Monday, 21 April 2014

Under The Weather

Hello everybody.  Hope you have all had a good Bank Holiday weekend to date.  The weather could have been better but we have certainly had far worse!! Friday and Saturday were very bright and sunny but quite chilly!  Sunday started very cloudy, breezy and  cold; in fact it was almost like winter had returned.  Brrr!  But the rain didn't come until about 5pm.

My card today is for my brother in law.  Following his stroke last year he is very unsteady on his feet and two weeks ago he overbalanced and fell backwards.  Initially they thought he had just broken the coccyx (tail bone) but unfortunately it turns out that it is the pelvis which has been damaged, which accounts for the severe pain and how ill he is feeling.  It will be about three months more before it heals.  Poor chap is certainly having more than his fair share of bad luck.
My Card

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My card is 6 " x 6" and the papers and digi image are all from Clear Dollar Stamps "Rainy Days" and the papers were pieces from my bit box so I can go back and play in the playground with the other playmates. The image was diecut with SB Large Classsic Squares and matted onto SB Lacy Squares.  I computer generated the sentiment onto the cloud image.   A very simple card  but I love this little duck with his wellies and umbrella.  I then just added some bakers twine and a few gems to finish it off. Oops nearly forgot - also added some "blobs" a la Ollie's Mam!

That's it from me.  Short and sweet today!


After some unpleasant comments I have had to apply Comment Moderation I hope you will understand.




28 comments:

  1. Good morning Christine, gosh it never "rains but it pours" so sorry to hear about your brother. Patience, patience and even more patience needed and men are not good at that are they??
    You have made a beautiful, bright fun card that I am sure will brighten his day.
    We were very lucky with the weather over the weekend, no rain, plenty of sunshine but rather chilly. Not complaining really but just a "tad" warmer would be nice........can't have everything as they say!!!
    Have a good day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  2. Hallo Christine
    Beterschap voor je zwager dat is niet niks 3 maanden voor het beter gaat
    Hier schijnt het zonnetje lekker het wordt ongeveer 17 graden .lekker weer om in de tuin te zitten of op het strand te wandelen.
    Christine je kaart is weer prachtig
    Fijne dag
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  3. Morning Christine,
    Oh dear your poor brother in law, I feel for him, as I fell backwards onto my coccyx bone a couple of weeks ago so I know how painful this type of injury is.
    Love your card I think it will give him a smile.
    Lydia
    X

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  4. Morning Christine, I am so sorry about your brother in law's injury..I am sure this absolutely delightful card will really cheer him up! Hugs Carole Z X

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  5. I am sorry to hear about your Brother in Law. Your gorgeous card is sure to cheer him up, the image is adorable and I love the papers too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Hi Christine
    Who doesn't love a duck eh? lol!
    Soooo cute and thoughtful. Hope BiL is out of pain soon. Must be frustrating.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  7. Aw Christine, so sorry to hear about your BIL, I hope he feels better soon and your card will certainly cheer him up. Hugs x

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  8. A gorgeous card Christine - so sweet.
    Sorry to hear about your Brother in Law - hope he is better soon.
    Lorraine x

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  9. Great card and bound to cheer him up a little. Hope he makes a good recovery soon. xxx

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  10. This is gorgeous,lovely design and details.xxx

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous card Christine...but oh so sorry to hear about Bill poor thing:( and noticed the last comment ???? think someone who leaves comments like that and remains Anonymous is a raving lunatic think you need to set your blog so that you can't get anonymous ones Christine...lots of huggles Sue xxxx

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  13. Fabulous card Christine! Just perfect for a 'cheer up' . Gosh I do hope you BIL improves soon - that sounds so painful :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Oh your poor brother Christine, as if he hasn't enough to contend with. I hope he improves soon.
    I'm sure your lovely card will cheer him up, great image and colours, hugs Kate x

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  15. This is a corker of a card Christine - I just love it and I think it will make him smile!!!

    As for the comment you received, ignore it, some folks can't help themselves.

    Love to you Sue Pxxx

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  16. Christine, your card for your brother- inlaw is great, poor chap needs all the cheering up you can give him, he will have to just take a day at a time. We all understand why you have had to do the moderator thing, we are here for you. Hazel xx

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  17. Awesome card hope this cheers up BIL. xx

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  18. Adorable get well card Christine this would cheer anyone up

    Anne

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  19. Oh no! Poor BIL! That sounds painful.

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  20. Sorry. On iPhone...up at mum's! Your card is so lovely. I am sure it will cheer him up!

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  21. This is so sweet! I know he will love it.

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  22. I do like your blobs!!. Smashing card and love the duck image too. Sorry to hear about your BIL's ills. Hope he feels some relief soon. hugs Mrs A.

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  23. Hi Christine. A fabulous card. A pity about your BIL bad luck. I can't believe people have left nasty comments on your blog. That's terrible. Well I wish you all best wishes. Love Lea x

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  24. Just saw this sweetie duck at another blog, and what a versatile image he is. So very cute, and I love the way you have him all dressed up here. The DP is so pretty with his cute little self, and your coloring is great. Liked the pearls you added, along with the sparkling rhinestones too. This should cheer up your poor BIL immensely. I can just imagine how sore he must be feeling, and then to fall. My goodness. Hope the remaining healing goes with no further upsets. TFS & Hugs.

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  25. This is fabulous Christine, I am sure it would have brightened up your Brother-in-Laws day, such bad luck he's having. Hope he's better soon and not in too much pain.

    Loved your chocolate box too, very pretty.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. That is rotten luck for your brother and I really hope his pain eases soon, just thinking out it makes me wince.
    Super cute image, love the clouds and the sentiment and you have coloured ducky beautifully Karen x

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  27. I think your card is fantastic, Christine, and it will surely cheer him up!! I'm pleased to meet you through Pixie's and be your newest follower! I'd love to have you visit me and follow, too, if you like! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. Really bright and cheery card. The duck image is very cute too xxx Jan

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