Thursday, April 03, 2014

Circles


Its been hard going lately, the building conversion has come to a halt while the moisture dries out of the floor before the flooring can go down and then it will go mad again with everyone doing their finally fix.
Its also been a worrying time lately with my Dad. While Mum has improved and is happy in her new Care home, my Dad has been going downhill and is now in hospital and if I'm honest I doubt he will be going back to his flat the best outcome will be that he too will have to go in a home.
Determined to make a card and I saw Lin's fab card where she returned the die cut back into the card. I decided to use Spellbinders Stately Circles this is so I could join Less is More this week and the Hero Arts sentiment was in a drawer beside me and fitted so thats why I've made my first Christmas card for 2014. The poinsettia is a Spellbinder die with some added gold pearls for the centres.
I'm thinking that CAS cards will be the order of the day for a while.

49 comments:

Kathlene said...

Very very pretty. I've been playing around with sticking diecuts back into their holes...kind of a cool look. Here's to a smooth and quick finish to your conversion project. Mine's still coming along. Hugs, Kathy

Sarah said...

This is a wonderful card Debby. I think with life's trials and tribulations, crafting is the best therapy!! xx

NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous hun, I love it :) xxx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Debby, hope your Dad is comfortable x Susan x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-) I have to have a go at this technique too, simple and so effective :-)

I hope your Dad gets better soon, what a worry for you xx sending a hug xxx Hope your Mum is OK too xxx

luv
Lols x x x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love CAS Christmas card Debby

Anne

Crafting Queen said...

Hope your Dad improves. Lovely card.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Debby wow I love this it looks brilliant! Hope everything works out for your Dad Debbie its so worrying trying to decide what is the best thing to do for them. Hugs Susan x

Beryl said...

So sorry to hear about your dad Debby. Hoping for the best outcome there can be.
Your card is beautiful. Really elegant.
Beryl xx

Malika said...

Lovely card, nice coulors

Malika

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love your beautiful card.

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is simply gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

rachel said...

gorgeous card debby - sorry to hear about your dad - mine's gone in for a minor op today - fingers crossed he'll be okay. They are a worry though aren't they? Hugs rachel x

Bridie @ Simply-Crafting.co.uk said...

Fabulous card, I love that poinsettia die

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Hope you have a great day!

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Trudy said...

Adorable Christmas card Debby...
Hugs Trudy

Becky said...

What a fabulous Christmas card!

Unknown said...

Hi Debby wonderful card I love it. Im glad im not the only one making christmas cards. Ive just had a order for 40 cards. So you will be seeing christmas pop up on my blog. Im going through
the same thing as you with my dad i lost my
mum last year and since then dads gone down hill fast and in and out of
hospital. I do hope your dad will soon be on the mend. Big hugs Debs xx

scrappymo! said...

So sorry to hear that your Dad is poorly. It is so hard to see them struggle...at least in the care home you know they are getting well taken care of. It is a huge transition for them though!

Your card is gorgeous. I love the look of this taking out the die and putting it back it. Wonderful!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and fab colours.xxx

Lin said...

Love it, Debby, beautiful mix of elements (and thanks for the mention!). So sorry to hear about your Dad......I can understand, as my parents are in their 90's, and you just can't help worrying about them.......

Claire said...

A lovely simple design. Hugs, Claire x

Deb said...

This is just stunning, love your CAS cards!
Debxx

Lynne said...

Fabulous, love this technique. Hope all goes well with your mum and dad.
Lynne xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Debby - love it.
Sorry about your Dad - I hope he gets better soon
Lorraine x

Carol L said...

You have inspired me to try using my dies in a whole new way! I love the look of this one, especially that poinsettia accent! NJ!

G Peplow said...

Gorgeous card, love the dotty sentiment too :D It's hard when our parents are not well, I hope things improve for your Father Debby :) x

heidy said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Debby!!
Love your fabulous card!!
XXX Heidy

Carol S. said...

Love this style Debby. Great idea that I keep forgetting to do! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chrissy said...

Very elegant Debby..love the crisp white with red accents...beautiful.
All the best to your Dad..maybe he is missing your Mum and they could be together in the same home..

luv CHRISSYxx

Deborah said...

Love today's card Debby. Hope everything works out okay with your Dad.

Deborah A

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Sorry to hear about your dad...sometimes life really sucks doesn't it!! Try and keep positive and take each day at a time - it's an old cliché but it'll help.

Gorgeous card btw - CAS and very classy. Hugs Janine x

Debs said...

So beautiful and elegant Debby - love the design.
Debs xx

Cheryl W. said...

This is beautiful, Debby. Love that deep red poinsettia. So sorry to hear about your dad. I do hope he shows some improvement soon, even if he does need to go into a home. It's hard to worry so about him. Hugs to you.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous Debby and I love that sentiment stamp.

Kath x

coops said...

so beautiful debby.gorgeous cas design ;D

xx coops xx

Brawny x said...

I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a fabulous card even though it looks simple. I didn't realise it was yours Debby. I love it and will be stealing it when it comes to my Xmas cards
Love Lea x

Pat said...

I love the idea of putting the die back in to the card and the sentiment is gorgeous. The S/B Poinsettia die is pretty too. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Debby, I love it!!
Kevin xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

MargaretD said...

Your cards are always so beautiful!

Jackie Scott said...

Such a striking card in all its simplicity! Will have to try this.
Beautiful!

Linda said...

Stunning CAS design ..... very elegant! xx

Leigh said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad, Debby. Hope he gets well soon.

Chrissie said...

This is another late visit for me this week Debby, although I thought I had already commented on it... maybe I clicked away from the page too soon!
What a superb design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

XxJULESxX said...

wow so gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Debby. Sorry to hear about your dad, I do hope he improves very soon. xxx

Juls said...

very stylish!! Hugs Juls

Archies Mum said...

Love your card Debby, like how you've put the die cut back into the card, great idea.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

LOVE your inlaid diecut Debby - so pretty! I have never tried this technique - will have to give it a whirl.

Sorry about your Dad - it's so heart-wrenching when your parents start to age and need more care. They need their independence but often they aren't safe to live in their own place anymore. I feel for you so much Debby - {{hugs}}

Jocelyn x