Thursday, 8 August 2013

Forced Rest & Nursing Duties

Afternoon; I haven’t been able to play golf in the past couple of weeks as I managed to tear something or other in my calf, this has coincided with Bob having kidney stones removed early last week hence the nursing duties.  Bob is much improved and now mobile; my calf has also improved although taking it time.  Bob was in hospital for 6 days, so daily visits last week, then this week I’m looking after my daughters cats as she and her family are on holiday. So for the past 2 weeks I've been out every day so my leg has taken longer to recover than I would have liked.  I’m hoping that I will be back to playing golf sometime next week when I’m no longer needed to keep an eye on the patient. 

The good news is I’ve managed to make some cards this week.

The 1st card I’ve got to show you is a card I copied from Caz (daughter) who made it for Bob’s birthday, as she’s away I can blog it, he, he.  It’s a CAS style that is suitable for either a man or a woman. 

Card used; White linen card & green cardstock from the papermill Direct
Die Cut; Memory Box – Typewriter Lower Alphabet

2nd Card - Jigsaw Card

I used Sheena Douglas flowers onto a A5 blank jigsaw puzzle card.

Used some distress inks to add some colour to the white card, stamped the leaves then coloured these, before cutting out the flowers then used sticky pads to attach them to the card. 
Card used; 7 x 5 Craftwork cards
Teach Me – A5 Blank Jigsaw Puzzles
Distress Inks – Antique linin
Copics – Various for the flowers & Leaves
Hope you like them and thanks for looking. 
Chris x


  1. aha! Found them! These are great Chris, love the happy birthday - never thought of doing it that way and you get to use the letters on another card ! x

    1. I know clever eh, Id love to take credit but it was Caz's idea. xx

  2. Hi Chris, just found your wonderful blog and I am now a follower.