Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ladybug Crafts Ink - make your own flowers

I'm here with a quick post this morning as my back trouble is BACK! It started again on Sunday and yesterday I was in loads of pain and throwing up! I ended up in the doctors at 4pm yesterday in a right state. To cut a long story short I have 'disc trouble' which is badly inflamed. So on anti inflammatory tablets, strong pain killers, which make me feel sick, so also taking an anti sickness tablet! I can only sit for short periods, its just gets too unbearable and its not good for the disc either. So I will be popping on and off throughout the day and will try my best to keep up with commenting and visiting you all. I am hoping it will get better soon. I have exercises to do from tea time on as apparently the disc sockets begins to dry up in the evenings and if you don't keep it active it will cause even more damage;( Thankfully walking is pain free and well advised so Squirt will be happy;) Moan over, check out our challenge this week!!

Our challenge this week at Ladybug Crafts Ink is
MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS
chosen by our lovely Guest Designer Amanda!
I had great fun with this one. I got some gorgeous ribbon from Kerry which you can get at LCI and decided to turn it into little flowers. I had some gorgeous white cord fabric button brads which I used for the centres.

Image - Coffee Nikki
Papers - from Poundland, white and pink card from stash
Embellishments - handmade flowers, punched leaves and nestie circles
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
Wild Orchid Challenge - followed their sketch
Simon says - mother's day or girlie challenge
CES Challenge - die cut crazy
Party time Tuesday - anything goes + handmade flowers
Allsorts - for a special lady
2 Sisters Challenge - make your own embellishments (flowers)
The Crafty Pad - for the mums

44 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

OH Pinky - so sorry to hear your back is bad again.. please take care .
I love it when you sue this image .. and those flowers are so pretty
Lisa x

Mary J said...

Gorgeous card! Your flowers are so delicate and gorgeous!

Hope your back eases up soon honey

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Pinky,
Your card is beautiful. I lov ethe colour and the gorgeous image.
I am so sorry to hear about your back problem. Please look after yourself.
Special Hugs,
Fiona x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card. I love the flowers - those cord button brads are wonderful.
I'm sorry to hear about your back. Take care and I hope the tablets and exercises help.

Nikki x

poodlechops43 said...

Oh Pinky ( gentle hugs lol ). So sorry to hear your back pain has returned. I really hope it gets sorted soon for you.
What a gorgeous card Pinky, love that image its so very sweet, love the colour scheme, the dp, the layout. As always, stunning job with the colouring.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Crafty Chris said...

You need to take care of that we do understand if you cant comment just get yourself better, beautiful card love the flowers.
Chris x

Pami said...

Oh Pinky, hope you feel better very soon, you poor thing. Card is lovely, beautiful soft colours and the flowers look great made with the ribbon. Pami x

Jo Davies said...

Hope you are taking it easy Missy!!!! Beautiful Pink card as always, pretty papers too, I think I now have a paper addiction! Jo xxx

Paige said...

Very pretty card and I love those delicate flowers from ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

kimmie_35 said...

What a very pretty card... love the flowers...
Hugs
Kim
x

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

Poor you - hope you feel loads better soon. Thank you so much for your lovely Your card is absolutley lovely - so pretty.
Take care
Rachel and Angela
Rainbow Studio's
xxx

brenda said...

Hello Pinky

How very pretty and those flowers are devine.

As I said in my mail eaerlier, it must be a nightmare on the craft side, but you must take care.

And as for the commenting, as I have found recently. It was a really hard decision for me as I said on my post, but you can only do so much and accept your limitations, hard as the reality may be.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week adn good luck.

B x

Donna said...

Oh no poor you! I can only imagine the pain you must be in, hopefully those tablets are helping to ease it a bit for you. Love your card Pinky and your adorable little flowers, you'll be happy to hear I got to the door before the dog lol just one parcel came though so the dog has another chance tomorrow. Take care of yourself hun. Donna x

Whimsey said...

Love, love, love the flowers; those fabric buttons/brads in the middle are sublime! Great coloring!!!

Lizzie said...

Oh no !!! I hope you find some releif soon. Know we are thinking of you. Love the card by the way !

Patchi said...

Adorable card! I love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesday this week! I hope you can join us again soon!

Patchi
PTT-DT

Clare said...

Im so sorry gorgeous girl that you are in so much pain, and throwing up is just unbearable. I have degenaritive disc disease in my back which affects 2 discs in particular and it is agony at times so you have my full sympathy darl. Just make sure you are doing all the doc has told you to do and not what the family is telling you!!!. Beautiful card Pinky, atleast that side of you is working fine!. Take care hun, love Clare xxx

CraftyC said...

Sorry to hear your struggling Pinky. My hubbies got back problems so I understand the pain your going threw. You've made a beautiful card though, so girlie!!
Clairexx

mckinkle said...

Oh you poor sausage, it must be driving you around the bend as I know its been on-going for a little while now. Its amazing that walking is pain free and good for you!

Your beautiful pink card with those oh soooo pretty buttons is very lush! Hope to see lots and lots more buttons like those in time to come!

Keryn x

theCook said...

oh no, hope they can mend your back quickly and well!
your card is lovely, Nikki seems so relaxed!

Kerry said...

There's not a lot more I can say that hasn't already been said Pinky. Just take care and listen to your body...we all think we're Superwoman but the reality is we're not. The thing is we don't give our title up easily lol. Gorgeous card..love what you did with the ribbon and the soft colours you used on Coffee Nikki xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Pinky.

Hugs Riet.xx

scrappyjacky said...

So sorry to hear about your back,Pinky....make sure you take it easy...and follow medical instructions...easier said than done I know.
At least you'll be in Squirt's good books!!

Christine said...

Hi Pinky so sorry your suffering with disc trouble..nothing worse than back pain...gorgeous girly pink creation..great flowers & image..take care.

smiles Christine xx

Fleur said...

Hi Pinky, I hope you fell better soon. Gorgeous card
Hugz Fleur xXx

aqualeiga said...

Such a pretty card....love those flowers! Thanks so much for joining us this week at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Hope you feel better soon. x

Beryl said...

I'm back (for now.lol)
So sorry to hear you are suffering so badly with your back. Hope you get some relief real soon.Just picturing you pacing up and down this evening.
A gorgeously pretty card this one and lovely hand made flowers.
Beryl xxc

Hazel said...

Lovely card. Hope the back trouble eases a bit soon. I really sympathise as I have long term back problems - the pain is very tiring, isn't it? x

dutchess said...

Oh Pinky so sorry to hear about your back but glad you have been to the Drs...now do the exercises and be a good girl....take care Margaret

Amanda R said...

Hope your back is feeling better Pinky! Your flowers are so whimsical and girly, very pretty!

Anita said...

Pinky, this is so pretty. I love the colors you used on Nikki. And your flowers are perfection. Take care of yourself and I hope your back feels better soon.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your card is super adorable , I just love the pink girlieness.
Sending big hugs and rubs for your poorly back. Take it easy. Bob did alot of walking when his back was bad . janex

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is just gorgeous,always love your attention to detail and just adore those flowers,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cheryl said...

hope your back is better too hun,hugs cheryl xxxx

CraftyC said...

Sorry Pinky, forgot to say thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge. Hope your backs a little better today!
Clairex

Nancy said...

She's a cutie, and I love the pink and dies that you used. The flowers are fabulous!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

michele said...

beautiful card Pinky love your flowers! Hope you are feeling better soon take care hugs xx

Debs said...

Hi Pinky
I totally empathise with you regarding your back problem - I too suffer with the same and I am currently attending a pain management clinic - which is useful.
I do hope that things start to improve quickly for you.
Your card is stunning - the flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sue said...

Oww!! Horrible to have back pain like that, fingers crossed the tablets do their job and you feel better soon...
Stunning card, love the papers and the image and wowo! fab idea with the flowers

Sue xx

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!!! Love how you have created the flowers! hugs Juls

Maggie's Crafts said...

So sweet!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad :)

Please come back mid week for another great post!

Maggie
xx

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

Oh Pinky, I was so sorry to hear you've been poorly again, I hope you're feeling better (or a little better) now. Your card is beautiful, back to pink! Love the flowers, so cute and delicate! xxx

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

I love all of the shades of pinks on your card. Your handmade flowers are wonderful and I really like the corduroy brad centers. Very sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon!
~Renee
PTT DT

Kim said...

Such a fun and adorable card hun! Love all of the pink! What a fabulous card and love what you did with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at WOC!

Hugs~ Kim