Friday, 11 March 2011

Be Braveheart

Hi all thank Crunchie it's Friday, but no doubt in the blink of an eye it will be Monday morning again, why do weekends seem so far apart and last such a short time, must be working too hard?

Here is a card I made for my nephew, well one of them when I should really have been doing my design team things, ah well but I though his need was greater. My nephew in question lives in Shropshire and is the grand old age of 8. This card is really to cheer him up as he has a very poorly finger and thumb , apparently as I've not seen it his thumb and index finger are swollen and are progressively getting bigger. His mum has seen 3 GP's all within a week and all came up with a different diagnosis. She actually works at the hospital and has seen a doctor there who is doing blood tests and scans to try and find out what it is. his mum says if she touches it when he is asleep he flinches and cries so it must be really painful. Both his mum and Dad are obviously very worried as my brother suffered with juvenile arthritis when young so that is obviously on there minds.

I thought he might appreciate a card to cheer him up while he is having all the tests, I often think not knowing is worse than getting a diagnosis, so fingers crossed it's quickly resolved and nothing too sinister.

I decided on this fab cutie from Sugar Nellie called BraveheartI've had him ages and I think only used him once, (very sad), just seemed to fit the bill. Josh my nephew is into nature so though he would appreciate the spring flowers too, hope he doesn't mind them being pink too much.
I coloured my puss with promarkers and simply mounted on purple mirri card. The ribbons are from my stash, the sentiment is a cuddly buddly stamp and the base paper was a magazine freebie.I embossed the sentiment with moonglow imperial purple gold embossing powder and kept the design quite simple as the sugar bowl layout worked well for a boy, well I thought so anyway.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty sentiments-just for you(I don't have that sentiment on a stamp so hopefully this one will still count)
MAWTT-for a male
The sugar bowl-layout and spring
For fun challenges-spring
Simon says -anything goes
Ladybug-spring colours
Belli challenge-animals
Stampin for the weekend-springtime
Crafty calendar-spring
Lollipop crafts-critters
crafty pad-ribbon
Lets ink it up-embossing
Phindy's -get well soon/thinking of you


Whimsey said...

What a super cute image; love the pop of bright blue!!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.


Lisa Jane said...

oh i love that image .. wish my pussy cat was scared of mice lol

Thanks for joining in my male themed challenge at MAWTT this week and also the spring colours challenge at LCI
Lisa ;)

WencheP said...

Adorable image, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Unknown said...

Cute card, adorable image, thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie love your fabulous card the image is super & I'm sure your nephew will love it. Hope he gets it all sorted real soon hun, bless him.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Squirrel x said...

I think he will love it hun, and I am certain it will cheer him up. Hope the cause is found soon and it can be treated quickly, poor little soul. Gorgeous, cheery card hun - that cat reminds me so much of Vince - when we had garage mice he would run a mile. What a wuss lol! Hugs Sxx

DesignerDiva said...

Lovely card, that image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
Laurie x

Unknown said...

wow, what a perfectly named image for your little nephew!...hope he gets better quick!...i'm sure he will be thrilled to get your card. it's adorable!!


Cor* said...

What a cute little cat! Wonderfully done. Was a pleasure to see your embossed creation at LIIU! Thanks for playing! Good luck!

Mary J said...

Ahh, what a sweet card, Julye! I adore that satin ribbon - really lifts it!

Thx for sharing wiht us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Mary J xxx

Anonymous said...

Isn't he such a cutie, i love this image! Fab card and gorgeous ribbon too.

Thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl

Ali x

Anne said...

Cute card, hope your nephew's feeling better soon. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Pami said...

Hi Julye, oh dear your poor nephew, bless him, i hope he gets better very soon. You have made a lovely card for him, I love the image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT and also at LCI this week. Good luck. Pami x

Patsi said...

Great card, what a cute cat! Thanks for joining us at LIIU xx

Tammy L said...

What a cute card. I love your image! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week and hope to see you again!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Very FAB card, I love you image it really is too cute and I think your nephew will love this! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad weekly challenge of Ribbon. Good luck in the draw to win that awesome prize! and I hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge The Navy Wife

Sue U said...

Awww, love this image,m your nephew is bound to love it - I hope they figure out what is causing his finger and thumb to hurt so much, poor little love :-(

Thanks for joining in with my Spring Colours Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sue xx

Barbara said...

Very cute card, Julye. I love the CAS design. I am sure your nephew will just love it :)Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "ribbon" challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge. XX

Janna Werner said...

Hi Julye, very lovely layers creation! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week! Janna

Cards By MI said...

Very sweet and adorable image. Cute card. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs

uksharon said...

Cute card

Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Real cute card hun, I'm sure it will cheer him up no end....hope they find out whats wrong soon xx

Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Helen Dooley said...

too funny. this is cute. THanks for playing along on for fun.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiment Just for You Challenge! Jo xxx