Isn’t it funny how you can go months without making a sympathy card (no need for one) and suddenly you have 2 or 3 to make. I had to sit down last week and make this card for a long time friend at church … whose Dad had passed away. And … I have just had news of the death of another friend’s dad … so will have to make another sometime very soon! But … with all the absolutely stunning cards that I have received lately … I have plenty of inspiration! 🙂 I have a funny story to tell … but … first … the card …
Now … I did two versions of this … my first one didn’t have the bakers twine … and I felt it was a little “awkward”??? Here is the original … what do you think???
I got the idea for the framed stamping from a Less is More challenge entry that I saw recently! Laura had used a mask to create a frame for the challenge … make sure you check out her creation … cos it is really pretty! I am keen to do a bright coloured version of this idea asap! These images are stamped with Early Espresso, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake inks. A great combo for a “serious” card!
Although Skye is still coping with some pain … she is a little more comfortable. (Her knee is really sore at the moment!) We have had quite a few giggles at times … just with little mishaps or funny moments. I thought I would share a couple with you all …
We are managing to give Skye sponge baths and hair washes using a big tub. She gets (with effort) into her swimmers and manages to give herself a sponge bath (I have to do her good leg and her back.) Then she swivels over the edge of the lounge … and hangs her head over the tub so I can wash her hair. (Not an easy job … because her hair is soooo long!!!) It is a bit of an undertaking to get this task done. After doing all this the other night … I was so tired … I said to Skye “So … what do you want first your undies or your shorts?” Her quick reply????? …… “I dunno, mum. Do I WANT to look like a superhero?” 😀 😀 😀 We laughed our heads off! Another moment … I always need to support her “damaged” leg while she balances herself and gets settled on the crutches … to go off to the toilet. Then when she comes back to the lounge I do the same … while she discards her crutches … and I help her swivel back onto the lounge. Last night … (again … too tired to think straight) I stood there watching (without thinking) while she discarded her crutches. There she was … on one leg … aimlessly waving her arms around to get her balance!!! 😀 😀 😀 I hadn’t clicked my brain into gear … and I had forgotten to support the leg before she dropped the crutches!!! 😀 It is okay … I give you all permission to laugh at my expense!!! We certainly did.
Sheree and I are going to duck up to the shops this morning … for an hour or so. (Shane is home with Skye this morning.) I NEED to buy Skye’s birthday present … her birthday is suddenly coming so quickly (next Sunday!) What a rotten way to spend your birthday … stuck on a lounge (for the 14th day in a row!) I hope we can think of a way to make it a little special for her! ❓ Any ideas?????? Perhaps I could book a clown??? But … at 19 … I don’t think she will appreciate that??? Better go … I have a little window in between toilet visits … to get to the shops.