Saturday, 15 May 2010

Been AWOL, so a quick catch up!!!! Plus, distressed card for Crafty Cardmakers

I cannot believe it's been over a week since I last blogged, very very naughty!!

There have been a number of reasons, one being that Ian and I caught an awful bug a couple of weeks ago, which we didn't manage to shake off before the Port Sunlight show as we'd hoped.  So ended up getting a lot worse.  I've can't remember ever having a bug like it and really couldn't summon any energy for anything.

I should have posted the card above last week, it was for the Crafty Cardmakers current blog challenge, the theme being distressed, for which I was the guest designer.  It seems to have been a popular challenge.  If you wish to join in you still have a little time.

I used the nesties label 8, some of the background paper is from one of the new Tim Holtz paper stacks that I distressed with Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky distress inks.  I used Tracey's keys design from the Artistic Elements sheet.  I had a plan to use this along with a brass key which typically I couldn't find by the deadline.  I have now added it so may change the photo.  I did find the mini keys by 7 gypsies that I attached with a curly clip, aren't they cute!

The Port Sunlight show was yet again another brilliant show, very busy, too busy to take photos I'm afraid, I totally forgot after intending to take some.  Vix did a brilliant job with her demos, we're hoping she'll do the same at the October show.

Will catch up with more tomorrow.



  1. Looks very nice ! Glad you have both recovered too ! Wrlcome back to blogland !

  2. So glad to see you posting again Jill it sounds really nasty this bug x Hope you and Ian feel better soon and hope to see you on Wednesday x Janet

  3. Lovely card. I love the stamp you used. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Hi Jill
    Sorry to hear you've been so poorly,but glad you're feeling more like it now. Must be something in the air, we've been a poorly household too this week.
    Love this Key card, the key charms compliment it brilliantly and the colours are gorgeous.

  5. Awesome card! I hope you and Ian are both feeling better, Ron and I were both down with an upper respiratory infection, and mine also moved into my upper airways, and TADA!! Bronchitis!
    so we were wipped out, and coughing up lungs. :(

    On the mend now, thanks to antibiotics, and good cough syrup (expectorant)


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