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Friday, 30 June 2017

Stormy wildflowers

Hello.....and thanks for calling in today, it's the end of June, and this is the first 'live' post of the month, I know we all call Blogger, but at least it does schedule posts.

We had a lovely holiday at the beginning of June in Icshia, a small island in the Bay of Naples, but that all seems like a distant memory now, as we were only home a few days when hubby became very poorly and ended up in hospital with Pneumonia, but after a week on ICCU I'm pleased to say, he's now recovering well and hopefully, life is returning to normal and hopefully crafting and blogging can resume.

As a start, I thought I'd share this card which was made a while ago using a background and mop up from one of my first plays with the Oxide inks,  I stamped the TH Wildflowers with Black and heat set using clear EP.  I loved the background colours, but it reminded me of a stormy sky and as the sun was shining, it didn't get blogged at the time, I wish our stormy sky outside my window looked as pretty as this instead of just grey!

Well that's it for now, I'll be catching up with you very soon.

Avril xx


chrissie said...

It's so good to know your husband is back home Avril and that you can be on your blog again.

Such a wonderful card with the special background you created for your stamping.

Love Chrissie xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Avril, I'm really sorry to hear of your Hubby being so poorly but I'm pleased to hear that he's back at home and on the mend, it must have been such a worrying time for you. Your card is gorgeous and it's hard to believe that your background is a mop up piece. You've made so many lovely cards with the Tim Holtz Florals which inspired me into getting some but I bought the dies. I'll get round to making some stamps with them and some foam soon. Take care and all the very best to your Hubby. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

The Altered Paper said...

Your card is Gorgeous! The new inks are on my "I want" list.
Take care, hugs Tee

Lisa said...

I'm glad your husband is doing better, Avril, and that you had a wonderful trip!! This is stunning!! The colors look amazing!! Wow!! So artistic and beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful!

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the background Avril. Happy Birthday too

Joan x

Janette said...

Happy to hear your hubby is ok now, that must've been so worrying for you...
I love your pretty creation, nice way to use up ink too...x

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece, glad <our hubby is on the mend! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Beautiful backgrounds for the wonderful stamped image Avril.
Glad thing are slowly getting back to normall and your hubby is getting well.
Yvonne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Sorry to read that your poor hubby has been so unwell, it must be a huge relief now he is on the mend. Love the background to your design and the striking black wildflowers. Have a great weekend xxx

Linda said...

Sorry to hear that hubby hasn't been well ..... good to know he's on the mend now though.
I love this card ... the background looks amazing, the Distress Oxides are so much fun to play with. Enjoy the weekend xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Avril, turned out gorgeous.
Hope hubby gets well. I always get ill after being away especially if the flights are over several hours...xx [aNNie]

Christine L said...

Hi Avril..

Your card is fabulous and I love that you created the background with a 'mop up' after playing with the Oxide inks.. I've not taken the plunge yet, but may have to soon! The sun is just about shining in this part of Yorkshire, so hopefully it's on it's way up to you.

So sorry to hear your hubby has been poorly - it must have been a worrying time. Glad to hear he's on the mend now - I bet your nursing skills were tested!

Christine x

Sandy said...

So glad to know that your husband is well - I know that was quite a scare!
Love, love, love your background. I have yet to play with my oxides and I need to. I have loved all the colors that I have seen so far.
Stunning card Avril!
sandy xx

Leanne Harris said...

Just catching up while I'm away on holiday in Cornwall - I am so sorry to read of your husband becoming so poorly on your return from your holiday Avril and relieved to read that he is on the mend. Well, this card is a STUNNER! It really packs a punch and of course is right up my alley - lots of inky goodness!!!! Love this Avril, my love to you and to hubby xxxx

Pia S said...

Good to hear your hubby is recovering. What a beautiful background, love the colors here. I got myself some oxide inks yesterday, I've played a little bit and can't wait to use them more.

Gibby Frogett said...

Great news - pleased to hear that your hubby is on the mend Avril :)
Love your card with its beautiful background (would look great framed on a wall)... aren't oxides fab - can't wait to get my hands on the new colours.
Gill xx

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card. Glad to hear Hubby is on the mend. Did you see any of the glorious sunsets whilst on the Island. We were watching from the mainland and saw some spectacular ones setting over Capri and Icshia. Hugs Mrs A.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, so beautiful! Great backgound and flowers.
Hugs Carola

pearshapedcrafting said...

A beautiful card - the oxides make a perfect setting for the wild flowers! Chrisx