Tuesday 21 July 2015

We're Moved

Well it's been awhile since I have been able to post so if your here reading this 'thanks for sticking round'. 
Lots happening with my parents and hopefully it will be really good news on Thursday. Keep us in your thoughts please. Mum has been on a medication for the last 5 weeks and we are seeing a pause in the pace of the Alzheimers. We know its not a cure but the rapid rate of decline has stopped temporarily and she has even picked up some of what appeared to be lost. The Neurologist sees us on Thursday, if he agrees then mum gets to stay on the medication. If he disagrees she can no longer access the medication and I just don't want to go there. 

Now onto my first card in ages. I'm hoping this isn't too late for the Simon Says 'Shaped Card' challenge. This was a Challenge to me okay. I have never done shape cards, don't have dies or patterns for shape cards. I pondered for a night or two then thought of the large stitched circle die. I folded the cardstock in half and attached the die shape will a little of the circle above the fold so I would have a hinge.
It was interesting as it took quite a few times through the Cuttlebug as my cardstock is 300gsm which is very thick x two. Ended up nearly cutting all the way thru, just ran the scissors around the edge to finalise the back part. So success one.
Then what to do with around card. First I die cut a beautiful rose and distress inked it but it didn't look right. So I decided to add a pale blue sky but wanted a white edge. I finally worked out how to die cut two circles so I had a round frame to protect the outer circle. Blended with Tumbled Glass distress ink - oooops forgot about the outer outer edge so had bits here and there with slight blue so might as well go round and do whole outer edge.

Looked ok but that rose still looked wrong, so looked through all my per-coloured what will I do with these bits and found my two fish.

I had originally coloured with Derwent pencils and baby oil but they looked a bit wishy washy so I finished off with Copics, better. Black ink pen around outline -better.

Yes thats it, added some dimensional foam tape. Needed some bubbles so added bubbles with white ink through a stencil.

Sentiment - well I had to add some humour here, was looking at whole pile of sentiments , passed over 'we're moved' went onto 'miss you' etc then thought of the humour behind a fishbowl 'we're moved'.

Well thats it, nice and simple as. Hope you enjoyed your visit.

circle card



Ruth said...

Fingers crossed for your mum staying on the medication. They have made such leaps forward, and it will make all of your lives better! Will be thinking of you. Fabulous card - am very impressed, as I wouldn't know where to start with a shaped card. Xx

lostinpaper said...

Sounds like things are a little tough at the moment, good luck with the specialist on Thursday. ps Such a fun card Aileen, glad you found a little time to create!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How cute! I keep you in my thoughts - hope your mom will stay on her meds and stabilize!

Virginia L. said...

You did a super fabulous job on the first try in shape card, Aileen! The colors and design are darling! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Get in Shape” Challenge!

Darnell said...

Way to Percy Veer and end up with an absolutely adorable fishie-bowl shaped card, Aileen! Fabulous coloring, too! I will keep you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers that she will be able to continue on the medication! All the best! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Great first shaped card.
All the best for Thrusday :)

Pop's Cards said...

I hope things continue to improve for your mum <3

Your card is perfect I love round cards, there is something serene about them, gorgeous colouring too of them sweet fishes, hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

i'll keep your mom in my thoughts. this is so cute aileen!! i love the colours and your colouring. just a suggestion in case you don't want to keep fighting with your cuttlebug and thicker papers; die cut two circle bases, one for the card front and one for the card back. score the back about a half inch down from the top; glue or tape from the top to the score line and attach it to the card front.

Loll said...

Such a great design Aileen. Perfect images for your round card. :) It's good that you have seen a slowing of your mom's disease. I hope the meeting tomorrow is good news. Sending hugs to you. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous fun and so sweet. Love your adorable pair of fish, just so cute.

Lin said...

Best of luck for your Mum with the medication. My Nan had Alzheimers and it's so sad watching them disappear before your eyes!

Your fishy card is delightful. I loved your description as to how you ended up with it.

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Marlene Atkinson said...

A fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge. Marlene DT

J said...

What a lovely card - and what cute fish! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More