Saturday, 6 September 2014

Yellow Upsy Daisies

Today is the first day in a while that I've had time to myself, and I made this card

I embossed some white card with diagonal stripes and laid it on some yellow card. I stamped some grey lattice and wrapped it with yellow organza ribbon, and added it to the base cards. I made a yellow and grey label with daisies, placing it down on 3D pads and topped with a butterfly. The sentiment was tucked under the lattice, and the finishing touches were the gems added to the butterfly.  

I am entering these challenges 

Colour Me  have these colours,

the sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches,

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps have ANYTHING GOES with option of                                                                GET WELL or THINKING OF YOU

Supplies :
Card - Naturals White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and base FMS
Stamps - Upsy Daisy, Express Yourself, Summer Silhouettes, and Papillon Potpourri
Inks - Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate
Tools - Big Shot, Framelits Labels, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sizzix Textures, Elegant and Itty Butterfly Punches
Extras - 3D Pads, Ribbon, and Gems

The last few weeks have been a complete nightmare. The long awaited donkey foal, Buttercup, became an orphan when her mother died two days after giving birth from complications, and we are all trying to care for her at my sisters (Alison ) house as she needs to be bottle fed every 2 hours. With 2 kids, 2 dogs, and a donkey in the house you can imagine the chaos, especially when the kids were off school.

To top this, Ali's neighbour had a huge house fire which has badly damaged her own house, so the insurance assessors are sending builders and glaziers round for repair work quotes. Then my neighbours husband suddenly died!............they say things happen in 3's, so I hope that is the lot now. ( fingers AND toes crossed )

Here is Buttercup having a little snooze, and in the rear of Ali's car with Duff Duff her dog, on their way to the field to see the other donkeys. She isn't strong enough yet to be left with them all day as she has no mother to feed her or keep her warm and safe. We say a lot of prayers at the moment to make her strong enough to survive, but we still have a long way to go yet before she is out of danger of catching an infection and falling ill.

I will keep you informed of her progress.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to be back soon


  1. Its a beautiful card Bev, i like the lattice, and the idea of tucking the sentiment under it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  2. Hi Bev, OMG how awful so many sad things and all at once, sending you all lots of warm wishes and keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out for you all. My problems are nothing compared to these. Love the bright and cheery card so so pretty.


  3. Oh Bev, this all sounds so awful, thinking of you! So pleased you got some time to yourself, crafting always helps! And this card is just so pretty. I always love the EF you use and today I also love that ribbon. So pleased you had chance to join us at ATSM x

  4. OMG - you really have had a lot of bad thins happening - hopefully life will get better for you...that donkey is adorable! Amazing how you managed to make such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too, if you can! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  5. This is such a pretty card! I love the sunshiny colors and the pretty ribbon. I hope the sweet little donkey stays well. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. First of all: beautiful card, Bev! I love how you used our color scheme to create this happy card. It will sure put a smile on someone's face.

    I'm sorry to hear about all the sad things happening around you, but I hope that Buttercup is doing great. It's wonderful to know that people care so much about all living beings. That's about a million good karma points for you and your family.

    Hugs and love!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team

  7. Wishing you better days Bev. Love your pretty card with its lovely yellow scene in the matted label. Thanks for joining us at Colour Me....! this week and hope to see you again in the gallery soon.

  8. This card is just lovely Bev! Now, as for the week….I really hope this one is much better! Glad to see you this week at FMS!


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