Sunday, May 03, 2009

Bank Holiday Drama

When my kids were little I used to look forward to bank holidays with trepidation because hardly one went past that we didn't have to see the emergency GP or a trip to Accident and Emergency, I thought those days were past. In the early hours of Saturday morning we took a trip to A & E with my hubby who was in so much pain it was scary, thankfully it was a kidney stone which he past under the influence of a lot of morphine. He was still in quite a lot pain when we got him home but with some strong painkilling pills he managed to fall asleep. He didn't want me to stay home and miss out on the Glitter Pot demo's but he wasn't too happy when I arranged a Baby sitter in the shape of DS.

I'm so glad we did because we had a fabulous time and with the help of some coffee I managed to stay awake, had a chat with Stamping Caz and Claire while waiting for the queue at the till to die down. The lovely Kay Carley was shrinking plastic, Jane Gill was making some stunning flowers with punches, Julie Hickey was making cards with the craftwork Owl and Francoise had her new stamps and peel offs. DD brought Francoise jungle set so I will be borrowing that off her later. Quick phone call home and we popped into Crafts U love on the way back and I picked up a Fiskars apron lace punch.

Once home exhaustion set in so I only got to finish this card this morning, I've used my new set of nestablities, Bloom and Grow download papers, funky flower punches and of course Tilda, the fabulous sketch is from Bev for Just Magnolia.

Today we're just chillin', hubby a lot better but feeling worn out just in need of some TLC.

51 comments:

kelly ledder said...

This is such a beautiful card, love the ribbons used xx

Willy's creations said...

Lovely card!

Hugs,Willy

Beth said...

Ooh, I hope he's ok now but glad you had fun! This card is gorgeous, I'm loving the papers too! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Stacey said...

Blimey, what a couple of days you've had! I hope hubby is feeling better soon.

Glad to see you are making good use of your B&G download. This card is just stunning

Thank you so much for the gorgeous card and wonderful stamp that arrived yesterday! You really didn't have to, I was happy to help! BTW, have you seen that Sweet Shoppe Designs has 30% off across the store until tomorrow?!

Gina said...

gorgeous card Debby, I love how your flowers always seem to pop out!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, sounds like you deserve it :)
Gina xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Debby how frightening!
So glad that your husband is recovering now but that must have been horrendous
So glad that you had a great time yesterday all that crafting wonderful!
Love your beautiful card! Such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured! Gorgeous paper and detail!
So great that you could join us for Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Mina said...

si pleased to hear your Husband is on the mend, love your latest card and thanks for visiting myblog xxx

Karen said...

Stunning cards Debby. I seem to have missed a few somehow. All are absolutely gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

Nannieflash said...

Absolutely beautiful card Debby, I havent even started on my card for the challenge and to be honest I would have a job to top yours, its stunning. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

PinksyDoodles said...

I hope you've got your feet up now! I love your card - the colours are so cheerful and I love the two ribbons threaded together and the gorgeous flowers.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Debby - adore the colours you've used on this one! Sorry to hear of your hub's trip to A&E - I know what he's going through - I passed a kidney stone a few months ago!! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs, Danielle

Sharon said...

Beautiful card as always. Glad to hear hubby is feeling better now and you managed to get to your demos.

Debbie said...

Geeze Deb, I thought I was the only one who had their own coffee mug at the emergency room. Glad it was just a kidney stone with hubby and nothing more serious.

Your card is gorgeous, but then again, when don't I say that, glad you had a great time at the Glitter Pot. After all that you deserved a little R&R..

Kit said...

love colours and the papers that you have used

Nikki Fairbairn said...

So pretty Debby and I love how you have used the dp behind Tilda too, Gorgeous colouring, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Michelle said...

Oh what a night Debbie but glad you managed to enjoy some me time at crafting. It's not just physical tiredness though when these things hit you it takes a toll emotionally too. Despite all that a lovely card. Take care and be kind to yourself.
x Michelle

lil-paper-pixie said...

Lovely card Debby, never seen your blog before it's fab, have put it in my faves so i don't miss anything.

Sarah

SannaS said...

Oh I love this "flowery" card! Just fabulous! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!
Hugs, SannaS

Andie's Space said...

What a lovely bright card. Especially love your flowers. What an adventure you have had! Hope your hubby is feeling better, & you enjoy the rest og the BH with no more problems.
Regards,
Andrea xx

Tracey said...

This is an incredible card Debby!!

Spyder said...

Tis is a beautiful card, love it!

((Lyn))

Spyder said...

Tis is a beautiful card, love it!

((Lyn))

Craft Addicted said...

Beautiful card Debby

Zehavit

Ilonka said...

Whow Fab card. Great colours. And so pretty.

Big Hugs Ilonka

Fern said...

Glad you had a nice time Deb.
The Gliter Pot sounds like a great shop.
The card is amazing as always.. love the lace.

Fern xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Debby and gorgeous papers. Sounds like you've had a hectic weekend, hope hubby is OK today :) Donna x

Ilonka said...

Whow Fab card. Lovely colours.

Big Hugs Ilonka

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lovely card . loved the flowers. if you get a chance please check out my new blog
love Sarah XXX

Lena Katrine said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colours, the cute ribbon lace, and the pretty flowers!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a fab day at GP so jealous. Love this card Debby papers are scrummy. Enjoy your relaxing time with hubby.

SemSee said...

Another stunner, Debby! Love the ribbon threaded through the broderie anglaise - great effect. Hugs, Sem x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debby,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Debby, hope DH is recovering well, they say kidney stone pain is equivalent to labour pains!
Barbara
x

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful , great take on a lovely sketch.

sounds like you & DD had a fab time.
hope DH is better soon.

love tina x

Victoria said...

This is beautiful Debby. Love the Tilda image and the fab papers you've used! Hope hubbie is feeling better soon!
Hugs, Vicky x

Tab said...

Wow, sounds like a busy BH all round, glad hubby is feeling better and that you were able to go to the GP! Love your card, and I must get those download papers, they are gorge! Love your take on the sketch!
hugs Tab xxx

Sarah said...

Stunning card, beautiful papers!
I hope your hubby is feeling better now. Glad you managed to enjoy yourself at the Glitter Pot demo's. Hope the rest of your BH weekend has been relaxing.
xx :0)

Deb said...

wow, what a weekend for you, glad Hubby managed to pass the stone! Your card is beautiful! Hope tomorrow is less eventful!
Have a great bank holiday! Debx

Nilla said...

Such a sweet card and cheerful colours! Hope hubby is better! hugs from Nilla

Maya said...

Goregous card!!
Love the colours,so fresh!
You`re colouring is fab.
Hugs from Maya :)

Crafting Diva said...

Hi wow what a wild couple of days you have had you still made a stunning card I just love love love these papers can you give me a link to where I can download them thanks you.

Bev said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the adorable image and the fabulous choice of colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. Bev x

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! So amazing!! I just adore your fun coloring and the ribbon treatment is so pretty!!

Swaantje said...

Boahhhhhhhh Debby!
You've created a wonderful card!
And your coloring ist fantastic as always :o)

Carole said...

Really gorgeous card. Sorry to read about your hubby, hope he is doing ok.
Hugs
Carole x

Jill said...

ohh Debby so sorry to hear about your hubby, hope he's ok and I,m pleased you still got to go to the glitter pot, love your beautiful card it's stunning as always hugs JIll xx

Rach said...

sending my best wishes to your hubby.. glad that you had a brilliant time crafting. your card is wonderful as always sweetie. hugs rachxx

Ila said...

Wow!! this Tilda card is Beautiful!!...love the colors and Fabulous details!!...So Glad your hubby is okay...Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Debby! ! Love that lace witht he ribbonthrough it, the colors and oyur coloring, everything is fabulous!

Hugs, K

Dena said...

Glad your hubby is better. Your card is gorgeous I must say. What cute polka dot flowers! Love all of it.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is so lovely! WE are using it as inspiration for the stamp in our store! Hope that is OK!? Love you Debby!
Heidi