Monday, 30 April 2012

Fight like a girl...


Well I did it- I made a card! (For those of you who have not visited before- I have been intending to make one for the last 2 weeks but I have not been up to it following my operation.) I was on my own in the house on Friday- my mum-in-law has been coming up each day while my husband is at work and our son is at school. She has been helping around the house and making sure I don't overdo it! Because I was on my own our 9 month old pup had to be in his crate for most of the day because he is still too boisterous to be around me! His crate is in the dining room which is where I craft so it was the perfect chance to make a card and keep him company. I had to get my husband to get out the Big Shot before going to work because it is still too heavy for me to risk lifting down!

The image is a fab freebie from MelonHeadz and you can find it and a few more HERE. Two of my friends from work have fought and won against breast cancer in the last few years which was what started me making these encouraging cards for my stash, although it would be great if we didn't need them at all.
All the papers are from a digi set called 'Think Pink' by Just so Scrappy. I love them for so many girly cards but they were designed for these. I decided to put faux stitching around all the edges to give the different papers a bit more definition. I used MFT Die-namics large ric-rac die for the wavy band. I made the flowers with a Joy Craft die and the tiny foliage is a Marriane D die.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:-

6 comments:

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely card.

I do hope you are on the road to recovery, just enjoy making cards while you can x

hugs sally x
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debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Alison, absolutely love it.
luv
Debby

Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful creation .Love the faux stitching . Love the soft hues . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Joy said...

Super cute and a card for a great cause... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Nannieflash said...

Well Alison thats one stunning card, and such a lovely sentiment for sure. I do hope you will be back to full strength soon, take care hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Michelle said...

Well done Alison! Good to see you are recovering enough to start crafting. Your card is wonderful, great image and sentiment and Ilove the layout.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)