Friday, 20 August 2010

Lili of the Valley bear

Thank you so much for the kind comments and encouragement you have given me since my laser eye surgery on Saturday.  It has been good to read of your experiences and that those of you who've had it done too are still able to craft.  As a crafter and hand stitcher I had fantastic near vision (but couldn't see clearly if it was 6" from my nose!) and I was concerned that I would not be able to enjoy my favourite past times.  

I made this card last night so I am still able to enjoy my crafting - it is just strange because my close up focus is now how it should be (12-18" away) and it is just a bit wierd getting used to sitting up and still being able to see my work clearly.  Computing is still a bit strange too - anything bright white seems to have a haze around it, I am hoping this will improve a bit with time.

So, onto the card - the image is from Lili of the Valley and I have used their current challenge sketch.  The papers are from DCWV and the corner accent is a Sizzlits die.

I stamped the image twice and decoupaged the hat and the paws/star.  I coloured the image with pro markers and used Cosmic Shimmer glitter on the hat.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - I used their sketch
Creative Cottage - Christmas
Just Cute Bears - Butons and blooms

I have just found out a few minutes ago that Jenny has nominated my blog for an award - my first one!  I am so pleased.  I need to get my award and display it with pride on my blog now!!!

Thanks for stopping by,



Unknown said...

Lovely card, you will not look back re your eyes. My son had it done 1 year ago & says its the best thing he ever did.

Doreen said...

Hi Amanda glad to hear your conyinued improvement,This is a super card I just love the

Gem said...

this is a really sweet card Amanda - hope your eyes are back to normal very soon! :) X

Sarah said...

I love the card Amanda, it's absolutely beautiful. So glad to hear your vision is so much improved xxx

Tracy said...

such a sweet card love that image. Thanks for joining us at The creative cottage. Tracy x

lindyloo said...

What a super layout and sweet image thanks for joining us at the creative cottage huggies lindyloo x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card this LOTV image and decoupage you've done with it...thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears...

I don't think i've been to your blog before...but pleased to read that you've had your eyes done and that there's a great improvement :0)...

Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Pop's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous hun i love the cute image and your colours are just perfect, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs pops x

Helen said...

Awww..this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears!
Helen x

Sue said...

aww beautiful card, lovely colouring, gorgeous papers & design,thank you for joining ua at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

jenny said...

Beautiful card Amanda! I love how you've 3-d the cute bear x
Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

Jenny x

CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Amanda, love how you've decoupaged the teddy. Thanks for joining us at the LOTV Challenge!

Berry said...

Love the decoupage effect thanks for joining us at the creative cottage xmas challenge hugs Rebekah xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card.

Teri said...

Such a cute card hun!
Thanks for sharing at The Creative Cottage this week.
Teri x

Bev said...

Wow this is so cute,wonderful detail! Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x