Thursday 4 February 2016

Looking for Mr Right

A little late, but here's my card for our new challenge at Creative Moments, the optional theme this fortnight is Romance /Love, sponsored by BloobelStamps and Crafty Sentiments, who are both offering some fabulous prizes.
I was delighted to receive this fun and funky image from Bloobel Stamps to play with, he's called Heart Spring and is available here. I coloured him with my copics, cut him out and stuck him on top of the die cut heart, also colored with copics. The sentiment is computer generated. The background is made using a MB die, cut several times from a piece of white card. I added a simple doodled border and matted it onto black card to show through the die cuts.

Now to explain why my card is late, it has not been a good week. On Monday my husband had a very nasty encounter with a circular saw. The saw won. He cut 4 fingers on his right hand very badly...severed tendons and nerves. Our local hospital couldn't deal with the damage so Tuesday was spent getting him to East Grinstead Queen Victoria Hospital. They were going to operate that night but a major emergency postponed it until Wednesday morning. I spent the day on tenterhooks waiting for news, finally at 9pm I was told he was in recovery and that the op had been successful.
Meanwhile, whilst walking our Great Dane (normally his job!) I had an accident. A (stupid) woman dropped two white binbags over the wall just behind Mathilda as we were passing. Mathilda is a real wussie, thought she was being attacked and panicked...pulled me over and then jerked her lead out of my hand and ran into the busy road. I ran out after her and stopped the traffic...people were probably terrified of the demented woman standing in the middle of the road waving her arms and shrieking!
Mathilda wouldn't come back -just legged it home-but fortunately the drivers were aware of her and nothing nasty happened. A very kind man- in a-van, followed her, found her sitting on my doorstep, shut her in my porch and came back and got me. I will always be grateful for his kindness, he even went and found the lens that had been knocked out of my specs when I fell and returned that to me! Such a hero, he deserves a medal.

Please bear with me over the next few days/weeks for the lack of visits and comments, now I know that Geoff is going to be ok I'll try to keep up with DT commitments etc, but I somehow think that when I do get him home I'm going to be somewhat busy for a while...!

Hope your week has been better than mine, keep away from saws and large scared dogs!


aussie aNNie said...

Oh goodness Chris what a time you have had....gosh I do hope it gets better and poor hubby....goodness....hugs to you both.
Love your card and I just discovered these images and think the'd be awesome on mixed media....take care. xx

Pamellia said...

Oh good grief Chris, I am so sorry to hear about what happened. I do hope hubby will be OK and recover full mobility. I sure do love your card, really made me giggle. Sending hugs and wishes to and Geoff :)

Pat said...

Oh Chris I am so sorry you have had such an awful week. Glad the operation went well for you husband and hope he makes a quick recoverym so glad too that your dog made it home OK, I do hope you are feeling better too. Lovely card by the way. Take care.

Pat xx

Paddington fan said...

Oh my goodness Chris, what a week!! Hope poor hubby is recovering well and that you and Mathilda are getting over your 'adventures' too!! Look after yourselves, much love Jacky x
P.S. Great card too - love that image!

Chrissy said...

WOW!!...what a week Chris..sending hugs your way and hope all is okay with hubby and you and Mathilda are okay too..what a kind and caring man coming to your rescue..we need more like him..Fabulous fun card, love the image and colouring and wonderful background...take care.


Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness, how dreadful, bet you were a nervous wreck with not just one incident but two. How lucky that man was around, there is not all that many about these days. Hope your Hubby has a speedy recovery.
Love the card, great image and sentiment.
Best wishes to you both.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Oh Chris sorry to hear about week! Wishing your hubby a speedy recovery... Fabulous card, made me smile.
Wendy xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh my goodness Chris, sending you massive hugs my lovely. I had to come find out the whole story and what a week you've had. Hope hubby recovers well and glad nothing awful happened to Mathilda, Yay for your hero, what a lovely guy! xx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Chris what an awful time you have had of it, I am so glad that the op on your hubby was a success I am also glad that Mathilda got home safely it was so nice to hear that there was a good Samaritan about to help you they are very few and far between these days. Chris you card is brilliant and so much fun a great card design and sentiment, take care
lorraine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh Chris! I cried reading this!! What awful things to have happened to you both and how wonderful that there was a kind soul able to help and care for you at a time you really needed it. I'm so upset for you hunny and wish there was something I could do! Sending loads of love and reassuring hugs from NZ. Wends xxxx (Love your card BTW, such a fun image, and fab background!) x

chrissy xx said...

I've filled up reading this..So much happening! I've been away and started at today's card. When I scrolled down I realized something was wrong..Boy! what a time you're having.Hugs are sent your way..

chrissy xx said...

Calling back..Never did mention your card Chris.
He's a cutie..LOve your colours and design. Such a fun sentiment too.
I'm sure someone will find him.