Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge and a quick update

Before I show you my card I'l get the update out of the way now...

I'm having an operation (Cholecystectomy - simple terms - Gall Bladder removal) on Thursday due to the Chemotherapy I had last year and I've been trying to get ahead of things, but with having visited my parents and then having them come to me for a week, its kinda gone out the window haha. So I'm WAY WAY behind on my DT work for Spesch Designer Stamps, Di's Digital Downloads and Bearly Mine Designs. Oh my!


I have loads of catching up to do, especially as I only have two and a bit weeks to recover from my operation before I start a new job. I handed my notice in at work due to me being unable to cope with being around Cancer Patients who are dying or who have been just diagnosed as it was just too close to home.
There was also an incident on the ward which flipped a switch in my head and I just couldnt work there anymore so I applied for a job thinking the application would be good practice and then they offered me an interview - I was so shocked. I went along for experience not really thinking they'd offer me the job but they did. So as of July 12th I will be a Prison Nurse. I'm so looking forward to it!


Its been a busy June so far, but I'm looking forward to watching Wimbledon after Thursday - Catching as much as possible now while working my last days at work and then being off for two weeks recouping I will be able to enjoy the matches and then the final. Whoot Whoot. Not to mention crafty time if I can bare to sit for long enough.

Ok - My card. Its a fairly simple one but its so suitable for Sir Stampalot Challenge which this month is 

Punch It Out!! 

I've used a Lili of the Valley stamp Baby Blanket from the new release and I just love her/him! So versatile.
I've punched out 'Abigail' with my new Rainbow Alpha Set from Quickuts, mid line border is MS Heart Lace Border punch and the circle and scallopped circles are my Nestie shapes.

Image coloured with Distress Ink, and I've kept it so simple, just because its a baby card and less fuss sometimes looks beautiful in itself.

Thank you for looking!

14 comments:

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Kimmi. Such a soft & gentle card just perfect for a baby girl.
Love your new alphabet!
Many congratulations for your new job. I'm sure you'll be a fab prison nurse, although I don't know what sort of nursing that involves?
Is it minor injuries/infections and such?
Hope the operation goes smoothly on Thursday and wishing you a very speedy recovery.
Take care
Love Elaine xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Kim
A gorgeous card,beautiful image,and congratulations on your new job and hope everything goes ok for you on Thursday sending you hugs,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lisa said...

Hi Kimmi, Such a sweet card! Congratulations on your new new job and hope the op goes well on Thursday.

Hugs

Lisa x

Kate's Makes said...

Hi Kimmi, really hope all goes ok on Thursday, will be thinking of you and hope the recovery isn't too bad. Enjoy your weeks of tennis (i love Wimbledon too!). Also, congrats on the new job, let us know how you get on :o)

Kate xx

Anesha said...

Congratulations on your new job and hope your operation goes well and speedy recovery.

Crystal said...

AWW Kim this is soooo sweet and precious..LOVE these soft colors!!! Congrats on your new job!!!!

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful , so soft and sweet!
I love the colours you have used.
good luck with new job and a speedy recovery post op!
much love teen x

brenda said...

Hi Kimmi

So nice to see you at Stampalot Challenge this month, thank you for joining in.

I know you said you were having surgery and this month and I will be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. The new job is probably just what you need, a new focus in life.

Take care and sending you love.

B x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card kimmi, love that image and the gorgeous papers. Hope your operation goes well for you and you get a speedy recovery. You sound like a very brave person to me. Big hugs. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky
Pinky

Rufus said...

Will be thinking of you on Thursday. Hope that it's a super speedy recovery! Prison Nurse, huh? I've got a cousin who's a PA in a Prison, she's loves it. Hope that you will, too.
R/

Tracy said...

Good luck with your recovery, Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Kim,
This is a beautiful card, such a cute image!
Good luck with your operation and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Best of luck with your new job too.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Francesca said...

A wonderful card , I love the image and colours . thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

Yone said...

Hi, Kim,
You have a nice blog and I'm now your follower ! Hugs, Yone