Saturday, 21 September 2013

Milestones for Stephen + commissioned card

Good morning Bloggers, I hope you are all well or getting there...hugs
A couple of milestones for Stephen this week, the first on Tuesday when they said he could have normal fluids instead of them being thickened with some horrible stuff, and the second was yesterday when they gave him normal food instead of everything being mashed up. He ate his chicken curry with real gusto :o) He is still saying only about 4 words, but hopefully the rest will come with time!
Anyhow, this card was commissioned by my very good friend Jean for her great-granddaughter and she loved it, thank goodness. It took me several days to make it between work and hospital visiting but I got there in the end!

White base card is from stash, folded to A5.
Papers and images are from an old FF CD.  I printed the stars onto linen card and then cut the 3 out on the Cricut using one of the fonts in SCAL (sorry, forgot which font I used!).
I stuck the negative inside and the positive I raised with sticky foam pads.
I cut the little bears out by hand, and what a fiddly job it was too, then raised them with sticky pads too. Sentiment is computer generated then punched with SU.
I hope that Jaylei liked it :o)
Jackie xx


Sue said...

Hi Jackie, thank you for the update on Stephen. I'm so pleased to hear how well he is doing, I hope he continues to make a good recovery.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the design and adorable FF bears.
Take care
Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Brilliant news about Stephen, so pleased for him. Gorgeous card, love FF. perfect for our current challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, love to see you enter x

kay said...

It's a adorable card Jackie and good to hear of Stephens progress x

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Jackie....So pleased with the progress Stephen is

Myrna said...

Such good news about Stephen,
What an adorable card.

coops said...

so gorgeous jackie.fab sweet ff bears and i love the design :D
fantastic news for your son, no wonder he enjoyed his curry.

xx coops xx

nnalorac said...

Adorable card jackie and so pleased for you and your son. Carolxx

May said...

Great update on your son x Your card is Gorgeous I'm sure little Jaylei will love it... Beautiful design...Hugs May x x x

Tracey said...

Card is lovely Jackie. Great news about Stephen. Tracey x

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Jackie... love how you've used the negative too! I'm sure it went down well with the recipient..

So good to hear that Stephen is progressing... it must be such a worrying time for you..

Big hugs
Christine x

Alizabethy said...

That's good news, he is really making progress now!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Jackie,

I was so pleased to read about Stephen now having solid food instead of the mushy food - that is a great step in his recovery.

I adore your card - love the layout with those cute Forever Friends bears which I love so much. Very clever to use the negative of the 3 on the inside. I never think to look at the negative pieces - what a great idea :-)

Jocelyn x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jackie, very cute. Great news about your son :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Chrissys for Cards said...

Fab card. - love how you used the number. Glad your son is making improvements. Off to catch up on your other posts now.

dizzy di said...

Just love it Jackie xxx
Wonderful news about Stephen - onward and upward! (((HUGS)))
Be back in the lounge soon - been distracted :oops:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love Love the card! My my...what an excellent job cutting all those adorable bears. Ingenuous to use the negative 3 on the inside....great idea! Kudos for all Stephen's improvements....especially the eating.

Mau xx said...

What a super card, I bet it went down a treat Jackie.
So happy to read about Stephen, still lots of prayer flowing :0)
Huge hugs and take care of yourself as best you can.
Mau xxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, love it! Hope Steven continues to make progress. Great news love.

Donna x

Viv said...

Oooh yummy pink card Jackie, I love it of course. So pleased that Stephen is improving all the time too, you must see little changes each time you visit :) Viv xx

Lynne in NI said...

I'm glad to hear Stephen continues to improve ... bet that curry was the best thing he ever tasted!
Beautiful card - very clever to use your negative on the inside :)