Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rubber stamped card

Hi everyone

Sorry I have been missing for so long.  My Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of February and had to have surgery to remove the tumour, he is recovered from his surgery and will start chemotherapy soon.  My Mom had to have emergency surgery to remove a spinal cyst and fuse vertebrae shortly after Dad's op. I had to run their household, their business that is open 7 days a week and look after the patients.  So I have been seriously challenged over the last while, but we are over the hurdle, it is getting easier everyday and both of my parents are doing better.  My hubby and children have been incredibly supportive by putting meals on the table when I have been missing, waiting around at school to be fetched by Mom or a friend, etc.

I have been making the occasional card in the last week or 2 as I am no longer working 7 days a week and I've had the last two wonderful weekends off.  This card was for an order.  The background is created with a Hero Arts stamp and emboss set.  I am really fond of this set at the moment and all my cards recently have been made with it.  I stamped the image with Brilliance black and then put it in the embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I then coloured the flowers and leaves with my Promarkers.  The set is A6 size so I had to join 2 images to make this A5 card, the join is hidden by the punched paper and ribbon.  The lacy rectangle is a die from Marianne's Design that I bought from Country Crafts.

Enjoy your week!  Thanks for popping past!


Sharon said...

Oh wow Debbie. Hope that your folks health issues will improve. Thinking of you all during this time and keeping you in prayer. A lovely card. Thanks for sharing, hugs Sharon x

Debbie Harris said...

Thank you for the kind words Sharon! Hugs xx