Tuesday 8 January 2013

Your having a Giraffe

Good afternoon friends. Hope you are all well.

I have missed you all and it is so good to be posting a card. This little cutie is one I made before Christmas bit didn't get round to posting. I know that I am turning a corner and feel ready to craft again because when I visit all your lovely blogs I am wanting to get into my craft room and do a spot of colouring. 
Dad is still waiting for his operation and is still not able to eat but the doctor doesn't seem to concerned about that as long as he is drinking his high protein drinks. I am missing my parents so much at the moment. I have had a rotten cold since Christmas and it has left me with a bad cough so I can't visit because his defences will obviously be low. I have decided though that sitting at home and worrying is not doing me any good and we all know what the best tonic to that is don't we!!! 
I have missed my DT posts for this week but hopefully will be back in full swing for the next challenges. Thank you all once again for your understanding. 

Anyway on to my card. I have titled this little chappie "Your having a Giraffe" because that is what my daughter and friends are always saying and it reminds me of them every time I look at him. (I think he looks like a he).

The image is from Teddy Bo & Co and is called Teddy Bo Bea and this particular image is called What a Jolly Bow.  I have coloured the image with Fkeximarkers. (One of my New Year Resolutions is to note down the colours I use so that I can add the info to my posts). The papers are from Sassy Designs

I have used a doily from my own stash. The ribbon is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop
The butterfly is from Memory box which is available from many on line stores. 

 The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamp. Love these, I find them so useful. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Papertake Weekly - Happy New
Totally Gorgeous - Anything goes with Ribbon
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley Challenge -  Celebrate
The Pink Elephant - Celebrate
Crafts 4 Eternity - use something new
Digi Designs - something new
Charisma cards - Birthday
Cute card Thursday - Beat the blues

That's all folks. Lovely being back and hope to see you all again very soon.
Have fun. 


Desire Fourie said...

Sharon I am so sorry to hear you are not well and now also have to worry about your dad as well I am thinking of you.
Your card is adorable and the giraffe a real cutie.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

sue w. said...

Hi Sharon, pleased to see you blogging hun. Hope your cold lifts quickly cos I'm sure they're missing you just as much. Glad the drinks are helping.
Love the Giraffe, what a cutie and the butterfly is fab.
Happy New Year.
Hugs Sue W.

susiestacey said...

Hope the docs soon have your Dad on the Mend. You take care of yourself too. Beautiful card Sharon and he defo looks like a he gorgeous bow as always x Susan x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card. Love the aqua and black together. It makes it a very striking looking card! The image is so adorable and coloured beautifully.

Glad to hear the protein drinks are helping your Dad...hope he gets his operation soon.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love that giraffe! Fabulous colours and bow too.
Hope your Dad is on the mend soon.
Lorraine x

Shazza said...

beautiful card Sharon, so cute. Sending you a big hug and hope your dad improves soon x

Claire said...

Lovely card Sharon, great image and love the colours. Sorry to hear you are not well and I hope all is OK with your Dad. Hugs, Claire x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Sharon, love the butterfly and bow. Sue x

Sue said...

Hello Sharon, it's so lovely to see one of your gorgeous cards again. I love the cute image and beautiful colour scheme.
I hope you feel better soon and that your Dad doesn't have to wait too much longer for his op
Take care
Hugs Sue

Pat K said...

Great card Sharon. Love the cute giraffe. Hope things improve for you and your Dad soon. hugs, Pat K

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Sharon...sending you a hug.
Wendy xx

Kim said...

what a cute giraffe! love the image and your layout. hope things improve soon for your dad
Kim x

Helen said...

A gift-wrapped giraffe - very cute! Hope you're over your cold/cough very soon and that your dad doesn't have to wait too much longer for his op.

Vicky said...

Oh so sweet!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Chris said...

hi Sharon! just love your gorgeous giraffe card! ( having a giraffe is one of my son's favourite sayings too!) Hope your Dad soon gets his op. it's so horrible to have to wait! thanks for yor lovely welcome to 'songbirds' DT.

Sharon said...

Forgot to mention Chris - I so love your beautiful puppy. Just gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Pia S said...

What a sweet image and a beautiful layout! Lovely colors, decorative bow and butterflies!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card. I just love this, such an adorable image...hugs! Leah Ann

michele said...

Fabulous creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the giraffe image it's really sweet. Hope your Dad gets better soon.
C xx

paper fun said...

Gorgeous card. Super sweet.

So sorry about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and him. Hopefully you will soon kick the bug that you have been fighting and get a chance to visit him. We girls always have such a special relationship with our dad's.
Thanks for joining in our something new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Home sweet home said...


Lovely card with gorgeous colours.And the giraffe image is so cute:D

Hope your dad gets better soon.


fatmonica said...

I love this giraffe!It's a beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Wilma Z said...

Aaaawwww, that image is so cute!!! Love it!!! Beautiful and gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Janine said...

Super card Sharon. What a cute image and a great layout.
Hope your Dad gets his Op soon.
Thinking of you both.
Hugs, Janine xx

Lorraine said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

Penny said...

So glad to see you back, Sharon! :^) Sorry to hear about your cough; I do hope is disappears ASAP!
Another adorable card by you! Love that giraffe image, just too cute--and fab coloring as always! Love the design & embellies on this! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sheryl. ♥Redonkadoodles♥ said...

Glad you are feeling better Hun and your Dad is recovering well. Thought I'd drop you a message to remind you of your Digital Stamp win from Redonkulous Designs - YAY! Sometimes emails get lost in the spam box so I figured I would hop on over here as a friendly reminder! LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations! :)

♥Big Hugs!

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