Saturday, 12 June 2010

Red and Black

Well I have had another eventful week here.  Hubby was away with work again leaving me all on my lonesome with 3 children.  I am actually getting used to him being away now and it means that I can craft in the evening without feeling guilty about it!  However, on Wednesday evening I could really have done with him being at home... the first part of my red and black story:

Part 1 - My daughter had a fall in her bedroom and smacked her face off the end of her bed!  Ouch!!  I was getting my youngest ready for bed when I heard the thud and resulting scream.  I called NHS 24 asking for advice and was told that it would be up to 3 hours before someone would call back.  Ok I though they are busy and they obviously deemed that our case was not urgent.  So I duly waited up with my daughter until 11pm and having waited 3 hours since the bump thought it was now safe to get ready for bed and wait for the call. 

Part 2 - How wrong could I be.... at 11.15pm NHS called back.  "It's common practice that all children with head injuries are sent to hospital to be checked out so can you  please make your way there now...." argh ..... why could they not have told me that 3 hours earlier when all my children were up and dressed?  So I saw Red but somehow managed to keep my cool.

To cut a really long story short, the cavalry arrived so that I could just take my daughter along to the hospital and not have to wake the other 2.  Got home at 2.30am!  She is fine now and enjoying all the attention she is getting whilst showing off her 'stitch'!

Part 3 - Don't know if it was as a result of our experience but my latest card took on a red, black and grey theme!  I have made this card for my in-law's wedding anniversary and anniversary is the theme of the Polka Doodles challenge.  The card had to be modern/retro and this is my take on it:

The grey checked backing paper is taken from Polka Doodles Not for the Girls.  I have punched red and black card stock with a Martha Stewart checkerboard punch as I felt that this complimented the Rennie McIntosh stamp (which was bought from a fab stamp shop in York called Mark Your Mark).  I coloured in the stamped image using promarkers.

I added a bit of dimension to the stamped image by stamping the image again and fixing it onto the original image with foam pads.  The sentiment is a deco font downloaded from dafont and has been embelished with ruby gems!  Wish I had thought of this idea before as it was their Ruby Wedding Anniversary last year!  Oh well only a year out of date.  My in-law's love Rennie McIntosh so I am sure they will be pleased to receive this card.

Well its Saturday evening so I am off to have a pint and a sit down.  Take Care Vx


  1. I'm glad your daughter is on the mend...I had a similar situation wih nHs 24 a couple of weeks son had dental abcess and did get antibiotis from the dentist but it wasn't getting any better and was in severe pain over a weekend period...I called them at 11.45 am to be told somebody would all back within 3 hours...bang on 3 hours got a all to be told the dental dept closed at 2pm!!!!

    Gorgeous card..harles Rennie MacIntosh is very in.


  2. That's a fabulous anniversary card. Hope your daughter is recovering quickly.

  3. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. Great card. Love the colours you have chosen. Hope your daughter is feeling better. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  5. Kids eh?!! She sounds like my youngest - fell once = black eye and then fell again and black eye on black eye!!!

    Great card and good inspiration for the colours!! Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge - hope to see you again next week!

  6. Thanks for playing along in our Anniversary challenge at Polkadoodles! Your poor daughter...and poor you !!!! Great CRM style card - fab combo! Cheers Claire x

  7. A great take on our Modern/retro anniversary theme! Thanks for joining us at the Polka Doodles challenge this week.