Friday, 24 September 2010

Penny Black #119 & Allsorts Wk 70 & Penny Black at Allsorts & Secret Crafters #101

Hi girls. I am so pleased to see you here today. I do hope everything is going well for you in every aspect of your day. I'm afraid I am struggling a bit. I had to go to the doctor last week and it transpired I had a kidney infection. Worse was the fact that the price for not going into hospital was that he got the nurse to catheterise me and I am to have that in for a fortnight - most uncomfortable and certainly not easy to sit at my desk to craft. I'll try to do a card each day but I am not promising.
Anyway, I managed this card (a bit simpler than my normal) and am going to enter it into 4 challenges. I used the sketch given by Penny Black and used three punches to make the two homemade flowers so that I could satisfy the criteria for Allsorts challenge - "At least 3 Punches" and Penny Black at Allsorts - "Punch away". Finally I am entering Secret Crafters where "Anything Goes".
I inked up Penny Black's "Fantasy" and heat embossed it using Detail Silver Embossing Powder. The papers are Magnolia Ink's "A Little Yummy for your Tummy - "Pink Chef Plaid" & "Pink Muffin Dot"", My Mind's Eye - Double Sided "Wild Asparagus" and Silver Mirra Board for mounting and the large flower punch. The ribbon and beads are from my stash and of course the flowers are handmade.
I hope you will be able to leave a comment to let me know what you think of this card. I love to read what you say so don't be shy.
Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.
Love and Hugs,


  1. oh my! I cant imagine what that must be like...praying this heals for you ...wish you werent in pain - have had only 1 kidney infection and it hurt so terribly. thankful that you are able to create some even if just a bit - helps to pass the time and keep one's mind occupied....
    i love all your cards, just so concerned for you
    in Christ

  2. I am so sorry you are in pain and have a kidney infection my dear friend. I am thinking of you and praying! Your fall card is so pretty with the tree and the silver details. Feel better!

  3. That's a grogeous card Fiona! Love the Penny Black image!!
    Hugs Kristel

  4. Hi hun
    awww so sorry to hear you not so good, rest up hun, gorgeous card my fav tree,beautiful card, hi William, sue,x

  5. Hi Fiona

    Firstly sorry to hear about your health problem, I can totally sympathise with that discomfort, only happened to me a couple of times, but not nice at all and for a fortnight - eeek.

    On to your card, it's adorable. I so love that PB tree adn it is so versatile.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this week adn good luck.

    B x

  6. wonderful card fiona I hope you're felling better
    hugs lia

  7. Oh hun sorry to hear about that, it must be most uncomfortable and hear I am moaning about my postponed op!! Gorgeous card Fiona, I love the image and the colours you've used compliment it so well. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Oh Fiona - sorry to hear you have a kidney infection - but at least you have it diagnosed and are able to try and get rid! Not pleasant but better than being in hospital i guess.
    Make sure you take care and do as you are told lol
    Love this card - the image is one of my favourites. i love silhouettes... thise flowers are wonderful
    Lisa ;)

  9. Hi Fiona

    I am so sorry if you get this message twice .. .. Mr Blogger hasn't been posting comments for me very well this morning!!! Perhaps he is being overworked! LOL!!!

    I am also sorry to hear that your are not well at the moment. Poor you .. .. a catheter for two weeks!! That doesn't sound very nice. I hope the two weeks go quickly for you.

    Your card is lovely.

    You have showcased that gorgeous tree beautifully with a great layout, papers and sentiment.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Get better quick!!

    Love Jules xx

  10. Ah! I knew something wasn't right! At least you know what it is now eh? Plenty of fluids hun - I found Cranberry Juice was great for bladder infections, wonder if it will help for those kidneys? Helps to neutralise the acid, so they say.
    Now, don't you go worrying about not blogging or crafting, you concentrate on getting rid of that infection hun.
    Warm hugs,
    Teri xx

  11. fabulous card, gorgeous colours,
    Take more care of yourself,
    we all love you,

  12. Oh no that sounds really uncomfortable, hope it solves the problem.
    Love the PB fantasy tree and the beautiful card you've made with it.

  13. this is so gorgeous and luxurious! Hugs Juls

  14. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling poorly at the moment Fiona and hope you get better soon.
    Such a gorgeous card and love the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

  15. Oh dear Fiona what are we going to do with you lol, hope the infection gets sorted soon so they can take the catheter out I know how uncomfortable they can be!!
    Love the card, although it is alot simpler than your other projects it is still very elegant and the ribbon is beautiful.
    Kim xXx

  16. You poor thing Fiona, It can't be nice for you. I hope things get sorted and you feel some relief. Your in my prayers and thoughts love.
    Such a gorgeous card and I love the pink and silver together and really love your image.
    Take care
    Tracy x

  17. Wow!
    Such a beautiful card Fiona!
    kim x

  18. Hi Fiona

    Such a fabulous card i love the tree image...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts and penny black at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  19. beautiful card of my favourite images...great take on joey's sketch and thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  20. what a fantastic card, the flowers are fantastic! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge and good luck.

  21. WOW beautiful,love that fabulous image!!! OMG Fiona,you haven't had a good time lately,I do hope you feel better soon!!
    Hugs xx

  22. A stunning card, I do hope you feel better soon, I had kidney stones last week ~ agony!!!
    Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week & out monthly PBchallenge Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  23. Hi Fiona
    Sorry you Poorly....thinking or you ....Card is gorgeous....take care

  24. Fiona, you do have rotten luck with your health...I really hope you get better soon!!!
    This card is really lovely xx jo xx

  25. Oh you poor thing Fiona, hopefully it won't have to stay in for the full two weeks. I love your card, haven't seen that stamp before, it makes a really classy card. Hugs

  26. Hiya Hunny

    this is gorgeous! and so very pretty, thanks for joining us at pbsc and using my sketch


  27. Thanks for your comment Fiona :-) I was just popping by to see what you had done with the stamp too ,,, I much prefer yours :-)
    Gorgeous card Fiona :-)

    I am sorry to hear you're feeling poorly me darlin xx ,,, I hope you feel better soon xxx sending BIG HUGS x x x

    Lols x x x

  28. Oh Fiona I do hope your're alot better soon.
    This is a beautifully elegant card, love this PB image. Lovely flowers and gorgeous colours too.
    Take care of yourself.

  29. Yikes! that sounds painful! I'm so sorry, Fiona! Your card is beautiful though, with the soft pinks and gorgeous flowers! Love the shiny bits too! xxD

  30. What a wonderful card Fiona.

    Hugs Riet.x

  31. This is gorgeous Fiona! hugz xxxxx


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