Monday, 26 April 2010

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Good morning all!

Well I'm on the road to recovery following my surgery, feeling much better now and starting to do more. I'm still off of work but hoping to go back next week. I have been feeling a bit low these past few weeks, I guess a mixture of boredom and lack of motivation to do anything much apart from sit and watch TV. It hasn't helped that I haven't been able to drive and have had to rely on my wonderful fiance to chauffeur me around. When he's been at work I've been stuck in the house! Hopefuly that's going to change this week. I'm going to try and get back behind the wheel and get out and about! A big thank you to those who have sent me get well messages and also to the wonderful Michelle who sent me the most fabulous parcel! You really are so sweet hun!

Anyway enough about me I have actually got a card to show you. It's the first card I have made in about 6 weeks! I am hoping that this means my mojo is slowly starting to return. I made this card for my adorable fiance (who has been a real star whilst I have been poorly). It's his birthday this coming weekend so I though I'd best get my finger out! I really didn't want to have to buy a card, even with my lack of mojo, so this is what I came up with!

Image: Little Birdie set from Elzybells. Coloured with promarkers and SU Old Olive & So Saffron

CS: SU Kraft

Sentiment: Little Birdie set from Elzybells

Tools: SU Oval punch, SU Scalloped oval punch

Misc: Twine from stash, SU Blender pen

I've gone back to what I love doing best, CAS style cards. My other half isn't a fan of fussy cute cards, so I though this had just the right amount of cute factor for a man. I dug out this Elzybells set as I hadn't used it in I don't know how long and thought it would be perfect for him!

I also have a bit of sad news to share with you. I have decided to step down from the Sugar Nellie DT and also from the WOJ Challenge DT. There were many reasons behind my decision to step down, a few of them being my lack of mojo and recent illness. I think I just needed to step back from it all and take some time out. Crafting should be enjoyable and my past commitments along with life in general were starting to make it feel like a chore. I am hoping that when my mojo finally returns crafting will once again be something I really enjoy doing. But for the time being I am just enjoying spending a bit more time with my friends and family and just blogging / crafting when the urge takes me.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Karen at Sugar Nellie and Donalda over at WOJ Challenge for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their DT's. I enjoyed my time with you and feel honoured you thought my designs were worthy of a place on your DT.

Wow, this is quite a long post for me. I hope you're all still with me and I haven't bored you all to death! Lol! Well I'd best get off this computer and start thinking about some dinner. My OH is playing golf this morning but should be home shortly and I want him to come home to a nice spread!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave me and I hope to be back again soon!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Rach said...

Hiya hun, sorry to hear that you have been so poorly, glad that you are on the road to recovery...
i understand where your coming from about the mojo and blogging... been there myself hun...
your card that you have made is fantastic a beautiful cas card.. hugs Rachxx

craftyb said...

Hi Vicky, so nice to hear from HAD actually popped into my thoughts recently and I wondered where you'd got to ....shame on me I forgot you had surgery and didn't get around to checking in on you!!

I LOVE your is simple, but oh-so effective! I am another "simple" gal when it comes to my crafting!! Some say not just the crafting!! lol

Glad to hear you're feeling much better now, and are starting to enjoy a bit more now! Sorry you were feeling low and not enjoying your crafts so's to happier days!! bx

CraftyC said...

Glad your on the mend Vicky. Love your card, so sweet. Have a lovely weekend with the birthday boy!

Dena said...

Vicky! I am so happy you are feeling a little better after the surgery!
I totally understand needing to take a little time off. I think we all must go through that at some point. You are such a sweetie, you need to just enjoy things!!! I was sick to hear that you left SN. We will miss you there.
The card you made is very sweet and he will love it! Please keep in touch and heal up quickly!!!!
Your friend, Dena

Kim Piggott said...

So good to hear from your Vicky and so glad that you are gradually recovering. Take it easy and don't over do things.
I totally understand your decision to step down. We should definitely doing this for fun!
Your card is so utterly gorgeous I love it!
You have such a fabulous style!
Take care and heal.
kim x

Sarah B said...

Sorry to hear the news Sweetie, but I hope you recover, and still post here, Take care and hopefully will see you at Jules' Love, Hugs adn Kisses Sarah B X

PS: Love the card X

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Vicky,so chique.

Hugs Riet.xx

Beth said...

Oh you poor thing! I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, hopefully being able to get around a bit more will perk you up. It doesn't seem to have effected this card, it's fabulous! I love the simple design, it really shows off the cute(ish!) image! ;-)

Love Beth xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a sweet card Vicky, so wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Donna said...

I love your card - soo classy! I'm quite sure your OH will love it x

Donalda said...

Oh hon, I am so glad you are feeling better. I have been worried about you. I do hope you get to drive soon but hey at least you are off work for awhile so enjoy yourself dear. My computer crashed so I lost your email so email me sometime dear. Miss chatting with you.

scrappyjan said...

Hello Vicki, It's good to see you post!! I so hope that you get on the road to recovery.

very cute card!!!
get well soon sweetie and sending you big hugs and blessings..

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Hi Vicky
Glad your feeling better and back in the land of blog !
Your card is fab and im sure your OH will love it.
Hope to see you soon
Jill x x

Deb said...

so glad to hear you are on the mend now, wishing you a very speedy recovery! your card is so beautiful, take care and hope you manage to get out and about soon! hugs Debx

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute!!! I love the simplicity of the card. The stamps are just too cute! Hugs!

Melissa said...

Wow! Great card--I love the colors and how you tied the ribbon!

Sue said...

Hi Vicky, I've been away from blogging myself for a while and am sorry to come back to find you have been poorly. Hope you are on the mend.

I love your card, I've also decided that the C&S is my style and am sticking to what I like best.

Hope to see you back to your old self soon.x