Thursday, 6 September 2012

More cards

Hi you all! First of all, thanks to all those yesterday who left me good wishes for my cat-scan. The appointment wasn't until 4.30 in the afternoon, so I tried to keep myself busy making cards and eating chocolate till it was time to go, as I was rather hyper....  I found a parking space directly in front of the radiologist's, so that was something. I was terribly nervous, I hate going into those machines, but the people were all very nice, and understanding, and did their best to calm me down. I didn't have to wait at all, so it was over in half an hour, but it was a long half an hour! Anyway, now it is over and done with, and I can go to my doc next week to get the results.

These are some of the cards I made in my nervous frenzy. The square cards are just under 7" square. I used a cream coloured card with a light shimmer. The first one has a background paper in 70s look, and some strips of different designer papers across the front. I once again used my umbrella man; this time cut from paper which had been painted and drawn on, and which I then cut up and used for die-cuts. I think the colours go very well with the background papers.

The second one is again various designer papers layered one over the other. 'Live' has been cut with a Sizzix die, and for embellies I used a gold-sprayed flower, a strip of gold embossed paper and a piece of thin ribbon.

This one has been made similarly, using different papers. The top paper is from Graphics 45, and the diamond in the middle has been cut double and decoupaged to give more depth. The word is again cut with a Sizzix die.

And here again, the same but different!

I am linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

I think these cards could be used for men or women; whatever, I am slowly replenishing my stock of cards.

Hope you all have  great day, take care, and thanks for visiting!


  1. I love them all, a really beautiful selection! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Glad you didn't have to hang around yesterday and your makes are inspiring as always :)
    Von ♥

  3. Sorry I managed to miss that you had to undergo a scan Valerie and wish you well for the results.
    Gorgeous cards you've made with lovely pattern and textured looking too.
    Hope you have a great day too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. You certainly used your nervous energy to positive effect Valerie, a beautiful selection of cards. Have a good day. Suze xx

  5. These are wonderful cards, Valerie! :]
    They seem to have a Fall theme to them?
    Anyway you put it, these are great cards, love the layouts!! ~xx

  6. Love them all but "Dream" is my favourite...those Graphic 45 papers are wonderful!
    Pleased the scan is out of the way.
    Hugs xx

  7. Fantastic selection, love that green man. Glad you got the scan over okay yesterday.
    Yvonne x

  8. So happy you survived the cat scan (or it survived you). It's over and you can r e l a x today. Your cards and beautiful, Valerie. Sissix must have some new dies out - haven't seen the Live one before. Very nice. hugs,Donna

  9. I swear you do your best work when you are stressed! Beautiful!

  10. well its all over and everything was fine, thats a relief for you I would say.The work you created from your anxious state is beautiful,

  11. Well done on getting through your ordeal and wow, weren't you busy with nervous energy! All your cards are beautiful but I love the umbrella man one and the first of your 'Live' cards best - stunning!
    Try to use your energy between now and next week to create even more gorgeous things.

  12. These cards are stunning Valerie! I love how you dress umbrella man, he always looks fabulous when you use him and the Sizzix words cards are awesome also! Glad you put the nervous energy to good use!

  13. I hope your test went well, I'll be thinking of you and wishing good thoughts your way.
    As always, I am in love with your umbrella man and your other cards are wonderful too! Isn't it a blessing to be able to put our worries (and all the other feelings) into our art!

  14. So many wonderful cards you have here. I just love to see what you create.


  15. Another fab selection cards, Val! Glad all went well yesterday! Hugs, Barb

  16. I hate waiting for these sorts of appointments, too, but you really put your time to good use! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the one that says "Dream" with the fruit!

  17. What a beautiful cards you've made. Hope everythings is okay with the results! Good luck! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  18. Fabulous makes, all are really individual and beautiful.
    I recognise the agitated feeling it's the fight or flight reflex, not pleasant I'm glad it didn't take too long getting your scan done, hugs Gay x
    p.s, Chocolate/crafting is the answer LOL x

  19. Wow Valerie, those cards are all incredible! Sorry you are having stress over the Scan, but I know how you feel and at least you did not have to wait too long! I just hope your knee will heal quickly!

    I received your posted mail and how generous and sweet you are! So much beauty for these eyes to behold! Love them all and I can't thank you enough!

    Hugs and sending prayers and possitive thoughts!

  20. Hi Valerie. Pleased to hear everything went ok yesterday and it didn't take too long. Wonderful cards. It is great that you could turn a stressful time into a creative one. Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Florence xx

  21. So pleased that it wasn't as bad as you expected yesterday and hope the results are all ok.

    How wonderful that you could make such wonderful cards while you were in a frenzy. All of them are terrific.

    Love Chrissie xx

  22. These are wonderful! I"m so impressed you didn't get chocolate fingerprints anywhere ;-) Hoping all went well and that you get your news very soon.

  23. Oh Valerie sorry to hear you had to undergo having a cat scan i do sympathize as I have had several and know how daunting they can be, am sure all will be well and the results will just fine but sending lots of warm hugs from Greece. You made some fab cards in your panic though especially love the first one.


  24. Really really like the man w/umbrella! Very unique in every way - background, composition and colors!

  25. Wishing you all the best with your Dr. results! pretty cards
    hugs Lynn

  26. More gorgeous cards. This time I love the first one with the man and the umbrella. Great colors and composition. t/c, gerri

  27. Gorgeous cards Valerie. Love the man with the umbrella and backgrounds papers. Hope all has gone well with your scan. x


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