Thursday 17 July 2014

Another commission, this time for a happier occasion

Good morning everyone, here's a few hugs for those who need or  want them {{{{{hugs}}}}}.

I drove over to Macclesfield yesterday afternoon, a round trip of 100 miles, to visit a very dear friend. It is the furthest I have driven since my shoulder and back pains started/came back, and Stephen's stroke. I did suffer last night for the long drive, but it was worth every minute of it. Thank you Viv for your wonderful curry. At least now I know that I can do it Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :o)

It's been a while since I updated you all on Stephen's progress. On the 26th of this month it will be 11 months since he suffered a massive stroke, and whilst he still has difficulty communicating and his arm is still paralysed, his walking is phenomenal.  He uses his bus pass a lot and gets on and off buses regularly to get himself out and about. For those of you who do not know, Stephen is my son.

Anyhow, onto my card for today :o)

I was asked to make an 8x8 card and the only stipulation was that it must have the Sizzix Daisy on it.
8x8 card blank, I think it might be Papermania.
Pearlised card was embossed with my new A4 Embossalicious folder.
Sizzix Bigz daisy, one of my all time favourites and recently recued from languishing in the bottom of a box.  The daisy was cut from the same pearlised card, and lightly inked with silver Brilliance inkpad, although it doesn't show up on here.
Memory Box leaves and sentment mat cut from silver mirri card.
Sentiment is computer generated and cut with Spellbinders, as is the mat. 
Leftover scraps were used to punch the flutterbies with Martha Stewart punch.
Inside panel cut with Spellbinders Grand Nesties.
I hope that I haven't put you all to sleep, this is a lot of writing for me :o)
Jackie xx


Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card the embossed background and the daisy...

Well done on your long drive...and glad to hear your son is getting out and about...Joolsx

aussie aNNie said...

Jackie a beautiful care with that lovely die and flowers...and equally as beautiful is the news of your son. I did not know of Stephen but I am thrilled to know now and of his success....a great
The Journey is the Start

Janette said...

Beautiful card Jackie, really gorgeous...

Glad to hear about your son Jackie, he has done wonderfully,he will get there in the end..xxxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

so pleased that Stephen is doing so well it is a long road. I can't believe it has been 11 months!
You card is stunning hugs Ginny x

Diane said...

Gorgeous details and design Jackie.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Jackie, the design is so elegant. I love the embossing and beautiful daisy.
I am so pleased to hear that Stephen is doing so well. It really is amazing how much progress he has made, you must feel so proud of him.
Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, good to hear about Stephen's improvement too hun.

Donna x

nnalorac said...

Beautiful card Jackie , love the Daisies. Carol. X

Carole Pollard said...

Just so lovely a fantastic design and well done you making that long drive bet you enjoyed seeing your friend. its great your son is making such great progress hope it continues Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow Stephen is doing so well, lets hope his speech and arm improve further with time. Your card is so pretty, must use my flower die more, one of the first ones I bought.

Myrna said...

Congrats on the trip. Nice to hear about Stephen.
Love this card. It just jumped out a me and said, "Stunning".

Unknown said...

My pleasure entirely Jackie. It was lovely to see you and this beautiful card in the flesh! xxxx

Stampsnob. said...

WOW what a beautiful card
Sorry to hear about your son but impressed at how much he is doing ............Lis
PS the archer will get the next duck up LOL

coops said...

so gorgeous elegant and i love the fab embossed background :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Good to hear that Stephen is progressing well Jackie.. and also good to hear that you made it to Viv's too in your lovely new car!

And your card is lovely - you've certainly done the recipient proud!

Christine x

Viv said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Viv's and the curry of course :)So pleased to hear of Stephen's progress too. I think he is doing really well seeing how ill he was.Fabulous card here Jackie,I love all the embossing and the pearlized card. I have that daisy too, must use it again sometime :) Viv xx

Christine said...

Hi Jackie its so long since I was here last admiring your gorgeous work & hearing of Stephens progress which sounds brilliant..well done Stephen & you for a great round trip of 100 miles..such a super beautiful embossed design on your stunning card love it..

smiles Christine x

May said...

Hi Jackie, Gorgeous card, Love the detail & design...The daisy is beautiful...Glad to hear Stephen continues to recover great news on his walking...& Well done to you driving a round trip of 100 miles I bet Viv was delighted to see you...that curry sounds good!! Hugs May x x

Lesley said...

Lovely cards as usual - so glad Stephen is continuing to make good progress - Lesley x

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Jackie, loving all the detail!
Glad to hear Stephen is getting out and about, can't believe that was 11 months ago!
Oh and well done on that long drive :) said...

Great cards Jackie - sorry being late posting but you know why ;)
Of course I've seen most of them IRL and can I say "inspirational"