Saturday, June 17, 2017

Returning to you after the flu...

For the past month, I've been recuperating after having a bout of the flu. It's only now that I realise that I hadn't finished my trifecta show-and-tell. And apologies to Angie, those challenges are now finished.

It's always hard for me to bounce back after getting any infection or virus because of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have to get over the illness and then recover from the side effects from the CFS. If it wasn't for the frequent periods of shaking, extreme tiredness, scrambled thinking, swollen glands, aching ears, aching muscles and hands not working properly that are the CFS physical effects on my body, I could handle having the flu. My husband stepped up and took over the cooking and organisation of the household over that time, but I can't ask him to post for me as well.

Anyway, I'll quickly show these last two cards to you. (I can't just be making cards for my own benefit - I must inflict them on you as well.)

My first card here used the "Brinley" digistamp from The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette. We had to use buttons and bows for Challenge #58 for Get Creative Challenges. The background for this card used some tissue paper I used to mop up watercolouring on another card. It was too pretty to throw away; so I dried it out and then stuck to some cardstock with a thin layer of Multi Medium Matte. You can't really see it well in the photo, but the texture I achieved was interesting. I also added a little more colour (not much as I wanted to keep it pastel.) Go check out the Get Creative Challenges blog and see what great cards there are for Challenge #59 where the theme is to use a doily. 
My second card here was for Challenge #127 for Simply Create Too Challenge blog. It used the Fairy Swing digistamp from All Dressed Up. I have to admit this started life as a colouring exercise, but when the theme is use a digistamp and you've got one hanging around, well you make do. I enjoyed colouring this image and loved how it turned out. I'm not sure about the torn edges on the coloured layer, though. I wanted to use the mulberry paper and I always think that it looks most effective when torn, but the tear line on the coloured layer was way wider than I wanted. I have since given this card to my niece. I hope she liked it. For some current fun, hop along to Challenge #128 where the theme is Summer Fun.
I'll be back with some more cards in a tick.

Bye for now.



  1. Love the little fairy swing image Janelle- beautifully coloured. Sounds like you've been really sick - hope things continue to improve each day.

    1. Thanks Linda. I'm over the flu bit - just dealing with the aftermath now (tiredness and shakes). XXX

  2. Your cards are so beautiful Janelle, so glad to hear that you are on the mend, big hugs x


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