Saturday, 12 July 2008

Tropical Delight..... At Last My First Creation In Four Weeks....

I have been a very naughty blogger but as most of you know, i do have a good excuse, With Gizmo ill i got stressed and my RA decided to rear its ugly head, well i am now not so sure that stress was causing it! well all of it anyway. It's funny I've just been over at Claudia's blog paying a visit and she was saying about the weather being awful and stormy, well for the last three or so weeks the weather here has been up and down and the rain we are getting for June/July i don't think is normal summer weather for us, as most RA suffers will tell you, our bodies are like barometers, we know when the weather is going to be bad as our joints start to ache like mad and swell up, i think it's a little of both weather and stress, but i wanted to show you the sky from my house at six this evening, as you know it is light here till ten in the evening so the dark sky is definitely storm clouds gathering......i thought it looked really pretty, but my joints are screaming go away...LOL


Well I'm rambling again, i am finally back to posting, and boy do i have some posts to make, tomorrow I'm going to show you all the beautiful things I've received from my blogging friends over the last few weeks and still today i got a totally unexpected but gorgeous card from Heidi and the most wonderful photograph of Henrik and Martine, she is so lucky to have such beautiful children, Heidi is away on holiday at the moment, i hope Mickey and Minnie Mouse are looking after them all on the first leg of their trip...

My first card is for Mojo Monday, I'm posting it first as they have to be in by tomorrow...i started colouring images using SU inks my friend Claudia very kindly orders for me, a couple of weeks ago so i have lots ready to use..... this one is using a Stampin Up stamp set called Embrace Life, i especially love the sentiment in this set, we should all Embrace Life and be grateful for what we have... i also desperately wanted to start using the last two Studio Calico kits i had, this is the first time I've used them in ages and my new kit is arriving any day, and again Mark treated me to the full set....i am a lucky girl to have such a wonderful husband....i used scenic route papers as i felt they had a tropical feel to them...this one was strips of all of the papers in the range...and i used H2o's in the center to give it all sparkle...by the way Maria has a fantastic tutorial here, you really should visit her blog, she has lots of fantastic tutorials and is an amazingly talented lady... You will have to excuse my wonky snaps, i used my crop-a-dile but didn't realise that my hands weren't quite up to squeezing.....and they sort of went a little bit wonky donkey.....It is so good to be back making cards and visiting blogs, things have been so difficult over the last few weeks...Gizmo is now doing so well, yesterday Gizmo went for his first full walk down to the river (no he's not allowed to go in...) without him having to have a ride back on my mobility scooter and today amazingly he's been twice, two one hour walks, and he's coming off the lead to have a run around and roll in any thing he can find that stinks to high heavens....LOL i really don't understand it, i have one dog that hates to get dirty poor Pika get so upset if he's dirty but Gizmo, if he finds something smelly or dead even he'll roll in it, it's so funny he has these stiff little legs and all four end up in the air with his little bottom wriggling in delight.....he doesn't much like the baths he has to have though.......Well that's all from me today, I'm going to have an hour blog hopping and catching up with friends before bed.....I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and can enjoy a lazy Sunday............(what's one of those again!!!!!)

Big Crafty Hugs Tina xx

P.S I can't believe i deleted my signature again.....

8 comments:

Claudia Rosa said...

what a wonderful card Tina.
love the wonderful colors you choosed
love
claudia

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love your beautiful card Tina and love the colour scheme, Have just joined SU and can't wait to try out the inks, Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Ila said...

Your card is Beautiful Tina!! I love the colors, paper and the flower just glistens....Lovely!!!

Alison said...

Your card is beautiful Tina. Thank you for visiting my blog, feel free to copy the fibro ribbon. I hope you RA isn't too bad I know what you mean about the weather. I suffer from Psoriatic Athritis and my hands are like balloons at the moment but I won't give in to it. Take care, Alison

Rach said...

Hi Tina,
so nice to see you blogging again,
Hope your RA eases a little. I love your card that you have made for Mojo Monday...beautiful image and beautifully coloured. hugs rach.xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Hi Tina
So nice that you are back blogging and showing off a gorgeous card - which has been coloured so beautifully...as always! I ordered some SU re-inkers and am looking forward to having a play with them after my holiday. Love your weather pictures..it's been like that here too. It's a lovely sunny day today, and guess what, I'm ironing!!! Glad Gizmo is doing ok.
Hugs
Carole ;o)

Julee from Verve said...

Just beautiful. I love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing! :)

Scrapmumur said...

I love your card Fabulous!!!
Beautiful composition of sketch.
Thanks so much for the nice comments you left in my blog.
Hugs
Mumur