Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hi Everyone,

I know it has been awhile since I have posted, but have been really sick with a horrible virus that the Doctor thinks was the H1N1 virus. It came suddenly and hit me really hard in my chest, ears, & sinuses. It is almost 4 weeks and I am still not feeling great, but am starting to feel a bit better. During this time my hubby had surgery and thank goodness is recovering very well, and, if that wasn't enough, the renovations on my house started last week.

I must have my whole main floor of my house totally packed by Monday 'cause they are going to start installing my hardwood floors. That means all of my stamps and stuff will have to be packed and put in the basement. What a job! But I am sure it will all be worth it in the end. I can hardly wait to see the results.

I made the card I am posting awhile ago, and thought that I would share it with you. I stamped the image with Memento black ink and used mineral spirits and Lyra and Prisma colour pencils to colour. I stamped the bow on her head twice and cut one out and popped it up. I also used the Stampin Up slot punch and the oval Nestabillities and the Cuttlebug circle embossing folder. I glittered the Lilacs and used the blue baubles for the embellishment.

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog.

I would love to hear from you.




Mary Jane said...

Beautiful card Nicky. Glad to hear you're starting to feel better. Our family was hit with bad colds one person at a time. So draining. Enjoy your new floors.

Dana White said...

Welcome back - I've been so worried about you! Try to rest as much as possible during the reno's I know they aren't easy to live through.
Your card is stunning!!

Laurie said...

Hey, Nicky - it's great to see you blogging again. I really love your card - the colouring is superb as always and the design is so nicely balanced. Take care of yourself.

Laurie VF said...

She's "gorgeous"......glad you used Lyra's.....that's what I bought.....still have not been able to master....think I don't put enough colour down.
Thanks for sharin!
Laurie VF

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Nicky! Great to 'see' you. I was wondering where you were. Sorry to hear you aren't well. That virus is a scary one. My daughter has been off school all this week with strep and a nasty cough. Glad to hear your hubby is recouperating well. Sounds like you have alot going on. Hang in there, it'll all return to normal soon enough!

Karen Wilson said...

I forgot something! Your card is beautiful. Great work.

Anonymous said...

Love your card Nicky. Wow, life has been interesting for you! Glad to see you back. Hope you and your hubby have a speedy recovery. Lot's of fluids and rest! {{Hugs}} Tracy

dolcreations said...

Love this Magnolia card Nicky! You do such a beautiful job on your cards as always!
I am glad to hear you are on the mend! Glad hubby is doing well!
Sounds very exciting your renovations! Lucky girl!

Leslie said...

Sweet, sweet card Nicky! So happy you're back and feeling a bit better. Rest up and drink lots of fluids :)

Maria said...

So glad you are feeling better Nicky. I looooooove how you've coloured Tilda and your layout is fabulous. Take it easy during the renos and just in case it takes longer than anticipated, keep thinking about how it'll look when its all done. Hugs, Maria

Amanda Pedro said...

hey, glad to hear you're on the mend, And quite busy too! Bleck. who ever wants to clean up their stamps, but to have to move them all!!!! double bleck.

best to you....

Lisamariemlt said...

hey there
so glad you are back to feeling a bit better
think that thing that you had is hitting me tonight
I feel blah, and Taylor had it a week ago
love your card
did you see the Canadian Magnolia design team call
you would rock it==I just got a few and picked up some markers
still want Taylor and I to take a class with you
keep in touch