Thursday, 22 March 2012

Tilda with Daisy - The Stamp Basket DT

It's my regular day for posting on The Stamp Basket blog, and I've used one of my sweet Tilda stamps today...





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I really wanted to start stitching on some of my cards, but me and the sewing machine don't get on - I did have another go with it a couple of days ago, but I couldn't even thread the blimmin' thing lol.  So I decided to have a go at hand-stitching on today's card, and I'm quite pleased with it really :o)  Maybe one day I'll work the sewing machine out, but at least I can do it this way until then!

I've coloured Tilda with promarkers and flexmarkers, sentiment is Pink Petticoat, flowers and 'gems on a wire' thingy are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I found my bow maker while I was looking for something else, so I had a go at a double bow, and added a charm from my stash - I've got LOADS of charms but hardly ever think to use them.  Butterflies cut with Kars punches and everything else is from The Stamp Basket.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
What a day we've had today!  We had a hospital appointment early morning for Dex and his ongoing food issues, and I'd been all organised and arranged for Morgan to go the breakfast club at school so we weren't rushing around.  Just before we were due to set off we had a phone call from school to say Morgan was burning up and coughing, and they needed us to pick him up... agh!!  So we had to take him to the appointment with us, poor thing being dragged around when he didn't feel well.  And Dex's appointment was... interesting... as usual!  Funny how you can be feeling fine about things until the docs start - he's been eating so much better, and eats just about anything nursery give him, but apparently his weight hasn't changed for months, although he's getting taller.  So now he's been referred for blood tests, just to rule any other issues out.  More worry!  I'm sure he's fine though - he looks ok... ah well, we'll just have to wait and see.  Sorry, I'm waffling - better get this posted as I'm so late!

35 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow this is stunning just love this

Victoria said...

Oh dear, I do hope they get to the bottom of Dex's food issues, and hope Morgan feels better soon. This is a really beautiful card. The 'gems on a wire thingy' caught my eye straight away but didn't know what to call it so I'm sticking with your technical definition!! The charm is really lovely, as is the rather gorgeous lace. Your hand sewing is so neat - I thought you'd done it on a machine before reading your post!

rosie said...

oh wow Lisa. this is stunning. love the gems on the wire. fab colours as always.
keeping fingers crossed for Dex too x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, if that stitching is by hand then it is amazing......

Gemma said...

wow Lisa..its absolutely stunning sweetie, such pretty colours & lovin all the embellies too..

Hope Morgan feels better very soon & all goes well with Dex's blood tests too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and oh so pretty papers and embellishments. Hope Morgan feels better soon and good luck with Dex's blood tests.
Lyndsey xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, it's so sweet and girly and pink. Love it.

I'm sure Dex'll be fine. He seems to have improved about eating. I've heard that even if kids have a limited diet ie will only eat certain things, they'll still thrive and maybe eat more different things as they get older. On the other hand when Poppy was little she ate most things but now she sometimes says she doesn't like something that used to be a favourite! Hope Morgan feels better soon.

Kat xx

Kim said...

First I hope your boys get well quick, that is always a worry.
Next your card is gorgeous! I cant believe you hand stitched that, it is perfect! So girlie!

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Lisa. You have coloured Tilda so beautifully! I love the papers and embellishments - everything is just perfect - it's a really scrummy card!
I hope Dex goes on ok.
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Lisa! So pretty! Love your coloring and all of the gorgeous details you added! and I can't believe you handstitched this! Poor Morgan - hope his fever has gone down. Sending you hugs & prayers that everything is okay with Dex and Morgan!

heidy said...

Wow Lisa what a beauty hun,hope the boys get well real guick!
XXX Heidy

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Lisa.
Sue x

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous Lisa.
luv
Debby

Squirrel x said...

Simply gorgeous hun - love all the pretty detail and that Tilda is sooooo sweet. Your colours are amazing. Ashamed that I have not used a Tilda for months :( Hope things sort themselves out with the boys soon, they are such a worry! Sxx

Christine L said...

Such a lush pink creation hon... i love it!

And try not to worry.... they do tests as a matter of course - it's their job!! LOL!

Hugs
Christine x

Janette said...

Morning Lisa, Oh this is soooooooooo gorgeous, I love it and the colour...fabulous...have a nice week-end hun.xxxxxxxx

sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card. I love it. Fab colouring and embellishments.
Hope your boys are better soon.

Sarah-Jane xx

Christine said...

Wow lots going on for you at the moment! Sending lots of get well soon thoughts to you and Morgan. Hope they get to the bottom of the issue with Dex! You poor things!

Love your card by the way, gorgeous as always xx

Debs M said...

gorgoeus card, sorry to hear about your two little soldiers, hope everything starts picking up x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! Adorable image and beautiful details!!

Christine said...

Hi Lisa awwww how gorgeous is this pretty Tilda in pink love your layout gorgeous soft coloured DPs..

smiles Christine x

pickle said...

Oh Lisa this is a real stunner as always. I love the layout , your colouring is delightful and the papers/embellies are just so pretty .

Sorry to hear about your little men. I do hope the test go well for dex and that Morgan is feeling tip top again soon

Kerry x

Karen said...

Lisa this is glorious! So very pretty and don't you sew by hand really neatly! Hope your young ones feel better soon hugs Karen x

coops said...

so beautiful lisa.i love the gorgeous image and really pretty colours and design ;D

xx coops xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aw you're having a bit of a bad week hun, but fab card and the stitching looks great. Hope everyone is better soon.

Katina said...

Oooh, soooo beautiful! Love all the detail Lisa. How can you go from CAS to this luscious creation so effortlessly??!!!

Hope Morgan feels better soon and Dex's food issues are sorted.
xxx

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant creation hun! Thanks for playing this week over at PTW! xxx

Molecraft said...

This is totally gorgeous Lisa and your stitching looks fab! I do hope the boys get better soon, take care!
Helen x

Deb said...

Wow! absolutely beautiful creation, love the colors and that wonderful heart charm
Debs
xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa you do seem to have had some problems with the boys, I do hope that Morgan is on the mend and that Dex's tests come back with nothing to serious.
A stunning card by the way love the colouring and card design. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jill said...

stunning card Lisa love the tilda image and you have coloured her perfectly thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Lisa - this is blimmin gorgeous! :)

Stunning, beautiful and such a wonderful card with so many lovely details. Great bow, sentiment and pretty flowers.

Now, I dont get on with sewing machines either - cant be doing with all the palava. With hand-stitching you can use up scraps of thread (I have loads that came free with magazines) and find it much more relaxing to sit and prick holes and stitch as opposed to battling with a hungry machine! ;) lol.

Good work, and well done, the stitching looks fab!

Have a great week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow! This is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for playing at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs...Mona

Joy said...

Cuteness, loving all the elements on this gorgeous card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Kruemel said...

What a beautiful creation!

Thanks so much for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

Hugs
Kathrin aka Kruemel