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Friday, January 20, 2012

I should do this more often.

Hi all,
Well, it's Friday. Yippee! Daisy has been off school today as she has breathing problems again. She has it every time she is ill, even if it is just a cold. So, we went to the doctors and she has finally been diagnosed with asthma. Hubby has it, as do both Grandads, so it was quite likely, but it has taken at least a year and many illnesses and hospital visits before a diagnosis. I hope now that the inhalers she has been given will help and that she won't miss as much school with illness.
Anyway, I felt like playing with inks and stamps tonight, which I don't do enough of. The card is for hubby's best friend and family to say thank you for our Christmas present. The image is a stamp by Penny Black that I bought last year but haven't used yet. I have inked the papers with antique linen and other brown inks. I have also gone a bit mad with the sandpaper and did a bit of distressing.
I would like to enter this into :
Stampalot challenge - monochromatic
Crop stop - distressed, vintage or shabby chic


Mary J said...

Yeah, I kn ow what you mean Nikki - I gotta stop stamping and colouring and just ink up and create! Love this - you do it brilliantly honey!!


Hi Nikki
A fabulous card love the image and distressing ,hope Daisy is feeling better soon ,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

brenda said...

Morning Nikki

As you might guess, I love this piece, the colours and lots of lovely ink so ticks all the right boxes for me.

Sorry Daisy's got asthma, but it's good to finally get a diagnosis and at least now they can treat it properly. Two of mine are asthmatic and it's amazing how quickly they adjust to using inhalers and recognise the times to use them.

Thank you so much for joining our Monochrimatic theme at Stampalot this months, it's good to see you here and hope you will join us again.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Donna said...

Oh Nic, this is stunning and I love the warm colours and incredibly pretty design, beautiful detail hun :) Donna ♥ x

karen said...

FAB Nikki, lovely details and love the design, hope Daisy is ok, hugs, Karenx

Vicki said...

Fabulous vintage card! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

pinky said...

Poor Daisy, but at least now you know what you are dealing with Nikki. Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

CraftyC said...

A beautiful vintage card Nikki, love the tiles. Hope your daughter gets well soon and with treatment her breathing will be a little better!

CropStop said...

Grea layering and textures! Thank you for joining in the fun at

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is totally ACE Nikki, loving the earthy colours and what a fantastic design, superb work.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

OH I adore this vintage card, so awesome!!!

Rosie said...

Love the distressing and how you put all the elements together! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Sally H said...

such a fabulous monochromatic card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Ellis said...

Fantastic card, looks amazing! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)