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Monday, 2 May 2011

Less Is More # 13 - Thank You or Congratulations

Hi All.  Sorry that I've been MIA since last week - I've been really poorly and have only in the last twenty four hours crawled back to life.

I already had a cold at the start of the week so when I woke up Wednesday feeling a bit clammy, it just seemed part of the cold thing.  However, I lost my appetite as the day went on (unheard of) and by the time we got home from a day out I felt totally bushed.  Not any brighter on Thursday, and then the sickness started.  I know it is very rare for anyone to ever die from being sick but honest to God, there was a time in the early hours of Friday morning, sat on the loo with an old washing up bowl in my lap, that I thought I was going to meet my Good Lord Jesus there and then with my knickers round my ankles and my hair a sticky up fright from sweating so much.  Friday and Saturday were spent curled up in a whimpering heap in bed with Toad dashing around asking if I wanted him to take me to the out-of-hours clinic.

I'm still full of catarrah and coughing like I've been smoking 80 a day for 50 years and my legs feel like jelly but at least I'm out of bed.  Supposed to be back at work tomorrow!

It's totally ruined what had been a much needed holiday, but the upside is that I've lost 7-10lbs!  Mind you, I guess that can happen when you don't eat.  Anything.

My only attempt at crafting has been this quick little card for this week's LESS IS MORE challenge.  Optional themes of thank you or congratulations - I've gone for thank you.


I stamped the rose bud (Penny Black I think) onto a sheet of antique looking Basic Grey paper and then masked it with a Post-It Note, overstamped with the Hero Arts "thank you" definition, peeled off the mask and added colour to the rose with Prismacolors.  Deckled edged Nestie for the shape, which I aged the edges down with a golden brown pencil, Martha Stewart border punch and three toned pearls to finish.

Thanks for popping over.  I'll do my best to catch up once I'm feeling more squirrelly.

Hugs. Sxx

39 comments:

Debs said...

Oh you poor thing, sounds like you have had a grotty time lately. Stay off work a bit longer and make sure you are back to full health. Hugs Debs xx

jules said...

Aaw! sorry you've been poorly thought i hadn't seen you around!.Hope you get better real soon!
and i love the card it's beautiful!

Kathyk said...

Fab card, sorry to hear you've been so poorly - sounds more like a flu or gastro bug to me. Take is easy, lots of liquids and rest and don't go back to work tomorrow unless you feel better, no-one at work will thank you if they catch it!

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Aww you poor thing, I do hope you are over the worst now [as you wil of course]
Super little card, love the rose bud
Continued thanks
mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

Ohneilly said...

Lovely card, hope you're feeling better. Claire x

Jo said...

I really think you should rest up for a couple of days, not a good idea to go dashing back to work after being so ill. Hugs and get well wishes for you.

Your card is fab, love the background stamp, it looks great.

Jo x

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Squirrel xx you definitely need a few more days off work to recover !! Hope you feel 100% soon xx
Gorgeous card !The definition stamp is a perfect background ,, very arty :-)

luv n hugs
Lols x x x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,hope you feel better soon.xxx

Chrissy said...

OH! You poor girl...how nasty..I wondered where you had got too, and there you were.. all this time..suffering silently..I'm so sorry that you have been so sick...but you have made a lovely card, love the writng stamp, and the added rose...very pretty. Take care.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Posh Tags & Tickets said...

Stunning card
Love Posh x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I do hope you will be much better soon, your card is really lovely I like the rose stamped over the text.
kevin xx

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Squirrel!! Hope you will feel better soon!
Hugs Kristel

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel - very stylish. Oh you poor thing - sounds like you have had a nightmare time. Don't rush back to work or you'll just knock yourself back ... and don't foget that EU law now means you can reclaim holidays if you fall sick during!! Take it easy and hope you're soon feeling a lot more bushy tailed.
Hugs
pauline x

Chrissie said...

Feel better soon Squirrel... it sounds like you've had a basinful! (didn't mean that dreadful pun).
Your card is super with a fabulous bit of masking there!
Get totally well soon!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

Oh dear, hope you're feeling better soon. Love the background stamp and the flower. fab. x

coops said...

aw hun you sound like you have been really ill.i do hope you are not going to work tomorrow,sounds like you need more time to get well.
i love your card, beautiful stamp and fab cas design.
take care :D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

Love your card, the rose looks great on the text.

Stamps and Paper said...

Oh squirrel sorry to hear you have been poorly hopefully now you are feeling much better.
A very sweet card

Anne

Rita said...

Hope you feel better soon. Your card is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xxx

Tracy said...

Oh poor you Squirrel, sounds like you've had a terrible time, hope things are much better now.
Gorgeous creation too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Clare said...

Well i prescribe the rest of the week off little squirrel. Oh you poor angel, sickness is just the worst. I think i can pretty much handle anything but sickness, especially if your bum decides to get in on the action too!. No wonder you have lost so much weight (in a females eyes this is the best thing about being sick!). You sound like you have gotten totally run down with stomach flu babes so you need to take care of yourself before you even think of heading back to work. Make sure the Toadster and young Vincent look after you, i will be checking up on them!. This is a fab card by the way hun and think it is totally cool what you have done with the stamp on background paper. Take care angel and we must have a good phonechat as soon as you are feeling better. Love you babes, Clarey xxx

Aussie Loz said...

oh.. poor you. there's nothing worse than the old bucket on the lap whilst on the toilet.. and yeah.. it feels like it'll kill ya! I do hope you're still on the mend, love the simple card ♥

Rufus said...

Oh you poor thing! You know it's bad when you can't decide if you should kneel or sit! I'd say that you're going to be off work for a bit more. If you go back you'll only end up right back in the bed. You need to take a couple of days and get some of your strength back, not to mention get some shine back to your fur. Can't believe that you managed to create a card with all that going on. Here's hoping that Mr. Toad and Vincent are still taking good care of you (and hiding the car keys!)
Hugs,
R/

massofhair said...

Oh Squirrel so sorry to read how poorly you've been. Must admit i did enjoy your graphic story and can relate as most of us can at some stage.

Please don't go back to work yet, it's too soon and your poor body needs to get some of it's energy back. Rest for a couple of days if you can.

I am amazed that you have created something so special while feeling so awful. You deserve a huge hug and some best wishes sent via the cyber highway. Do take care:-)

Susan said...

Hope you get to feeling better! Love the border punch...and that thank you paper is perfect for the card!

mustavcoffee said...

OOh! Poor you, hope you get better really quickly:0) For someone who's been ill you made a fabulous card, I love it:0) xxx

Michelle said...

Well hugs to you too sweetie! Something's in the air --- even though there's a lot of air between us, lol!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Poor squirrel. You've had a horrible time but you haven't lost your sense of humour thank goodness! I love your antique-style card too and the punched and bejewelled border sets off the image beautifully.

sue said...

Love your designs hope your feeling better

Cali said...

Poor you! hope you feel better already! Great card!
http://thecraftycat.over-blog.com

Lizy said...

So sorry you've been so ill Squirrel and glad you're on the mend now. Have to say though that the visions of being on the loo had me laughing! I know I shouldn't as I have been there before but you have such a way with words!

Your card is lovely......well done for getting back in the crafting spirit!
Lizy x

Irene said...

glad you're feeling better, and I love your card

Squirrel said...

Poor little Squirrel! You must have had a bad nut. I know you're a frugal squirrel, but you've got to stop digging up last year's rotten old ones. {HUGS}

I can't believe you've managed to make such a pretty card with your knickers round your ankles. I'd never have guessed the secret of your talent. ;-)

love from the upside-down Squirrel XXX

sasa said...

Great card and love the contrast between the page and tulip...

Sarah at 150

Jean Straw said...

I love your card, even more so knowing you made it while you were unwell.Hope you are feeling better now. Jean x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, hope you are feeling better now. Carol x

Tasha said...

Such a lovely design, really original and beautiful
love tasha xx

Zippy said...

Lovely card sis,, simple but very elegant xxxx

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