Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Papertake Weekly #24 & Whiff of Joy #49 & Simon Says Stitch it Up

Life is a whirl at the minute. Without going into details I've had a very long term back and hip problem (I've been on crutches for 2 1/2 years) and my treatment regime has just been stepped up to Physiotherapy on a Monday, Hyrotherapy (or Aquatherapy as they now call it) on a Tuesday and Thursday. That's a round trip of 40 miles 3 days a week. I also have my daily exercises at home. It all leaves me rather tired but I'm determined to keep up my card a day and my daily blog visits.

However enough of the whinging, this card is being entered into 3 challenges.
1. Papertake Weekly Challenge #24 where there was a great sketch to follow,
2. Whiff of Joy Challenge #49 which had a recipe of 6 brads, 2 flowers and 3 papers.
3. Simon Says "Stitch it Up"

The stamp I chose is "Bruno Bear with Cupcake" from Whiff of Joy of course. I coloured this cute chappie using my Copic Ciaos and mighty pleased with himself he looks.
The papers are:
1. Fancy Aged Florals (Beloved)
2. My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line (Fun lovin)
3. My Mind's Eye - Laundry Line (Pure Joy)
The flowers, fronds and brads are from my stash.
Ihope you think it all hangs together and feel able to leave a comment or two.
Fiona x


  1. Aww Fiona, I wish you all the very very best in your recovery.That is such a long time.Hugs to you, and here I was whinging about my problems.You are an inspiration.Love your card and that stamp is so cute ..I want it.I will have to have a lookee at Bizzy Becs here in Aus, to see if she has it.Take care and definitely don't give up your card day or blog days. Mel xx

  2. Hi Fiona
    This little fellow is super cute and he does indeed look pleased with himself!
    Sorry to hear about your longterm back and hip problems but hopefully the new treatment regime will help.

  3. You have done a super job with this little cutie bear, love the colours you chose,

  4. Gorgeous card Fiona, the bear is so cute and the papers and embellies you used are lovely :-)

    I hope this intensive treatment works and you make a good recovery x x

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. Chin up girl! All the best with the recovery programme - phew I'm knackered just looking at it!
    Love the card!
    BIG hugs,
    Teri x

  6. Adorable card, such a sweet image and fab colours.

  7. Congratulations on your win on papertake weekly, I hope the new treatment will help Fiona. Love the card, so cute.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. gorgeous card congratulations on winning too x

  9. Congratulations on your win hun,
    you truly deserve it for your lovely work,
    I hope your treatment helps hun,
    If you ever need someone to talk to (or rant, or whatever at) you have my email addy, I am a very good listener.
    Angie xx

  10. Oh this is gorgeous and well done for making it fir three challenges. Sorry to hear about your health problems and hope the new regime improves matters for you.
    Beryl xx

  11. Good Luck with your treatments Fiona. Really hope they help.xx Your are truly an inspiration to us all in many ways. Love your card, his cupcake looks good enough to eat. :-D Take care. Gez.xx

  12. Aww!! this is gorgeous Fiona I love your stamp and you've couloured it beautifully. Hope you're feeling the benefit of your Physio soon. Hang in there and keep crafting there's no better therapy.
    xx Vee

  13. Cute image and your papers are too fab!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!



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Fiona x