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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A new card, a dead newt and three stitches!!!

This is the card I was making yesterday afternoon, when Holly came rushing up the stairs calling me to come out into the garden pronto!!  Got out there to see hubby standing there covered in pondweed with blood pouring down his face!!  Apparently he'd been playing tennis with Holly and her cousins when he overreached backwards to get the ball and fell in the pond!!!  So it meant a trip up to A&E where he was very proud to get his first ever stitches at the age of 50!!  He then came home and finished off some grouting in his mum's bathroom!!  What a trouper eh!!  Sadly, we think the shock caused one of our newts to die!!  Holly got all excited as she thought she had given it the kiss of life and revived it but then realised it was it's mate looking all folorn!!  We're never short of excitement in our house!!

Anyway back to my card, which I've now finished!
I sneaked a stamp of this gorgeous little Hanglar from matey Lesley when I went to play on Saturday!  LOVED colouring her!!  Followed the sketch over on Just Magnolia as drawn by my wonderful matey, Dena - great sketch Mrs C!!
Tried to take a few arty shots of my card in the garden but struggled with shadow etc - I am no photographer!! 
My papers are from a DCWV 12x12 pad, Vintage Blue.
A little bit of lilac from the garden laid artfully in front and voila!!


Fleur said...

Beautiful card Julie. your post made me smile ~ glad hubby ok though!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Crafty Chris said...

Wouldnt it be great to put a pic on blogger and it magically sorted it out, wishful thinking on my part, your card is beautiful she is a gorgeous image and lovely colours, hope hubby is ok today.
Chris x

Andria said...

aww poor newt, glad your hubby wasnt too badly hurt. Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, love the colours on her, great job ont he sketch too, big hugs pops x x x

Vicky said...

Poor hubby!...glad to hear he is ok Julie and fabulous card too hun..

hugs Vicky xx

Milliesmarvels said...

This is lovely, your poor hubby! Hope he got a lollipop for being brave!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Julie, love these but don't own any yet. See they now ship to UK so who knows.You made me laugh though. Got visions of you in he garden getting trigger happy and rearranging your flowers. I know coz I do the same. What we like PMSL

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie wow wow wow gorgeous gorgeous card shug loving this image I love the attitude collection this is the best one from that set & your colouring on her is fantastic hun. I think your piccy's are fabulous hun I was doing the same today with a DT card lol....this sun is too nice not to take the pics outside isnt it lol.
Hope your hubby is ok now hun wow first lot of stitches thats canny good going.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous and pretty card Julie, love the sweet image and fab papers! You had me gripped with your story...I was beginning to imagine there was a big monster in your pond that had attacked hubby...note to oneself...I watch too much Dr Who lol! Donna x

Daniele said...

sounds like it was fun at your place yesterday, I can just imagine your daughter trying to give the newt the kiss of life.....or was she seeing if it turned into a prince just like frogs, the card by the way is gorgeous with lots of yummy rich colours

Sue said...

Sounds like a full day Julie,hope your poor hubby is ok.Lovely colours on your card,its gorgeous.
Sue xx

coops said...

gorgeous card julie.the image is fab, love her attitude and your papers and colours are really pretty.
glad you hubby is ok :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card, love the adorable image.

Uhooi said...

The cards are funny and cute

Dena said...

Man, I wish I could come and play with you and Lesley! That would be so fun. We would have to go pick up Andie too! haha!
LOVE these colors together!!! Your little Hanglar is colored so pretty too! Gorgeous card my friend!
I know what you mean about the photography, it's hard. I'm just not so good at it and keep on putting that boring white background haha!
Hugs, Dena

Riet said...

So beautiful card Julie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

louise said...

Gorgeous card Julie, your family sounds like mine never a dull moment lol.
Louise xx

Emma said...

Oh no poor hubby, glad to hear he is ok.
Such a beautiful card and gorgeous colours.
Hugs Emma x

Laura said...

hehehehehehehe you post made me smile, bless your daughter trying to revive the newt !!!! glad your hubbys well, sounds like its been fun and games at your house. This card is stunning darling your embellishment and details are stunning xxxxxxx

Dora said...

This is a gorgeous card, what beautiful colours, love those butterflies too. ... yes sounds like a lots of excitement in your house he he :) Hugs xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! When my house is back together and when my oh so sweet grandson has gone home and when we have stopped shopping for England (or Crete actually), I might get a chance to colour up my hAnglars myself! I can only hope I do half as great a job at colouring her as you have here! Love, Lesley

Kathleen said...

hope hubby is now recovered. and what a lovely card.
kathleen mc xx