Feb 6, 2009

You've Got A Friend - BC85

Welcome to another installment of the  Friday's Bloggers Challenge Group. - I wasn't sure if I'd participate this week.  It's been a rather trying week for me.  I had a Nerve Conduction test done on Monday and found out that I do indeed have Carpal Tunnel in my right wrist.  I'd have a fairly good week last week with little or no pain and very limited tingling in my fingers at night so I was able to sleep decent almost all week long.  Tuesday arrived an I had Bowling League.  Well needless to say in spite of bowling so well (I had a 225 game!!!) my hand just doesn't handle the after effects and I was up almost all night again on Tuesday and pretty much the same on Wednesday night.  Due to lack of sleep and the fact that my fingers are going numb all the time I just didn't know if I could stamp much but thankfully I managed to get a card done to share.  Our cards are based on the above sketch (sorry I couldn't get it larger).  I did reverse the sketch to fit my card idea but it's still the same sketch.
Once again I chose to use the new SU set, (Cheep Talk) for my card.  This time I went with a base of Chocolate Chip that I layered with Kiwi Kiss embossed with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder and brayered lightly with Kiwi Kiss Ink.  Then I added a piece of the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper and a  ribbon/bow of Alpine Orginials Felt ribbon (SU Holiday 08 Mini) that I purchased and just never got around to using.  I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and then pierced under it to high light the sentiment.  I stamped the branch in Kiwi Kiss ink and the small bird in Pacific Point ink.  Then I added the Pear in Summer Sun ink.  I added 3 light yellow dew drops as well.  This was layered on a scallop circle of Summer Sun card stock.  Then I stamped the larger bird with Pacific Point ink, maked it and sponges an oval of grass with Kiwi Kiss ink.  I pierced the corners and layered this to a piece of Chocolate Chip cs.  Both the focal images were raised using foam mounting tape.
So now it's your turn to check out the other members projects by clicking on the Bloggers Icon on my sidebar.  -  I need to go ice my hand now and hopefully get some sleep.  Take care and have a great weekend.

20 comments:

Marcia P said...

Great card Ida, love that image. Hope SU send it our way in our new catty in April.

My hubby had/has CT and rather than go under the knife (which is what the doc recommended without hesitation) he had a few rounds of acupuncture. Lasted about 3 months, going every two-three weeks. It reduced his tingling and numbness by heaps and now has next to none. It is only when, like you, he does heavy work on that arm that he gets any problems. He has a follow up acupuncture session every six months or so and he is sweet. Something to consider.

Lisa Bohler said...

This is darling! That felt ribbon is just right for this paper and stamp set...hopefully SU will bring that back!

Elena said...

I hope you will have some sleep , Ida. I am so sorry that you don't feel good... Wish you only the best!
Your card is wonderful! I love the sketch! Ribbon looks great! Love the dew drops you added!

Connie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love that set...great job with the sketch! Hope the doctor can do something for your pain.

MJ said...

Adorable. Love the bow and the texture. Great job.

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE!!!! Love the dew drops on the tree!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great color combination, very cute!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a fantastically cute card, Ida! Such great images - those birds are wonderful...and such great colors too!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute! Love the dew drops and these birdies are cute!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is just too cute! This set is on my list to buy tomorrow when I go to my demonstrator's gathering! Now I've got a fantastic card to CASE! I hope you get some sleep and start to feel better soon Ida! Hugs! :D

Lori said...

This is adorable, Ida! Love the felt ribbon and the Dew Drop accents.

Lisa said...

Adorable! Great job!

Leslie Miller said...

Your card is so adorable, Ida! I love these birds--so sweet! I'd be very sad if I couldn't stamp. Sometimes my hands are numb when I wake up in the morning and I can't turn off the alarm clock. Pretty frustrating, but at least it keeps me from oversleeping after all that wrestling with the clock!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Another great card using that set... I was going to order this one with my first order, but decided not to... now I wanted! TFS!

apigonfire said...

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
~Kendra

Barbara said...

Your card is just wonderful! Even if you aren't feeling well, it sure doesn't show!! Hope you'll be feeling better...and this will be behind you very, very soon!! Oh....you are definitely the reason I just purchased this set! Thanks for another great inspiration!!

Robin Merriman said...

This is super cute, Ida! I hope the cortisone is working and you are feeling better now.

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, this is so adorable. I really need to order this set!

I've had carpel tunnel and it is so painful. I'm sending hugs your way.

Tangii Crain said...

Sorry to hear you've had a rough week! Glad to see you were able to participate. Keep us posted on your hands/wrists. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cute card! I love the baubles...perfectly placed. The image is super cute and the colors are beautiful!! Don't ya just love that ribbon?

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cute! Love the birds and GMS is one of my favorite new designer papers!