Monday, 12 April 2010

Simon Says.... A Card for a Child

Hi girls. Thanks for calling in here. I hope you enjoy your visit and find something you like.
Well this has been some day. As some of you know I haven't had the best of weeks healthwise. The pressure sore on my heel became infected and I was put on antibiotics. I go to the surgery twice a week to get it dressed and hubby dresses it in between. Well yesterday (Sunday) it did not look good at all . It was very sore and weeping horrid green stuff (sorry too much detail). The whole heel was a dark purple colour and my leg up to my knee was swollen and very red. Hubby was very worried and phoned NHS24. I ended up in hospital for a couple of hours to not much avail to be honest. They told me it was cellulitis and changed my antibiotic and told me to go back to my doctor tomorrow. We came home and hubby redressed it after cleaning it out but I am sore and knackered. Enough moaning on to happier things.
I haven't been able to craft at all so I'm posting another Stampaholics class creation and entering it into the Simon Says challenge where we were to make a card for a child. The image is an Inkadinkadoo stamp coloured using Polychromos pencils. I used Bazzil Bling with My Mind's Eye papers. the embellishments were provided by Siobhan at the class. Where would I have been without her classes these last few days.
I have been given another award from Therese in Norway which I will post tomorrow.
Please have a great day and stay safe.


  1. cute cute cute Love the tearing you did on this..
    have a great week, Janiel

  2. oh Fiona, i feel so sad that I didnt know you were going through this...didnt take my computer away with me. Just stopped...and said a prayer for you and will keep you in prayer! I cant imagine how painful this must go right ahead and vent to us here! and you are so sweet to worry about us having something to see on your blog (and your choices of cards are amazing - would love to meet your Siobhan - what a talent!)
    please tell DH I'm sending him hugs also for taking such wonderful care of you....

  3. Oh so sorry I am for your pain, Fiona. I didn't realize exactly what you were going through. I'm hoping it all improves soon! The cards you are posting are lovely, though. This is another beauty! Hoping for the best for you! xxD

  4. Oh Fiona ouch that heel sounds absolutely awful, I do hope your doctor can help you better than the hosp did.x

    Your card is beautiful love the design and gorgeous colours.

  5. hello hunnie sounds terrible what you are going through hun so not nice and the pain must be terrible as well I so hope your own GP can do more for you and also put you at ease a little.
    Well your card is fabby doh da esp with the giraffe on it my fav stunning!

  6. Hi Fiona,
    Poor you hope it feels a bit better today,I'll be thinking of you...this card is soo sweet and finished beautifully as per usual..You take care...
    Mandy xx

  7. Oh Fiona - the cellulitis sounds really terrible. I meet a lot of people with it and they tell me its painful. I am sure your husbands ccare and attention will help. I hope that it eases soon.
    I love your little card - that little Giraffe is really cute and the colours are beautiful. I am sorry you aren't able to craft , but thankful you have so many cards tht you can still share with us
    Take care ... wishing you well
    Lisa ;)

  8. Oh hun, that's miserable for you. I had that a few years ago in my knee - couldn't walk for a week, it was painful for weeks after the antibiotics, which I had to take for almost a fortnight, then all the painkillers. Don't want to go there again!!
    Fabulous card though hun, loving the colour combo, and the giraffe is cute!
    Take it easy hun. . .
    Teri x

  9. Hi Fiona sorry to hear that the infection is not healing I will keep you in my prayers. Gorgeous colouring with the polychromos and such a fabby card for a child. Hugs Pascale

  10. Oh WOW Fiona, this is so cute. Oh your poor foot sounds awful, do hope it gets sorted out.

  11. Oh you poor thing, you really have been in trouble this week haven't you. I do hope it all clears up soon.
    This card is perfect for a child, that giraffe looks so cheeky and those papers were made for him lol.
    Take care and rest as much as is possible.
    Kim xXx

  12. Oh Fiona I'm so sorry you're having such a horrible time.Your heel sounds very painful but hopefully the new antibiontics will start to work soon and give you some relief. Your cards are gorgeous as always. Take care.
    xx Vee

  13. Wow Fiona, what a gorgeous card, I adore the image and the colours and the embossing!
    A lady I work with got cellulitis when she was on holiday, she said it was one of the worst things she'd ever got, so I really feel for you hon!

  14. Such a pretty card Fiona and the colours and papers are stunning!
    So sorry you've had such an ordeal and praying that you'll feel on top of the world again very soon ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx

  15. This is a superb creation Fiona, I love it! I'm so sorry your not having a very good time, let's hope the change of antibiotics work love, It sounds so painful, thank god your Hubby is willing to clean it and take care of you.
    Keep it rested my friend, (((((Hugs))))
    Tracy x

  16. Oh Fiona, I feel so badly for you and what you're going through right now. Be sure to rest up and hopefully your health will start to improve! Love this card though - absolutely adorable! The giraffe is so cute and I love all the finishing details you added to it! Take care my friend!
    Hugs, Danielle

  17. OMG Fiona,I can't imagine the pain you are in,it sounds just awful.Take care of yourself and I hope it gets better soon.

    BTW I adore this card,such fabulous colours and details!!
    Hugs xx

  18. Oh Fiona, so sorry to hear that your'e not feeling to good at the moment and I hope that your foot gets better very soon.

    Gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  19. Hi Fiona I popped by to see if you were any better. Sorry to hear you are not and of your fruitless trip to the hospital. Do take care of yourself.
    Love the card, that tearing is great on the card.
    Hugs Linbyx

  20. Your card is really cute!!

    Hope you feel better soon, it sounds dreadfully painful, take care,
    Angela x

  21. This is a gorgeous card Fiona, I love the colours and the image is so sweet. I'm sorry to hear you've been poorly. It sounds horrible - both my neice and nephew have had cellulitis - and I hope the antibiotics start to take effect quickly. Wishing you a speedy recovery.


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