Apologies for not being about much, those new tablets are evil & I've spent a lot of time falling asleep, staggering, slurring and on my knees with my head down the loo, but I have no pain yaaaayyyyyy lol. I have been naughty today and not taken this mornings dose as I wanted to have a few hours of "normality" & catch up with a few things before going ga ga again lol. I have spoken to 2 people who have been through the awful side effects stages & they have both said stick with it and you'll be pleased you did as it will get better & they are brilliant for long term pain, so I am going to keep popping them, you know the old saying "no pain, no gain" well I'm guessing that's the case.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
so we'd love to see you cards with blue as the main colour.
My DT card today is a birthday card I made a couple of weeks ago for my scrummy great nephew Ollie's 1st Birthday
Image - hAnglar & stAnglar
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Sentiment - Magnolia & post marks - Lili of the Valley
Tools - Nesties, Magnolia Doo Hickey flag, Cuttlebug postage stamp die, Tim Holtz Vintage Market alphabet
For those who want the Copic colours I did actually remember to make a note of them!
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E011, R20, Hair - E25, E31,E50, Clothes & Hat - B95, B93, B91, C3, C1, C00, Wings - B000, B00, B01, Shoes - C3, C1, C00
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
2 Sisters - things with wings, Crafty Emma's - anything goes, Fairy Fun Fridays - things with sparkly wings, Fussy & Fancy - Happy Birthday/ animal print, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes linky party, Just Magnolia & hAnglar - anything goes, Simply Create Too - lots of layers, Pixie Dust Studio - monochromatic, Flutterby Wednesday - open, The Paper Shelter - anything goes, The Pixie Cottage - monochromatic/sketch, Ruby's Rainbow - child/baby, Anything goes - blue + 1 other colour, Papertake - anything goes
Unfortunately I couldn't go to Ollie's party as I was in too much pain which I was gutted about but I did give Jodie instructions to take lots of piccy's for me and here are a couple of my favourites.
My big baby boy Gareth giving little Ollie his first Ukulele lesson,
and one very happy little Ollie who loves his vibrating ball, awwwwww, he's such a cutie and is always such a happy little man, he even puts up with being smothered with kisses & cuddles without complaining, and trust me he gets a lot of them lol.
That's me done peeps, I am going to whizz round some blogs before I zonk out again.
Thanks for stopping by
stunning card, love everything about it, so much to look at again, and sorry you could not make it to the party looked like he was having fun. Keep taking the tablets we don't mind you being a bit ga ga :)ReplyDelete
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)
Awww Mandy what a cute little nephew you have!! Look at that laughing little face - gorgeous. I love your card too, especially that little banner. Fabulous.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see you come out the other side!! LOL (tablets I mean!)
gorgeous card and fabby pics xReplyDelete
Hiya! Hope you had a fab Christmas. Such a gorgeous card - love the shades of blue and the fab flags. Hope you get used to those nasty tablets soon. Can’t wait to see what you create in 2012 :-) Love ‘n’ hugs, Mel xxReplyDelete
Your card is so gorgeous! I just love how you colored this lovely angel! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge BlogReplyDelete
Wow this is gorgeous. I love the layout and beautiful fresh colour. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.ReplyDelete
beautifully colored..and the sprinkle on the wings perfect!!..tfs..loves yaReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about the battle with strong painkillers. I am on a cocktail of them myself(baclofen,pregabalin and morphine) the side effects in my case are worse than evil!! You are in my thoughts! Still your card is Fantastic! I am loving all elements you used and your coloring.
Woww this is absolutely stunning Mandy! Love your coloring!! Such a great card!ReplyDelete
A gorgeous card and love the pics hope you are feeling better, soon take care
Hugs Dianne xx :)
Adorable!!!... Ollie is sooooo Cute!.. I love that last photo!! .. Sad that you could not go!.. Hope you are getting better....SOOOON!. Big hug!..ReplyDelete
The card is Lovely.. Cute image.. And I love the blue color!!....
Great Coloring Job.. And I suddenly remembered the Spellbinder die that you have used... I HAVE bought it almost 1,5 year ago... But it is gone... I havent seen it since...( :o( ).... But ... I might have forgotten it at the lunch place... or it is in my stash .... somewhere!! :o)
Beautiful card Mandy and glad the pains are under control. Ollie looks so cute!ReplyDelete
i´ve just found your blog and it´s lots of beutyful things hear :O) Il will came back for more inspiration :O)ReplyDelete
OH this is adorable! Looks like he had a fabulous party. :)ReplyDelete
your card is such a cute work of art!ReplyDelete
thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!
hugs and kisses from germany,
I do so love Hanglar and what a beautifully designed card. Hope you are feeling better xxxxx AmandaReplyDelete
This is so cute, Ollie is such a lovely boy, looks quite lively and enjoying himself......:))ReplyDelete
Those tablets are the pits, ut if it takes the pain away, worth it, hang in there!!
Your card is gorgeous Mandy with a cute image! Realy adorable and so is your little nephew! hugs, MarliesReplyDelete
Hi Mandy, love your card, and what a cute little boy!! So sorry you're not doing well hun, hope you feel better soon! HUgs, FreaReplyDelete
So sweet card!!ReplyDelete
oh hun brillaint,just love this to bits hun really beautiful love the wonderful photos,too,hope you feel better soon hun hugs cherylxxReplyDelete
happy new year, sorry the pills have been makin ya yukky, totally gorgeous card as always, fab colouring, lovely papers & design, gorgeous piccies, sue,x
Absolutely stunning card Mandy, perfect for Ollie. What a handsome little fella he is too.ReplyDelete
Hope the side effects ease a little soon
Very cute and sweet! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card Mandy and your nephew is just gorgeous, his smile is stunning! So sorry you are feeling below par on your tablets, hope your body starts getting used to them really soon xxxReplyDelete
hey Mandy...Happy New Year and hope those drugs kick in soon!!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous wee boy...look at his big eyes..a wee cutie!!
Fabby card too.
Beautiful card. Hope you start feeling better soon. Jeanette & MichelleReplyDelete
Really sweet Birthday card. Love the Fleur de Lis frame behind the image. And Your nephew is so cute and cheery kid. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge blogReplyDelete
Oh your family look like they are having a great time but who's teaching who..........lol stunning card again Mandy beautiful image and lovely background:) Sandra HReplyDelete
Aww hun, this is lovely, i love the hanglar stamps their really cute, i bet he will love it, love the pics to, looks like they had lots of fun, thnx 4 email, hun have replied, hugz for now K xxReplyDelete
Very sweet card!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, and gorgeous photos!! JuliexxReplyDelete
Goodness Mandy what a fab card I am inspired to use my hanglars again! The photos are so cute too he looks like he had the best time. I hope the meds get better soon hun hugs rebekah xxReplyDelete
Hiya Mandy, keep popping those pills baby!ReplyDelete
Love your card - as always, beautiful colouring.
Feel better soon.
Fantastic card - love the image and the backing papers. Little Ollie is so cute. Sorry that you're not feeling well - maybe you should ask the Doctor to change your tablets if you are being sick.ReplyDelete
Your card is so cute as is Little Ollie! Thanks for playing with us at FBW!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Mandy, love the image and fabulous colouring....gorgeous wee Ollie, he is a picture of happiness...ReplyDelete
Mandy your card and Ollie are both simply adorable! I am sorry you missed his party because of the pain and painkillers. It is rough when you first start them, but keep at it, it will get better! Your body will adjust and get used to them and after awhile you will start to have less pain and function much better. I had a great Dr. that let me play with the dosage some, heavy at night, lighter in the day and what times I could take them helped if I had something or somewhere to go. You and your body will learn and it will be so worth it in the end. I have been on the pain meds for over 10 years now and because of them I live a relatively normal life... if there is such a thing! LOL! It just took awhile to find the dose that helped with the pain, but let me function more normally! I have a big shoulder if you ever want to talk... feel free to email me! Keep up your cardmaking and your sense of humor... it will keep you sane! hehehe!ReplyDelete
I forgot to thank you for listing the colors you used... that is a great help for us beginners learning what colors go together and look like. Just love the colors you used here, the blues are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Oh hun, what a totally gorgeous card (mind you, everything you do is gorgeous so no change there, lol), the colours are fabulous and the image too cute for words, loving the 1st postage stamp detail. Such a shame you missed the party. Sorry that your pills are taking such a toll hun - alcohol produces similar symptoms for me (or is that because I have too much?) - really hope you adjust to them soon and the side effects settle down. It's got to be worth trying if you can be pain free. Huge huggles, SxxxReplyDelete
What a sweet card for a little boy.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous card and lovely photographs :o)ReplyDelete
Stick with the tabs and you will be back in no time at all.....hugs
Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow in our "Something for baby/child" challenge
Hope you will join us again soon x
What a sweet card Mandy!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous design and your collouring is amazing
Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, gorgeous photos too made me smile hugs pops xReplyDelete
Fab card,Mandy!Your nephew is so cute!xReplyDelete
What a lovely card its so sweet and I love the colours and the little lad who recieved it is a real cutie,
Heather & Bronwyn x x
Awww Mandy he is so cute, what a little beauty...ReplyDelete
Your card is perfect, so sweet.xx
Hope your soon feeling better hun, everyone seems to suffering with one thing and another just lately, we need some sun..xxx
Mandy,gorgeous card for a gorgeous little boy!!!!!ReplyDelete
Sounds awful for you at the moment but hopefully it will work out for the best.With no pain,it`s got to be worth it!!!
Take it easy.
Sorry your still feeling sick :((
Your body just needs to get use to them.
Ollie's card is adorable!
Love, Mel. xxx
your baby is adorable :) :) that's why all your creations are beautiful because of him...ReplyDelete
dear mandy this is just so cuteReplyDelete
I wish you a happy, healthy and creative year 2012.
send you xoxo and you can feel better soon
Your card is gorgeous! Love the image, colors and design! Thanks for playing with us in the 2 Sisters Challenge!ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous card for a lovely little boy! Wonderful pictures of a happy one year old:)ReplyDelete
Hi hunny, wow this is fab, love the image and design, loved our chat today, your defo as nuts as me lol,ReplyDelete
hope your not zonked out after your meds too much, catch up soon, hugs Liz xx
Really beautiful card, love the colours and the image is so cute. I do hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Mandy, love the colours and the layout. And what a cute wee chap Ollie is!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Mandy, love the colours and the layout. And what a cute wee chap Ollie is!ReplyDelete
You stick with it chum keep popping them tabs, and here's hoping they start to work with you chum,
This card is Beautiful love these blues just stunning throughout love all your detail.
Thanks for sharing your pic's Ollie is a wee star ahh''' his wee face he is gorgeous chum and also a very handsome son too.. great pic's.
Thank you so much for the link, this has really meant a lot you can never have enough info on ASD big Hugs you are on in a million chum, if you get a wee chance and feel well enough to pop over I've left a wee message on my latest post for you chum take care.
Lots Love & Hugs
Hi Mandy this is just such a total delight to see that image is gorgeous the colours and design look super.ReplyDelete
Awww this is so so cute, love the shades of blue.. and such sweet photos. Sorry to hear you are still in pain, hope at least it will be worth it taking the pills. Hugs xxReplyDelete
Wow spectacular card once again!!!!! Beautiful pictures too!!!! I do hope you feel better soon!~!!!ReplyDelete
this is just such a total delight to see that image is gorgeous the colours and design look super.ReplyDelete
Wow what a LUCKY little Ollie to have an Aunty like you to make him such a special card!!! Just wonderful and hang in there hun~~hope things turn around soon for you.ReplyDelete
Hugz and prayers
Adorable card, I love all the embellishments you chose and Ollie is too cute! Just wanna pick him up and hug him! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Flutterby Wednesdays!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Mandy - you won Top 5 in our Happy Birthday/Animal Print challenge over at Fussy and Fancy - please pop over and grab your badge.ReplyDelete
xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx