...

Hope you get well very soon! Your card is adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicky, you poor thing, hope your back is better soon. Gorgoeus card. Sue x

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your back Vicky. I understand how you feel about being off work, I was the same when I was off ill. Make sure you rest up and try and relax!!
Love todays card, one of my favourite images! Great papers too!
Take care!
Helen x

downrightcrafty said...

love the way you have used your Buttons and Bows thanks for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Happy New Year to you
Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Kristel said...

Woww Vicky I love the lovely blue colours you used! A wonderful card!
Hugs Kristel

Claire x said...

Aww Vicky, I hope you get better soon! I know whats it like being signed off from work, especially when you have very little movement - its rubbish. This is such a fantastic card, lovely image and papers. Hugs, Claire x

Anna-Karin said...

Hi Vicky,

Sorry to hear about your back hun. It sounds like it really hurts alot. Take care and you will be back to work faster then you think:)

Lovely card as always:)

Take care and lots of hugs to you from me.


Anonymous said...

Oh poor you Vicky!! I've had this 3 times and I know how painful it is! Hope it eases soon. How do you make such stunning cards when in so much pain - not fair!! xxxxx

Ali said...

What a gorgeous make. Sorry to hear that you are not 100% ooh but hust think crafting time yay!!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining is at Alphabet Challenge :O)

hope the back is better soon x

Jules said...

Hi Vicky

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your back.

Yes, it will be nice to have some extra crafting time .. .. but it isn't the same is it?

How lovely that you love your job so much and hate being off work.

I love your make of the day. So clean and fresh. Beautiful.

Take care of that back and don't lift anything heavy .. .. especially an iron!!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Vicky
Happy New Year but sorry to hear about your back take it easy, a gorgeous card as always, cant wait for the new range to come out.
Chris x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Vicky
Sorry to hear about your back, hope it gets better very soon!
This is totally gorgeous, adorable image and oooh some of my fave papers!
Wishing you all the best for 2011 :)

Debs M x said...

gorgeous card, sorry to hear about your back tho x

karen said...

Hi Vicky, I am sorry to hear that, sounds painful! I hope it eases soon.
I love your card, I just got these papers too, they are fab, hugs, Karenx

Cazza said...

Hiya Vicky,

I'm so sorry to hear about your back hon - what a nightmare :o( I hope the anti-inflammatory drugs work...

I love your card, great layout and the papers are fab!

Hope you feel better soon, take care hon,
Much love,

AliKat said...

Hi Vicky. What an awful start to the new year...Hope the pain eases off soon Hun. LOVE the card,this Lili of the Valley baby is sooooooo cute. The colours and layout are fab...Mark and I are good thanks. Mark starts his new job a week tomorrow, he can`t wait. Thanks for your lovely comments again. I really want to get into my blog this year so...fingers crossed!!! Bye for now. Love Alison xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Wow, love it Vicky! The image is so sweet and the pretty papers go so well with it. Great sketch and amazint Coloring, I have to give that sketch a try too.


Lee said...

Oh dear Vicky,not a good way to start the year,i'm really sorry.Bad backs are a REAL PAIN.Hope it soon gets better.I love this card it's sooo pretty,lovely colours love the design.Take care hunni.Thanks for stopping by my blog,means so much.Happy New

unicorn said...

Hi Vichy:))Happy New Year :)))
The card is wonderful:))This little boy is so cute:))Love the colors and the papers:)))

Hugs Jeni:))

Lindsey said...

Happy New Year!
I'm so sorry to hear about your back and I hope you are feeling much better really soon.
As for your card it is gorgeous as always. I loe the sketch you have used and the papers are delicious!
Take care and keep moving about!
Linds x

Anonymous said...

I hope you get better very soon. Your card is gorgeous with a sweet image and i love the colours.
Happy New Year!

xGemmax said...

"Ouch" Vicky it sound so painful sweetie, fingers crossed with all the meds the doc's have give you, you wont be in any pain!!
Sending you ((((cuddles)))) and your card is gorgeous, just love everything about it :o)
Take it easy sweetie!!
hugs and xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Vicky, love this gorgeous card, very cute image and lurve those yummy papers. Sorry to hear you're having bother with your back hope the medication works hun, try and rest up and hopefully you will be able to go back to work. I think it's lovely that you enjoy your job. :o)

Donna x

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Vicky. Love this image and the papers and layout are fabby.
Sorry to hear you're poorly, I wish I could swap with you, don't like pain much but a couple of weeks of work would be lovely (hate my job!)
Hope you feel better and soon.

Love Elaine xxx


Hi Vicky
A gorgeous card and hope you are feeling better
Hugs Dianne xx :)

cardmaking bird said...

Ouch!!! I bet that hurts and I'm sorry to hear you're in pain and that you've had a bad day. Try not to worry about work (I know that's easy for me to say!) - just think - more time to craft!! (Every cloud and all that....) You've made a gorgeous card - that image is adorable!! And I'm loving all the dots! Take care. Hugs, Marie xxx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hiya Vicky so sorry to hear about your back - hope the medication helps and you are better very soon.

Love your card - that image is adorable and I love that spotty paper you have used.

Take care. Love Sarahxx

coops said...

stunning card vicky.the image is gorgeous and i love your fab colours and really crisp layout.
todays letter is F for ...... flipping fabulous :D
hope you back gets better soon hun :D

xx coops xx

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Vicky.
So sorry to hear about your back pain. It's not a lot of fun. Hope you recover asap.

Edna x

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thanks for joining us this week on the Friday Sketcher blog.
Hope you feeling better soon...

Hugs, Janneke

ladyjanet_56 said...

This card is beautiful love the colours, that really cute image & embellies, Happy New Year & thanks for joining in with us at OSSC. Janet

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

What a totally PRECIOUS card! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing it at OSC last week.

Cat Spicer, OSC DT