Two Days Late & Too Many Dollars (or pounds!) Short!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Hi everyone!

Phew, what an eventful weekend I've had!  Very enjoyable and a lot of fun!
It was the weekend I've been planning and saving up for for ages!  I flew over to Birmingham to meet up with my forum friends who I've known for most of 5 years but had never actually met face-to-face so I was very excited about it!  They are all such lovely, talented and funny ladies - as were all their travelling partners!  I think I've met some friends for life there!  I think it's time to start organising the next meet! lol!
We took the opportunity to go to the NEC for the big craft show which I thoroughly enjoyed!  I spent far too much money and filled the empty suitcase that I brought with me!  So it looks like my fun is gonna last a bit longer when I get to play with all my goodies!
Unfortunately I had one thing that put a dampener on my trip as I developed Bells Palsy over the weekend.  It occurs when something happens the facial nerve on one side which stops working and therefore causes the muscles in your face to stop working.  My right side is affected so I couldn't smile or talk properly (there's a great impression for my friends first time seeing me!) it's also a challenge to eat and my eyelid won't close properly so it's watery and a bit inflamed.  I went to the doctor this morning (as I only arrived home last night) so she gave me some medication which should hopefully speed up recovery which could still take a couple of months :(  I think it happened because in the six weeks since my accident I have been so busy and have hardly had a chance to relax and recuperate, and have gotten a bit run down, so I need to settle myself down!

Anyway, back to something I should've had scheduled before I went away for the weekend and that is the (not-so) new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu from the Pink team!

The challenge for the next week chosen and hosted by the lovely Berni is...

Pink & Cream!

How fab is that colour combo?!

Here's what I did:

I used two Magnolias - Tilda with a small gift and the mini one is Birthday Tilda.  I coloured them with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E37,35,33. Dress;RV13,11,10,YG07,05,03. Accessories;R11,02,00,24,27,29,E41

It's a bit of a Maggie overload (if there is such a thing!) as the papers and sentiment are also from Magnolia.  The cute wee frame and corner are from Melissa Francis.  The ribbon rose is from my stash.  The Dies I used are Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles for the image and a Crafty Sentiments Designs "Fancy Hearts" border die.

The inside also used the Maggie papers and the same mini Tilda as the front.  Oh and another Magnolia Sentiment!

So pop over to Eclectic Ellapu to see the fantastic selection of inspiration from the rest of the DT and there is still time to take part!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Crafty Amigo Challenge; Stripes
Diva's By Design; Lets get cute
Dream Valley Challenge; Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge; Girl power
Love To Create Challenge Blog; Fancy edges
One Stop Craft Challenge; Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; For the love of Tilda
The Pink Elephant; Punches/Dies
Totally Papercrafts; Cute & Girly

Thanks for looking!


carol said...

wonderful card, sounds like you had a fab time meeting up with friends and the NEC. thanks for joining in with our Anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and our cute and girly at TPC x carol

scrappymo! said...

This is so very, very sweet.
I feel so vadly for you with the Bells Palsy. I had some facial numbness from one of the back pain medications.The edge of the right side of my top lip and up the side of my nose up to my yeye on the right side felt numb.
My GP said maybe Bells Palsy so I have just read up about it...You poor girl and it does indeed sound like it can be triggered from being run down and in stress. You must make time for yourself and time to just unwind...
Glass of wine, long massage, maybe a nice CD while you are in the all those things we read about but never take time to do!!!
Lucky for me mine was the medication and balanced out after about 2 weeks!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Lucky you getting to the NEC. Hope your Bells Palsy clears up soon.

Penny said...

OMGoodness, this is too cute! I just love that mini Tilda in the frame--how darling! :^) Love the pretty papers, the design, your wonderful coloring of all the Tildas, and the pretty die cut & embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sharon said...

She is super super cute. Love the iamge and the papers are scrummy. The Cameo in the corner is super cute. I also spent too much money at the NEC this weekend and have had a lovely play since. Hope you are soon feeling better.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Anne said...

Hello Sheena sorry to hear about the Bells Palsy and I hope it will soon go.Please take care of yourself- rest and recuperation. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday. I'm sorry I couldn't make it back for the evening hope everyone understood.
The card is as always exquisite. Love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Anne x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

How completely adorable! Just love the little frame, too cute for words :)
Hope the BP clears up very soon - sounds like the NEC was a barrel of fun!!

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card!

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week.

Susan x

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.fab pretty tilda and i love yoru beautiful colours and flowers.
i hope the tabs help to speed up your recovery.

xx coops xx

Annes Art said...

Beautiful card!

Céline said...

so so gorgeous card, love the little frame
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Beth M said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Your colouring is fab and i love the embellishments you've used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week :) x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous Tilda card, so cute! hope the bells palsy improves soon! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts! Kim x

Jessica said...

What a sweet card! Love the frame with Tilda in it up in the corner:) Lovely colours and gorgeous design!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, hope to see you again next week!

Hugs Jessica

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley :-) I hope you make a speedy recovery. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Joann Burton said...

WOW, this card is beautiful. I love the little cameo frame with the small pic. Beautiful job. I know you put a lot of time into this. Wonderful...
Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week...joann sassy raggedy

Ruza Rebel said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!! Truly love it! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Susie said...

Gorgeously sweet card - love the little cameo! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

sarah-Jane said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
Sarah-Jane xx