Tuesday 3 March 2015

Tiger, tiger burning bright...8x8 card

Good morning everyone, although it's pouring with rain here! I hope all is well in your world...hugs

I had a wonderful day with my friends on Sunday, and for the first time since Stephen's stroke, I was able to join them earlier so I got to go for retail therapy with them. I was in heaven :o)

For those of you who remember my son having a stroke 18 months ago, I can tell you that although his right arm is still paralysed and he still can't speak very much, he is able to look after himself fairly well now, so I don't have to keep running around for him, and boy am I so thankful as it was wearing me out!

On to my card for today, which I made for a friend's hubby and his great love is tigers :o)

Unfortunately, although I do have tiger photographs of my own, none of them are full face on, so I Googled this one.
I opened it in PSP7 to feather the image, and printed it, along with the sentiment, onto white linencard, then cut both with my new Spellbinders square pierced dies and matted them onto black card from my scrap box.
I then opened my feathered image in PSP11 to create the paper for the background and inside.
Base card is white papermania 8x8.
I really love this card and don't want to give it away...sob  :o)
Jackie xx


brenda said...

It doesn't seem like eighteen months, how the time flies Jackie. But so pleased how he progressed.

Another lovely card, pretty muted colours.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Don't the images look good when feathered I think it has given the card a super effect and I just LOVE this and wouldn't want to give it away
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Marianne's Craftroom said...

So glad to hear Stepehn is doing so well and glad you had a fun day out. This is a fabulous image which you have mde into a fabulous card.

Doreen said...

Good news regarding Stephen...Your card is gorgeous,love the

Carole Pollard said...

So glad your son is progressing Jackie small things will make all the difference. Stunning card the design is gorgeous bet your friends hubby loves receiving this love and hugs Carole x

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

This stunning my other half would love this fabulous photo Ginny x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow...the card grabbed me the moment I opened your link!!! Fab card for your friend's husband. I wouldn't expect you to get such a close up, front face pic of a tiger. Well, maybe, I know you love a challenge. Yes, I was wondering about your son. Great how he has worked so hard to get where he is so he can be more independent and help you have some me time and not have to worry about him every minute. Our children will always be our children no matter how old. My boys don't see it that way yet.

Alison59 said...

Super card, very eyecatching :-)

Christine L said...

Your friends hubby will love this Jackie... tho I'm SO glad you didn't get in front of a tiger to get the photo!!

Glad you had a lovely day on Sunday - I hope Viv remembered to give you a hug from me. And I'm so glad to hear your son is improving so much. I see Andrew Marr on TV on Sunday mornings - he has no use of his left arm at all... I wonder if it will ever come back for him? His speech doesn't seem to be affected though... but strokes happen to different parts of the brain don't they... I remember my Mum having to do exercises squeezing a rubber ball to try to improve her arm strength.

Big hugs
Christine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I am pleased to hear that Stephen is managing to look after his self now,and that you where able to have some fun wonderful card Jackie!
Kevin xx

Nataliascraft said...

Brilliant tiger card Jackie x

ALI said...

Great card, love the effect you have created.

Lynne in NI said...

Glad you had such a fun day Jackie, can't believe it's 18 months already since Stephen's life changed (and yours too!)
Beautiful card, I love how you used that fabulous image on your BG and on the inside too x

coops said...

so stunning jackie.i love how you did the background and your tiger is fabulous.
so pleased that stephen is doing so well now.

xx coops xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Jackie this is a fantastic card the tiger image is amazing. I am glad your son is improving. It sounds like you had a lovely time on Sunday. Hugs Jackie

Stampsnob. said...

First I am pleased to hear your son is improving , we tend to forget how tiring it is to be the care giver. Now Googled or not this card is fitting for a tiger lover I find them soo beautiful .......Lis

Unknown said...

We did have a smashing day didn't we Jackie! It was lovely seeing you and the gang again and for a full day too. Brilliant...just like this smashing card that I know Rob will love. xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Jackie..Just love the image and the back ground....Joolsx

Jacee said...

What a great card Jackie, love the inside, and that fabulous kitty!
hugs Jacee
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Viv said...

So pleased that Stephen is doing so well now Jackie, you did so much for him!I bet you enjoyed the retail therapy too just what you need.Wow what a great tiger card too, love that sharp clean image. I forget about doing matching inserts, mine are always plain....must do more fancy ones ;) Viv xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

So thrilled to here that Stephen is doing so well - he has been so lucky to have such a caring Mum to help him through these tough times. And glad that he can have some independence which is good for the soul.

Awesome card! I bet your friend's hubby loved his special tiger card. Love the inside too - it looks amazing!

Jocelyn x