Monday 11 September 2017

Celebrate You & Me and a Couple More Cards

Okay there are three cards and some photos to show you what I have been up to this weekend. (Photo heavy) I don't want you thinking I do anything other than stamping, colouring and making cards. Mum and dads Nursing Home is in total lock down due to influenza. Lucky we decided to just barge in on Fathers day because no one has been allowed in since then even to take mum out for walks which means its been really hard on dad but lots of phone calls each day so he is surviving.

Todays cards, this one was inspired by the Muse Card done by Anita
I loved the blended colours and the colour choices but instead of
water stamping I used a silver embossed piece of card stock that I cut to shape.

I also loved the look of the black sentiment and wanted to do the glossy
accents look but as I am babysitting I forgot to bring the Glossy Accents
and had to settle on just black. I have managed to catch some of the silver
embossing  in the light with this photo.
Very easy and pretty card. Thanks so much for the inspiration Anita.

This card is made with a layer of beautiful pattern paper that has a gold embossed cloud
pattern on it. I added this to the card base then the Copic coloured digital image that I have 

framed with a gold cardstock die cut oval frame. She fit in perfectly.

Finished off with a vellum strip with a sentiment gold embossed
'Hello Gorgeous' and a few scattered blue enamel dots to
match the birds.
Girl image A Day for Daisies

I Love these ladies and I don't get around to using them enough so I have dug them all out to start using again amongst all the other stamps - hoo hum. Ok this was easy as I had already done this type of card before and had a little envelope with dresses in it so just needed to match up.

Was one dress short for the lady at the back as I didnt want to dress her in Jacket and dress the same,
her elegance just wouldn't allow that so dressed her in a soft apricot coloured dress that went perfectly with her Jacket. They all look 'Hot to Trot' as we would say here so I thought the sentiment 
perfect rather than the one that came with it.


Celebrate You & Me Card

Celebrate you & Me Card

Old Age Aint No Place For Sissies

Hello Gorgeous

Old Age Aint No Place for Sissies

Old Age Aint For Sissies

Thank you so much for coming to Visit and I hope you come again soon.

Next this is what happens when you cant go visit your parents on lockdown and when exhaustion hit after a week of specialists and tests for Elysha. It was a good week, all is well and Elysha continues to loose weight, her heart is doing brilliant, new hearing aids working fabulous, pre diabetes medication causing no side effects  so life is good.

Yep what you see is stamping but not just been a good girl stamping: This is using all those NBUS stamps that have been siting for the last year that I just had to have and have had to time to use and the pile grew and grew. Well I stayed and stamped and stamped and then I finally worked out not only how to cut on the Scan n Cut but also how to add a border.

What a machine, I love it. Still have lots to learn but its brilliant. First lesson from this lot- images like Stamping Bella, that are so fine lined are not picked up by the Scan n Cut it only randomly picked out parts of lines - to be continued...... lesson No 2 learnt how to stop the scan n cut picking up lighter lines therefore stopping it cutting inside images as it sometimes randomly does..... thank heavens for sons.......


Emma Williams said...

A wonderful selection of cards, all of them beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

Ardyth said...

Beautifully done - love the shimmer! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

Marsha Reed said...

Lovely cards, Aileen! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Neets B said...

Gorgeous cards as always, Aileen. So glad my card inspired you, and I love those colours paired with the silver embossing, lovely effect.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse, Anita x

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my, Aileen, what a lovely selection of cards you created! I especially love the Hello Gorgeous which you entered into our challenge. Such wonderful colours which, together with that silver embossing and the stunning background paper, make for a truly elegant, feminine card. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Heather Hopson said...

Aileen, what an array of cards. My favorite was the Hello Gorgeous too. Stunning is the word that comes to my mind. Beautifully created. Thank you for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday and sharing your beautiful cards with us.

Gail said...

Love the layout of your design. A wonderful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the silver-embossed version of Anita's gorgeous card... yours is just as!
Beautifully framed, beautiful girl!
Something my Mum said ALL of the TIME!!
and thou shalt not covet thy friends Scan n Cut!!!
What a wonderful post-full of wonderful!
=] [glad our girl is doing well xx]

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such an array of cards - AND THEN you go and do your cut & scan -- you mf are one busy girl! That S&C has been on my list for awhile now.... I can't wait to see your cut out goodies [just cut out to see ;)] Your group of ladies card is so fun BTW

Bobby said...

Great cards. Aileen. I have those dancing ladies. I need to get them out again.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Aileen these are such fun and gorgeous cards. The Hello Gorgeous is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along on the Feminine Anything Goes Challenge at the Watercooler this week.

Anja said...

Wow beautiful cards :)
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.

Cara said...

Three fabulous cards, I love the sentiment you used for the last one especially! It's so hard when care homes are on lock down due to contagious illness isn't it? I always feel so sorry for the residents and their families, so glad that your Dad is coping at that you were able to visit him. Take care x

Mandy said...

Wonderful selection of cards Aileen! They are all so different but equally as lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Ruth said...

My goodness! You have been so busy! I love your CASE of Anita's card, it's beautiful. Your gold framed lady is simply stunning. And I'm so impressed you have managed to get your Scan N Cut up and running. I was thinking it would be good for Stamping Bella, so if you manage to get it sorted and cutting those, please let me know! Xx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards Aileen, I especially love your coloured panel on you first one :)

sweetpea said...

What a fun group of old ladies, Great card good luck in our challenge Crafting with an Attitude Janet DT

Aileen said...

reply blogger I hope

Ela said...

Hi Aileen,

wow, you created wonderful cards once again. I love the soft and sweet colouring on the girl, and how you faded it out at around the braid. Lovely. I also think the dancing ladies are fabulous!
And you are so brave, such an amount of images pre-stamped and ready to colour would totally freak me out.

Glad to hear that all is well with Elysha, it's so hard having to worry for your loved ones!


Viv said...

Sorry Aileen I thought I had left comments earlier doh!!!amazing selection of cards here,and you are very clever with your Scan N Cut too.I hope you are feeling a bit better now also, take it easy my friend ;) hugs Viv xx

BożenA said...

WOW! Incredible is your colorful panel. Perfect design, Aileen.