Thursday, 26 November 2009

Yah, I’m back………..well sort of.

Oh, it’s been so long…..but I’m back at long last!

Well, I am for this week anyway, but then I’m off again for a week and back the week after that but I just couldn’t stay away any longer.

As you know, I’ve been having a break for the last two months after having an op on my eye at the end of September.
If you don’t know what happened or haven’t seen the photo you can read about what happened Here.

I had to go back to Moorfields eye hospital on Monday for a check up and they seem to think that my recovery is all going to plan, even thought my sight is still not back to normal.
Unfortunately a side effect of the operation is a cataract forming, so my sight is going to slowly get worse before it gets better but they have said that in a couple of weeks I can go to my own optician to update my lenses which should help in the short term and when I go back to Moorfields in three months they should be able to give me an idea of when I’ll be able to have the cataract removed.

The good news is that I can actually get back to some crafting at long last and boy have I missed it, but I really mustn’t over do things.

I’ve decided to kick things off with this weeks dare from the Daring Cardmakers.

Jozza has set us the fiendish challenge of making a card that’s all White with just a touch of colour on the main image.

I found this really difficult because I like to ink the edges of everything to within an inch if their lives and without the ink I think my card looks unfinished.

All I can say is thank heavens for my Cuttlebug embossing folders!

I’ve used two on my card for texture and I’ve also embossed the card blank with White detail embossing powder and a lovely flourish rubber stamp.

I’m looking forward to checking out everyone’s dare cards but please forgive me if I don’t get around to leaving a message on everyone’s blog. Because of my sight problem computer time is still being kept to a minimum at the moment but I’ll try my best.

Thanks for coming to visit.


A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hammer)
Dies – Spellbinder Nestabilities (Large Scalloped Oval & Large Classic Oval)
Inks –Tsukineko VersaFine (Black)
Rubber Stamps – Basic Grey Two Scoops (Swirlie) Creative Expressions (Festive Banister)Embossing Powder - Stamp'n'Stuf (Clear)
Embossing Folders – Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots & Texture Textile)
Paper Punch – Xcut (Large Holly)
Glitter Glue – Stickles (Red & Green)

Other Bits
Peel-Off Greeting


Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Sue, you're doing really well! Partially back is a good thing! Don't over do it the card, am scared of white. Always ends up with blood or fingerprints on it!

Lythan said...

Fabulous card Sue - I do love that banister stamp!

Paula said...

great to see you crafting and blogging again - wonderful DCM card

Kathy said...

I was so pleased to see you back crafting with us Sue. Your card is so lovely and elegant, the stamp is just perfect for this dare

Hazel said...

I've been wondering how you are - so glad to see that you are able to craft a bit - don't go overdoing it - it's a very classy card - take care and lots of love x

Angie said...

Glad to see you back the card.

Rosanne said...

What a gorgeous card!