Sunday, 3 March 2013

The ups and downs of life and other challenges...CCMC241

I have had a particularly busy week, what with my (paid) job Monday to Wednesday, the funeral of my very dear friend Helen on Thursday morning, while another family member had to stand-in to be the welcoming committee for friends arriving from Ireland, also Thursday morning.

So, there we were, experiencing all the highs and lows that life can deal out. I was sure that I would have no time for challenges this week. However, John and Ruth have enjoyed a few days being shown around the city of Melbourne, and the wildlife and wineries of the Yarra Valley and have now taken off to do some independent sight-seeing down the amazing Victorian coast.

They'll love it, especially as the weather has cooled enough to be quite pleasant in the sun now.

When it seemed that things were back under control in the household this morning, I snuck into  my craft room and put together this simple get well card for the challenge sketch at Create with Connie and Mary this week. I distressed the edges of the red paper and tied bakers twine instead of a ribbon, but I've really stayed true to the original. The stamp set is Perfectly Preserved which has been carried over from the Holiday catalogue. Luckily, as I still love it and haven't used it half enough yet. The Get Well Soon is from Delightful Dozen which contains 12 lovely varied greetings. Click on the link (above) to Create with Connie and Mary and see all the different submissions there.

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Happy stamping everyone,


  1. Hey Rachel - I'm so glad you got a chance to play along this week! You've created a lovely clean card and love the effect of the bakers twine. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend - big hugsxxx Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  2. I love the apple images for a get-well! Never would have thought of that - thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. What a great get-well card! I would have never thought of using apples but they are just apple a day keeps the doctor away! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Very cute card with apples for Get Well...clever...and fits the sketch so well! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Love the apples for this layout! And they make a great "get well" card! Love the colors, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Nice job - I'm glad you got some time to destress from your week of ups and downs. I love the Baker's Twine tied around (I did the same on mine). I'm glad you were able to join our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  7. Fun card! I love the font on that sentiment. You've done a great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  8. Since I am home sick with a cold today, this is the perfect "get well" card! Guess I forgot to eat my apples! I love the simplicity of this card and the distressing. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!


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